Born in Çanakkale in 1957, Ahmet Oran studied painting in İstanbul and Vienna. From 1977 to 1980, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in İstanbul with Professor Adnan Çoker. Between 1980 and 1986 he studied painting, glass painting and graphic arts under Prof. Carl Unger at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. Afterwards, Oran continued his studies with Prof. Adolf Frohner from 1986 to 1987. For over twenty years, Ahmet Oran opened numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions both in Turkey and abroad. His works have been exhibited in contemporary art museums including İstanbul Modern, Kunsthalle Bonn and Lentos Kunstmuseum.
The Chinese artist Lu Luo, married to artist Zhuang Hong Yi, received her artistic training at the Si Chuan College of Fine Arts in ChongQin. In 1992 she and her husband travelled to The Netherlands where they both continued their training at the Minerva Academy in Groningen.Luo's first exhibition in The Netherlands took place at Gallery Waalkers in Finsterwolde, where she later participated in an artist-in-residence program. Diverse exhibitions in (inter)national galleries and art fairs then followed.
Next year a big exhibition! After attracting 80,000 visitors in the world museum in Rotterdam. Olivier is join us in the gallery next year for a spectacular exhibition.