The 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence will gather artists from 60 different countries to support and showcase contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and video under the theme of "Art and the Police" from Oct. 17-25. The biennial takes inspiration from Florence's rich and unique art heritage. Regarded as one of the few independent global cultural art organizations, the biennial will host the works of Nihan Yardımcı Çetinkaya; she will be the only Turkish artist at the event. She will represent Turkey with her paintings enriched by her usage of different patterns. Çetinkaya organized her works under the themes of "City and Texture" and "Stars of the City."
Çetinkaya's background in architecture allows her to reflect a different perspective on her paintings. Much of her work is three-dimensional and creates patterns glittering in light. Çetinkaya interprets "pattern" as experiences evolved in time and expresses her stories by using different materials on giant canvases. Born in Ankara in 1979, Çetinkaya studied at the Fine Arts Faculty of Bilkent University. She uses a wide range of materials including wood, aluminum, cement and stove dye, and employs a functional painting style. Her first solo exhibition "Ruloylamala-1" opened in December 2012. She held a successive exhibition, "Ruloylamala-2," in April 2014.