He was born in 1964 in Fatsa, where he later completed primary school. Between 1974 and 1980, he completed his secondary education at Kastamonu Abdurrahman Paşa High School, and his high school education at Fatsa High School. He completed his higher education at Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty Painting Department between 1980-85.

In 1985, he started his professional art life by opening his first studio in the Maltepe district of Istanbul. Here he took part in the foundation of the formation known by the art community as the Painters of Maltepe.  In 1987, he recognized with an awared atv the Bandırma Bird Paradise Festival painting contest. Between 1987-1988, he worked as an art teacher at İzmir Maltepe Military High School for a year.In 1988, he settled in Paris and opened his first studio there. In 1989, within the events surrounding the 200th anniversary of the French revolution, he organized his first solo exhibition at Galerie Sero Paris.

In 1991, together with a group of artists and theorists of different nationalities, he founded the formation called Le chainon manquant, and this group participated in many mixed manifestations, especially in many art fairs.This group ended its activities with the death of the Argentine painter Aznar.In 1992 he was awarded the Painting First Prize at the Beaujolais art awards in France. Between 1995 and 2005, he was one of the consultants and participating artists of the Mac 2000 art fair for 11 years, which is still continuing in Paris. Between 2003-2006, he opened his own art gallery, Espace d'art contemporain l'autre, in Paris.In 2007, he was a jury member in Marin, France's most prestigious art award in the field of visual arts. In 2010, within the official program of the Turkey Year celebrations in France, he held two solo exhibitions at the Lyon Biennale -Galerie Regard sud and then at the Gallery crous des Beaux-Arts Paris. He worked on printmaking at IMOGA in 2015.

Since 1988, he has participated in exhibitions in many art fairs around the world, primarily Art Miami, Art Zurich, Art Geneve, Mac 2000 Paris, S'tart-Strasbourg, Manif-Seoul, and Art Taipei-Taiwan. He has organized over 50 solo exhibitions in many countries thus far, and his works have been exhibited in many group exhibitions. His works are found in many private and legal collections and museums around the world.In addition to exhibition catalogs published in multiple languages, he has 4 comprehensive books written by various art historians and critics about his art, again in English, French, Chinese and Turkish. Numerous interviews, articles, criticism and analysis articles about his art were published in magazines and newspapers, on TV and radio programs in many countries. The artist is the recipient of the Turkish Journalists Association Sedat Simavi Awards 2014 Visual Arts Award.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

1989 Gallery Serio - Paris

1990 Centre Culturel Anatolie - Paris

1991 Centre Culturel Gerard Philippe - Noisy - Le Sec

1991 Gallery Le Chainon Manquant - Paris

1992 Gallery Le Soleil Bleu - Versailles

1992 Gallery Serio -Paris

1994 Gallery D'art Schneider - Winterhur - Zurich

1996 "10 Ans De Peinture" - Aubergenville

1996 Gallery Le Soleil Bleu - Versailles

1996 Mac 2000 - Paris

1997 Mac 2000 Paris

1997 Gallery Artfakt-Mulheim-Allemagne

1998 Mac 2000 Paris

1998 Gallery Alkent Actuel Art - İstanbul

1998 Gallery Fardel-Le Touquet

1999 Mac 2000 Paris

2000 Foire Internationale D'istanbul Avec La Galerie Artist

2000 Mac 2000 Paris

2000 Gallery Alkent Actuel Art - İstanbul

2001 Gallery Sud-Lyon

2001 Mac 2000 Paris

2001 Bebek Art Gallery-İstanbul

2002 Mac 2000 Paris

2003 Gallery Artist-İstanbul

2003 Espace D'art Contemporain L'autre - Paris

2003 Manif-Seoul- Coree

2004 Start - Strasbourg

2004 Art Zurich -Zurich

2004 Mac 2000- Paris

2004 Foire İnternationale D'istanbul - İstanbul

2005 Start - Strasbourg

2005 Pulsart - Le Mans

2005 Artnimes - Nimes

2005 Festival Transmediterraneen-Grasse

2005 Foire İnternationale D'istanbul - İstanbul

2006 Gallery Cagla Cabaoglu-İstanbul

2007 Nurol Art Gallery- Ankara

2007 Gallery Appia-Grenoble

2008 Gallery Artist-Berlin

2008 Gallery Alkent Actuel Art - İstanbul

2009 Gallery Artist Ankara İntitulé "Mes İnachevés"

2009 Gallery Regard Sud Lyon İntitulé "Mes İnachevés"

2010 Gallery Crous Beaux-Arts

Paris İntitulé "Mes İnachevés"

2012 Gallery Wingrow - "One Act - Play" - Taipei - Taiwan

2013 Galleryartist - " Meine Unvollendeten " - Berlin

2014 Galleryartist - " Dalga - Wave " - Ankara / İstanbul


Group Exhibitions

1985 Musee Des Beaux Arts, İzmir

1987 Festival De Tourisme Et De La Culture - Bandirma

1990 Peintres Turcs-Agf-Paris

1991 Sept Peintres Turcs - Metz-Nancy

1991 Gallery Vive L' Art-Lille

1992 Peintres Turcs- Les Halles-Paris

1992 Salon D'automne-Paris

1993 Caleidoscope Des Libertes-Lille

1993 Gallery Pierre-Marie Vitoux-Paris

1993 Gallery Chabin-Paris

1993 Gallery Babacar-Paris

1993 Treizieme Art-Paris

1993 Gallery Le Soleil Bleu-Versailles

1994 Le Genie De La Bastille-Paris

1996 Salon Des Artistes Au Jardin Du Louvre-Paris

1997 Gallery Lisette Alibert-Paris

1997 İstanbul Air Fair-İstanbul

1997 98 - 99 - 00 Galerie Alkent Actuel Art-İstanbul

1998 30. Bienale De Langres-Langres (Onur Konugu)

1998 Gallery Artist - İstanbul

1998 Gallery Fardel

1999 Gallery Artist - İstanbul

2000 Art Contemporain Turc-Espace Pierre Cardin-Paris

2002 Gallery Drimart - İstanbul

2004 Maif - Niort

2005 Start - Strasbourg

2006 Artiste İnvite Au 24eme Salon De Villeveque

2009 Hommage A Vang Gogh--Centre D'art Contemporain De Besiktas -İstanbul

2010 Cite Des Arts-Paris "10 Artistes Contemporain Turc" İntitulé "Frontieres Liquides"

2011 13 Egeart - İzmir

2013 Gallery Wingrow - Taipei - Taiwan

2013 "90 Artist 90th Year" – Berlin

2015 "Dünyanın Renkleri -Istanbul - Contemporary Arts Center

2015 "Karşılaşmalar" - Istanbul - IMOGA Art Gallery


Selected Awards

1990 Paris Beaujolais Art Awards - First Prize

2014 Turkish Journalists Association Sedat Simavi Awards Visual Arts Award