Biography

He was born in 1977 in Istanbul, where he still currently live. He graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, the Department of Visual Communication Design and completed his master’s degree at the same department and school. During his post-graduate education, he worked as a research assistant, in Photo and Video department at the same university. In addition to his education in Visual Communication, he has improved himself in the fields of movement and dance through workshops and contemporary dance schools. He had trainings in improvisation, body, movement, ethnic-traditional dances, massage and basic anatomy.

In past years, he has been creating his own visual and performance projects integrating traditional and contemporary approaches. He has been greatly inspired by Sufi and Bektashi sacred rituals and dance movement traditions in his authentic whirling performances. Beside all, he is involved in the projects of personation, acting, living statue, and alternative dance performances in national and international festivals.

Since 2003, he has been involved with multidisciplinary projects; and in recent years collaborating with other artists in nationally and internationally. He is also a member of Istanbul Contemporary Theatre and Experimental Art Society Association and Unesco International Dance Council CID.

Despite his close relationships with many musicians in many genres, for the moment, he mostly improvise with music instruments and his voice. He enjoy playing his instruments of mouth harp, frame drum and Central Asian harp ‘Çeng’.