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Oya Silbery



Born 1979, Nicosia, Cyprus

2002: Graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara

2003: Received Pedagogy Certificate from the Psychology Department of Near East University.

2004-present: Art teacher in schools operating under the General Middle School Directorate of the TRNC’s Ministry of National Education and Culture

2011: Masters Degree, Faculty of Fine Arts / Plastic Art, Research of Thesis: ‘Study of Cyprus Dowry Chests and Interpretation of Their Motifs in Accordance to Visual Arts’, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2012-present: Art Director at Art Rooms gallery, Kyrenia, Cyprus



Exhibitions and Projects


2000: Saçaklı Ev (Eaved House) Art Gallery, Nicosia (personal)

2000: “Popular Culture and Contemporary Issues”, Turkish – English Culture Association, Ankara (mixed) (painting)

2002: I had the opportunity to work with Prof. Martin R. Beayens, a Belgian graphic artist and painter, in a Serigraphy Workshop organised by Prof. Hasip Pektaş, a professor in the Graphics Department of Hacettepe University.

2002: Milo Art Gallery, Ankara (joint) (painting)

2002: Central Campus Culture Centre, Hacettepe University, Ankara (mixed) (painting)

2004: International Art Exhibition at the Modern Arts Centre Ankara; help in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Turkish Rotary Club to raise funds for the Kars Maternity Ward Newborn Intensive Care Unit (mixed) (painting)

2006: Saçaklı Ev (Eaved House) Art Gallery, Nicosia; “Inner Vision” (personal) (painting)

2008: Blind Date Exhibition, Nicosia (mixed) (painting, collage)

2008: 1st UNFICYP Art Exhibition, United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Headquarters, South Nicosia (mixed) (painting)

2008: International Summer Academy, IHLARA, Kapadokya (print) (mixed)

2008: 2nd UNFICYP Art Exhibition, United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Headquarters, South Nicosia (joint) (painting)

2009: MO-CA Motion Objects, Contemporary Art exhibition, Nicosia (installation) (mixed)

2009: FIRSTLOT outlet102:ca, Art Exhibition, Nicosia (painting, collage) (mixed)

2009: Gallery Toufexis, Art Exhibition, South Nicosia (painting) (mixed)

2010: Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty, 5. Student Trienal, Istanbul (mixed)

2010 ‘Tester’, Sanat Limanı Little Land Fish exhibition, Istanbul (works on installation group project GRUP: 102, mixed)

2010: ‘Tester’, Looking Awry exhibition, Evagoras Lanitis Center, Limassol, Cyprus (works on installation group project, GRUP: 102, mixed)

2011: ‘Tester’, EMMA Center art gallery Lefkoşa, Cyprus

2011: ‘Uncovered’, Nicosia International Airport project bi-communal art event, Nicosia Buffer Zone. (

2012: "Reminiscence", Art Rooms, Kyrenia (personal)

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