Visual artist, born in 1990. Gained his BA in Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, specialising in painting. 

Visual artist, born in 1990. Gained his BA in Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, specialising in painting. 

Got an offer for a PhD from the University of Glasgow, Image and Text Studies with the research proposal focusing on wordless graphic narratives. Most recently, his debut graphic novel Fishes May Come Back was published in the UK, 2021.

Also got shortlisted for The Bottom Drawer Prize with his non-fiction book about wordless narratives in the UK and featured in The Guardian with his illustrations in 2023. 

Talks and Conferences

Visuality of Silence: Understanding wordless-graphic novels in terms of their cognitive learning ways (2021, Nov 10). ECR Conference, British Psychology Society, UK.

2022 Artists Roundtable at Comics and Global South ConferenceUniversity of Cambridge, UK.

The Place Where the Unending Time is: Discovering the history of silent-graphic novels in terms of their timeless communication (2021, Nov 6). Domus Centre and History of Education Society, University of Birmingham, UK.

Silent Literacy to Construct and Product the Identity (2021, May 27). Yidan Prize Doctoral Conference, Education Department, University of Oxford, UK.

Published Works, Exhibitions and Fellowships

2023 Commissioned illustrator for The Guardian, "I am here, I am free", Editors: Jessica Reed, Rita Liu

2022 ''All Is Not Well /Comics About Care'' collaboration with Dr Ryan Prout and Jonathan Clode on the story about homeless people. Funded by the University of Cardiff and ESRC in the UK.

2022 ''The Expectants'', selected artwork at Comics and Global South Conference Exhibition at the
University of Cambridge, UK.

2022-23 Edgelands Institute Artist Fellow, Geneva, Switzerland.

2023 ''The Cost of Being Homeless in the Age of Smart Cities" an art book about the issue of being homeless in smart cities. Funded by Edgelands Institute based in Switzerland. Directed by Yves Daccord and Beatriz Botero.

2022 The Bottom Drawer Prize /Shortlisted with Orchards in Blossom /non-fiction book about ''silent language'' in wordless graphic novels / UK.   

2021 ''Fishes May Come Back'' debut wordless graphic novel was published by Good Comics based in London, UK.

Orchards in Blossom: Silent language to form an identity in terms of progressive ways of education. Published in the proceedings of Yidan Prize Doctoral Conference (2021) in The British Library / Education Department, University of Oxford, UK.

Youth: Overview Context. In Maria Brauzzi (Ed.), Education and Childhood Studies (2021).
London: Bloomsbury Publication.

Paul Klee and B.R. Eyuboglu: A Comparison of Ideas on Creativity and Art Education.
In: Journal of 
Art and Design, ISSN: 1308-2264. 

2021, ''Obelisk'' short-wordless graphic novel commissioned by Dustin Carpenter from Portland, North America.

2021 Featured artwork in New Plains Review, University of Central Oklahoma,  North America.

2021 Light and Memory: Journal of Storytelling Scholarship and Art Organisation, Co-founder.

2020 Featured artwork at the University of Glasgow, in the ezine of Arts & Humanities, Glasgow, UK.

2020 Featured artworks through the ezine of Epoque Press based in Dublin, Ireland.

2017 Nuri Iyem Painting Award - Selected Work - Evin Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR.

2016 "Kuşluktan İçeri", Istanbul The Art Studio - Solo Exhibition, Kadikoy, Istanbul, TR.

2014 Istanbul International Art Fair - Group Exhibition, Istanbul, TR.

2014 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Painting Award - Selected Work, Osman Hamdi Bey Hall, Istanbul, TR.


The Guardian / 2023 / Newspaper, UK

Broken Frontier / 2020 / Magazine, UK

WIP Comics / 2020 / Podcast, UK

Solrad / 2020 / Magazine, UK

A Place to Hang Your Cape / 2021 / Magazine, UK

Pipedream / 2021 / Magazine, UK

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