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Su Alara Acerol

Su Alara Acerol is an archaeologist, art historian and a painter. She graduated from Bilkent University Archaeology and History of Art Department with a full scholarship, she later finished her MA at Koç University Department of Archaeology and History of Art (formerly Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management) with a full scholarship as well. She worked in rescue excavations in different parts of the World. In 2015 she entered Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department for her second BA. In 2019 she graduated as valedictorian and received first place award from Sakıp Sabancı Art Awards. Since then she has joined many group exhibitions and received several art awards. Her paintings and engravings are in numerous private collections as well as in the Cyprus Modern Art Museum’s collection. She opened her first solo exhibition at Istanbul Concept Gallery in October 2020. She is opening her second solo exhibition with Istanbul Concept Gallery in October 2022.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2022 - “Remover of Obstacles”, Istanbul Concept Gallery, İstanbul, TR
  • 2020 - “Burada Ejderhalar Var!”, Istanbul Concept Gallery, İstanbul, TR

Group Exhibitions

  • 2023 - “Özgürlük Senin Karakterindir”, Pera Palace Hotel, Uluslararası 360 Dereceden Aşk Festivali, İstanbul, TR
  • 2023 - “Parrhesia”, ArtAnkara, Ankara, TR
  • 2023 - “Bir Başka Hikaye”, Loft Art, İstanbul, TR
  • 2022 - “Demokratik 100”, Istanbul Concept Studio, İstanbul, TR
  • 2022 - “Ar(T)chive IV”, Istanbul Concept Gallery, İstanbul, TR
  • 2022 - “Sekiz’de Sekiz”, Gallery11.17, İstanbul, TR


Selected Works

Chaos in the Market Place, 2023
Oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm.

Before Ganapati, Remover of Obstacles, 2022
Oil on canvas, 160 x 330 cm

Mini Remover of Obstacles I, 2022
Oil on canvas, 40 x 70 cm

Before the Hunt I, 2022
Mixed media on paper, 20 x 31 cm

Maskeler, 2021
Oil on paper, Değişken ebatlar / Variable dimensions

Night Raid, 2019
Oil on canvas, 130 x 270 cm