BIO

Deniz Kazma is a Turkish, Belgian collage painting artist based in Brussels. Her sculptural collage paintings are made using pieces of her own acrylic paintings on paper or canvas. Deniz also works on digital collage compositions using her paintings and details of photographes she takes. 

Deniz has a MFA in graphic design from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul, which helped her use her intuitions and develop her skills as a self-taught artist. 

Deniz travelled a lot and lived in various vibrant cities to cultivate her style and feed her imagination. She took part in several group exhibitions and collaborated with other artists, designers and brands in Belgium, Turkey and Argentina. Her studio is based in Brussels.

EDUCATION


2016
Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht Brussels/BE - Keramiek Kunst (Ceramics)

2008
Sound Image Culture (SIC) 18 months Master class Brussels/BE - Ethnographical and Anthropological Project development

2004
SLAC Grafisch ontwerp en illustratie (Graphic Design and Illustration) Leuven/BE

2001
MFA, Mimar Sinan University, Fine Arts Faculty, Graphic Design Major Printing Minor Istanbul/TR 

TEACHING

During Summers of 1999-2004

Teaching classical drawing to Prep. Course students for Fine Arts Universities.

EXHIBITIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS

GROUP SHOWS
La Malle, Brussels, BELGIUM, 2020
Gallery Ben ArtSide, Brussels, BE, 2018
WIELS, Lonely fingers/Seeds Brussels, BE, 2017
Gallery ROM3, Brussels, BE, 2017
La Lustrerie, Brussels, BE, 2016,2017
Bruxelles Korner, Brussels, BE, 2017 
Karaköy Hafriyat, Fear of god, Istanbu, TR, 2007
Apartment Project, EVERYTHING IS GONA BE ALRIGHT, Istanbul,TR, 2007

LIVE SHOW
Dumont 4040, Live Drawing performance, Buenos Aires, ARG, 2016

SOLO SHOW
Frida Kahlo Exhibition, Pera Museum, Istanbul TURKEY, 2012

VIDEO SCREENINGS
Netwerk, Aalst, BE, 2009,2011
Nova, Brussels, BE, 2009
Le Brigittines, Brussels, BE, 2009

DEGREE SHOW
Mimar Sinan University Osman Hamdi Sergi Salonu, Istanbul,TR, 2001



PRESS

The Flux Magazine/ Digital Publishing - August 2020
Florence Contemporary Art Catalogue - Issue 02 ITALY 2020
ART HOLE MAGAZINE - UK October 2020
Chambre Fluide Magazine/Digital Publishing- 2020
Flair - BELGIUM July 2018
AS magazine - BELGIUM 2017

COLLABORATION

Unique object pattern creation for Ben Artside

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Pattern design for NOWA

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Pattern design for GAMINE Design

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Mavi Jeans T-shirt design

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SAUVAGE 2019 >> 2020 / Choreographer-Art Director

Sauvage

Baba Zula 2004 >> 2012 / Performer

BabaZula

Anabala 2001 >> 2006 / Performer

  • 2004- Anabala in Tel-Aviv, opening day of the exhibition "Istanbul, daydreaming inquarantine" Digital Art Lab, Holon 
  • 2004- Anabala in Novi Sad, TransEuropean Picnic, Serbia 
  • 2004- Anabala in Istanbul, "loosing.ctrl" anorganisation by Nomad 
  • 2005- Anabala in Amsterdam, "IstanbulReloaded", Melkweg 
  • 2006- Anabala in Graz,"under.ctrl" anorganisation by Nomad 
  • 2006- Anabala in Berlin,Eschschloraque 
  • 2006- Anabala inGent, "Istanbul Express", Vooruit



ARTIST STATEMENT

I use a variety of materials and processes to convey the stories behind my work. I reference existing styles, such as collage artworks only I do not cutout pieces from existing images, but I cutout pieces from my own paintings. The artwork has different stages/identities during its existence. To me, the creative steps are a parallel to human nature, which undergoes several stages in order to find a better body.  

I love the possibilities that lie in the flexibility and complex details in simplicity. As a child, I loved playing with basic building blocks to be able to create comforting places. As an artist, this creative process never left me and even became my most fluent form of language. 

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