Born 1984 in Istanbul, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul and London


EDUCATION

2010 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts of London, UK
2009 PGCert Filmmaking, London Film Schoool, London, UK
2007 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK


folio
I co-edit and publish folio, an annual arts publication based in London and Istanbul, co-edited by British artist Charlie Coffey. The latest issue was guest edited by Ward Heirwegh, and includes work by artists Kit Craig, Melike Kara, Phil Baber and Zoe Giabouldaki.

The next issue will be about weight and ruins, due to be published in 2016.

torna
I run a project space and a bookshop on the Asian side of Istanbul. The projects that happen in torna rely on the limitations of working within/alongside another running production space. torna encourages the possibilties of exhibiting in a non white cube gallery space.


LINKS

www.mervekaptan.co.uk
www.magazine-folio.com
www.tornaistanbul.com