MELTEM ŞAHİN

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After graduating from Graphic Design with a first degree, Meltem Şahin(Marmaris, 1989) completed her Master's Degree in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she was a Fulbright scholar. In 2015, she has been awarded with MICA Graduate Research Development Grant for her projects with electronics and Arduino.
The book that artist illustrated lastly, P is for Pussy, got shown in Huffington Post, Bitch Media, DesignTAXI and BuzzFeed. In 2017, her illustrations were selected for American Illustration. The animation, Flow received awards and has been shown in six different countries. In 2016, she opened her first solo show of animations and retro toys, Negative Pleasure in Baltimore, USA. In 2017, she curated the first AR show of Turkey, PMS which consisted of 22 female artists.
This year, she exhibited her work in five different shows including Dumphaus in Tokyo as part of the Wrong Biennale. Currently, she is creating AR filters, and AI generated pieces.
The artist creates worlds that have a humanistic, and sensitive approach without the hierarchy of specific race, social status, sexual orientations or any qualifiers of beauty. She incorporates traditional techniques like printmaking and mistake-like attributes to her works to create a balance between technology and nature.

2020, The Wrong Biennale, group exhibition, Dumphaus, Tokyo, Japan
2020, A NICE DAY, HYPERCORTEX, group exhibition, London, United Kingdom
2019, Flow, solo exhibition, Bilsart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Ramapano Space Project / Mixer, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Artweeks Akaretler, group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, In search of digital, a new era of experience, group exhibition, Adas, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Mixer, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Nature is the source, group exhibition, Kolektif House Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Tomtom Red- Design, group exhibition, Tomtom Mahallesi, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Across the Line, British Council & Squidsoup, group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Second Nature, group exhibition, Circuit Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Curator: PMS, group exhibition, Bant Mag. Havuz, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, House of Cards, Light City Festival, group exhibition, Maryland, ABD
2016, Negative Pleasure, solo exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Negative Pleasure, solo exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA
2015, Image Harvest, group exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA
2015, First Year Juried Show, group exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA
2014, Image Harvest, group exhibition, Leidy Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA

After graduating from Graphic Design with a first degree, Meltem Şahin(Marmaris, 1989) completed her Master's Degree in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she was a Fulbright scholar. In 2015, she has been awarded with MICA Graduate Research Development Grant for her projects with electronics and Arduino.
The book that artist illustrated lastly, P is for Pussy, got shown in Huffington Post, Bitch Media, DesignTAXI and BuzzFeed. In 2017, her illustrations were selected for American Illustration. The animation, Flow received awards and has been shown in six different countries. In 2016, she opened her first solo show of animations and retro toys, Negative Pleasure in Baltimore, USA. In 2017, she curated the first AR show of Turkey, PMS which consisted of 22 female artists.
This year, she exhibited her work in five different shows including Dumphaus in Tokyo as part of the Wrong Biennale. Currently, she is creating AR filters, and AI generated pieces.
The artist creates worlds that have a humanistic, and sensitive approach without the hierarchy of specific race, social status, sexual orientations or any qualifiers of beauty. She incorporates traditional techniques like printmaking and mistake-like attributes to her works to create a balance between technology and nature.

2020, The Wrong Biennale, group exhibition, Dumphaus, Tokyo, Japan
2020, A NICE DAY, HYPERCORTEX, group exhibition, London, United Kingdom
2019, Flow, solo exhibition, Bilsart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Ramapano Space Project / Mixer, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Artweeks Akaretler, group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, In search of digital, a new era of experience, group exhibition, Adas, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Mixer, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Nature is the source, group exhibition, Kolektif House Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Tomtom Red- Design, group exhibition, Tomtom Mahallesi, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Across the Line, British Council & Squidsoup, group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Second Nature, group exhibition, Circuit Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, Curator: PMS, group exhibition, Bant Mag. Havuz, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, House of Cards, Light City Festival, group exhibition, Maryland, ABD
2016, Negative Pleasure, solo exhibition, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Negative Pleasure, solo exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA
2015, Image Harvest, group exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA
2015, First Year Juried Show, group exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA
2014, Image Harvest, group exhibition, Leidy Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, USA

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