Born in 1974 in Istanbul, Turkey, Deniz graduated from the Painting Department, Atatürk Faculty of Education Fine Arts at Marmara University. He is concerned with human interrelations by working on notions of fear, anxiety and guilt, and is active in civil society activities related to human rights violations and children at risk. In 2003 the artist was awarded the TOYP prize of “Turkey’s 10 Successful Young People” contest in the category of “Contribution to Human Rights, Children and World Peace”. Aside from his artistic career, Deniz continues to manage art workshops in closed institutions such as prisons and psychiatric institutions.
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