1989-1991 MA American University in London
1981-1986 BA Fine Art Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2001 Beyond White, Photography , Arcola Gallery, London
1997 No Name, Installation, The Markovitch Gallery, London, Curator: B.Madra
1995 Esthetic Garbage, Painting, BM Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul
1995 Esthetic Garbage, Painting & Installation, Ataturk Cultural Center, Ankara
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 Art-Place, Photography & Autdore Projection, Karga Art Gallery, Istanbul
2003 Open 2003, Installation, Space Open Studio, London
2003 Esthetic Garbage, Painting & Installation, Ataturk Cultural Center, Ankara
2003 What's missing?, Installation, Karsi Sanat, Istanbul
2002 ?60 Years 60 Artists?, Installation, 12th Istanbul Art Fair ? TUYAP Istanbul
2002 Dangerous Things, Installation, Karsi Sanat, Istanbul
2002 Nomadic Reflection, Installation, Eski Tekel Deposu, Bandirma
2002 What If? Reflections on leaving across difference, Installation, Painting & Sculpture Museum, Ankara
2002 Forgotten Places, Photography, Arcola Gallery, London
2001 What If? In resident, in transit, Installation, Teesdale, St. London
2001 What If? Reflections on choice, Installation, 333 Kifisias, Athens
2001 Tirana Biennale, Installation, Tirana
2001 Act One, Photography, Arcola Gallery, London
1999 Where are you from, Installation, T-Union, BM Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul
1998 Laughing Stock Exchange, Collaboration with Foreign Investment, Pozzo Pozozza Museum, Berlin
1998 Kerteriz, Installation, T-Union, Ataturk Cultural Center, Istanbul
ABOUT MY WORK
In my works, the human element and human problems, both individual and social, always occupy the front ranks.
In particular, I try to tell the real-life stories of those people who are marginalized, oppressed and in flight, and those who leave their homes and countries behind them and who are affected by war, terrorism, faulty policies and all kinds of difficulties, but in spite of everything who are trying to be happy.
I accept that as a requisite time frame, an event that will re-discover the life and afresh it and that will be experienced and therefore, the past, by being documented, will be remembered and a lesson will be learned and transmitted to the future.
That is why in my works I try to present the relation between art and life by documentation.
In this connection, the events that happen in daily life, what I witness at first-hand, read, watch, experience have an influence on the conception of the structure of my works.
The records that, I have been collecting for a long time have begun to occupy a place in my works and the works I have made turned into political works that constrain life, compel the taking of risk, and send meaningful messages.
In my completed works the space occupies a prominent position as a significant idea. In the installations I prepare with modern methods which appropriate to the space, the objects I use are usually not ready-made and are based on documentations, re-worked, altered and re-created. These pieces contribute a great deal to the expression.
1962 Hopa'da doğdu.
1981-1986 Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Resim Bölümü'nden mezun oldu
1989-1991 Master Eğitimi, American University Of London
1986 Bufsad Fotoğraf Derneği Kurucusu, Bursa
1987 İspanya'da arkeolojik kazılara katıldı.
1989 Londra Meydan Tiyatrosu'nu kurdu, Birçok oyun yazdı ve yönetti
1995 Rainbow Arts Centre Kurucu Üyesi, Londra
1996 Turquoise Arts Grup Kurucu Üyesi, Londra
1996 T-union Sanat Grubunun Kurucu Üyesi
1997 No Name, The Markovitch Gallery, Londra, Küratör: B. Madra
2000 Halo, London School Of Music, Vestry Hail, Londra
2000 Beyaz Ötesi, Fotoğraf Sergisi, Arcola Gallery, Londra
2001 1. Tiran Bienali, Tiran Küratör: A. Antmen
2001 Eğer...? "Tercihler Üzerine Yansımalar", 333 Kifisias, Atina, Küratör: G. Bal 2001-Eğer...? "Yerleşiklik, Göçerlik", Teesdale St. Londra, Küratör: G. Bal
2002 Eğer...? "Farklı Yaşantıları Üzerine Yansımalar", Resim Ve Heykel Müzesi, Ankara, Küratör: G. Bal