Prof. Rıfat Şahiner

Style of Art : Artist / painter, academician
Branch of Art : Painting
Art Profile :

Prof. Rıfat Şahiner was born in Ankara in 1969. He graduated from the Department of Art Education at Gazi University in 1992. He completed his master′s degree (1998) and doctoral degree, proficiency in Arts (2001) at Hacettepe University. He became an Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2012. Prof. Şahiner has had 11 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. He has also given his presentations in many international congresses and symposiums.

Since 1995, Sahiner has published many articles on Arts, Postmodernism, Popular Culture and Video Aesthetics in various newspapers and journals such as Sanat Dünyamız, Türkiye’de Sanat, Genç Sanat, Rh+ Sanat, Plato, Cumhuriyet and Radikal newspaper. He published his first book "Sanatta Postmodern Kırılmalar ya da Modernin Yapıbozumu" in 2008. In 1997-1998, he directed the Art Studio at the Art Council; and served as the Co-chairman and Executive Officer in the International Association of Plastic Arts’ Ankara chapter in 2000-2002. Currently, Prof. Şahiner continues to serve as a Professor at Yildiz Technical University. He is a member of IAA and AICA.

Selected solo exhibitions:
2006, “Iconos", Gallery Artist, Istanbul
2001, “Icono-Cosmos”, Karaca Art Gallery, Ankara
2000, “Subsequent Images” Exhibition, State Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Izmir
2000, “Visual Systems II” Exhibition, State Gallery of Fine Arts, Eskişehir

Selected group exhibitions:
2007, Karaca Art Gallery 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Ankara
2006, III. Buenos Aires Zonadearte in Action 2006 “Electronic De/coll/age” video performance, Buenos Aires
2006, Artists as Three Generations of Gazi, Contemporary Art Center, Ankara
2006, The Twilight Zone Notebook, Yildiz Technical University, Yüksel Sabanci Hall, Istanbul
2006, Group exhibition for Association of Lecturers, Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul
2002, Karaca Art Gallery 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Karaca Art Gallery, Ankara
2001, Exhibition 2002, Group Exhibition of Çankaya Municipality, AIAP Ankara Chamber Center of Contemporary Arts, Ankara
2000, Exhibition of AIAP Ankara Chapter Member, Ankara



Foundation : Yıldız Technical University
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City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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