irmak dönmez



birth year


artist statement

what i’m trying to do, rather than art, is understanding and re-visualizing all that remains outside of the common and boring definitions which were thought to our perception by observing this planet and anything in it as an alien who is somewhat clueless about this world and has just arrived here.
when i close my eyes, i can see into my mind and the visuals i make are the pictures of that vision. these images can sometimes be wondrous, that is because i am completely honest about my observations on this planet.


2018 fish factory creative center, iceland
2018 the royal danish academy of fine arts, ph.d. in visual arts, visiting teacher/researcher
2017 the royal danish academy of fine arts, ph.d. in visual arts, exchange student 
2016 isik university graduate school of social sciences, ph.d. in science of art
2015- 2017 worked as a research assistant at isik university, visual arts.
2011- 2014 isik university graduate school of social sciences, mfa, painting
2007-2011 isik university, faculty of fine arts, bachelor, visual arts
2001-2005 mimar sinan high school of fine arts, painting


2018 my thoughts are breaking my hair, gallery q, copenhagen

selected exhibitons
2018 rundgang, royal danish academy of fine arts, copenhangen.
2015 tuyap art fair, amarcord, istanbul
2015 art for civil society dialogue, denizli, turkey
2014 on screen project, saatchi, London

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2013 clinic of art-bipolar, mine sanat, istanbul
2012 art colony of galicnik, macedonia
2012 salzburg international summer academy of fine arts, milena dragicevic, form fatale, austria
2012 crime of art, piramid sanat, istanbul
2011 art beat istanbul, myra galleries, istanbul convention & exhibition centre
2011 100 young face, international art center, istanbul
2011 unesco-aiaps’s liberty biennale istanbul
2010 student triennal
2009 nişantaşı gallery isik istanbul
2008 mittelmeer biennale köln, statt museum

2016-2017 pera rotary club, prix d’excellence de vocation professionelle