Gülizar Dogan

Gülizar Dogan

Suomenlinna studios
Visual Arts / Artist | Turkey
Residencies: 22.03.2018 — 28.04.2018
Gülizar Dogan was born in Derik, Turkey. She studied painting at Fine Arts Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakir, and later co-founded the art collective Hunera Berxwedani there. She worked as an art instructor at state schools in Diyarbakir and its precincts. She continued her work in Aram Tigran City Conservatory - the first ever Kurdish language art institute in Turkey. She has worked as a ceramic artist at Piya Ceramic in Sur, Diyarbakir. She has starred in feature film Voice of My Father directed by Orhan Eskikoy & Zeynel Dogan, premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival. She is also an Animation artist and original character creator at Zarok TV, Turkey’s first and only Kurdish language children’s TV http://zaroktv.com.tr 
She has been part of group shows in various locations from Diyarbakir, Urfa to Istanbul. Gülizar is the producer and also art director of a documentary project called “Fotoringo”  about a local photographer who strolled around the villages of Elbistan on his bike for fifteen years, with his sombrero on his head and tongue twisters in his mouth, and the photographs he took during these years.
 
Gülizar Dogan is currently a PM MOBILE Resident in Helsinki. This programme is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and co-hosted by PM, HIAP – Suommenlina. It is co-funded by the City of Helsinki Cultural Department.