Ipek Duben (b. 1941, Istanbul), lives and works in Istanbul. 

-1984, PhD, History of Art, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey

-1976, BFA, New York Studio School, New York, USA

-1965, MA, Political Science, Chicago University, Chicago, USA


Selected solo exhibitions include; Angels and Clowns, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2020); in via incognito, Pi Artworks London, UK (2018); LoveGame (solo), Merdiven Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); THEY/ONLAR, Fabrica, Brighton, UK (2017) and Salt Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); What is a Turk?, The Agency, London, UK.


Selected group exhibitions include; Social Work, Frieze London, London, UK (2018); Beyond Words, 4th Mardin Biennale, Mardin, Turkey (2018); Poetry and Exile, curated by Venetia Porter, The British Museum, London, UK (2014); 3rd European International Book Art Biennale, Moscow, Russia (2014); Fifth Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, Alexandria, Egypt (2014); Mom, am I Barbarian? 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2013); Dream and Reality, ─░stanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); A Dream... But Not Yours, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA (2010); New Works New Horizons, ─░stanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey (2009).


Selected collections include; The British Museum, London, UK; Vienna Museum, Vienna, Austria;The Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt; King St. Stephen Museum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary; Museum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands; Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey; Vehbi Koc Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey; Zorlu Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey; Center for Book Arts, New York, USA.