Kezban Arca Batibeki

Kezban Arca Batibeki is a Turkish painter, photographer, and filmmaker, best known for her works exploring female empowerment. Drawing on pop imagery, bright colors, and digital tools, Batibeki creates scenes in which women subjects are portrayed as dominant and powerful forces. Batibeki references pulp fiction, detective stories, and murder mysteries in these works, which are consequently infused with dark undertones, her characters brandishing weapons or chasing one another.

Batibeki was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul. Her work was also included in the Baku Biennial, and she has shown at the French Cultural Center in Istanbul and St. John’s University in New York, among other institutions and commercial galleries.