Iskender Giray Turkey, b. 1978

From an early age, his life was full of arts and crafts. However, he studied his second passion in the university as many artists in Turkey who found themselves in a socio-economic dilemma implemented by the conjuncture that forced them to take another profession than art for a “safe” future life. Giray chose physics, the knowledge of the universe.

Born in 1978 in Ankara, Iskender Giray was brought up in various parts of Turkey because of his father’s profession. His family finally moved to Istanbul where he spent most of his youth and settled as an artist. He was always eager to see the differences and common points of cultures.

From an early age, his life was full of arts and crafts. However, he studied his second passion in the university as many artists in Turkey who found themselves in a socio-economic dilemma implemented by the conjuncture that forced them to take another profession than art for a “safe” future life. Giray chose physics, the knowledge of the universe. He studied in Physics Engineering at the Istanbul Technical University, and he believed that the knowledge of physics taught him different ways of observation and ways of putting different data to get a new solution. He has been collecting data to create his artistic practice, storing every piece of information only to transform it into a new work. As an artist he is always in the desire of creating a new world without giving up his own.

 

He has held various group and solo exhibitions as well as street art projects. His Group Exhibitions include, “Human Touch '', Ayn Galeri at Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey, “My Hiding Space”, Galeri Bu, Galata, Istanbul, Turkey​, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. Halka Art Project Booth, Lutfi Kırdar Convention Centre, Istanbul, Turkey, Artist Tuyap International  Art Fair, Halka Art Project Booth. Solo Exhibitions include “Shadows'' at Halka Art Gallery. Kadıkoy, Istanbul, Turkey, Tedx Reset Event TIM Maslak Show Center, Istanbul, Turkey, Remind Gezi Park, “Resistance Cycling '' at Iskender Giray Atelier. The street art projects include Solidarity at Moda Kadıkoy, Istanbul, Turkey, “Segregation” at Yeldegirmeni Kadıkoy, Istanbul, Turkey, “Requiem for a Tree'', “Rejoice for a Tree” at Moda Kadıkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.