Cansu Çakar

(1988, Istanbul) She started her higher education in 2006 at Dokuz Eylül University Traditional Turkish Arts Department. In 2012 she went to Moholy – Nagy Arts and Design University in Budapest to study graphic design through a student exchange programme. She earned her BFA in 2013 and now runs an independent art studio called Miniature Atelier in Alsancak, İzmir.

She believes that what makes us “modern” is not the imported ideas or concepts but aesthetic values buried in darkness, available in different layers of society, which lead the passages to contemporary art.She works on projects, which integrate contemporary art practices with Traditional Turkish Arts in an attempt to explore subcultures of the society. She emphasises the necessity to homogenate what is called traditional with the aesthetic perception focused on notions of kitsch and arabesque.

Çakar continues her personal works, which reflect how she relates with literary texts, poems, daily images and agendum she encounters.