Artists in Conversation: Nuria Garcia Masip

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the Institute.

For the first talk of the series, we are joined by Nuria Garcia Masip on Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 18:00 as she talks about her journey to the artistic path of Calligraphy, and draws on her experience in learning from two great Turkish masters Hasan Çelebi and Davut Bektaş.

Today, we can observe an increased interest in traditional Turkish-Islamic art. However much interesting facts and rituals remain unknown and unspoken about. Each talk will explore the path of a different artist, who will provide an insight into their experience and thoughts shaped by their individual area of art.

Artists in Conversation

Guest Speaker: Nuria Garcia Masip (Calligrapher)

Moderator: Charlotte Villiers

Date: Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Time: 18:00 pm (BST)

The Talk will take place through ZOOM, an online platform.

For online booking please CLICK HERE.

Nuria Garcia Masip was born in 1978, Ibiza/Spain. She grew up between Spain and the USA. In 1999, after completing her university studies in literature and philosophy, she travelled to Morocco where she developed and interest in Islamic art. She then returned to Washington D.C. where studied the rik’a, sülüs, and nesih scripts with master calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya, and later to Istanbul, where she continued to study the sülüs, and nesih scripts with masters Hasan Çelebi, and Davut Bektaş. In 2007, she received her diploma (ijazah) in these two scripts, signed by her three teachers. She holds a Masters in Art History from Sorbonne University, has won prestigious prizes in international calligraphy competitions and her work forms part of various private and museum collections. She has also organized numerous workshops and conferences on this art to promote the art of calligraphy internationally. Her work is firmly rooted in the classical school of calligraphy and she enjoys preserving the techniques and materials of the tradition. Nuria is currently living in Paris where she teaches, researches, and works on calligraphy.