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Born in Muş (Eastern Anatolia) – Turkey

2006–08 Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art; Printmaking, London
2001–04 Wimbledon School of Art, BA {HONS} degree in Fine Art; Painting, London
2000–01 Lewisham College, BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design, London
1996–98 Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, Istanbul

Solo Exhibitions
Transcendent, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, 2033 
En Route,
The Dadian Gallery, Washington DC, USA
The Parsonage Gallery, Maine, USA
Anupa Mehta Arts, Mumbai, 2022
The Museum of Oriental Art, Turin, 2020
6th Station of Troubled Waters, Art Stations of the Cross, Amsterdam, 2019
, Eton College, Windsor, 2018
Unfold, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, 2017
Unseen Photo Festival, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2016
Sea of Colour, Salvation Army International HQ, London
Unseen Memories, House of St Barnabas, London, 2015
Fantasma Nel Silenzio, Spazio Nea, Napoli, Italy
Stilled, Art First, London
Dwelling: Rio de Janeiro, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2014
Sound and Silence, Marian Cramer Projects, Warmond, The Netherlands
Open Studio, Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro
Whispers of Colour, Kubikgallery, Porto, Portugal
Zenana, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, 2013
Books of Dust, Royal Academy of Arts, Cafe Gallery, London
Trace of the Traceless, The LOFT at the Lower Parel, Mumbai, 2012
Threshold, Art First, London
Unveiling the Veil, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
Present and Absent, Great Fosters, Egham, 2011
No past is mine, no future; look at me!, Leighton House Museum, London, 2010
Fusion, Gallery Point-1, Okinawa, Japan
Veiled Mozaic, The LOFT at the Lower Parel, Mumbai, 2009
Projects at Christ Church Spitalfields, London, 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions
Preceito Fundamental, Espaço C.A.M.A, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Summer Exhibition,
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Condition Critical
, 571 Oxford Road Gallery, Reading
The World is a Handkerchief, Coral Gables Museum, Florida, USA
The Summer Group Show, The Parsonage Gallery, Maine, USA
Summer Talents, Galerie Jean-Louis Ramand, Aix-en-Provence 
Summer Exhibition,
Royal Academy of Arts
The World is a Handkerchief
, Zone Imaginaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fragile, L'étrangère & Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
The World is a Handkerchief, Políglota Gallery, Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires
Modalita; No Humans, Andrea Nuovo Home Gallery, Naples

Art Inspires Art,
Eton College & Bankside Gallery, London
Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam
| with Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
Summer Exhibition,
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Photo London
with L'étrangère, London
Absent Authors,
APT gallery, London
Staying With Trouble,
L'étrangère & Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
Summer Exhibition,
Royal Academy of Arts, London
The World is a Handkerchief, Blackburn 20 | 20 Gallery, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
ING Discerning Eye,
Photo London with L'étrangère, London 
, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
Migrations: masterworks from the Ben Uri Collection, Museum of Gloucester, UK
I’m staying,
L'étrangère, London,
Group show, Kubikgallery, Porto
The World is a Handkerchief, London Print Studios Gallery (touring exhibition), London
Moving stories: Transitions, Applecart Arts (touring exhibition), London
ArtSite Fest, La Venaria Reale & Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, Piedmont, Italy
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
MIA Photo Fair, Galerie Jean-Louis Ramand Gallery, Milan

ArtRio, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro
SP-Arte, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts
Force, Strength, Power, Kubikgallery and Gallery Baginski, Lisbon
Out of Chaos, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Liberty at The Exchange, Penzance
Unexpected: continuing narratives of identity and migration, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
Figure, Art First, London

Liberties, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Journey, Jewish Museum, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Embassy of Brazil Visual Arts Award 2015, London
SP-Arte, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo

Froward, The Drawing Schools Gallery, Eton College, Windsor
Some Schools are Cages and Some Schools are Wings, Musue de Arte do Rio, 26 August – 11 Jan 2015
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
ArtRio with Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro
What Should Remained Secret, Has Come to Light, Fotogalleriet Format, Malmø, Sweden
Dwelling,‘Live Performance’, Casa França-Brasil and Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro
START with the LOFT at Lower Parel, Saatchi Gallery
Kunstrai, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
A Desk of One’s Own, Galeri Miz, Istanbul, Turkey
Outpost Open Film, Outpost, Norwich
2Q13: Women Collectors, Women Artists, Lloyds Club, London
Art Barter, 5533@IMC, Istanbul
3rd International Canakkale Biennial, Turkey
Margins, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul
Wunderkammer, Hoxton Art Gallery, London
Woman in Art, Brook Gallery, Devon
HomeSalon, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot
Re;Rotterdam Art Fair, Marian Cramer Projects, Rotterdam, NL
Orientations, Hoxton Art Gallery, London
Correos, Galleria Progresso, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Photography’s New ‘It’ Girls, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London
Draw Together, Jeannie Avent Gallery (Associated with Dulwich Picture Gallery), London
Samwaad, FICA Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, New Delhi, India
New Contemporaries Archive Films, ICA, London
Prints of the City, Free Musuem of Dallas, USA
Home, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Zspace, Okinawa, Japan
2009 Group Show, Galleria Progresso, London
Indian Summer, Hastings Museum and Gallery, Hastings
IAS, New Delhi, India
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Rencontres Internationales de la Photo, Institut Français de Fès, Morocco
TBA, New Portland Instuite for Contemporary Art, Portland, USA
New Prints from Royal College of Arts, Royal Academy of Arts, London
10: The Chris Orr Years, Royal College of Arts, London
New Comtempoararies, Touring exhibition: Liverpool and London
Beyond Borders, Holster Project Space, London
Real Presence, The House of Legacy, Belgrade
Indian Art Summit 08, New Delhi, India
Real Presence, Remont Gallery, Belgrade
Salon Summer Show, The SaLon Gallery, London
There and Back Again, Hockney Gallery, London
Ensemble (s) ll, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
Re-Formation, Christ Church Spitalfields, London
Art Video Screening, Vasteras, Sweden
Over and Over Again, Sadler’s Wells, London
Detroit 10th International Film/Video Festival, Museums of New Art, (MONA), Michigan, USA
Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London
Secrets, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London
The Vision of the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery, London
I.D, Group Show, Crescent Arts, Scarborough
Looking Glass, Group show, Waterloo Gallery, London
Three Sixteen, Group Show, Candid Arts, London
Island Art Film & Video Festival ‘05, Prenelle Gallery, London
TAKE 04, Group Show, Wimbledon School of Art, London
The Launch of Creative Cultures, Merton Council, London
If u want my body, Wimbledon Library Gallery, London
Identity, Guildford Arts, Guildford, 2003

