During the past year, Fatma Kadir participated in two digital art shows: a group art show titled the “Atelier Teymur Rzayev’s First Digital Climate Change Art Show” as well as a solo art show titled “Bird Watching”. The group digital art show was a registered digital event for UN’s World Environment, Oceans and Desertification days and was published by the world’s first climate change museum, The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, Hong Kong, as well as more than 25 other museums around the world. Fatma’s solo art show “Bird Watching” ran parallel at the Pinelo Art Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey, to commemorate Biodiversity in Birds which are important plant pollinators and seed dispersers.
These digital art shows were curated by Selva Ozelli based on her series of articles on digital technology adoption, solar energy and tax policies in jurisdictions with the greatest carbon emissions. These articles have been published by the “The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change – Hong Kong” in addition to more than 100 other publications around the world. In Selva’s article titled “Green Policy and Crypto Energy Consumption in the EU“, she points out that “Solar energy does not produce CO2 emissions, thereby improving air pollution and pollinator habitats to avoid a climate change apocalypse. A potential meltdown is relevant to the EU, as it ranks third in the world for CO2 emissions.”
Fatma’s Bird Watching digital art show has been celebrated all across the world. Her painting, titled Ravens-Four Seasons, recently won first prize at the nature art competition at Connemara National Park – Páirc Náisiúnta Chonamara in Ireland and was selected at Defccofficial’s International World Environment Day Art Contest. Also, her diverse bird artwork, all of which are included in her digital solo art show, were selected and distributed via social media by the Biodiversity Department of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht of Ireland on Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2020). Fatma’s “Bird Watching” has been published by the Notice Nature Ireland, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Contemporary Museum of Art- Istanbul, Turkey, Virginia Beach Botanical Garden, VA, USA.
Birds are important plant pollinators and seed dispersers. However, climate change has resulted in increased temperatures which directly affect bird populations reproduction, timing of breeding and migration patterns. Via Fatma’s Bird Watching digital art show, which includes paintings of several species of birds, she wanted to draw attention to our negative impact on their lives, ahead of United Nations World Migratory Bird Day on October 10.