Gokcen Eke was born in 1982 in Akşehir, Turkey. He graduated from Department of Industrial Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University-Istanbul. He held his first personal exhibition in 1989 and a total of 5 painting and 15 cartoon exhibitions up to present. His drawings appeared in many albums, publications and group exhibitions. He made many posters, illustrations, book illustrations, character drawings and designed many toys, glass products, packagings, and jewelry. He worked as a designer in the leading companies of Turkey. He took part in joint projects with many major brands. He won prizes in national and international painting, cartoon and design competitions. He published 4 cartoon books: "Akşehir Hatırası", in May 2001, "Gökçen Eke Karikatürler", in March 2006, "Çizgisinde Aşk" in January 2012 and "Caricaturella Futbol" in September 2014. He founded "Studio Caricaturella" in Padua, Italy in 2015 and currently lives in Milan, Italy.
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