Istanbul-based Gozde Ilkin's work is made out of repurposed domestic fabrics that she has been ‎collecting over time. İlkin deftly reworks the material with an arrangement of images, loose ‎threads and thin layers of paint. Her artworks act as an embodiment of personal experience and ‎collective memory. Her stories never quite unfold into their logical conclusion. They enact ‎political relationships, feelings and promises that are failing to reach a solution, remaining ‎abstract and in limbo.‎

Gözde İlkin was born in Kütahya in 1981 and lived in various regions of Turkey until her ‎university years. She studied painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan ‎University. From 2005 to 2006, she attended European Union Education and Youth ‎Programs: Leonardo da Vinci Program at the RAM and Ram Foundation in Rotterdam. ‎She completed her master’s degree at Marmara University in 2008. She has exhibited at ‎numerous spaces and institutions in Turkey, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, and the ‎United States, which include the 15th Istanbul biennial, artSümer Gallery, Istanbul, and ‎Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin. İlkin lives and works in Istanbul.‎