Azade Kӧker (b.1949, Istanbul) lives and works between Berlin and Istanbul.
As an artist working with painting, sculpture, ceramic and photography, Azade Kӧker proposes that the inevitable survival mechanism is one based on hybridity, achieved through a discrepant, transparent and vulnerable subjectivity. She creates images that are a blend of nature and traces of human intervention. A professor since 1992, Azade formerly taught at the Braunschweig Technical University in Berlin, Germany. Her recent solo exhibitions include The Zilberman Gallery, Berlin (2018); The Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul (2013 & 2015); and Elzig Museum, Istanbul (2015). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Zilberman Gallery, Berlin (2016 & 2015); Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany (2015); and Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2011). Her work is included in various public and corporate collections including The British Museum, London; Berlinische Gallery, Berlin; Elzig Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul. Her sculptures are on display in Curvy Brunnen, Berlin; Bundesgartenschau, Berlin; Frechen Museum, Düsseldorf; and Building of Turkish Embassy, Tokyo.