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My roots are from Turkey and Italy. My art studies began at the age of 11, following a different professional artist's atelier each year during the weekends. At 18, I moved to Italy to study at the Brera Academy of Milan, where I received my Bachelor's degree in 1996. During this period, I painted in a style related to magic realism.

In 2006, I returned to Istanbul to become an art teacher at Yeditepe University, where I worked with students on re-reading art history. In the summer of 2008, I left Turkey again to pursue a Master's program in Fine Arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. During my master studies, I developed research-based artistic production, creating visual responses to humanitarian sciences theories with themes of New Historicism, human rights, women's empowerment, and intercultural approaches. I became very interested in the possibilities of re-telling the stories of historical artworks, such as Diego Velasquez's "Las Meninas," using new digital techniques and silkscreen printing. I produced many short films to document the artistic research of different artists as a form of audiovisual storytelling.

In 2019, I began developing my artworks in ceramics as a new medium to connect to the cultural heritage of different geographies from contemporary perspectives, such as environmental concerns and biodiversity. In March 2023, I had a residency at AGA Lab, where I expanded my printing techniques. This residency culminated in an artist book exhibition. In August 2023, I participated in the IJ Kunst Collective exhibition. This year, I have been an artist-in-residence with the Waag Futurelab and Voedselpark Amsterdam, where I conducted workshops using the natural clay of the Lutkemeerpolder to show the connection between soil, food systems, and clay. Additionally, I have given public courses at the Bouwput Amsterdam and New Metropolis New-West.




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