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Tayfun Pirselimoğlu

Born in Trabzon. Pirselimoğlu graduated from Middle East Technical University after which he went to Vienna and enrolled at Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst where he studied under Professor Wolfgang Hutter, one of the most important names in the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. He also studied engraving under Professor Sigi Schenk.

Pirselimoğlu held various solo and joint exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. His drawings have been published in a number of magazines. He is one of the founders of the independent art initiative ‘Akademie Genius’ where he has conducted workshops and given classes.

Pirselimoğlu wrote and directed the films ‘Innowhereland’, ‘Rıza’, ‘Haze’, ‘Hair’, ‘I’m not Him’, ‘Sideway’ and ‘Kerr’. He was also nominated for an Oscar for the movie 'Kerr'. He is the author of seven novels (‘Tales from the Desert’, ‘The Album of the Lost People’, ‘Melancholy’, ‘Towers of the City’, ‘Kerr’, ‘Barber’, ‘Surveyor’) and three story books (‘Hotel Rooms’, ‘The Newest Lives of Harry Lime or Praise to the Third Man’, ‘The Other Side of the Desert’)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2023 - “Equinox”, Istanbul Concept Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • 2023 - “Freedom is Your Character”, Istanbul Concept Gallery, International 360° Love Festival, Istanbul, TR
  • 2022 - “Demokratik 100”, Istanbul Concept Studio, Istanbul, TR
  • 2022 - “10x10”, Istanbul Concept Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • 2019 - Gallery of Austria Cultural Office, Istanbul, TR
  • 2015 - Art Gallery, Pesaro, IT
  • 2013 - Milli Reasürans Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • 2012 - Greek Film Archive Gallery, Athens, GR
  • 2011 - Atlas Gallery, Ankara, TR
  • 2007 - Atlas Gallery, Ankara, TR
  • 2005 - Milli Reasürans Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • 1999 -Raatus Gallery, Tallinn, EST
  • 1998 - Osiris Gallery, Budapest, HU
  • 1996 - AAI Galerie Karl Storbl, Vienna, AT
  • 1993 - Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • 1992 - Vakko Beyoğlu Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • 1990 - Atelier 52, Vienna AT
  • 1998 - Galery Galata, Vienna, AT

Selected Works

Unknown Soldier 2, 2022
Ink on paper, 60 x 49,5 cm.

Fear 1, 2022
Ink on paper, 50 x 27 cm.

Our Circus is Open Now, 2022
Ink on paper, 50 x 70 cm.