nilayislek

 

Nilay Islek was born in Izmir, Turkey. She completed her elementary and high school education in this city. Photography became her interest in her high school years. In 1999, she entered Dokuz Eylül University Fine Art Faculty and graduated with the thesis “Sensual Projections” in 2003. She completed her Master Degree in the same faculty with her thesis “Visual Culture and Social Memory in the Context of Digital Photography Aesthetics” in 2009.

Islek, started to Advertising Photography in 1995 during her education and also lectured in Izmir Fen High School. She has been participated in the editorial board of Universiade 2005 Izmir Summer Plays. In 2010, she opened her own atelier, Artlens Visual Culture and Photography, which is a continuous education center in the field of photograhy. She’s also the official instructor of Fujifilm Education Centre in Izmir. Her academic career is going on at Ege University Faculty of Communication, Radio, Television and Cinema PhD program and at Izmir University of Economics as a part-time lecturer. Besides the educational practices she continuouses her artistic works by personal and group exhibitions at home and abroad.

In 2016, Nilay Islek is chosen for the international title of Fujifilm “X-Photographer” as the first woman photographer from Turkey. She’s also one of the three participant of the photographer exchange program between Bremen and Izmir, organised by Goethe Institute. The exhibitions  of her ongoing projects are scheduled for 2017 at Bremen and Izmir.

 

Education

1999- 2003:                             Undergraduate Degree, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Gradute School of Fine Arts, Photography Department

2006- 2010:             Master of Arts Degree, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Gradute School of Fine Arts, Photography Department

2011 to present:     PhD Program,  Ege University Communication Faculty, Radio-TV and Cinema Dep.

 

International Exhibitions

  1. Izmir- Bremen Photography Artist Residance Program Exhibition / “Elsewhere” (Individual) Staetische Gallerie Bremen – 2017
  2. World Art Day / International Participation Interdisciplinary Exhibition, Izmir-2016
  3. 6th Egeart Art Days  “Perceptual Differentiation” (Individual), Izmir-2016
  4. “Lots To Spot” (Individual), University of Exeter, London-2013
  5. 2nd International Exhibition Media and Visual Art / “Exploring novelties”, Izmir University-2013
  6. 1st International Symposium on Language and Communication / “Research Trends and Challenges”, Izmir University- 2012
  7. Association Interculturelle TURQUIE/ “Endangered Trades” (Group), Thale- GERMANY -2011
  8. 7th International Photography Days/ “Trail” (Group), Near East University, Cyprus- 2011
  9. Association Interculturelle TURQUIE/ “Endangered Trades” (Group), Paris- FRANCE- 2010
  10. 6th International Photography Days / “Urban Stories” (Individual) Near East University, Cyprus- 2009
  11. 3th Egeart Art Days Exhibiton (Group), Izmir- 2009
  12. Bridge Project/ “Visual Mails” (Group Exhibition), Osnabrück, GERMANY- 2008
  13. International Symposium Emotional Intelligence and Communication / “Emotional Communication” (Group Exhibition), Ege University, Izmir- 2007
  14. Izmir Association of Photography Art (IFOD) Serial Exhibitions/ “By Women For Women” London, Washington – 2005-2007
  15. 3th International Photography Days / “Hospital” (Individual Exhibition) Near East University, Cyprus – 2003

