BIO

Deniz Kazma is a Turkish, Belgian artist and graphic designer based in Brussels. Deniz was born and raised in istanbul and has an MFA in graphic design.

Deniz creates in a variety of styles exploring various mediums, tools and techniques for mark-making. Inspired by physiology, body, music and rhythm. She creates spontaneously, layering materials and techniques. She often incorporates textile, paper, paint and thread into her mixed media collage work.

In the past years she has lived and worked in Istanbul and Buenos Aires which helped her cultivate her style with new vocabulary. Deniz also performed on stage as an actor and performer alongside bands and she created video projects. She took part in several exhibitions and collaborated with other artists, designers and brands. Her studio is based in Brussels.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I was born and raised in an old and layered city, a city which effected me deeply while developing my ideas. The first atom of my work is the formation of identity from the point of me as someone who lived in different continents and cities, to capture this, I use a variety of materials and processes in order to synthesise my visual collection. I reference existing styles, such as relief, collage artworks, miniature paintings. The second atom is the physiological layers in personal and collective sense, I comprise subjects like healing the past, changing and/or adapting, recovering and repeating.

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
Dive into Mankind, Kunstwerkt, Leuven, BELGIUM, 2021
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


CoviDreams Zine - Line Bridge Body Publising Issue 02 Toronto, ON, Canada 2020

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

Using Format