Esin Aykanat Avcı was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1986.
Although her art education has been in ceramics, and clay is the major material she makes use of in her work, she has been tend to bring it together with other media, science and nature itself. She has moved most of her installation works out of the studio since 2017 and her work started to interact more with both herself and the viewer.
Besides being an artist based in Istanbul, Turkey, she has had the chance to travel and participate in different academic programs, work in different studios, be part of several national and international art shows and further her Master's and Proficiency in Arts researches in the U.K. and the U.S.A. through Erasmus, Fulbright and several other art grants and residencies.
2014-2020: Proficiency in Arts in Ceramics, Hacettepe University
2010-2014: M.F.A. in Ceramics, Hacettepe University
2004-2009: B.A. in American Culture and Literature,
2017-2018: Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher Grant for
Proficiency in Arts
University of Delaware
2012-2013: Erasmus M.F.A. Research Grant
UWIC Cardiff School of Art and Design
Residencies & Awards
2023: Traditional Ceramic Techniques Art Residency, Jingdezhen,
2023: Atölyehane Artist Residency Program
2023: Gate 27 Artist Residency Program
2022: Daire Sanat Open Studio Artist Program
2020: Bang-Prix 2020
2019: Bang-Prix 2019
2019: Genç Sanat 5.
2019: MAMUT Art Project
2019: CerModern Artist Residency Program (current
2018 : Award of Excellence, Earth, Santa Cruz Valley
Art Association, Arizona.
2018 : Special Recognition Award, City Scapes, Light Space
and Time Online Gallery
2019 - Cube Planets, The Wall, Hacettepe University, Ankara.
2019 - Water, Siyah Beyaz Sanat Galerisi, Ankara.
Two Person Exhibition
2018 - Perceived Impressions: Mosaics, Images and Nature, The
Recitation Gallery, Newark, DE, U.S.A.
Selected Group Exhibitions & Juried Exhibitions & Festivals & Projects
2023 - ONE Akaretler, İstanbul
2023 - Formların Sıra dışılığı, Galeri Ark, İstanbul
2023 - Contemporary İstanbul
2023 - Beton, Hayvan, Deniz/Concrete, Animal, Sea, Kıyı Project,
Antalya (Lara shore).
2022 - Bir Işık Hüzmesi Üzerine/On a Beam of Light, İBB Taksim
2022 - İmgenin Parçalı Doğası/Fragmented Nature of Image, Barın
2022 - Cam Tavan/Glass Ceiling, Den Art Galler, Antalya.
2021 - Ev Yapımı El Yıkımı/Home Made Hand Destroyed, Siyah Beyaz
Sanat Galerisi, Ankara.
2021 - Mahalla Festival, Yel Değirmeni Sanat Merkezi, İstanbul.
2020 - SONAR İstanbul, Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi, İstanbul.
2020 - Just So to Say, ArtNivo Online Visual Dialogue Series w/Ilgım
Göktürk&Selin Balcı, curated by Teo Jing Yi.
2019 - On Tender Ground, Current Space, Baltimore, MD, USA.
2019 - Bang-Prix, Studio X İstanbul.
2019 - Genç Sanat: 5. Güncel Sanat Proje Yarışması Sergisi, Cer Modern
Sanat Merkezi, Ankara.
2019 - Videocamp, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Beytepe Campus, Ankara.
2019 - MAMUT Art Project, Küçükçiftlik Park, İstanbul.
2018 - Art Biologic, juried exhibition, Limner Gallery, Hudson, New
2018 - Art In the Garden, University of Delaware Botanical Gardens,
Newark, DE, U.S.A.
2018 - 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, juried
exhibition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo,
2018 - Earth, international juried exhibition, Tubac Center of the
Arts, Tubac, AZ, U.S.A.
2018 - City Scapes, international juried exhibition, Light Space and
Time Online Art Gallery.
2017 - Jekyll Grand Dining Sea Mist, We Too Lived, University of
Delaware, Taylor Hall Gallery, Newark, DE, U.S.A.
2016 - 3rd İstanbul Ceramic Art Days, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert
2016 - A Space to Call My Own, CerModern Art Center, Ankara.
2015 - Emergency Exit, Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty
Department of Sculpture Gallery, Ankara.
2015 - Hacettepe University Department of Ceramics Graduate Show,
Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara.
2013 - Nurol Art Gallery, Ankara.
2012 - Made in Roath Festival, open house show, Cardiff, Whales, United Kingdom.
2012 - Hacettepe University Department of Ceramics Students Show,
Çankaya University, Ankara.
2011 - Kısmet (Destiny), Ankara.
2010 - Çılgın Sandalye” (Crazy Chairs), Başkent University Faculty of
Fine Arts, Ankara.
2020 - Annual International TVAD Symposium 2020/21, What the World Needs Now is Artists Engaged with Science, lecturer w. Ilgım
2018 - Material and Artist 'Water', Güncel Sanat Arşivi Artist Talk Series,
Kova Art Space, Ankara.
2014 - Ceramics in the Expanded Field Conference and Exhibition,
University of Westminster, attendee, London, UK.
2012 - Subversive Ceramics Symposium, The Holburne Museum,
attendee, Bath, UK.
2012 - 5th Traditional International Güzelyurt-Ihlara Summer Art
Academy, Aksaray University, chinaware workshop attendee and showed art work in closing exhibition, Nevşehir.
2011 - International Macsabal Wood Firing Symposium, Hacettepe
University, the assistant of Hungarian ceramic artist Mariann
Bann, Ankara. (for one week)
2011 - 5th International Eskişehir Terra Cotta Symposium, as the
assistant of Cuban ceramic artist Martha Jimenez, Eskişehir.
(for two weeks)