Barış Cihanoğlu

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

Barış Cihanoğlu was born in Ankara in 1975. He graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University in 1999. In the same year, he won first place in a graduation exhibition at Hacettepe University. In 2003, Cihanoğlu had his first solo exhibition at the İzlenim Art Gallery. In the next year, he won second place in the TJK 6th Painting Competition. In 2005, he continued his master’s degree at his alma mater. In the same year, Cihanoğlu participated in Şefik Bursalı Painting Competition and Tisva Grameen Art Biennial and won the exhibited prizes. In 2006, he participated in the RH+ Art Magazine “the Best Young Painting Artists of the Year 2005” competition and was nominated as one of the fifteen finalists. In the same year, he participated in a group exhibition at Helikon Painting Gallery and Ümraniye Municipality Painting Competition. He had his second solo exhibition at the Tevfik İhtiyar Art Gallery (as a part of Art Show 2006). He won first place in the Adana Çukurova University Painting Competition (2006); second place in a Painting Competition at Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University (2006); jury special prize in the Nuri İyem Painting Competition (2006); jury special prize in the Art Academy Painting Competition (2006); an award of merit in the Ankara Art Forum, Art Fair Painting Competition (2006); and an exhibited prize in the TEB Painting Competition (2006). In 2006, Cihanoğlu joined group exhibitions including the Şeker Bank “Araf’ta 1” and TVMM “Türkiye Resimleniyor” Project exhibition. In 2007, he participated in Tüyap Art Fair Istanbul, the group exhibition “Araf’ta 2” at Ankara Beyaz Art Gallery, Art Bosphorus Art Fair Exhibition, and the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism “Garlar Resimleniyor” Project. Cihanoğlu also had a solo exhibition at an art gallery of the Istanbul Nazım Hilmet Foundation. In 2008, he had his solo exhibition at the Istanbul Odakule Art Gallery, which was organized by A Sanat. Currently, Cihanoğlu continues his work in Ankara.

Selected exhibitions:
2004, 6th TJK painting competition, second prize, Istanbul
2005, Polish caricature competition, presentation, Poland
2005, International Tisva Grameen Art Biennial, Ankara
2006, Rh+ Art magazine′s award of “Young Painter of the 2005" finalist, Istanbul
2006, Tevfik İhtiyar Art Gallery (Art Show 2006) solo exhibition, Istanbul
2006, Adana Çukurova University painting competition, first prize, Adana
2006, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University painting competition, second prize, Maraş
2006, Evin Art Gallery,  First Nuri iyem painting competition, jury special prize, Istanbul
2006, Art Academy painting competition, jury special prize, Istanbul
2006, Ankara Art Forum painting competition, first prize, Ankara
2007, Nazım Hikmet Foundation Gallery (solo exhibition), Istanbul
2007, Summart Painter Art campus, Chisinau (Moldova)
2008, İ.S.O odakule Art Gallery (solo exhibition), Istanbul
2008, Ankara Beyaz Art (solo exhibition), Ankara
2008, Evin Art Gallery, 3rd Nuri İyem painting competition, Merit Award, Istanbul
2009, Piramit Art Gallery (solo exhibition), Istanbul
2009, Zeitgeist Project exhibition, Türkenhouse, Berlin
2009, Beyaz Art (solo exhibition), Ankara
2009, World Art Foundation, Art Fair organization, California
2009, Contemporary Istanbul 4, Beyaz Art Gallery, Istanbul
2010, Izmir Iş bank Art Gallery (solo exhibition), Izmir
2011, Gallery Ilayda (solo exhibition), Istanbul
2011, Krampf Gallery, New York; Art Basel, Basel
2011, Contemporary Istanbul 6, Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul
2012, Gallery Ilayda (solo exhibition), Istanbul


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City : Ankara
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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