Bio

Artist and writer based in Brooklyn, telling stories about art and its makers. Transfixed by the facts of imaginings. 5 years experience in art organization, writing and editing, online publishing, research, and social media content.

Education

  • School of Visual Arts, New York, USA — MFA Art Writing 2017
  • Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, TR — MBA Art Management and Cultural Politics 2012
  • Anadolu University, Eskisehir, TR – BFA Painting 2010
  • Hogeschool Gent KASK, Ghent, BE – Exchange student in Free Arts, Painting 2009

Experience

Managing Editor, Degree Critical, SVA New York | May 2018 – February 2019

MFA Art Writing department associate, clerical assistant, SVA New York | July 2017 – March 2019

Administrative Assistant, Eckford Street Studio CP New York | Oct. 2017 – June 2018

Research Assistant and Social Media Manager, Step Not Beyond New York | July 2017 – June 2018

Freelance Translator, Istanbul | January 2014 – …

  • Michael Rabiger’s ‘’Directing the Documentary’’ (Ayrinti Publishing House, to-be-published in 2020). English-Turkish.
  • Robert Stam’s ‘’Film Theory: An Introduction’’ (Ayrinti Publishing House, 2010) with Selda Salman. English-Turkish.
  • Cagri Saray’s artist book “Diminishing Time” (independent publisher, 2015) with Seher Uysal. Turkish-English.
  • Artist text translations for Taner Ceylan and Ali Kazma.

Teaching Assistant, SVA New York | September 2016 – May 2017

Event coordinator, IST. Festival 2015 – ISTANBUL’74 Istanbul | April – July 2015

Coordinator and co-founder, Artwalk Istanbul Istanbul | November 2012 – August 2015

Coordinator, Papergirl Istanbul 2014 Istanbul | May – October 2014

Curatorial intern, Istanbul Modern Istanbul | October 2013 – January 2014

Social media and content editor, writer, Grizine Istanbul | October 2011 – May 2013

Art gallery assistant, Gallery Apel Istanbul | October 2011 – June 2012

Selected exhibitions

  • All-Staff Art Show, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York – 2018
  • Papergirl Istanbul 2014, Caferaga Squat, Istanbul – 2014
  • Zervas Art International Painting Symposium, Zervas Art Gallery, Patras, Greece – 2013
  • Open Space, Mixer Arts, Istanbul – 2012
  • Lazy Hazy Days of Summer, Gallery Apel, Istanbul – 2012
  • Petite Things X, Soyut Gallery, Ankara – 2012
  • 4th International Symposium of Painting Exhibition, Achaia Klaus, Patra, Greece – 2011
  • Papergirl Istanbul, Milk Gallery, Istanbul – 2011
  • Petite Things V, Soyut Gallery, Ankara – 2011
  • Petite Things IV, Dega Art Gallery, Istanbul – 2010
  • Alles Kan Festival, Kammerstaat 10, Gent, Belgium – 2009