Mehves Lelic

Artist Istanbul, Chicago

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Mehves is a photographer and teaching artist. In her work she ponders modernity and heritage, belonging, making a home, and the resulting relationship with the environment.

She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of Robert College of Istanbul.

She has been awarded the National Geographic Young Explorers Fellowship, Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship in the Arts and the City of Chicago Individual Artists' Program Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including group shows at Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, Temple University's Stella Elkins Gallery at the Tyler School of Art, Akbank Art Gallery in Istanbul, and Institute des Cultures D'Islam in Paris.