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Born in Istanbul, 1983
Works and lives in Istanbul <-> Weimar


Education

2012-2016  Bauhaus University Weimar Media Art and Design MFA with honor degree
2009-2012  Bauhaus University-Weimar, Fine Arts Diplom degree, Weimar, DE
2010-2011  Minneapolis Collage Art and Design, Exchange program ‘Media Art Department’, Minneapolis, USA
2003-2008  Yildiz Technical University, Art and Design Faculty Violin Major BA, Istanbul, Turkey
2006-2007  Franz Liszt Muzik Hochschule, exchange program, Weimar, Germany

Residency Programs - Grants - Awards

2016       Yarat Artist Program, Baku (AIR)
           Master Final Project, Bauhaus University Weimar, special mention award
           SulcisHub Artist Residency, Bjcem, Tratalias
           Gyeonggi Creation Center Residency Program, South Korea (AIR)

2015       Werner Thöni Artspace WTA, Barcelona (AIR)
           Kreativfond, Dezernat Forschung, Weimar (G)
           Scholarship for Women, Equal change Office, Weimar (G)
           Cite International des Arts, Paris supported by IKSV (AIR)
           ‘‘New Generation Young Contemporary Artists in Turkey’’,
           Od’A-Ouvroir d’Art Sainte Pulchérie French School - Istanbul - 3rd Honorable Mention

2014       Kunstnarhuset Messen Artist Program, Aalvik, Norway
           Bains Connective art laboratory AIR PROGRAM, BE
           Step Beyond Travel Grand
           Scholarship for Women, Equal change Office, Weimar

2013       Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder LKV, Trondheim, Norway
           Watermill Center, Summer Program, Laboratory for Performance Center of Robert Wilson, New York

2012       Engage Project 2012 discussion platform, AIR Bucharest
           Graduation Scholarship funded by DAAD/GAES

2011       Artist Residency Program and Workshop, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

2016      ‘Future Primitive’ at Nev Gallery, Istanbul
2015      ‘Dialog’,  guest artist exhibition at WTA, Barcelona
2013       Guest artist exhibition ‘Connections’ at Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway
2011      ‘Mind Control’, Alan Istanbul, Istanbul, TR
2008      ‘Endless Stiories’ at the Rumkammerat Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark
           Photography exhibition at Underground Photo Gallery, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       Family Dinner: A Group Exhibition, Gallery Nev, Istanbul
          ‘Handlungsanweisungen’ curated by Konstantin Bayer, Gallery Eigenheim, Berlin
           ArtBizTech Creators Lab Project presented in 42 Maslak Art!SPACE Gallery,Istanbul

2016       Guest Artist Exhibition curated by Yarat Center at Artim, Baku
           Media Art award, organisiert by Medienkunst Preis, Gaswerk, Weimar
           MAY 2016, curated by Nev Galeri, Istanbul
          'Alter Hero', concept by Akin Tek, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul
          ‘Kitchen’ organised by Gyeonggi Creation Center

2015       17. Mediterranean young artist Biennale, Milan
          ‘Kunstfest Weimar’ curated by Konstantin Bayer, Weimar
          ‚Milano’ya Dogru‘ curated by Selim Birsel, Erdag Aksel, Kasa Gallery
          „Ausgewählt!“ im Haus am Horn,organized by Bauhaus Research School, Weimar
           Guest artist ‘Open Studio Day’ and screening video night at Cite des Arts, Paris
          ‘Itiraf et Korkuyorsun’, curated by Ipek Cankaya, Halka Art Project, TR
          ‘FABL Güncel Öğretiler’, curated by Sevket Arik, Arte Sanat, Ankara

2014      'Müphem', curated by Rafet Aslan, Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul
          'Agon', curated by Haldun Dostoglu, Nev Gallery, Istanbul
          ‘20XX’ at Co-Pilot Gallery, curated by Amira Akbiyikoglu, Istanbul
           Kunst Rotiert, curated by Jens Geelhaar, Schiesshaus, Weimar
           Periscope project Raum, Forms of Protest, curated by Stefan Heizinger, Elisabeth Schmirl, Salzburg
           Guest artist ‘Open Studio Day’ at Bain Connective Studio Spaces, Brussels

2013       Gala artist of Watermill Center Benefit ‘Devil’s Heaven’, curated by Robert Wilson at Watermill Center, New York
           Parabole- Art Up at location Frige, organization of Goethe Institute, curated by Yovo Panchev, Sofia

2012       The End, Plato Art, curated by Marcus Graf, Istanbul
           Performer in Robert Wilson’ show Via Crucis, Kunstfest Weimar

2011       Zone Entrophy, Spinnerei Galerien Halle 14 Leipzig and La Villa du Parc, curated by Karine Vonna, Leipzig and Annemasse

2010      ‘RE:volution’, curated by Naomi Salmon and Norbert Hinterberger, Phyletisches Museum, Jena
           White Out, Kunsthaus Erfurt, curated by Eva Liedtjens and Cassandra Mehlhorn, Erfurt

2009       Fødselsdags-udstilling Rumkammerat Gallery in Copenhagen, curated by Mimi Larsson, Denmark

Art Fairs
2017       Medienkunstmesse C.A.R. in Essen, DE
2016       Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair represented by Nev Gallery 
2015       Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair represented by Nev Gallery Kunstbox, Art Fair (Photography), Dortmund 
           Brussels Art Fair represented by Nev Gallery, Brussels 
2014       Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair represented by Nev Gallery Mamut Art Project, Art Fair, Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul 

Publication  GCC Exhibition Catalog, 2016 
17. Mediterranean young artist Biennale, 2015 
>>Ausgewählt<<, Catalog of award winner, 2015 
Mamut Art Project, 2014 
Online Catalog, ‘The End’ Exhibition, 2012 
Entropy Garbage Project, 2011 

Collections  

Pilot Gallery Collection, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014 
Arter Collection, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014 
Private Taviloglu Collection, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014 
Private Collections, Turkey, 2014-2016