Kerim Kılıçarslan



  • 1987     MFA Painting – Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • 2000     PhD – Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey.


Born in 1963 in Istanbul, Turkey, Kerim Kılıçarslan received his MFA and PhD at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University, where he now works as Associate Professor. Besides his solo artistic productions, , Kılıçarslan also cooperated with a number of artists on different projects and creates three dimensional, site-specific works with different media. His works concern the multilayeredness of existential problems faced today, commenting particularly on the topics of displacement and the loss of cultural areas. He typically involves the elements of fire and light as symbols of life and renewal. He lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Kiliçarslan is presently an Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts.


Selected Events

Selected Exhibitions: 

  • 2017     “Zihin Topografyası” – 42 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • 2007     Art Fair Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • 2006     Artisan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • 2005     Soyut Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey. 
  • 2004     Art and Sculpture Museum, Izmir, Turkey. 


Selected Awards

  • 2000     Painting Exhibition / Representative of Turkey – Winsor-Newton Intl, London, England. 
  • 2000    Painting Exhibition / Representative of Turkey – World Olympic Committee, Seoul, South Korea.
  • 1995     1st Place / Yunus Emre Painting Competition. 
  • 1994     1st Place / Yunus Emre Painting Competition. 
  • 1994     1st Place / Anadolu Unv.10 Anniversary Paintings Competition. 


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