B. 1977 – Mus – 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 University of Marmara, Fine Art; Painting, Istanbul

Solo Exhibitions

  • Sea of Colour, Salvation Army International HQ, London, 2016
  • Unseen Memories, House of St Barnabas, London
  • Fantasma Nel Silenzio, Spazio Nea, Napoli, Italy, 2015
  • Stilled, Art First Gallery, London
  • Dwelling; Rio de Janeiro, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2014
  • Sound and Silence, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
  • 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, Café gallery, London
  • Trace of the Traceless, The LOFT at Lower Parel, Mumbai, 2012
  • Threshold, Art First Gallery, London
  • Unveiling the Veil, Marian Cramer Project, 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 Lower Parel, Mumbai, 2009
  • Projects at Christ Church Spitalfields, London, 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Unexpected: continuing narratives of identity and migration, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

Figure, Art First, London


Liberties, Collyer Bristow gallery, London, 2015 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Journey, Jewish Museum, London

Embassy of Brazil Visual Arts Award 2015, London

SP-Arte, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo


Froward, The Drawing Schools Gallery, Eton College, Windsor

ArtRio, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro

Some Schools are Cages and Some Schools are Wings, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro

What should have remained secret, has come to light, Fotogalleriet Format in Malmø, Sweden

Dwelling ‘Live Performance’, Casa França-Brasil and MAR, Rio de Janeiro, 9th & 17th April

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

START with the Loft at Lower Parel, Saatchi Gallery, London

Kunstrai, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam

A Desk of One’s Own, Galeri Miz, Istanbul


Outpost Open Film, Outpost, Norwich (Touring exhibition)

2Q13 Women Collectors, Woman Artists, Lloyds Club, London

Burqas, Veils and Hoodies, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong, Australia

Art Barter, Gallery 5533@IMC, Istanbul


3rd International Canakkale Biennial, Canakkale, 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 Project, 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

Samvaad, FICA Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, New Delhi, India



Bloomberg New Contemporaries Archive Films, ICA, London

Prints of the City, Free Museum of Dallas, US

Home, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Zspace, Okinawa, Japan

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 Institute 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 Contemporaries, Touring exhibition: Liverpool Biennial (A Foundation) & London
(Rochelle Schools)

Beyond Borders, Holster Project Space, London

Real Presence, The House of Legacy, Belgrade

Indian Art Summit 08, New Delhi, India

Salon Summer Show, The SaLon Gallery, London

Real Presence, Remont Gallery, Belgrade


There and Back Again, Hockney Gallery, London

Ensemble (s) ll, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Re-Formation, Christ Church Spitalfields, London

Over and Over Again, Sadler’s Wells, London

Art Video Screening, Vasteras, Sweden

Detroit 10th International Film/Video Festival, Museums of New Art, (MONA), Michigan


Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

Secrets, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London

The Vision of the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery, London


I.D, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

Looking Glass, Waterloo Gallery, London

Three Sixteen, Candid Arts, London

Island Art Film & Video Festival ’05, Prenelle Gallery, London


TAKE 04, 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


Embassy of Brazil (London) Visual Arts Award, Finalist, 2015

Le Fonds Belval Residency and Award – Sort listed – 2015

Eton College Residency, Windsor, January – March 2015

Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2013 – April 2014

Space 118 Residency, Mumbai, December 2012

The Arts Foundation, Nominated for Photography Fellowship, UK

Film and Video Umbrella, 
Nominated for Tomorrow Never Knows Moving image Award, UK, 2011

Leighton House Museum Residency, London, April – September 2010

The Loft at the Lower Parel (Mumbai) and Arts Reverie (Ahmadabad) Residency, India, July 2009

The Foundacion Valparaiso Residency, Mojacar, Spain, Oct – Nov 2008

Matthew Wrightson Award, 2008

The Cite Internationale Des Arts Residency, Paris, Apr – June 2007

Short-listed (1 of 6) for 20/21 Century Art prize


II Mattino, Napoli Cultura&Societa (Review), Italy, 17th May 2015

Art & Religion in the 21st Century by Dr Aaron Rosen (Thames and Hudson, 2015)

O Globo (Article), Brazil, 7th April 2014

Aksam (Article), Turkey, January

O Globo (Article), Brazil, July 2013

Yurt, (Interview), Turkey, March 2013

The Times of India, (Review), India, 18th January

The Sunday Express, (Review), India, December 2012

Daily News & Analytical – DNA (Review), India, December

Mid-day, (Review), India, December

TimeOut Istanbul, (Review), May, Turkey

Het Parool Newspaper, (Article), The Netherlands, 29th February

HaberTurk, (Interview), September, Turkey, 2011

Bosphorus Art Newspaper (In September 2010 Issue), Artist interview, Turkey

HaberTürk, Turkish National Newspaper, Turkey, 28th July 2009,

India Express and Mumbai Express, India, 2009

15er, National, UK, 2008

New Contemporaries 08, National, UK


Government Collection, UK

Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Brazil

Huis Marseille, Photography Collection, The Netherlands

Norlinda and José Lima Private Collection, Portugal

House of St Barnabas, London, UK

Achmea Kunstcollectie, The Netherlands

The LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands

Royal Academy of Arts, Photography Collection, London, UK

Victoria and 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

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