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BY EFE TUNCAY

 I was born in 1995 in Ankara. I started my formal education at Ankara Private Tevfik Fikret Schools. When I completed the secondary school, upon the guidance of my fine arts teacher, I decided to prepare for special talent examinations of Ankara Fine Arts High School.

 

 Having successfully passed the talent examination, I found a chance to practice in several fields of plastic arts. During this period, I participated in some group exhibitions and stage performances. At the same time, I improved myself theoretically. I held my first exhibition at my previous school, Tevfik Fikret. In addition to that, I completed one-month language training in Fordham University, USA. After having my high school degree, I started to prepare for the talent examinations of the universities. I had the opportunity to study graphic design in Hacettepe University, which was my first choice.

 

 Upon my preference, I enrolled in English preparatory classes for a year. I held my second personal exhibition, which included my illustrations that I drew on school desks. After that, with the help of one of my high school teachers, I joined a team, created and supported by the Art & Society Association. Within the same year, I was selected for an arts project, organised by School of Foreign Languages. As the leader of the project, I led the team composed of students coming from all around the world, to paint the "Antwerp Legend" with melted chocolate, for our sponsor company, the "Chocolate Line" in Belgium. This painting is still in exhibition.

 

 At the same period, I discovered my passion for video arts, and directed my first short film. As time went by, video arts became my main interest. In the third year of my studies, I went to Spain as a part of an Erasmus project. I extended my studies for one more year, and as a result I stayed in Valencia, for two years. During my stay, I had the opportunity to learn Spanish. At the same time, I kept working on video arts. I produced two videoclips for a Spanish rock band called Paul Blest. With these projects, I obtained awards from different festivals. At the beginning of my second year in Spain, I organised my third personal exhibition (Photo exhibition) which was called "From The Eyes of A Stranger”.

 

 The biggest reason for my interest in video arts is, because, it is the crossroad of all the other arts. Currently, I am working on some commercials, movies and tv series projects.