Pelin works, wonders and dreams in Istanbul.
Holds a MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, New York
and a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Bilkent University, Ankara.

Please email hello@pelinkirca.com with regards to freelance commissions or just to say hello.

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PUBLICATIONS

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Norgunk Publishing House | July 2015
In Bloom, Norgunk Publishing House | May 2015
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 | 2007
Cover for Flavorpill San Francisco Issue | November 2007

SOLO EXHIBITION

In Bloom, Dirimart, Istanbul | June 11 - July 11, 2015

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

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
!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

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

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Kader Kismet: Establishing a brand for the women in Sulukule.
Aiming for the women to learn new skills, gain their income and become independent.
*Kader Kismet is an ongoing project.
In collaboration with Sulukule Gönüllüleri Dernegi

Animation Workshop, Balat, Istanbul | Summer 2011
In collabration with Mavi Kalem Dernegi