Bozlu Art Project Mongeri Building is housing the exhibition prepared in tandem with the publication of Fahrelnissa Zeid: Toward a Storm which is one of the most comprehensive monographs on the life and works of Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901 – 1991), one of the most important woman artists of the twentieth century. Curated by Oğuz Erten, the exhibition will take place between 21 September – 13 November 2021. This exhibition of Fahrelnissa Zeid, one of the pioneers of modern art in Turkey who also belongs to the group of artists called the “Paris School”, features a comprehensive selection of artist’s works including her early figurative works, abstract paintings, and post-1970s portraits.

Fahrelnissa Zeid: Towards a Storm which is the result of an intense research and preparation period of four years is published by Bozlu Art Publications as one the publications that aims to draw attention to the importance of monographs on artists whose works constitute the cornerstones of Turkish art. Written by Yahşi Baraz and edited by art historian Dr. Özlem İnay Erten, and Oğuz Erten, the book was prepared with the contribution of the Zeid family. Fahrelnissa Zeid: Towards a Storm is deepened with the narratives based on the archival documents and personal encounters of Yahşi Baraz, one of the first art gallerists of Turkey who had the opportunity to be closely acquainted with the artist as well as other family members.

Enriched by many first-time published photographs of the artist and her works, the book Fahrelnissa Zeid: Towards a Storm not only a detailed account of the important events in the artists life such as becoming a princess but also focuses on her art career which extends from her early years as one of the first female students at the İnas Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi (Academy of Fine Arts) to Paris and London, major art metropolises of the world at the time, and ends at Jordan where she lived until her last days. Curated by Oğuz Erten, the exhibition “Towards a Storm” includes a selection of Zeid’s abstract paintings, portraits, and other works compiled from private collections with the intention of exhibiting the ways in which the turning points in the life and works of the artist are reflected in her works.


Within Covid- 19 precautions;

  • To entrance the Mongeri Building, visitors should have vaccination card or the negative results of PCR test performed at most 48 hours ago.
  • It is necessary to wear mask and maintain the social distance determined by the Ministry of Health during visits.
  • The opening cocktail will take place between 18.00-21.00.