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EDA TEKCAN

Eda Tekcan was born in Istanbul in 1973. She studied at Galatasaray High School between 1986-93. Between 1991-93, She studied drawing at the Memet Güreli Studio. Between 1993 and 1997, she completed her undergraduate education in the Graphic Design Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University, graduating in 1997 as first in her department and faculty, and second in the university. During 1999-2001, while continuing her Master's Education in the Graphic Design Department of Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts, she worked as a Research Assistant in the same department. In 2001, she commenced her Ph.D. in Fine Arts while working for two years as the Visual Director of Akademist magazine.  In 2001, she was recognized with the Bikem Özsunay Foundation Special Award for the logo and banner work she submitted in the Grafist 5 competition in the scope of the 21st Graphic Products Exhibition organized by the Professional Association of Graphic Artists.  She served as a Founding Board Member for IMOGA the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, which opened in October 2004, and as a Founding Board Member of the Istanbul Ex-libris Museum in 2008. Since 2009, she has taught printmaking at Işık University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Graphic Arts and Graphic Design Department, and Graphic Design and Portfolio Design at Istanbul Commerce University’s Faculty of Communication, Department of Visual Communication Design. She completed her Ph.D. at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Graphic Design Department with her thesis entitled "Ex-libris and Its Function as a Communication Tool". She is the founder and manager of IMOGA Art Space, which was established in 2015.