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Bettina Franckenberg



Born february 3 1956 in Essen, Germany. Handcraft and artistic abilities were encouraged early in her parent's house. After graduating from college in 1975 she continued with her education in the field of occupational therapy. 1979 graduation and starting to specialize in psychiatry, supplementary qualification as psychodrama assistent - at the same time initiation to "patchwork".

In 1982 she discovers the Mediterranean (living the first 2 years in Greece) as well as her "textile ambitions" - 1986 she opens her first exhibition in the Castle of St.Peter in Bodrum. She goes back to live in Berlin for some years - between 1989 and 1992 she works as an occupational therapist in psychiatry and organizes several "textile art" exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Latvia and Turkey.

Since 1992 Bettina Franckenberg lives permanently in Bodrum / Turkey and between 1994 and 2005 she has her own ATELlER-Gallery in the holiday-village Sea-Garden in Yaliçiftlik. She continues working as a freelance textile artist living in Kizilagaç near Bodrum.

A lot of her works are part of private collections in Turkey, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy.

Since October 2008 Bettina Franckenberg is registered as an artist in the 'International Association of Art' (UNESCO).