Ayla Turan directs the viewer to look deeper into what they see and focus on numerous social issues while working with objects and figures from everyday life in a childlike approach. Her sculptures always carry a sense of movement due to their generally fun and dynamic nature. Although these sculptures cannot move in real life, they constitute an essential part of her works. The subject of Turan's recent sculptures revolves around children and their world. Approaching these sculptures with a minimalist touch, she questions the world of children sociologically, theologically, psychologically, and culturally. She captures their colorful world with form and refers to the child's innocent and pure world through smooth white colors.
Ayla Turan was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1973. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Sculpture Department, in 1996. From 2016 to 2019, she served as the curator of the Beylikdüzü Sculpture Symposiums. Between 1997 and 2020, she participated in international sculpture symposiums, art events, and art fairs.
Her works have been exhibited in public spaces, sculpture parks, and museums in various countries around the world, including Germany, France, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Syria, South Korea, the United States, Bahrain, Egypt, Italy, India, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Japan, China, Serbia, Albania, Thailand, and Sweden. Ayla Turan continues her artistic endeavors in Istanbul.