Our conversation with Gürbüz Dogan Eksioglu was
full of interesting points about the position of a
Turkish artist in the world, as well as a discussion
regarding his work that appeared on the cover of The
New Yorker magazine in memory of those who died in
one of the worst terrorist acts in world history,
the World Trade Center attack.
Would you say that you have reached your artistic
I am an assistant professor and lecturer at the
Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty. I have been
drawing caricatures since 1977. I have received
64 awards, 23 of them international. In addition
to my participation in many national and international
exhibitons, I have opened nine personal exhibitions,
one of which was in New York.
While working on these projects, I was also attempting
to show the world that there is no qualitative difference
between a Turkish artist and a European artist.
I can say that I have been able to accomplish my