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Lives and works in İstanbul/TR

Contact:                     ranakelleci


2020       MA in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design, Sabanci University, Istanbul. Supervisor: Selim Birsel  

2016        BA in Business, Ozyegin University, Istanbul

2012        International Baccalaureate Diploma, Eyuboglu College, Istanbul


Artist residencies & workshop & lectures 

2022       Sis Artist Residency, Ordu, Turkey

2020       Salzburg Academy, Montage My Beautiful Friend, led by Eli Cortinas

2018       Nesin Art Village, Emotions, Bodies, Cities, led by scholars Fulden Ibrahimhakkioglu, Emre Koyuncu &                     Onur Eylül Kara, Izmir, Turkey

2018       Independent Studio Course, Neriman Polat, Istanbul

2017       British Council Art Writing Workshop, led by Ben Eastham, Istanbul


Work experience

Present                 Teaching Assistant, Sabanci University, Istanbul

Present                 Freelance curatorial projects

2016-ongoing       Freelance contributor to the publications Sanat Dunyamız, Milliyet Sanat, Art Unlimited,                                            5Harfliler

2018-20                Teaching Assistant, Sabancı University. Assisted courses: From Modern to Contemporary, Ahu                                    Antmen. Bauhaus, Bratislav Pantelic. Visual Language I, Meltem Isık. Advanced Studio Module,                                  Selim Birsel. Visiting Artist Studio, Erdag Aksel.



2020       Group exhibition: 38th Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul


2020       Solo exhibition: Making their way from our insides to out, FASS Art Gallery, Sabancı University, İstanbul                   (24.02-2.03.2020)

2019       Group exhibition: Photography Matters, FASS Art Gallery, Sabancı University, Istanbul (10-11.2019) 


Awards & Scholarships

2020       38th Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize

2020       Full scholarship, Salzburg Summer Academy

2018       Full scholarship, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design MA program, Sabanci University

2014       Academic Merit Scholarship, Business BA at Ozyegin University

On Press

June 2021, Interview: Project Encountered (TR & ENG)

January 2021, Interview: Gazete SU (TR & ENG)

November 2020, Interview: Time Out Istanbul, Radarımızdaki 10 Sanatçı (TR)

November 2020, Review: Daily Sabah, Of art and youth: Akbank Sanat highlights contemporary artists (ENG) 

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