CV

Işık Kaya

b. 1990 (TR)

Education

2021, MFA candidate in Visual Arts, University of California San Diego (Full Scholarship)

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

2007, Tarsus American High School

2003, Tarsus SEV Elementary School

Exhibitions

‘PRIX LEVALLOIS’, Théâtre La Passerelle, France, 2021 (upcoming)

‘Des Herbes Folles’, CEAAC, France, 2021 (upcoming)

‘NATIONAL COMPETITION’, Soho Photo, USA, 2021 (upcoming)

‘EARTH PHOTO’, Royal Geographical Society, UK, 2020

‘DIE DIGITALE DÜSSELDORF’, Weltkunstzimmer, Germany, 2020

‘SOLO SHOW’, Kunstkraftwerk, Germany, 2020

‘PRIX LEVALLOIS’, Galerie de L’Escale, France, 2020

‘SOCIAL’, CICA Museum, Korea, 2020

‘BEGEHUNGEN’, Kaufhalle, Germany, 2020

‘LA VITA DELL’ARTE’, A60 Contemporary Art Space, Italy, 2020

‘OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION’, UCSD Main Gallery, USA, 2020

‘HELMPFLICHT’, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany, 2019

‘MONUMENTS’, UCSD Commons Gallery, USA, 2019

‘MAGIC SPRINGS IN A PLANETARY GARDEN’, After 1920, USA, 2019

‘TRACK 10’, Santralistanbul, Turkey, 2011

‘UNTITLED 2’, Liege University, Belgium, 2010

‘ISTANBUL IS RACING’, Istanbul Cultural Capital of Europe Project, Turkey, 2010

‘TRACK 9’, Santralistanbul, Turkey, 2010

Honors and Awards

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)

RUSSELL FOUNDATION GRANT (2020)

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

EARTH PHOTO, Finalist (2020)

PERTH CLIP AWARD, Finalist (2020)