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Hakan Pehlivan - Contemporary Artist 


Hakan Pehlivan lives and works in Ankara as an artist, curator and director of Paper Artists Association (KSD). He studied at Ankara Gazi University in the field of art education, in the Graphic Arts Department. In 1993, a year after his first solo exhibition at the National Library Art Gallery, Ankara, he stayed in Berlin several times, Kristiansand (Norway) to attend a two-year residency. His works range from installation, paper objects, drawing, painting, digital print, and video.

Exhibitions include “Made in Turkey” (solo show held both in Berlin, 2015, and Kayseri,  2016)

As a curator, he has contributed in Paper works 1,  Paper works 2,  Paper works 3.  He is the founder and director of Paper Artist Association and Küme Arts Association.


1989 - 1992

Gazi University, Faculty of Education, Department of Art Education

1996 - 1998

Graduate: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Education

1999 - 2002

PhD Hacettepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Arts and Crafts



11th Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Award of Merit, Istanbul


1th Kocaeli Governor's Art Competition, Honorable Mention


1th Paper Works Exhibition, Award of Merit, Istanbul



1992 Ankara, the National Library Art Gallery May 12 to 28


1993 Ankara, Çankaya Municipality Art Gallery May 12 to 20


1995 Ankara, Ministry of Culture, State Fine Arts Gallery


2002 Ankara, State Art Gallery March 19-April 6


2002 Karadeniz. Eregli, Ataturk Cultural Center March 14 to 21


2007 Agricultural Bank Cultural Centre, Mithatpaşa Branch, March 29-April 6 Ankara

2006 Art Park, August 1 to 31, 2006 in Rhodes, Greece


Christianssands Kunstforening 2008, August 20-September 21, Kristiansand, Norway


2009 Art Park, July 15 to 30, 2009, Rhodes Island, Greece


2012 PremArts, "Made in Turkey" July 5 to 22, Berlin, Germany


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