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Işık Kaya

b. 1990 (TR)

Education

2021, MFA in Visual Arts, University of California San Diego

2014, BA in Photography and Video, Istanbul Bilgi University (Full Scholarship)

2007, Tarsus American High School

2003, Tarsus SEV Elementary School

Exhibitions

2021

‘VON MÖGLICHEN WELTEN’, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (forthcoming)

‘RESISTING PERMANENCE’, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France (forthcoming)

‘LISHUI PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL’, Lishui Art Museum, China (forthcoming)

‘VANTAGE POINT SHARJAH 9′, Sharjah Art Foundation Al Hamriyah Studios, UAE

‘BERLIN PHOTO WEEK’, Urban Banks Berlin, Germany

‘MEASUREMENTS OF PROGRESS’, San Diego Art Institute (ICA San Diego), USA

‘CRUDE’, Main Gallery UCSD, USA

‘DES HERBES FOLLES’, CEAAC, France

‘PRIX LEVALLOIS’, Théâtre La Passerelle, France

‘NATIONAL COMPETITION’, Soho Photo, USA

2020

‘EARTH PHOTO’, Royal Geographical Society, UK

‘DIE DIGITALE DÜSSELDORF’, Weltkunstzimmer, Germany

‘SOLO SHOW’, Kunstkraftwerk, Germany

‘PRIX LEVALLOIS’, Galerie de L’Escale, France

‘SOCIAL’, CICA Museum, Korea

‘BEGEHUNGEN’, Kaufhalle, Germany

‘LA VITA DELL’ARTE’, A60 Contemporary Art Space, Italy

‘OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION’, UCSD Main Gallery, USA

2019

‘HELMPFLICHT’, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany

‘MONUMENTS’, UCSD Commons Gallery, USA

‘MAGIC SPRINGS IN A PLANETARY GARDEN’, After 1920, USA

2011

‘TRACK 10’, Santralistanbul, Turkey

‘UNTITLED 2’, Liege University, Belgium

2010

‘ISTANBUL IS RACING’, Istanbul Cultural Capital of Europe Project, Turkey

‘TRACK 9’, Santralistanbul, Turkey

Screenings

‘VIDEO OF THE MONTH’, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund (HMKV), Germany, 2021

‘PROYECTOR VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 2021’, Sala El Aguila, Spain, 2021

‘PHMUSEUM GRANT’, Verzasca Foto, Switzerland, 2021

‘PHMUSEUM GRANT’, Lagos Photo, Nigeria, 2021

‘PHMUSEUM GRANT’, JIPFest, Indonesia, 2021

‘LIGHTBOX21’, The Northbridge Piazza, Australia, 2021

’BEHIND THE LENS’, RI Center for Photographic Arts, USA, 2021

Honors and Awards

VANTAGE POINT SHARJAH 9, Winner (2021)

DAVID ANTIN PRIZE, Awardee (2021)

BARTUR PHOTO AWARD, Judges Choice (2021)

PHMUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT, Shortlisted (2021)

BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL, Highly Commended (2021)

GOMMA GRANT, First Prize (2020)

PRIX LEVALLOIS, Audience Award (2020)

VIENNA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD, Honorable Mention (2020)

PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS PX3, Honorable Mention (2020)

TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, ‘New Visions’, Honorable Mention (2020)

EARTH PHOTO, Finalist (2020)

PERTH CLIP AWARD, Finalist (2020)

RUSSELL FOUNDATION GRANT, Awardee (2020)

UC SAN DIEGO INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, Graduate Summer Research Fellowship (2020)