Firat Engin, 1982
Lives & Works in Çorum, Ankara & Istanbul


// SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017 "How Can We Carry This Load?" - Gallery Siyah Beyaz - Ankara / TR
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

2018
. 'Face to Face', Collective Workshop with Artist Initiatives from Ankara, Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty, Ankara / TR
'First Round', Banu-Hakan Çarmıklı Art Collection, Galata Rum Okulu, Istanbul / TR

2017
. 'Zero', Cermodern, Ankara / TR
. '450 km', Erimtan Museum, Ankara / TR
. 'Void', Contemporary Art Center, Ankara / TR
. 'Cluster', Setup, Istanbul / TR
. 'Home', Evliyagil Contemporary Art Museum, Ankara / TR
. '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

2018
. Artist Talk                        "Meetings at Home" - 03.02.2018 - Evliyagil Museum, Ankara / TR   
. Article                              "Notes on Artist Initiatives from Ankara" published on Art Sanat Journal, Jan 2018 

2017
. Article                              "Field Study as a New Form of Studio in Contemporary Art" published on Sanat ve Tasarım Journal, Dec 2017
. Artist Talk                        "How Can We Carry This Load?" 19.11.2017 - Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / TR
. Urban Walk / Artist Talk  "Hangi Denizin Çapası, SALT Ankara / From first encounter to today, Ankara Urban Sculptures" 21.10.2017, Ankara / TR 
. Conference                     "Refugees and Forced Immigration" 29-30.09.2017 - DAKAM, Nippon Hotel, Istanbul / TR
. 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 B - 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'
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on Media/Artist Talk             "Bizbize" television program broadcasted in Channel B - 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            "Young Thought" television program broadcasted in Channel B - 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 in 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 - 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   Part Time Instructor in Gazi University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting
2017   Part Time Instructor in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture

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/