Biography

Born in Turkey. Migration before the second year of life to Germany. Focused on major themes – migration and identitiy, urbanity and nature. Based in Essen/Ruhrgebiet

 

Education
1994 – 2001 Studied visual communication at the FH Design in Dortmund, specializing in graphics, painting and photography
1998 Erasmus Stipendium, Studied at the Nottingham Trent University, Faculty of Art & Design, UK
1998 Three months working residency in Cornwall, UK

Field of Activities
2011 – present, artistic and publishing activity
2011 – 2013 Non-fiction book publisher, ethnotopia Verlag

2002 – 2010 Publisher of monthly and annual publications of intercultural newspapers and other media, maviverlag

Exhibitions
2019 «Täuschung–Sein und Schein», group exhibition, Werkkreis Bildender Künstler in Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen
2017 «A/symmetrie», Urban Photography, in the context of the European Green Capital Essen, VHS Essen
2017 «A/symmetrie», Exhibition and book presentation in the bookshop of the Fotofestival Dortmund
2015 «Die Münsterstraße», Museum Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte der Stadt Dortmund
2002 Diploma Exhibition, FH Design, Dortmund
2001 «Spurensuche» Mixed technique on paper, GPZ Iserlohn
2000 «out of lines» Paintings in Oil, Cafe Treibsand, Bochum
1999 «red mad dead bed», Paintings in Oil, Cafe Treibsand, Bochum

Awards and Grants
2016 Cultural project promotion, culture office of the City of Essen
2016 participation in the writing workshop, director Maxi Obexer
2015 Nomination for InZukunft, literature competition for authors with a migration background from the Westfälisches Landestheater
2015 Cultural project promotion, culture office of the City of Essen
2012 Project promotion, KI – Municipal Integration Center of the City of Essen