BANU İNANÇ UYAN DUR                                                                              .

CALLIGRAPHY & CULTURAL IMAGES- AUGUST 16-23-  2013 at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

“Calligraphy & Cultural Images” Exhibition, Official presentation 20 th of August 2013 .

In this exhibition Banu İnanç Uyan Dur, combines calligraphic expressions with cultural images in mixed media. In her works, she seeks new interpretations in the art of calligraphy and visual culture elements of ancient Anatolian Civilizations.

Banu İnanç Uyan Dur is currently assistant professor at TOBB University of Economics & Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design & Architecture. She graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts Teaching, Painting Teaching Programme in 2002. She obtained her MA (2006) and PhD in Art (2011) from Hacettepe University ıÜüFaculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphic Design. She spend 5 months in the Graphic Design Department at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice/Poland, through a research scholarship from the Poland Government in 2010. She has received national and international graphic design awards about poster design and wayfinding design. She opened up 4 personal exhibitions and participated in over than 40 international exhibitions, some of them were competitive selection.

In her designs, Banu İnanç Uyan Dur mostly inspired with the cultural environment that she has been. With her own words: “The geography I live has a rich historical past, which has been host to many different cultures for centuries. Legends, laments, tales, belief systems and tragedies are still part of our lives. Endless fights and political games are normal for life of each of us in these lands. Here, all these rich cultural accumulations and intensive political agendas are the source of my designs.”

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