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SENEM DEMİRHAN

 

EDUCATION


2010, Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
1993, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Istanbul
1991-1992, Textile and Fashion Design Education, Ministry of National Education
1989-1990, Serigraphy Workshop, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
1989-1990, Rug Workshop, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University


AWARDS/GRANTS


2011, Awarded The European Quality Label by e-Twinning and grants from The French Ministry of Education within the context of the "Turkey Season in France" EU Comenius ‘Arthepoe' project.
2009, Awarded The European Quality Label by e-Twinning and grants from The EU within the context of the ‘Regards Croisés' project.
2006, Honorary award and silver medal from the The Turkish Social Service and Children Protection Institution for the contributions to the art activities and raising funds for The Eyüp Orphanage in Istanbul.
2001, Awarded with a plaque from The Istanbul Archaeology Museums for the coordination of ‘The Museum Week' inter-school activity.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2017, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Cemal Reşit Rey Art Gallery, Istanbul
2009, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality,Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul
2005, Sıcak Sanat Evi, Istanbul
1999, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Cemal Reşit Rey Art Gallery, Istanbul
1998, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Bakırköy Art Center, Istanbul
1997, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Atatürk Library, Istanbul


JURIED EXHIBITIONS


2017, XI. Florence Biennale, eARTh - Creativity & Sustainability, Florance, Italy
2011, 'Contemporary Artists, 30th Year Istanbul Exhibition, From Past to
Present' by The Association of Painting and Sculpture Museums, Istanbul Congress Center, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul.
2011, The 6th Contemporary Istanbul, Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul
2011, ‘Artist' the 21st International Istanbul Art Fair, TUYAP, Istanbul
1998, 'Serigraphy - Lithography within the Context of Painting Education', Archive Exhibition, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul
1997, Contemporary Artists, 18th Istanbul Exhibition', Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul
1993, 'Red-White'curated by Prof. Dr. Adnan Çoker, Galeri B, Istanbul
1991, The Young Talents Exhibition, The Press Museum, Istanbul
1990, The Young Talents Exhibition, State Fine Art Gallery, Istanbul  


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017, ‘Artestrangers', Venice, Italy
2011, The 13th Immagina Arte Fiera, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2009, ‘X-Treme X-Terios', Heybeliada, Istanbul
2009, ‘October Parade 8', Cemal Reşit Rey Art Gallery, Istanbul
2009, ‘October Parade 8', Çankaya Art Gallery, Ankara
2009, ‘October Parade 8', Congress and Culture Center, Mersin
2009, 'Genius and Love' The Istanbul Naval Museum Art Gallery, Istanbul
2006, The Istanbul Naval Museum Art Gallery, Istanbul
2005, 17th Finike Festival, Finike
1999, 'Motions', The Foundation of Beykoz, Istanbul
1998, International Academy Marmaris, Marmaris, Mugla
1998, 'Hypothesis' Isvicre Sigorta Art Gallery, Istanbul
1997, 'Birds' Barometre Art Gallery, Istanbul
1994, Antalya Tennis Club and Sports Specialized (ATIK), Antalya
1993, Sedef Island Lions Club, Sheraton Hotel, Istanbul
1992, '10 Contemporary', Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul

 

WALL PAINTINGS


1999, Beyoglu District National Education Directorate, (240x140)cm, Istanbul
1997, The Neve Shalom Synagogue Cultural Center, (350x300)cm, Istanbul
1994, Q Point Cafe & Restaurant, (500x300 cm), (300x200)cm, (100x400)cm, Istanbul
1993, The Burgazada Marine Club Children Playground, (300x100)cm, Istanbul
1993, Hacı Şakir Factory, (4000x200)cm, (150x200)cm, (1000x200)cm, Istanbul

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


2012 - 2013, ‘Time and Space', ‘Black Hole', ‘Parallel Universe' and ‘Migration of Time' projects and exhibitions within the context of ‘Turbinegeneration', Tate Modern Museum, London
2009 - 2010, Collaboration of art projects between Externat Notre Dame, Grenoble and Hisar Schools, Istanbul, within the context of the ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius "Arthepoe" project: ‘Identity' a short film, works on photography, on painting, on sculpture, and a sculpture exhibition.
2007 - 2008, Collaboration of art projects between Externat Notre Dame, Grenoble and Hisar Schools, Istanbul, within the context of the ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius ‘Regards Croisés' project: works on fashion design and a fashion show ‘Fashion in Anatolia Throughout History', on photography ‘Light and Architecture', on sculpture ‘Body', a short movie ‘Identity', on painting and sculpture ‘Transformation in Architecture', on mosaic ‘Interpretation of Gaia Mosaic', ‘Application of Anatolian Mosaics on Three Dimensional Works', on mixed-media ‘Interpreting Wall Paintings of Çatalhöyük', on sculpture ‘Transforming Household items of Architecture of Catalhoyuk Into Sculpture', a short film ‘From where was Pierre Loti watching Istanbul?'

