1974   born in Izmir, TR, lives and works London, St Ives and Istanbul.

Education

2009 – 2011 University College Falmouth, MA Fine Art Contemporary Practice (Distinction)

1995 -1999   Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, BA (Hons), Ceramic and Sculpture, Istanbul

Awards

2014   Inland Art Festival Award

2011   Sandra Blow Award

1997 “Search about the Bavaria porcelains”, Hoechst Ceramic Tec., Retsch Porcelain Factory, Nurmberg, Germany

2007- 2012 Several works in private collections

Teaching

2016 – to present Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art

2013 – to present Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University

2012 – to present Tutor at St Ives School of painting

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016   Improvement – Utopia | Markredwitz | Germany

2015    Closer | Installation | Redruth, UK

2015    Adopting a Father | Photography – Performance | Exchange Galllery | Penzance, UK

 2013   Unexpected package, (video and performance), Klup Kulah, Istanbul    

2008   “Am I Wrong?” Shipton Gallery, London

2007   “Openness The Gas Works Fulham, London

2001   “Elite Fabric Show’, Trend Area Design, Earls Court, London

2000  “Christmas Ball’, Interior Design and Art Woks, Hilton, Istanbul

1999  “Embrace’, Modern dance performance, Costume Design, Babylon Istanbul

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 After School | Trewarveneth Studios | Newlyn, UK

2016  Utopia | Live Squirming | Performance | St Ives, UK

2015 Newlyn Artist show | Newlyn Gallery | Newlyn, UK

2015 Walking Into Memory | Penzance, UK

2014  ‘Assemble Now’ Inland Art Festival, Redruth, UK

2014  ‘Wonderland”, Artopia Gallery, London

2014 ‘Love It’, The Montage, London

2014 ‘INNternal’, Halsetown, UK

2013 ‘Drawing the Line’, Millenium gallery, St Ives

2013 Selected artist exhibition, Porthmeor studios, St Ives

2013 ‘Square Eye Istanbul’, Istanbul Kultur University & Falmouth – UK

2012 ‘Dark Times’, Cmr Gallery, Redruth, UK

2012 ‘Mail Art’, Decentralized Network Congress, USA, Serbia, Argentina, Italy

2012 ‘Act Of’, Test bed 1 Gallery, London

2012 ‘ 4’ 33” ‘,Cmr Gallery, Redruth, UK

2012 ‘PLAP’, St Ives Harbour, St Ives, UK

2012  ‘New Visions’, Cmr Gallery, Redruth, UK

2012 ‘Square Eye Bologna’, Exchange Gallery – UK & Italy

2012 ‘Paper People’, Gulval Chapel, Gulval

2012 ‘Liminal Bodies’, Exchange Gallery, Penzance

2012 ‘Spring’, Smoke House Gallery, London

2012  ‘Weld’, Autonomous Zone, Caz Project Space,Penzance

2011 ‘This Will Make You Human Too’, PZ Gallery, Penzance

2011 ‘This Will Make You Human’, UCF, Falmouth

2010 Interim Show UCF, Falmouth

2009 ‘Space’, New Craftsman Gallery, St ives

2007 ‘A new collective’ Chelsea Old Town hall, London

2000   ‘Gulcicek’, |Mural Painting| , Istanbul

1999  ‘Passion and the New Wave’, 6th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul

1999 ‘Les PROJECTIONS D’ARGIL’, 2nd international Ceramic Film Festival, Montpellier- France

1999  ‘Metamorphosis’, Istanbul faculty of Architecture’s Gallery, Istanbul

1999 ‘Graduate BA Show’, Marmara University of Fine Art, Istanbul

Selected Publications

 2013  ‘Interview with Artist’ – Aesthetip online magazine – By Steve Kenyon

2013 ‘Bu sikici bir yazidir’ – Sanat Atak by Selin Kocagoncu

Conferences & Seminars

2013  Being In [ Landscape ] – CAZ Seminar programme, Penzance

2011  Abstraction Now – The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St Ives

2010 The Falmouth Convention (invited ‘artist expert’, Assembly fieldtrip)

1998  ‘Artist of the Future 75+42’, Marmara University, Istanbul

1998 “Symposium” Organization of Marmara University, Istanbul

Residency & Workshops

2015 Back Lane West | Redruth | UK

2013  Hamish Fulton “Walking” | Workshop| Penzance, UK

2012  John Cage 4’33” | One week residency | CMR |Redruth | UK

2012 “To the edge” | DIY 9 | Carnyorth Environmental Education Centre | UK