Brimming with youthful energy: Q&A with Ali Latif

Tunisian-born French rapper and model Ali Latif tells life stories with his eclectic music with a positive touch, yet without naivety, drawing inspirations from both Georges Brassens and Frank Ocean. His latest single “Roko C’est le Texas” brings together his multicultural background often making...

Interview with Marit Ostberg by Goksu Kunak

Marit Ostberg is a filmmaker and visual artist from Sweden. Her visual world has been described as uncompromising – uncompromisingly current and uncompromisingly sexy. How did you start directing queer feminist porn?I was asked to make a short porn for the Swedish feminist-porn-DVD compilation...

Done Otyam | Curator

A graduate of French Language and Literature from Hacettepe University, Done Otyam also attended art courses in Bilkent and Hacettepe Universities. She founded Abitus and Zon galleries, she has also been the director of various other galleries and opened many exhibitions. Otyam has worked...

Zeynep Moroglu | Pastry Chef

After completing her education; including St. George’s Austrian High School, Koc University and UC Berkeley, Zeynep Moroglu took part in variety of financial institutions in Turkey and abroad. Zeynep Moroglu started in the food and beverage sector in 2004 as the cofounder of the...

Waris Ahluwalia | Jewelry Designer

Waris Ahluwalia is an Indian-American Jewelry Designer and Actor. He immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of five, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is based in New York City but has also lived in Los Angeles...

Tugberk Selcuk | Sculptor

Tugberk Selcuk ‘s first solo show, “Tobe Nuts”, will be shown at Siyah Beyaz Gallery from September 28th until October 17th. Here are his As to our Qs! When are you happiest?When i see the completion of something. What motivates you?Ideas. Which city or...

Serra Behar | Instillation Artist

Serra Behar is an Instillation Artist and Sculpture who’s work carries themes that challenge belief systems by exploring the physical and metaphysical body in both humans and animal. By employing different techniques and mediums, she raises questions on ethics, freedom, survival, body, mind and thought. Serra Behar...

Stephen Jones | Milliner

Following his graduation from the Saint Martins School of Art in 1979, Stephen Jones gained initial reputation for his work in the music industry through his collaborations with Boy George, Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. Today, with numerous collaborations with some of the world’s...

Muammer Brav | Film Critic

The editor and the presenter of “Hayatım Sinema“ TV programme, Muammer Brav is a graduate of Istanbul University Department of Economics and has a PhD in industrial design. While still studying, he has coordinated Istanbul Film Festival for six years. Muammer Brav ’s interviews...

Bora Akinciturk | Artist

Bora Akinciturk was born in Ankara, Turkey– funnily enough, the region where a vernacular representation of the Sphinx, dated 9,500 BC, is believed to be found. Although very specific on a geographical basis, this is not the central link connecting Bora Akinciturk ’s work...

Tulug Tirpan | Pianist

Born in Istanbul, Tulug Tirpan was accepted to the Bilkent University College of Music and Performing Arts in 1989 with a full scholarship. He studied piano with Martin Berkofsky and Namik Sultanov and studied counterpoint and harmony with Sami Hatipoglu. The artists that he...

Yesim Akdeniz | Painter

Yesim Akdeniz ’s stunning paintings have been shown at international contemporary art institutions such as Bonn Kunstverein, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum de Paviljoens Almere, PAK Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunstverein Frankfurt and Saatchi Gallery London. The artist is graduated at the Art Academy Duesseldorf in 2002...

Mark Romanek | Director

Mark Romanek moves adeptly between commercials, music videos and feature films. His daring, beautifully-crafted work has gained critical and commercial acclaim around the globe. “Never Let Me Go”, starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield was Romanek’s second feature film. He previously wrote...

Zoe Cassavetes | Director

Zoe Cassavetes grew up in Los Angeles and worked on many productions as a director, writer, producer and actress. In the 1990’s, she teamed up with friend Sofia Coppola to make the TV show High Octane, one of the first shows to be entirely...

Nate Lowman | Artist

Nate Lowman was born in Las Vegas in 1979. Having lived and worked in New York since obtaining a BS from NYU in 2001, he works primarily in painting, sculpture and multimedia installation, using objects and images taken from global media and American cultural...

Ruediger Glatz | Photographer

For years ruedione aka Ruediger Glatz was an active graffiti writer himself and the documentation of his works led him to photography. Ruediger Glatz says that passion, obsession and even addiction connects him to the medium and by now he exclusively uses the camera...

Nicolas Pol | Artist

Born in Paris, Nicolas Pol spent much of his childhood in Africa before relocating to France. He went on to earn his degree at the prestigious Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts at La Sorbonne. Following two successful solo shows at Alsopp Contemporary in London, Vladimir...

Isabella Icoz | Art Consultant

Isabella Icoz is of Greek origin, born in London, raised in Switzerland, educated in the United States and currently living in Istanbul. Isabella received a BA with Honors at Brown University, an MA at The George Washington University and a Post-Graduate Diploma with Merit in...

Angel Otero | Painter

Angel Otero is a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. While much of his works have been influenced by memories based in photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of 20th century painting, his latest works highlights the artist’s unique...

Arem Duplessis | Design Director

Arem Duplessis is the Design Director of the New York Times Magazine Division (the Sunday Magazine, Key and T magazines). He has been Design Director and Art Director at various titles, including The New York Times Magazine, Spin, GQ and Blaze. Arem Duplessis has...

Sandro Kopp | Painter

Sandro Kopp, one of our favorite artists, was born in 1978 in Heidelberg, Germany, of New Zealand and German descent. He started drawing and painting proficiently at a very young age and his art was exhibited from early childhood on. He had his first...
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