DEFNE TESAL

lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

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“I work with textile, fiber and paper making paintings and sculpture.”

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EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

Artist Residence:
2015     SVA Summer Residency, New York City One-month residency at School of Visual Arts, NY

Solo Exhibitions:
2014    “Silent Flow” Domaine de Forges, France
2013    “Window Seat” Galeri Artist Çukurcuma, Istanbul, Turkey

Group Exhibitions:
2015    SVA Open Studio Exhibition, New York City
2014    “Interception”, International Textile Artists Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2007    “Prag Quadrinalle”, Czech Republic
2007    “National Stage Design and Costume Exhibition” , Istanbul, Turkey
2006    Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Stage Design and Costume Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

Scholarships and Awards:
2015    Scholarship from The American Turkish Society, School of Visual Arts (SVA) 1 month Summer Residency Program in New York City
2012    Ifsak Short Film Festival, Best Animation Award
2010    Yildiz Short Film Festival Digital Film Academy, Creativity Award
2007    Scholarship from Erasmus Program, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy – Department of Scenography, 1 semester education


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CV

2004 – 2009     Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Department of Stage and Costume Design, Undergraduate
2007 – 2008    Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy – Department of Scenography – One semester Erasmus exchange