GÜLIZAR DOGAN a new PM MOBILE Resident in Helsinki


We are happy to announce the new PM MOBILE Resident Gülizar Dogan. Her residency is co-hosted by Perpetuum Mobile and HIAP-Suomenlinna.

Gülizar was born in Derik, district of Mardin, in 1983. She moved to Diyarbakir city with her family. She studied Painting at Fine Arts Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakir, between 2001 and 2005. She worked actively in arts field and co-founder of art collective Hunera Berxwedani in Diyarbakir. She was art teacher at state run schools at Diyarbakir and its districts between 2008 and 2016. She was a regular contributor as art instructor at Aram Tigran City Conservatory and attended ceramic ateliers at Piya Ceramic in Diyarbakir.

Gülizar’s interest to art has no boundaries and her interest to cinema has grew gradually. Starting from 2011 she become part of film and documentary industry and she also starred in feature film Voice of My Father directed by Orhan Eskikoy & Zeynel Dogan. Voice my Father is premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival and also won best screenplay award at Istanbul international Film Festival at 2012. Voice of my Father won best film and best screenplay at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival. Beside continuing her producer career, she worked as animation artist and character creator at Zarok TV, Turkey’s first and only Kurdish language children’s TV.

She has been part of group shows in various locations from Diyarbakir, Urfa to Istanbul. To name it , Affording An Opportunity-2005, Unjust Provacation-2009 , Personal Ideas and 100 % at 2011.

Recently, she is producer and also art director, of documentary project called “ Fotoringo” whose shoots already started Fotoringo, a local photographer, strolled around the villages of Elbistan on his bike for fifteen years, with his sombrero on his head and tongue twisters in his mouth, and the photographs he took during these years.

Gülizar Dogan is currently a PM MOBILE Resident in Helsinki. This programme is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and co-hosted by PM, HIAP – Suommenlina. It is co-funded by the City of Helsinki Cultural Department.

Dogan’s MOBILE Residency extends from the 22nd of March to the 27th of April 2018.

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