Exhibition by Asli Filiz in Paris
An exhibition of works by the painter and graphic artist Asli Filiz has opened at the Kurdish Community Centre in Paris. The reception took place as part of the programme for Women's Day, 8 March.
The painter and graphic artist Asli Filiz presented a selection of her works at a reception at the Kurdish Community Centre in Paris. The reception took place as part of the programme of the Kurdish Women's Movement in France (TJK-F) for 8 March. Among the works on display are paintings from the series "Şahmaran", "Dersim's Lost Daughters", "Aysel Tuğluk: Memory", "Woman in Rojava" and "Seven Days of Mother Taybet". The exhibition will remain in Paris until 10 March.
The artist explained at the reception that she prefers motifs from Mesopotamian history and Kurdish mythology for her works, focusing on women: "As women from Kurdistan, we resist social and state oppression. I try to represent both our pain and joy with colours."
Asli Filiz was born in Bingöl in 1983 and lived in Istanbul for 25 years. After studying graphic design at Beykent University, she moved to HFBK Hamburg. She has been working as a graphic designer for twenty years and has been painting with acrylics and making collages for four years.