Firat Engin, 1982
* lives & works in Ankara & Istanbul, TR

// SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2016 "Boats Filled with Soul, Water and Dreams!" - Meclis-i Mebusan Str. nr.25 (found space) - Istanbul / TR
2014 "my front, my back, my right, my left" - solo performance as a part of '90 Minute Shows' CI.14. Contemporary Istanbul / TR
2013 "Blackout" - art ON Istanbul - Istanbul / TR
2012 “Crescendo” - Ahmet Göğüş Art Gallery - Ankara / TR
2011 “The Invasion” - Macart Gallery - Istanbul / TR
2010 “1+1+1+1+1” - Macart Gallery - Istanbul / TR
2009 “Metaphore” - La Clandestine lieu d’exposition - Bourges / France
2008 Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Anatolian Agency Art Gallery - Ankara / TR
2005 Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Gallery Kavram - Ankara / TR

// BIENALLES & TRIENALLES

2015. 'Mardin Bienalle, Mythologies' – Mardin / TR
2007. '1st. International Adana Contemporary Art Bienalle, Vibrations’ – Adana / TR
2006. ‘4th. International Marmara University Trienalle’ – Istanbul / TR
2006. ‘23rd. International Aliaxandria Bienalle’ – Aliaxandria / Egypt

// ART FAIRS

2017. 'Contemporary Istanbul 2017', (with Gallery Siyah Beyaz), Istanbul / TR
2016. 'Contemporary Istanbul 2016', (with Design Bay), Istanbul / TR
2015. 'Contemporary Istanbul 2015', (with KUAD Gallery & Plato Sanat), Istanbul / TR
2015. 'Beirut Art Fair' (with CI Editions), Beirut / Lebanon
2014. 'Contemporary Istanbul 2014', (with art ON Istanbul & CI Editions), Istanbul / TR
2013. 'Contemporary Istanbul 2013', (with art ON Istanbul), Istanbul / TR
2012. 'Contemporary Istanbul 2012', (with art ON Istanbul), Istanbul / TR
2011. 'Art Beat, (with Mac Art Gallery), Istanbul / TR
2007. 'ART-IST 2007' (with Hacettepe University) – Istanbul / TR
2006. 'ART-IST 2006' (with Hacettepe University) – Istanbul / TR

// SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2017​​​​​​​
. 'Urban Obscura', Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / TR
. 'Tete-a-Tete', Atelier Marvy, İzmir / TR
. 'Tomorrow', Gaia Gallery, Istanbul / TR
. 'Drawing Today', O'ART, Istanbul / TR
. 'ODTU ART 18', Middle East Technical University, Ankara / TR
. 'Sine Qua Non', Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul / TR
. '33.rd Anniversary Exhibition, What makes art our savior is that it makes us question our own existence', Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / TR

2016
. 'Do Objects Have a Memory?', Cermodern, Ankara / TR
. 'Suspended: Not an Object But a Subject", Scotty Enterprises, Berlin / Germany
. 'Anakara', Evliyagil Contemporary Art Museum, Ankara / TR 
. 'The Incident of Art, The Art of Incident', Akbank Sanat, Istanbul / TR
. 'Paranın Gözü Kör Olsun', Support Exhibition for Torun Art Initiative, Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / TR 
. 'Multiples', KUAD Gallery, Istanbul / TR 

2015
. 'Now tell me, What would you do?', Arte Sanat, Ankara / TR
. 'Social Interstice', KUAD Gallery, Istanbul / TR
. 'Old - New Anatolia', Academy Fine Arts Warsaw / Poland
. 'That Fireworks is you !', Port-Art, Ankara / TR
. 'The Monster Called Curator', Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / TR
. 'DADA cut with the kitchen knife', KUAD Gallery, Istanbul / TR
. 'ODTU ART 16' , Middle East Technical University, Ankara / TR
. 'Neo-Neon', Plato Sanat, Istanbul / TR
. 'Fable / Contemporary Teachings', Arte Sanat, Ankara / TR
 
2014
. 'There is a madness in my mind ', Gülin and Emre Dökmeci Art Collection, Cermodern, Ankara / TR
. 'Ambiguous, Drunk, Dog !', curated by Kitschen Contemporary Art Initiative, Cermodern HUB Art Space, Ankara / TR

2013
. 'Curved Roads', Ahmet Göğüş Art Gallery, Ankara / TR
. 'Trajectory', Sarp Evliyagil Art Collection, M1886 Art Projects, Ankara / Turkey
. 'Untitled II', Pilevneli Project, Istanbul / TR
. 'Me, Myself and I' ME as a Dilemma, curated by the Real Wicked Art Collective, Cermodern, Ankara / TR

