North Cyprus  

  Ruzen Atakan
Ruzen AtakanBorn in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1966, Ruzen Atakan is one of the most promising of the new generation of artists on the island.

In 1988 she received her B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Söbütay Özer’s Studio, Gazi University, Ankara. Ruzen has had 4 solo exhibitions and she successfully took part in many group exhibitions, both in Cyprus and overseas. Since 1989 she is teaching painting in secondary and high schools.

From 1996 to date she is a teacher of painting in the State Fine Arts High School, Painting Department. Ruzen participated in the following exhibitions:

1988  Group Exhibition in British Council, Ankara.
1990  Group Exhibition at Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia.
1991  1st Solo Exhibition at Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia.
1991  Contemporary Turkish Cypriot Painting Exhibition, London.
1994  2nd Solo Exhibition at Atatürk Cultural Center, Nicosia.
1994  Namık Kemal Painting Prize, Famagusta.
1997  3rd Solo Exhibition Atatürk Cultural Center, Nicosia.
1977  State Art and Sculpture Prize, Nicosia.
1999  Group Exhibition at Gotland University College, Gotland,
1999  Namık Kemal Painting Prize, Famagusta.
1999  Group Exhibition at Kunstmesse, Salzburg,
2001  Group Exhibition at IMKB, Istanbul.
2003  Bi-communal Exhibition at Hilton Hotel, Nicosia.
2003  Group Exhibition, İzmir International Fair, İzmir.
2004  4th Solo Exhibition, “April Exhibition” Iktisatbank Gallery, Nicosia

Ruzen is the daughter of the famous Cypriot painter Ali Atakan.




 "Untitled 3"
Black pencil on paper 35x50cm


oil colour on canvas, 50x50cm



Other Works of the Artist

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