Pelin Kirca completed her undergraduate education at Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design. Following her BA degree, Kirca received her master's degree in design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her first solo exhibition took place in Dirimart in 2015. Kirca attended Werner Herzog’s Rogue film school in 2016. The artist has participated in both regional and international group exhibitions. Her animated films were shown at international festivals such as Vienna Independent Shorts, London International Animation Festival, Chicago Underground,International Short Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand. “One Moonless Night” was invited by Istanbul Modern to take part in the Artists’ Film International program initiated by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2018.
The artist’s latest works were included in her solo exhibition "Down the Rabbit Hole" at Gallery Nev in January 2021, in Turkey. Kirca works and dreams in Istanbul.

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BOOKS

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Norgunk Publishers | December 2019
Sivas, Norgunk Publishers | January 2018
In Bloom, Norgunk Publishers | May 2015
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Norgunk Publishers | July 2015
Sade, Okuyan Us Publishing House | November 2015

PUBLICATIONS

Doxa 12,Norgunk Publishing House | September 2014
Colors Magazine, The Sea, 77 (*digital issue) | 2009
Reconstructing Mayakovsky, included in the 2nd Electronic Literature Collection | 2009
Just For You, Index Books | 2009
391: Issue 42 Reconstructing Mayakovsky | March 2009
+ Rosebud Magazine no.07 | Spring 2009
Day Dream Magazine 4th Edition, London | August 2008
Becoming a Digital Designer. Steve Heller & David Womack, John Wiley & Sons | 2007
Cover for Flavorpill San Francisco Issue | November 2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Microscripts, Bilsart | 17.03.-30.03, 2021
Down The Rabbit Hole, Galeri Nev | 21.01-20.02, 2021
Memento Mori, Bilsart | October 17-November 2, 2019
Sivas, Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul | 24.01 - 8.02, 2018
In Bloom, Dirimart, Istanbul | June 11 - July 11, 2015

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Artgenève, Cinéhaïku, January 30 - February 2, 2020
Age of Gold, Galeri Nev, December 21, 2019 - January 18, 2020

Artists’ Film International, 2018:
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA
Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade
CCAA – Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan
The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Lithunia
Fundacion PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Hanoi DOCLAB, Hanoi, Vietnam
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
n.b.k, Berlin, Germany
Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Project 88, Mumbai, India
Tromsø Kunstforenig, Tromsø, Norway
The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, UK
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Conference of the Birds, Ariel, Istanbul | March 29 - May 7, 2016
NEVGENERATION: Amusement Park, Galeri Nev, Ankara | May 8 - June 13, 2015
WonderWomen, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis | Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2015
Design Alla Turca, Akaretler, Istanbul | May, 2011
Contemporary Istanbul, Dükkan | November 2010
13th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo | February, 2010
The second Rosebud, Inc. Showroom, Vienna | September, 2009
Video Pharmacy Project, Cotina d’Ampezzo, Belluno | 2009
54th Obie Awards, Webster Hall, New York | May 2009
Fabrica Features Colors Notebook, Lisbon | 2008
Fresh Crop: Design Entrepreneurs, New York | 2007
Souvenir Rest is History, New York | 2006
Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul | 2005

FESTIVALS/SCREENINGS

Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival | 12-18 November, 2021
International Canlandiranlar Film Festival, Istanbul |18-24 October 2021
HIVE: International Short Film Days, Berlin | 13-15.08.2021
18th VIENNA SHORTS | 27.5.– 1.6.2021
17. Akbank Short Film Festival | 22.3- 1.4, 2021
The Libby Sacer Foundation Presents
SIDE LOOK: a festival of cinema and culture from Turkey | 29th September-1st October, 2017
Toronto International Film Festival, Turkish Film Corner | September 7-1, 2017
ICAF- 2nd Istanbul Comics & Art Festival 2016 | September 8-10, 2017
Cannes Court Métrage | May 17-28, 2017
11th IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmö | April 3-9, 2017
15th International Filmmor Women Film Festival on Wheels | March 11- April 30, 2017
Berlinale, Turkish Film Corner | 9-19 February, 2017
!F Istanbul, 16th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival | February 2017
28th Helsinki International Film Festival | September 17-27, 2015
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico | July, 2015
Vienna Independent Shorts | May 26 -31, 2015
Chicago Underground Film Festival | May 13-17, 2015
Akbank Short Film Festival, Istanbul | March 16 - 26, 2015
Lucca Film Festival | March 15- 22, 2015
13th International Filmmor Women Film Festival on Wheels | March 13- April 26, 2015
Tricky Women International Animation Festival, Vienna | March 11-15, 2015
!F Istanbul, 14th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival | February 2015
WonderWomen on Screen, Film Society of Minneapolis | Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2015
The HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF), California | August 2014
An Evening with Electronic Literature Organization, The Kitchen, New York | 2011
I’ve seen films, International short film festival, Milan | 2009
Cinematou, Festival du film d’animation, Geneva | 2009
Festival de Cine Elche, Spain | 2009
Videoarte in Garage, Bassano del Grappa, Italy | 2009
London International Animation Festival | 2009
New Zealand Film Festival | 2009
Melbourne International Animation Festival | 2009
International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France | 2009
Future Film Festival, Bologna | 2009
Asolo Art and Film Festival, Italy | 2008
Manifest, Art and Design on film, Cincinnati | June 2008
RESFEST Turkey, Istanbul | 2008

AWARDS

SAHA Sustainability Fund: Covid-19, for animated short Microscripts, 2020
One Moonless Night, Winner of Cinéhaïku very short film competition, 2019
2013 Turkish society of graphic designers, Design award | T-shirt Design
2012 Turkish society of graphic designers, Design award | Miscellaneous
2012 Turkish society of graphic designers, Design award | Exhibition design
2012 Turkish society of graphic designers, Jury selected work | Illustration
2012 Turkish society of graphic designers, Jury selected work | T-shirt Design
Kirmizi Ödülleri (Red Awards), Art Direction | 2010
Kirmizi Ödülleri (Red Awards), Illustration | 2010
Kristal Elma (Crystal Apple award), Binboa Vodka Campaign | 2010
Kristal Elma (Crystal Apple award), T-Box Ambient | 2010
Kristal Elma (Crystal Apple award) 2nd place, Film mor festival teaser | 2010
13th Japan Media Arts Festival, Art division jury recommended work/web
Three animations featured at the 54th Obie Awards, Webster Hall, New York | May 2009
Animation official selection in spot XXVIII edition for Asolo Art and Film Festival 2009