He was born in 1965 in Mardin. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 1990 at Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts and earned his master’s degree in 1993. In 1994, he started working as a research assistant at the same university. In 1999, he completed his proficiency in art. Later, Kafkas received the assistant professor title in 2002 and is still working as a faculty member in the Department of Traditional Turkish Arts at the same institution. The artist, who produced original printmaking within the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts in 2015, has participated in many solo and group exhibitions.

Selected Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions

2005 Soyut Art Gallery – Ankara

2004 Bulgaria – Burgas – Bogoridi Art Gallery

2001 Artizan Art Gallery – Istanbul


Group Exhibitions

2009 Berlin Art Fair

2007 Korea – Turkish Artists Group Exhibition

2005 Maltepe University Art Gallery, International Painting and Sculpture Exhibition