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


2016, Exhibition, Senem Demirhan Art Studio Students, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Atatürk Library, Istanbul
2014, Exhibition, Senem Demirhan Art Studio Students, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Atatürk Library, Istanbul
2013, ‘Portfolio' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2012, ‘Industrial Inheritance' exhibition, Hisar Schools, Istanbul
2012, ‘Sound and Form' exhibition , Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2012, ‘Portfolio' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2011, ‘Unmasked' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul, Istanbul
2011, ‘Feed the World' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2011, ‘Face to Face with Nature' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2010, ‘No Other Istanbul' exhibition , Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2010, ‘Clotes in Anatolia Throught History' fashion show within the context of ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius ‘Arthepoe' project, Hisar Schools, Istanbul
2010, ‘Portfolio' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2009, ‘Touching History' exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2009, ‘Clotes in Anatolia Throught History' fashion show within the context of ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius ‘Arthepoe' project, Externat Notre Dame School, Grenoble, France
2009 - Portfolio Exhibition, Hisar Schools Cultural Center, Istanbul
2006, Organization of Community Service event and exhibition, Tarik Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center, Istanbul
1998, ‘Mask' exhibitions, Pera High School, Istanbul
1998, ‘Vitruvius' exhibitions, Pera High School, Istanbul

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS WITH CREATIVE CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION


Coordinated inter-school fine-art activities at places including major cultural and historic landmarks:
2013, ‘Children and Cities', Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep
2010, ‘Smart Move', First Lego League Robotics European Championship Exhibition, Halic Congress Center, Istanbul
2009, ‘Children's Climate Summit', First Lego League Turkey Robotics Tournaments Exhibition, Feshane International Fair Congress and Culture Center, Istanbul
2008, ‘Museum Week', Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul
2008, ‘Power Puzzle', First Lego League Turkey Robotics Tournaments Exhibition, Feshane International Fair Congress and Culture Center, Istanbul
2007, ‘Nano Quest' Tournaments Exhibition, Feshane International Fair Congress and Culture Center, Istanbul
2007, Museum Week', Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul
2006, ‘Brotherhood of Anatolian Civilizations" Touring Exhibition, Chora Museum, Istanbul
2006, "The 150th anniversary of Dolmabahce Palace' , Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul
2006, ‘Museum Week', Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul
2005, ‘Children's Istanbul', Ataturk Airport International Line, Istanbul
2005, ‘Children's Istanbul', Miniaturk, Istanbul
2005, ‘Children's Istanbul', Is Sanat Culture Center, Istanbul
2004, ‘Hagia Sophia, Gift to Humanity', Hagia Sophia and Aya Irini Museum, Istanbul
2003, ‘Creative Children of The Republic', The Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara
2003, ‘Istanbul of Colors', Yıldız Palace, Istanbul
2003, ‘Dream Instruments', Rahmi M. Koc Museum, Istanbul
2002, 'Tales and Palaces', Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


2001, Present, Jury reviewing applications, "The Good Practices in Education Conferences" by Education Reform Initiative, Sabanci University, Istanbul
2002 - 2013, Founding member and member of the board, "Creative Children's Association", Istanbul

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2007 - Present, Working with high school students on their portfolios for applications to international university.
2000 - 2013, Head of Fine-Arts Department, Hisar Schools
International projects, exhibition, out of school art activities coordinator, AP Studio Art courses, student portfolios of international university.
1998 - 2000, Instructor, Pera Fine Arts High School. Fine arts, art history, drawing, sculpture, color and design, perspective courses.

 

LECTURES


2008, 12th Fall Symposium of Teachers, Robert College, Istanbul
"Interaction between cultures in the international arena and applications in art courses"
2008, 12th Symposium of Teachers, Robert College, Istanbul
"Lifelong learning, EU Comenius projects and application in visual art courses"
2006, "Woman and Diet in Art History", EKAV Art Gallery, Istanbul
Speakers: Senem Demirhan, Dilara Koçak
2005, 17th Finike Art Festival, Finike, Mugla
"On painting art"
2003, 6th Fall Symposium of Teachers, KOC Schools, Istanbul
"Using imagination and the contribution of the art courses in the Process of approaching and solving real problems in live science course, Project Based Learning Model"
2003, 6th Fall Symposium of Teachers, KOC Schools, Istanbul
"The contribution of art courses in social studies course, interaction between cultures, Project Based Learning Model"

 

WORKSHOPS


2017, ‘Collage' Makerevi, Istanbul
2013, ‘Collage' Trump Tower, Istanbul
2012, ‘Dreams Out of Paper' Rıdvan Çelikel High School, Samsun
2012, ‘Mask', Samsun Rıdvan Çelikel High School, Samsun
2012, ‘Mask', Trump Tower, Istanbul
2012, ‘Collage', Trump Tower, Istanbul
2010, ‘Body', 'Identity' and ‘Fashion Design' workshops with the student of Externat Notre Dame, Grenoble and Hisar Schools, within the context of the ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius ‘Arthepoe' project, Istanbul
2009, ‘Transformation in Architecture' workshops with the student of Externat Notre Dame, Grenoble and Hisar Schools, within the context of the ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius ‘Arthepoe' Project, Fransa
2007-2008, ‘Çatalhoyuk Sculpture', ‘Catalhoyuk Wall Paintings', ‘Gaia Mosaic' workshops with the student of Externat Notre Dame, Grenoble and Hisar Schools, within the context of the ‘Turkey Season in France' EU Comenius ‘‘Regards Croisés' project, Grenoble, İstanbul