Esen curates the Aga Khan Centre Gallery, and manages its artistic and engagement programmes.
She is a professional artist with a degree in Fine Art Sculpture, and postgraduate study work across drawing, painting, installation, embroidery and sculpture. She has exhibited her pieces in several collective and solo exhibitions worldwide. In 2017, she received a three-year Honorary Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Sunderland.
Before joining the gallery, Esen worked as an educator and curator in museums and galleries across the UK. She promoted community-focused creative arts projects to facilitate access to and engagement with the arts and culture.
In 2014, Esen founded DRAWING, a series of exhibitions and events that explore the role and importance of drawing in work and everyday life. DRAWING engaged over 100,000 audience members through live exhibitions, events, creative learning and online activities. Esen continues to develop DRAWING as an online gallery.
Please contact Esen for enquiries about the Aga Khan Centre Gallery.