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Mehves Beyidoglu is a visual artist known for her unique expression through various art forms. Her art reflects her inner world, emotions, and perceptions of the world around her. Through her carefully selected artwork, she aims to connect with the audience on a deeper level and evoke contemplation and introspection.

Mehves Beyidoglu's art portfolio is a curation of her creative journey and artistic evolution. Each piece tells a story, capturing moments of inspiration, resilience, and creativity. Her portfolio is a testament to her dedication to the craft and her continuous exploration of different techniques and styles. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for self-expression, Mehves Beyidoglu's art speaks volumes about her artistic prowess and unwavering commitment to her passion.

Mehves Beyidoglu is dedicated to sharing her art with the world and creating meaningful connections through her work. Her art portfolio showcases the depth of her talent and invites viewers to immerse themselves in the beauty and complexity of her creations.


Mehveş Beyidoğlu was born in 1976 in Cyprus, studied International Relations (MA, BA) and European Integration and Regionalism (MES) and worked as Freelance Researcher, Consultant, Project Manager and Evaluator in local and international organisations for 20 years. Since the early university years, Mehveş worked actively for peace and unification for the island and human rights issues- especially for gender equality. In 2018, she decided to study art as an alternative conflict transformation method as it transforms attitudes, perceptions and causes a positive effect on both artists and audiences.


Artist Statement

My subject matters are based on fundamental values and feelings of living beings. I use materials like ink and brush on hand-made paper, create artist books, make sculptures from clay and glass and use traditional print making techniques. I like any media inspiring me to create spontaneously and transparency is the key reflecting my inside to outside. Arts represent my inner peace and express my feelings with the motivation of describing my affliction on inequality, discrimination, injustice, unsustainability and imbalance of the globe.


2018-2022 Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Plastic Arts 

Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) 

Grants and Awards


ARUCAD, Full scholarship for the BFA on Plastic Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts


Goethe-Institut Zypern, Artist Fellowship for Beuys100 Social Structures

Selected Exhibitions


29 February- 5 April 2024 Group Exhibition, Drafts, Art Rooms, Kyrenia, Cyprus.

8-23 December 2023 Group Exhibition, Kâğıda Dokunuş, Ankara, Turkey. 

8 October 2023 Exhibition, Rüstems Bookshop and Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus. 

16-30 October 2022 Group Exhibition, International Knidos Culture and Art Academy (UKKSA), Datça, Turkey.

June 2022 Art Exhibition, Tevazu/Humbleness Selçuk Veli, Atelier 5|2, Nicosia, Cyprus.

24 November – 4 December 2021 Group Exhibition, Paper Touch 4, European Mediterranean Art Association Exhibition Centre, Nicosia.

20-24 November 2021 Group Exhibition, Postal Artist Books, Aia Charalambos Church, İzmir. 

23 September-23 October 2021 Group Exhibition, Archeaology of the Periphery, Beuys100 Social Sculptures, Goethe-Institut Zypern, Nicosia, Cyprus (installation art)


25-29 October 2021 Group Exhibition, Postal Artist Books, Ankara Music and Fine Arts University, Art Gallery, Ankara.


2-10 July 2021, Group Exhibition, Postal Artist Books, Atölye 55/57, Arabahmbet, Nicosia.


8 March-8 April 2021, 5-Person Exhibition, What is the Value of Caterina?, Caterina Cornaro Exhibition, Rustem’s Art Gallery, Nicosia. Virtual opening link:   


 November 2020, Co-organiser of the Disappearing Wall/Yok Olan Duvar for Goethe-Institute Zypern, Sarayonu, Nicosia.


July-August 2020, Solo Exhibition, Rustem’s Art Galery, Nicosia.


June 2019, End of Year Student Exhibition, Art Space, Nicosia.

May-July 2019, Photo Exhibition, Camille Enlart Archive Photo Exhibition, Nicosia and Limassol, CVAR Foundation 


24-30 September 2018, Group Exhibition, Papyrus, ARUCAD Art Space, Nicosia. 


April 2019, Group Exhibition, Art Installation: Totem, Galatya, Karpaz.


October 2018,  2-Person Exhibition, Design Week, Istanbul.


April 2016, Group Installation, Mural Art: Multiculturalism, Yuka Blend Festival, Arabahmet, Nicosia.



2021 Goethe Institut-Zypern, Beuys100 Social Sculptures, installation art, Nicosia, Cyprus

2019 Severis Foundation, Enlart Archival Photography, archival photography, Nicosia, Limassol, Cyprus 


2017 Civic Space, POST Research Institute, Peace Mural, mural, Arabahmet, Cyprus




Art Times, Beuys 100, ARUCAD Magazine, September 2021.


Mehveş Beyidoğlu and Hakan Karahasan, Book chapter for History Education under Fire: Representation of History in Textbooks in Northern Part of Cyprus Palgrave and McMillan Publications, Bologne, Italy, 2019.


Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Öğretmenlik: Öğretmenlerin Bakış Açısı by Tegiye Birey and Mehveş Beyidoğlu Önen, POST Research Institute, Nicosia, December 2016.


Handbook for Educators: A Way for Formal and Informal Education by Mehveş Beyidoğlu Önen and Shirin-Jetha Dağseven, POST Research Institute, Nicosia, 2010.


Online publication Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Öğretmenlik: Öğretmenlerin Bakış Açısı by Tegiye Birey and Mehveş Beyidoğlu Önen in, POST Research Institute, Nicosia, December 2013


Re-Writing History Textbooks: As a Tool for Reconciliation or Polarisation by Mehveş Beyidoğlu et al., POST Research Institute, Nicosia, 2010.


Education for Peace III: Textual and Visual Analysis of the Upper Secondary School 

History Textbooks, Editorial Consultant, POST Research Institute, Nicosia, 2010. 


Children as Social Researchers -A Resource Book for Teachers and Other Educators, Edited Book by Spyros Spyrou, (Chapters by Mehveş Beyidoğlu: Chapter 5- Designing Research Projects, Chapter 11- Effective Report Writing), Publication of Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence, UNDP 2008. 


Exploring Europe and Ourselves: Geographies and Identities at Work, Edited by Stavroula Philippou and Mehveş Beyidoğlu. Nicosia: PC’s Printways, 2008.


Council of Europe Report on the Workshops and Workshop Material on “The use of sources in teaching and learning history”, Volume 2, Edited by Chara Makriyianni and Mehves Beyidoglu, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2006. 


“Textual and Visual Analyses of the Lower Secondary School History Textbooks, Comparative Analysis of the Old and the New History Textbooks” with Dilek Latif, Shirin Jetha-Dağseven and Hakan Karahasan, POST Research Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, July 2007.



23 October 2021, Mazi/Birlikte, Art: Beuys100, Ledra Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus

2 May 2021, Personal Interview, Bugün Kıbrıs Online Journal by Tijen Erol Yakup, Nicosia, Cyprus

3 August 2019, Interview with Sirin Gazi, Voice Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

& more to come…

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