About

Born in 1986  in Istanbul, Turkey. He is practicing in various ways intersection between art, architecture and research. He trained as an architect.  He got his bachelor degree from Yildiz Technical University and graduated from Städelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt am Main. He lives between Berlin and Istanbul. His research and interest areas include commoning practices, landforms, technology, critical spatial practices. 



After his graduation, he worked at kpm-Kerem Piker Mimarlık, Architectural Studio in Istanbul, where he participated architectural competitions and 1. Istanbul Design Biennial. He is co-founder of Herkes Icin Mimarlik (Architecture for All) , which is is a non-profit organization based in Istanbul that provides democratic and collaborative design processes between architects, urban designers, and citizens. He is the coordinator and editor of the “#occupygezi architecture” project , which exhibited at the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, Salt Istanbul, V&A Museum London, MAXXI Rome and ngbk Berlin. This projects became part of permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture and Design. 



He curated the “Caution! Slippery Ground” exhibition about architectural culture, which was held in Istanbul Modern Art Museum in 2015.



In 2017 he got the research grant from Design Trust Hong Kong to research on collective groups and their relations with common space, re-thinking the concept of commons in Pearl River Delta with Elif Çak Köm.



Currently he collaborates actively with Studio Tomàs Saraceno and Aerocene Foundation. He is the member of Arazi Collective, which is a research assembly consists of researchers that are working together in different spatial scales focusing on the Southeast region of Turkey.

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018 Vardiya  16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia Pavilion Of Turkey, Curated by Kerem Piker Associate Curator – vardiya.iksv.org

EXHIBITION DESIGN
2016 Goethe-Institut Ankara, We Won’t Leave
Exhibition Designer, Artist
2015 Das ABC des Bundesverbandes der Migrantinnen e.V.Ein Weibliches Wörterbuch
Exhibition Design, Ein Projekt des Bundesverbandes der Migrantinnen e.V. für die Bibliothek der Alten imHistoriches Museum Frankfurt
2015 14th Istanbul Biennial, Artıkişler Kolektifi, Imagination I-II Exhibition designs with Artıkişler Kolektifi
2014 Disobedience Archive, SALT Istanbul Member of Exhibition Design Team, Herkes için Mimarlık (Architecture for All)

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Actopolis Project By Goethe-Institut Athens, Curated by Pelin Tan Participant, Artist
2016 Goethe-Institut Ankara, We Won’t Leave Exhibition Designer, Artist
2015 MAXXI Museum Rome, “Istanbul Joy, Passion And Fury.” Participant with #occupygezi architecture and Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture For All)
2015 Das ABC des Bundesverbandes der Migrantinnen e.V.Ein Weibliches Wörterbuch Exhibition Design, Ein Projekt des Bundesverbandes der Migrantinnen e.V. für die Bibliothek der Alten im Historiches Museum Frankfurt
2015 3rd Antalya International Architecture Biennial, Turkey Participant, “Incremental Housing”
2015 nGbK, Politische Kunst in Widerstand in der Türkei Participant with #occupygezi architecture
2015 VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series “Caution! Slippery Ground” / Istanbul Modern Curator, Exhibition Design
2014 Made By Makers / Studio-X Istanbul Exhibition Design
2014 Disobedient Object /Victoria & Albert Museum, London Participant with #occupygezi architecture
2014 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial “The Future Is Now What Is Used To Be”, curated by Zoe Ryan Participated in three different projects (KONTRAAKT, #occupygezi architecture, TwtRate)
2014 Disobedience Archive, SALT Istanbul Member of Exhibition Design Team, Herkes için Mimarlık (Architecture for All)
2012 1st Istanbul Design Biennial “Adhocracy”, Galata Greek Primary School Participant Ad-Hoc Library with Pelin Tan, and Ethel Baraona Pohl Active Monument To Urban Destruction with Kayitdişi,Lucia Babina, Emiliano Gandolfi, Gabriela Rendón And Miguel Robles-Durán
2012 1st Istanbul Design Biennial “Musibet”, Istanbul Modern Museum Word with Herkes İçin Mimarlik (Architecture for All) The Bomb with kpm – kerem piker architecture

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