2012
. 'Whatever I am not an Artist !', curated by Kitschen Contemporary Art Initiative, Torun, Ankara / TR
. 'Intouch and Tolerance', Gallery Kara, Ankara / TR
. International Billboard Exhibition, ‘Art Takes Times Square’ by Artist Wanted, Times Square, New York / USA
. ‘Spoken//Unspoken//Reconfigured‘, M1886 Art Projects, Ankara / TR
. 'Crossroads II', art ON Istanbul, Istanbul / TR

2011
. 'Baskent University Artweek - I', Baskent University, Ankara / TR
. 'Footpaths', Cankaya Municipality Contemporary Art Center, Ankara / TR
. 'Nevnesil - Art of Defence', Gallery Nev, Ankara / TR
. 'Youth Art 5 - Freedom, Over Again' by UPSD, MKM, Besiktas, Istanbul / TR
. 'If the Nature is Heaven, the City is Hell' curated by Yaygara Contemporary Art Initiative, Cermodern, Ankara / TR
. 'Flesh-color', AKM, Ege University - Izmir / TR

2010
. 'Closed', curated by Kitschen Contemporary Art Initiative, Gallery Kara - Ankara / TR
. '2nd. Door / Containers', Cermodern - Ankara / TR
. 'Fasafiso' curated by Yaygara Contemporary Art Initiative, Cermodern - Ankara / TR 

2009
. 'Cross Roads', Macart Gallery - Istanbul / TR
. 'lit luminescent', L'Hotel Dieu - Bourges / France

2007
. 'Prop up the doubt' curated by Yaygara Contemporary Art Initiative, Gazi University – Ankara / TR
. 'Who Know you' by Contemporary Sculptors Association, Anatolian Agency Art Gallery – Ankara / TR
. 'Someone I know', Bilkent University – Ankara / TR
. 'New Impression, New Form', German Cultural Center (GOETHE Institute) – Ankara / TR
. Workshop with Mustafa Okan, on a novel of Enis Batur called 'Potato' – Ankara / TR

2006
. ‘intersecting lines in the south’ – Çukurova, Adana / TR
. 'Speak to me: different approaches from young generation', German Cultural Center (GOETHE Institute) – Ankara / TR
. 'A cross-section of the new generation of Turkish Art', Hacettepe University – Ankara / TR
. ‘66th. State Painting and Sculpture Competition’, State Museum of Painting and Sculpture – Ankara / TR

2005
. 'From Past to the Future', Antique Cisterna – Istanbul / TR

2004
. ‘19 May, Youth Art Exhibition’, State Museum of Painting and Sculpture – Ankara / TR
. Joined the Art Schools of Mediterranean Countries Meeting Held by the Mediterranean Countries Culturel Exchange Institution (ECUME) – Genoa / Italy

// SYMPOSIUMS / COMMISSIONED PROJECTS

2014
. Hacettepe University Gün Hospital Interior Neon Project Implementation, Ankara / TR

2013
. Outdoor Sculpture Project, Sarp Evliyagil Contemporary Art Museum, Ankara / TR

2012
. 1st. International Bolu Sculpture Symposium by Izzet Baysal University & Bolu Municipality – Bolu / TR
. 1st. National Waste Metarial Sculpture Symposium by Cankaya Municipality – Cankaya, Ankara / TR
. 2nd. National Altindag Sculpture Symposium by Altindag Municipality – Altindag, Ankara / TR

2011
. 9th. International Aspat Sculpture Symposium by Aspat Holiday Village – Aspat, Bodrum / TR

2010
. 3rd. International Hasandede Sculpture Symposium by Hasandede Municipality – Hasandede, Kırıkkale / TR
. Monumental Work, ‘Pocket Books' Hacettepe University, Literature Faculty – Ankara / TR

2009
. 1st. International Emirates Heights Sculpture Symposium by Emirates Company - North Coast / Egypt

2008
. 1st. International Madinaty Sculpture Symposium by Madinaty TMC - Cairo / Egypt

2007
. 3rd. Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty International Sculpture Symposium, by Hacettepe University – Ankara / TR
. 1st. International Hasandede Sculpture Symposium by Hasandede Municipality – Hasandede, Kırıkkale / TR
. 2nd. National İnönü University Fine Arts Faculty Sculpture Symposium by İnönü University – Malatya / TR
. Monumental Work, 'Legadema' Hacettepe University, Literature Faculty – Ankara / TR

// ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES / CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS / on MEDIA

2017
. Artist Talk                        "Anakara" - 13.05.2017 - Evliyagil Museum, Ankara / TR

. Book / Author                  "The Effects of Industrialism on Sculpture and New Possibilities of Expression" publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-330-05016-7

2016
. Article                              "Boats Filled with Water, Soul and Dreams as a Field Study" published on Art UNLIMITED Magazine, May 2016,   Ankara 
. Seminar / Artist Talk        "Field Study as a new form of studio in Contemporary Art" - 14.04.2016 - Mugla University, FFA, Bodrum / TR

2015
. Article                              "Encounter and Confrontation", published on 'FABL, Contemporary Teachings Exhibition Catalogue' ArteSanat 2015, Ankara
. Presentation/Artist Talk   "Modern and Contemporary Turkish Sculpture" - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara / TR

2014
. Presentation/Artist Talk    "Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art" - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara / TR
. Presentation/Artist Talk     Exhibition Critique by Fırat Engin: CROWDS AND POWER, Köken Ergun - Salt Ulus, Ankara / TR

2012
. on Media/Artist Talk          'Steps of Art' tv programme broadcasted in Channel 6 at 14.04.2012, Ankara / TR
. Presentation/Artist Talk     ‘Impressions from Pompidou and Louvre’ – 15.05.2012, Adnan Turani Conference Hall, Hacettepe University

2011
. Article                                  'Is the contemporary art of the present is a time Unkapanı', published on 'Rh+ Artmagazine no:85'
.
on Media/Artist Talk             'Bizbize' television program broadcasted in Channel B at 06.10.2011 - Bodrum / TR
. Seminar/Artist Talk              'Closed Exhibition' and 'Kitschen Contemporary Art initiative' - Gallery Kara - Ankara / TR
. Presentation/Artist Talk       ‘Upon TONY OURSLER’ - 06.06.2011, Painting Department Seminar Hall, Hacettepe University
. Presentation/Artist Talk       ‘Playgrounds of Artists in Today’s Art (and links)’ - 20.04.11, Sculpture Department Seminar Hall, Hacettepe University
. Presentation/Artist Talk       ‘1st. International Emirates Heights Sculpture Symposium and 3rd. International Hasandede Sculpture Symposium’ -       Sculpture Department Seminar Hall, Hacettepe University


2010
. on Media/Artist Talk            ‘Thought the Young’ television program broadcasted in Channel B at 02.01.2010 - Ankara / TR

2009
. Presentation/Artist Talk       ‘City Impressions from Spain and France’ - 24.11.09, Sculpture Department Seminar Hall, Hacettepe University
. Presentation/Artist Talk       ‘Exhibitions and Museums from France’ - 10.11.09, Sculpture Department Seminar Hall, Hacettepe University
. Presentation/Artist Talk       ‘Art Education at ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ART DE BOURGES’ - 27.10.09, Sculpture Department Seminar Hall, Hacettepe University 

2008
. Seminar/Artist Talk               'RODIN as a Genius Sculptor', Ankara Art Association - Ankara / TR

2007
. on Media/Artist Talk             'Bizbize' alive television program broadcasted in Channel B at 02.11.2007 - Ankara / TR

// AWARDS 

2008
. Hacettepe University 2006 - 2007 Academic Year Encouragement in Art Award - Ankara / TR

2007
. Çukurova University 3rd. Spring and Sport Festival, Competition of Painting, Sculpture, Printpainting 2007 – Honourable Mention - Çukurova, Adana / TR

// EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

* Education
2007 - 2012 Hacettepe University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Sculpture – Proficiency in Art (PHD) degree
2008 – 2009 Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art de Bourges (Erasmus Programme), France
2004 – 2007 Hacettepe University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Sculpture – MA degree
2000 – 2004 Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Sculpture – Bachelor Degree

* Work Experience
2017 - (still)           Part-Time Instructor in Gazi University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting           
2013 - 2016 (Jan.) Instructor in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture
2004 - 2012 (Apr.) Research Assistant in Hacettepe, University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture

// KITSCHEN

* Fırat Engin is a founder of Kitschen Contemporary Art Initiative

** Curatorial Experience with Kitschen
"Ambiguous, Drunk, Dog !" exhibition, Cermodern HUB Art Space, TR, 2014
"Whatever I Am Not An Artist !" exhibition, Torun, Ankara, TR, 2012-13
“CLOSED” exhibition, Gallery Kara, Ankara, TR, 2010-11

* For more info: http://bubirkitschenetkinligidir.wordpress.com/