National Exhibitions

  1. K2 Contemporary Art Center / “RGB” (Individual), Izmir- 2017
  2. Ondokuz Mayıs University The Appllication and  ResearchCenter for The Study of Women and Society / “Woman in Life” (Group), Samsun -2017
  3. Ege University Faculty of Communication / “Life in Izmir” (Group), Izmir- 2016
  4. “Fear”  (Group) Izmir- 2011
  5. Izmir Association of Photography Art (IFOD) Traditional Exhibitions’10 / “Trail” (Group), Izmir- 2011
  6.  “Urban Stories” (Individual) GOETHE-INSTITUT, İzmir- 2009
  7. Çetin Emeç Art Gallery / “Alienation” (Group), Izmir- 2009
  8. Izmir Association of Photography Art (IFOD) Traditional Exhibitions’07 / “Red” (Group), Izmir- 2007
  9. “Steel and Life (Group) Zonguldak- 2007
  10. “By Women For Women” (Group) Istanbul, Urfa, Izmir, Ankara, Bursa, Eskisehir, Trabzon 2005-2007
  11.  “Nude as an Expression Problem /Sensual Projections” (Individual) Canon Erkayalar Art Gallery, Izmir- 2003
  12. “Sensual Projections” (Individual) İzmir- 2003
  13. Fine Art Faculty Exhibiton/ “Workers” (Group), Izmir- 2003
  14. 5th Gaziantep Association of Photography Art (GAFSAD) Photography Days / “Sensual Projections” (Individual) Gaziantep-2003
  15. Fine Art Faculty Exhibiton/ “Lonelyness” (Group Exhibition), Izmir- 2003
  16. Fine Art Faculty Exhibiton/ “House-s” (Group Exhibition), Izmir- 2003
  17. The Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateurs Association (İFSAK) 18th Photography Days / “Shadow”  (Group Exhibition) İstanbul- 2003
  18. Fine Art Faculty Exhibiton/ “Portraits” Group Exhibition) Izmir-  2002
  19. Fine Art Faculty Exhibiton/ “Body”  Group Exhibition) İzmir- 2001
  20. Hüsnü Tekin Memorial Exhibition / “No-name”, (Group Exhibition) Izmir- 2000
  21. Hüsnü Tekin Memorial Exhibition / “Pantomime” (Group Exhibition) Izmir- 1999 

Exhibitions- curated by Nilay Islek

  1. Serdar Ağır “Like Painting”, Curator, 2015
  2. Artlens Visual Culture Atelier Exhibition “7” , Curator, 2013
  3. Izmir Photography Days , Member of Organization Committee, 2013
  4. Artlens Visual Culture and Photography Atelier Exhibition “Heavy” , Curator, 2012
  5. Artlens Visual Culture and Photography Atelier Exhibition “Fear”, Curator, 2011

Participation to Professional Events

  1. “Streets and Life” Izmirgaz Photography Contest (Jury member), İzmir- 2017
  2. “Tree” Izmir Turkish College Photograhy Contest (Jury member), Izmir- 2017
  3. Denizli Association of Photography Art (DEFSAD) (Invited Lecturer), Denizli- 2017
  4. The Ege Photography and Cinema Amatuers Association(EFSA)  (Invited Lecturer), Izmir- 2017
  5. Fethiye Association of Photography and Cinema (FEFSAD) Photography Festival (Invited Lecturer and Speaker) , Muğla- 2016
  6. Izmir Chamber of Photographers “The Art of Photography and Technology Seminar” (Speaker), Izmir- 2016
  7. Marmaris Association of Photography (MARFOD) (Speaker), Muğla- 2016
  8. “Our Traditions” Izmirgaz Photography Contest (Jury member), Izmir- 2016
  9. “Here is the Women” Association of Business Women in Izmir (IZIKAD) Photography Contest (Jury member), Izmir- 2016
  10. The Ege Photography and Cinema Amatuers Association (EFSA)  (Invited Lecturer), Izmir- 2016
  11. “Photographic language” (Speaker) Fujifilm Education Center – Istanbul- 2015
  12. “Erasmus-Focus Project” Turkey Meeting (Invited Lecturer) – Manisa- 2015
  13. Çamlaraltı College 11th Career Days (Speaker), Izmir- 2015
  14. “Photography and Technical Analysis ” (Speaker) Fujifilm Education Center – Istanbul- 2014
  15. “Menderes in my view” Photograhy Contest (Jury member), Izmir- 2014
  16. “My heart belongs to Aegean” Photography Contest (Jury member), Izmir- 2014
  17. Bergama Association of Amatuer Photography Art (BEAFSAD) (Invited Lecturer), Izmir- 2013-2014
  18.  Marmaris Association of Photography (MARFOD) (Speaker), Muğla- 2014
  19. “Waste and Art” Ege University Photography Contest (Jury member), Izmir-2013
  20.  “Our coves” Turkish Chamber of Shipping  Photograhy Contest (Jury member), Muğla- 2013
  21. “A city’s anatomy” IFOD Photograhy Contest (Jury member and speaker), Izmir- 2013
  22. “Lost occupations” Izmir Turkish College Photograhy Contest (Jury member), Izmir- 2013
  23.  “Fall” Marmaris Municipality Photograhy Contest  (Jury member), 2012
  24.  “Mother” Izmir Association of Photography Art (IFOD) Photography Contest (Jury member), 2012
  25. “Blue” Izmir Association of Photography Art (IFOD) Photograhy Contest (Jury member and speaker), 2012
  26.  Kusadası Association of Photography and Cinema (KUFSAD) Photography Contest (Jury member and speaker), 2012
  27.  “International Izmir Photography Days” (Member of Organization Committee), 2011
  28. “Trail” Izmir Association of Photography Art (IFOD) Traditional Exhibitions ’10 (Jury member), 2011
  29. “Digital Photography” Gaziantep Association of Photography Art (GAFSAD), (Invited Lecturer), Gaziantep- 2011
  30. “Documentary Perception on Photography” Marmaris Association of Photography (MARFOD) (Speaker), 2011
  31. “Alienation” Gaziantep Association of Photography Art (GAFSAD) 5. Photography Days (Dia Show and Lecture), 2010
  32. “Universiade  Official Report” (Photo Editor),  İzmir- 2006

