CV

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

‘MEASUREMENTS OF PROGRESS’, San Diego Art Institute (ICA San Diego), USA, 2021

‘CRUDE’, Main Gallery UCSD, USA, 2021

‘DES HERBES FOLLES’, CEAAC, France, 2021

‘PRIX LEVALLOIS’, Théâtre La Passerelle, France, 2021

‘NATIONAL COMPETITION’, Soho Photo, USA, 2021

‘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

Screenings

‘PHMUSEUM GRANT’, Verzasca Foto, Switzerland, 2021 (upcoming)

‘PHMUSEUM GRANT’, Lagos Photo, Nigeria, 2021 (upcoming)

‘PHMUSEUM GRANT’, JIPFest, Indonesia, 2021 (upcoming)

‘LIGHTBOX21’, The Northbridge Piazza, Australia, 2021

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

Honors and Awards

DAVID ANTIN PRIZE, Awardee (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)