irmak dönmez



birth year


artist statement

she focuses on living in a body and the human obliviousness towards their own organs mechanical functioning. individuals go through their daily lives, blissfully unaware of the mechanics of organ systems, tucked away under their skin. she aims to make one aware of their functioning and to distort the human anatomy and the sexual, functional and emotional meaning projected onto it and its pieces.


2017-2018 the royal danish academy of fine arts, ph.d. in art theory and criticism, visiting teacher/researcher
2016 isik university, graduate school of social sciences, ph.d. in art theory and criticism
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