Membership to Organizations

  1. FujiFilm X Photographer , 2016 to present
  2. Izmir Association of Photography Art (İFOD) /Executive Board Member, 2012-2015
  3. K2 Contemporary Art Center / Executive Board Member 2012 to present
  4. Delegate of Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey (PAFT), 2012- 2014

Participations and Lectures in Organizations

  1. Fujifilm Education Center – İZMİR  (Workshop Leader) 2014 to present
  2. Artlens Visual Culture and Photography Atelier, (Owner and Lecturer) 2009 to present
  3. Nikon School, (Digital Photography Lecturer) 2014 – 2015
  4. Çimentaş Group, Photography Club, (Creator and lecturer) 2010 to present
  5. Izmir Association of Photography Art (İFOD), (Lecturer) 2006 – 2015
  6. Buca Municipalty Culture and Art Department Photography Club (Lecturer) 2012 – 2013
  7. Izmir Chamber of Accountants and Financial Advisors (AMMO) Photography Club, (Lecturer) 2008
  8. Izmir Fen High School Photography Club, (Lecturer) 2003 -2004

Publications

  1. “Sanat ve İletişim Aracı Olarak Fotoğraf”/ “Photography as Art and Communication Medium” Ed.Zühal Özel Sağlamtimur, Ch.1 “ Fotografik Gerçeklik ve Kurgu” / “Fiction and Reality in Photography”, Ege University Publishing, 2016
  2. “Çoğul Okuma, Studium ve Punctum” / “Studium and Punctum in Photography”, Journal of Kontrast p.26 No: 50, 2016
  3. “Bir Şehri Yaşamak” / “Living the City” (Book consultant / Editor), İzmir- 2015
  4. DOSYA: Minimalizm ve Fotoğraf, “Sıradan Olan mı? Boşluk Dolduran mı?” / FILE: Minimalism and Photography, “Being Ordinary or Filling the Gaps?” Journal of Fotografya, No:32, 2015
  5. DOSYA: Koleksiyon Kültürü ve Fotoğraf Koleksiyonculuğu, “Nadire Kabinelerinden Koleksiyonerliğe” / FILE: Collection Culture and Collecting Photography , “From cabinet de curiosite to  collectors” Journal of Fotografya Dergisi, No:31, 2015
  6. DOSYA: Telefon Fotoğrafçılığı, “Camera Obscura’dan Cep Telefonuna” / FILE: Mobil Photography, “From Camera Obscura to Mobil Phone” Journal of Fotografya No:30, 2015
  7. DOSYA: Şiddet ,“Şiddeti Fotoğraflamak”, / FILE: Violence, “Shooting the Violence” Journal of Fotografya No: 27, 2014
  8. Bakaç Journal, Izmir Association of Photography Art (İFOD) , Haziran 2007 

