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EDUCATION & TRAINING


2015 – 2016                Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts Studies

Warsaw Dance Department, Warsaw, Poland

2003 – 2008              Boğaziçi University, BA, Business Administration, Istanbul, Turkey

 

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE


Installation / Performance:

  • ‘Buradaydım/I was here’, Installation, 2018; Artist 2018 Istanbul International Art Fair
  • ‘For Sale / Satılık’, Installation & Performance, 2017; Artist 2017 Istanbul International Art Fair; Galeri BU Art Gallery; Istanbul
  • ‘Duyuyorum / Hearing’, Sound Installation, 2017; Sivil Düşün EU Programme; Civil Society Forum; Ankara; 2017; 25th LGBTI Pride Week Exhibition; Galeri BU Art Gallery; Istanbul; 2017

Dance Performances as Creator & Performer

  • “Work in progress”; Co-cretion with Saadet Türköz, 5533, Istanbul, 2017
  • “Fullmoon”; Sanatta Görünürlük Festival, 2017; ÇATI, 2015; Premier: KargART Performance Festival; Istanbul, 2015
  • “Date”; 2nd Date; ÇATI; Premier: Long Thursday Art Event by Creative Cukurcuma; Istanbul, 2015
  • “Dance on the Bridge”; Site-specific Performance; Euroasia Marathon, Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, 2014 

SzurSure Performances: (A site-specific improvisation performance initiative co-founded by Müge Olacak)

  • 3 hours for 1 minute, Butoh performance, Piłsudski Square, Warsaw, 2016
  • “Sandwich”, Matka mojej Matki – Mothers Day Event, Warsaw, 2016
  • “TorchOne”, Museums Night Event; Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, 2016 

Performer

  • “Public Collection of Modern Art” by Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmus, Salt Galata, Istanbul, 2016
  • “Today” by Paulina Święcańska & Ksenia Opria; Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Warsaw, 2016
  • “Move” by Nevin Aladağ, Artinternational, İstanbul, 2015
  • Butoh Site Specific Project, Istanbul with Gonzalo Catalinas Gallego, 2015
  • “Butoh at ÇATI” Dance Project with Irem Calıkusu, Istanbul, 2014
  • Krama Dance Company Istanbul Project, 2014
  • Butoh Space Dance Performances / Directed by Tetsuro Fukuhara; Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, 2016; Adım Sanat, Eskişehir, 2016; Space Dance Site-Specific Project, Istanbul & Bafa, 2014

GRANTS & AWARDS


  • European Cultural Foundation, STEP Travel Grant
  • KOSGEB Entrepreneurship Grant
  • HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) Fellowship Program (2017-18)
  • Cooperation Award by Nantes Creative Generations
  • Hrant Dink Foundation Travel Grant (Armenia)
  • Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2017 (France)
  • TANDEM Cultural Managers Exchange Network by European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V.

MARKETING AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE


Apr’14 – Present                Atelier Muse, Founding Director, Istanbul, Turkey / www.ateliermuse.org

Major projects in addition to several other programs, exhibitions, forums, funding participations (invited/awarded);

1- “The Role of Art and Culture Entrepreneurship on Social Reflections” – Awarded by Nantes Creative Generations, France

2- Find Your Calling Artist Residency Project: First movement oriented artist residency program in Turkey

3- ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists Association Projects (2014-17)

  • Bilgi University Social Incubation Centre Program coordinator,2016-2017
  • Dans Yazım, dance writing platform creation, 2016
  • Chorography Workshop Series, 2015-2016
  • International Contemporary Performance Almanac participation coordinator, 2015
  • Coordination of Butoh dance projects, 2013-2017

4- Gaia Dergi (Magazine), Writer & International Relations Coordinator (2015 –2018)                

Sept’14 – Nov’15        BİMSA / Teknosa, Marketing Communications, Associate Manager, Istanbul, Turkey

Oct’11 – Jul’13            VODAFONE A.Ş., Corporate Marketing, Associate Manager, Istanbul, Turkey

Aug’08 – Sept’11        FINANSBANK A.Ş., SME Marketing, Supervisor, Management Trainee, Istanbul, Turkey

Sept’06 – Oct’07         ADIDAS, YÖNTEM DIŞ TİCARET LTD. ŞTİ., Assistant Brand Manager, Istanbul, Turkey