Developing Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England, 2022
Alice Driver Award, Reading City of Sanctuary
Arts Council England Project Award 2020
Arts Council England Emergency Fund 2020
The London District of the Methodist Church, Applecarts Arts, Commission, 2019 
Art Stations of the CrossAmsterdam, Commission, 2019
ArtSite Fest ResidencyTurin, Italy, 2018
Embassy of Brazil Visual Arts Award, Finalist, London, 2015
Le Fonds Belval Residency and Award, Shortlisted, Luxembourg, 2015
Eton College Residency, Eton College, Windsor, Jan – March 2015
Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio da Janeiro, 2013–2014
Space 118 Residency, Mumbai, 2012
The Arts Foundation, Nominated for Photography Fellowship, UK, 2012
Film and Video Umbrella, Nominated for Tomorrow Never Knows Moving Image Award, 2011
Leighton House Museum, April – September 2010
The Loft at the Lower Parel, Mumbai and Arts Reverie, Ahmedabad, India, July 2009
The Foundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain, Oct–Nov 2008
Matthew Wrightson Award, 2008
The Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, Apr–June 2007
20/21 Century Art Prize, Shortlisted
Vogue India, Exhibition ReviewDecember 2022
Exhibition Review, 8th December 2021
The World is a Handerkerchief, Catalogue, Limited edition, 2019
Brushes With Faith: Reflection and Conversations on Contemporary Art (Conversation),
Cascade Books by Dr Aaron Rosen. 2019
Garageland, (Interview), Issue #22. UK, October 2018
Guler Ates, Catalogue published by ArtSite Fest (Teca), Italy, September 2018
La Stampa, (Article), Italy, 10th July 2018
Corriere della Sera, (Article), Italy, 10th July 2018
Torino Cronaca, (Article), Italy, 10th July 2018
II Mattino, Napoli Cultura&Societa (Review), Italy, 17th May 2015
Art & Religion in the 21st Century, Dr Aaron Rosen Thames and Hudson 2015
O Globe (Article), Brazil, 7th April 2014
Aksam (Article), Turkey, January
O Globe (Article), Brazil, July 2013
Yurt (Interview), Turkey, March
The Times of India (Review), India, 18th January
The Sunday Express, (Review), Mumbai, December, 2012
Daily News & Analytical – DNA, (Review), Mumbai, December
Mid-Day, (Review), Mumbai, December
Time Out Istanbul, (Review), Turkey, May
Het Parool Newspaper (Article), The Netherlands, 29th February 2012
HaberTurk, (An Interview), Turkey, September 2011
Basphorus Art Newspaper (An Interview in September
issue), Turkey, September 2010
HaberTurk (Review), September, Turkey
15er, UK, 2008
New Comtemporaries ‘08, UK

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion,
Washington DC, USA
Fondazione Torino Musei,
Turin, Italy
Royal Collection
, Turin
Eton College Collection, Windsor, UK
Museum Van Loon, NL
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, UK
Teylers Museum, Harleem, NL
Goverment Art Collection, UK
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Brazil
Huis Marseille, Photography Collection, NL
Royal Academy of Arts, Photography Collection, UK
The House of St Barnabas, UK
Achmea Kunstcollectie, NL
The LUMC, Leiden, NL
Great Fosters, Egham, UK
Victoria & Albert Museum, Print Collection, London, UK
The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) Library, Portland, USA
Royal College of Art, London, UK

Professional Engagements
Royal Academy Schools, October 2011 - Present, Digital Print Tutor
Artist Talk, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West England, 2021
Artist Talk, Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK, 2021
Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin, Workshop and Lecturing, 2019
A panel discussion on Inclusartiz Residency in Rio, Royal Academy of Arts, 2015
Royal College of Art, Visiting Lecturer, 2015
Sheffield Hallam University,Visiting Lecturer, 2013
Southwark College, Artist Talk, London 2011
Oreet Ashery and Güler Ates in Conversation: Identity Politics in Contemporary Art, 2011
Leighton House Museum, Artist Talk, London, UK, 2010
Bhavan Centre (Indian Art Institute for Art and Culture), Artist Talk, 2010
University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Lecturer, 2008

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