Publications Nilay Islek Cited

  1. “Fotoğrafımızda 1960’tan Günümüze” / “From 1960 to Present in Our Photography” Prof.Güler ERTAN- Leyla EMEKTAR, Alternatif Publishing, Istanbul-2017
  2. “Sokak Fotoğrafçılığında Sürrealizmin Görsel Etkileri” / “Visual Effects of Surrealism in Street Photography” M.Fatih YELMEN, Ege University Instituet of Social Sciences PhD Thesis, Izmir- 2016
  3. “Türk Fotoğrafında Çıplak” / “Nude in Turkish Photography” , Ed. Alberto Modiano, Bileşim Publishing, İstanbul- 2004

Media Recogniton

  1. Yeni Asır Newspaper, “Interview”, Ercan Akgün, 10 th  Jun 2017
  2. Yeni Asır Newspaper, “Interview and Exhibition news, Ercan Akgün,16th   Feb 2017
  3. Ege Telgraf Newspaper “Interview”, Serdar Agır, 16th   Feb 2017
  4. Hürriyet Newspaper, “Exhibition news”, 16th   Feb 2017
  5. Akşam Newspaper, “Interview”, Mert Alan, 20 th Aug 2016
  6. Milliyet Newspaper, “Exhibition news and Interview”, Art service, 21 th Aug 2016
  7. Cumhuriyet Newspaper, “Short Interview”, Culture and Arts service, 08 th Aug 2016
  8. İlkses Newspaper, “Interview- exclusive news”, Çağla Geniş, 22th Sep 2016
  9. Sabah Cumartesi Newspaper  “Interview”, Pınar Yıldız Yüksel, 29th Oct 2016
  10. Weser-Kruger Newspaper “Interview”, Von Anika Luebben, 3th Sep 2016
  11. Milliyet Ege  Newspaper, “Interview” , İnci Ürkmez, 24th Apr 2016
  12. Hürriyet Newspaper, “Exhibition news”, 4th   Nov 2016
  13. Şamdan Magazine, “Short Interview”, 31 th Aug 2016
  14. Hürriyet Ege Newspaper, “Event news”, 22th   Mar 2015
  15. Ege Telgraf Newspaper, “Interview” Atakan Üpçin , 29 th  Jul 2014
  16. İzmir Life Plus Magazine, “Interview”, Chios Island, 2014
  17. Hürriyet Newspaper, “Exhibition news”, 13th   Oct 2013
  18. “Net” News Magazine (Ekonomi Ünv) no.3 “Interview”,Merve Gürkan, 2013
  19. Diva Magazine, “Exhibition news”, 22th   Jun 2012
  20. Cumhuriyet Newspaper “ Interview” Serdar Ağır-2009
  21. Cumhuriyet Newspaper “Exhibition news” Oğuz Yıldız, 23 th  Jan 2009
  22. Mavişehir Plus+ “Interview” , No:1 Eylül 2007
  23.  “NOKTA”  News Magazine, “Exhibition news”, (No: 1120) 2004
  24. Yeni Asır Newspaper, “Exhibition news”, 5th   Dec 2003
  25. Akşam Newspaperi, “Exhibition news”, 6th   Dec 2003
  26. Söz Newspaper, “Exhibition news”, 17th   Jul 2003

Tv Program

  1. TRT Kent Radio, Radio Program Guest, 2016
  2. Ege University TV “Shutter Release ” Tv Program Guest, 2015
  3. TRT Kent Radio, Radio Program Guest, 2015
  4. Sky Tv “A Nice Day” Tv Program Guest, 2015
  5. Sky Tv “With Şeküre Boz ” Tv Program Guest, 2014
  6. Ege University TV “Shutter Release ” Tv Program Guest ,2013
  7. Kanal 35 “Weekend” Tv Program Guest ,2011
  8. TRT- Documentary “Turquoise Program” Tv Program Guest ,2010
  9. Yeni Asır TV “Morning Coffee” Tv Show ,Program Guest, 2009

Web Publications

  1. fotogezgin.com (Autor  of the photography workshop)
  2. www.ifod.org (Photo Article)

 

 

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