I am an artist living and working in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Istanbul and the co-founder of HAH Kolektif based Istanbul. (1984, Giresun/Turkey)











2017    MA in Fine Art, St. Joost Master Institute of Visual Cultures, ’s-Hertogenbosch-Netherlands

2012    BFA in Combined Art, Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Art and Design, Istanbul-Turkey 


Artist Collective

2017    HAH Kolektif (Ahu Akgün, Gizem Karakaş, Ayça Telgeren, Defne Tesal and Murat Yıldız)


Artist Residencies

2019    Lähde!, Artist in Community program, KulttuuriKauppila, Ii-Finland (October-November)

2019    Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder-Netherlands (January-March)

2016    KulttuuriKauppila, Ii-Finland (October-December)



2019    1h 34’ 07’’ workshop to Akv St. Joost Bachelors Fine Art, ’s-Hertogenbosch- Netherlands (in collaboration with Ying Liu, Defne Tesal)

2019    Making Traces and Spaces, St. Joost Master Institute of Visual Cultures, ’s-Hertogenbosch-Netherlands (in collaboration with Eric Patel)

2018    Decentralization as a Form of Resistance, Studium Generale, St. Joost MIVC, Breda-Netherlands (in collaboration with Eric Patel)

2018    Individuals in Collective Practices, St. Joost Bachelors Fine Art, ’s-Hertogenbosch-Netherlands (in collaboration with Ektor Ntourakos)

2016    Random Creation Project, Iin Lukio, Ii-Finland (in collaboration with Defne Tesal)


Awards, Grants, Scholarships

2017    Holland Scholarship for the first-year master’s in fine arts education, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands

2012    Ifsak Short Film Festival, Best Animation Award for Traiter Wolf short film, Istanbul-Turkey



2020    HAHokuyor- random reading performance at Radio Modyan with Ayse Idil, Istanbul-Turkey, participated as HAH Kolektif

2019    16th Istanbul Biennial: The Seventh Continent - Digestion Programme / Processor, as HAH Kolektif

2019    Werkwarenhuis, Group Exhibition, APPÈL Galeries, ’s-Hertogenbosch-Netherlands

2019    Jump, Group Exhibition Kunstpodium T, Tilburg-Netherlands

2018    What Do We Dance For? Group Exhibition Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi-Georgia

2018    Transition, Group Exhibition at Eye Research Lab, Eye Museum, Amsterdam-Netherlands

2018    There is another possibility: Open space and artist collectives exhibition at Kasa Gallery, Istanbul-Turkey, participated as HAH Kolektif        2018    Sketch State Group Exhibition, Gallery 5, Istanbul-Turkey 

2017    Maybe, we will benefit from our neighbour’s good fortune exhibition curated by Işıl Eğrikavuk at Halka Art Project, Group Exhibition,  Istanbul-Turkey, participated as HAH Kolektif

2017    HAHasks recording performance as part of MÇPS recording studio created by Can Altay and Saz Arkadaslari, produced by Amira Arzik at 5533,    Group Exhibition, Istanbul-Turkey, participated as HAH Kolektif

2017    Vesile (Occasion) Group Exhibition by HAH Kolektif members together with guest artists Etem Sahin, Selim Birsel and Lara Ogel at HAHmekan, Istanbul-Turkey

2017    5th. The Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Group Exhibition, Museum Rijswijk, Den Haag-Netherlands

2016    Keeping the Trace, KulttuuriKauppila, Ii-Finland, Duo Exhibition with Defne Tesal   

2016    215416, Gallery Artist Çukurcuma, Solo, Istanbul-Turkey

2016    Are we happy? Group Exhibition, Galeri 5, Istanbul-Turkey         

2016    Otoportre, Group Exhibition, Hayaka Artı&44a Gallery, Istanbul-Turkey

2015    Teneffus, Group Exhibition, Galeri 5, Istanbul-Turkey

2014    Aimless Boy, Gallery Artist Çukurcuma, Solo, Istanbul-Turkey

2014    Interception, International Textile Artists Group Exhibition, Galeri 5, Istanbul-Turkey

2010    Pandora Calling, Group Exhibition, Yüksel Sabancı Art Center, Istanbul-Turkey

2010    Ambiguous Situations, Group Exhibition, Yüksel Sabancı Art Center, Istanbul-Turkey

2010    Olmaz Diyoruz, Group Exhibition, Galatea Art Gallery, Istanbul-Turkey



2020    Dream News / Hayal Gazetesi, issue 2, 12 pages collaborative newspaper (500 copy), Çanakkale-Turkey

2019    Dream News / Unelma Uutiset, Issue 1, 24 pages collaborative newspaper (1000 copy), Ii-Finland    

2018    HAHcalendar, calendar publication of HAH collective, Art Unlimited publication

2017    HAH “Vesile” exhibition catalogue, HAH publication

2014    Amaçsız Cocuk (Aimless Boy), 180 pages, semi-autobiographical fiction, self-publication


Artist Talks-Presentations

2019    Research Presentation, V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam-Netherlands 

2014    Artist Talk, Text Analysis, Yeditepe University, 07.10.2014, Istanbul-Turkey



2012    White Sun, Light installation (18m), Adahan Hotel/Istanbul, Turkey (in collaboration with Lale Platin)


Short films:

2011    Hain Kurt (Traitor Wolf), Stop Motion Animation (in collaboration with Defne Tesal)


Screenings for Hain Kurt:

2012    Ifsak 32. Film Festival, National Short Film and Documentary Competition, Experimental Category, Finalist

2012    Akbank 8. Short Film Festival, Short Animation Category

2011    Malatya 2. International Film Festival, National Short Film Competition, Finalist

2011    International 48. Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Special Screening Istanbul 7. Animation Festival, Short Film Competition, Finalist