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Ayhan Kayapinar

Country: Turkia

Was born in 1956 in Afyon. There he completed his studies of elementary school and high school.

In 1975, he has finished the school of education in Istanbul . He has interested in making  sculpture and doing painting for 27 years.
In 1989, he has been accepted to the fine arts department of the faculty of education in the University Gazi to complete his academic formation in the field of Pittura Branca Scultura .
In 1993, he has been graduated and   he has begun his master degree of fine arts, in the fine arts faculty of the Hacettepe University. And   also, he has earned MA on Turkish and Islamic Art History, in 1999.
Beginning with 1994, he has been started doing some researches on stones and  marbles. He has developed some new techniques on these mediums.
In 1992, he has been invited to participate in a course granted by the Italian government with a selective jury in Rome, that study concerned  operation of stone and marble. With the proposal of the Rector of Gazi University and with the confirmation given by the Ministry of  Education of Turkey, he has been sent to Italy being  the only Turkish participant from this country. For 7 months, he has attended the course. At the end of this course, he has been given "the operator of the stone and marble" degree.
           
EXIBITIONS AND ACTIVATIONS:
1989 he has opened a painting exhibition in Afyon.
1991 he has opened a painting and sculpture exhibition  in Mersin.
1992 he has  opened  sculpture-poetry exhibition  in Ankara.           
1996 he has opened a show, an extension of conceptual art being called: "Nostalj-i-mge spaces" at Ankara Atatark Kaltar Merkezi.
1999 he has participated Exhibition of Academician Artists in Kayseri at the Erciyes University.
2002 he has participated Exhibition of Academician Artists in Antalya at the Akdeniz University.
2003 he has participated Exhibition of Academician Artists in Antalya at the Akdeniz University.
2003 he has been invited to Floransa Bienale in Italia.
2003 he has participated International Cazin Stone Sculpture Symposium in Bosnia i Hersegovine Repulic.
2004 he has been awarded 65th Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of Government in Ankara.
2004 its a marble sculpture has take part in collection of Ä°zmir State Painting and Sculpture Museum.
2005 he is "1th Konakazmir Sculpture Symposium" selective committee member.
2005 he has been awarded 66th Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of Government in Ankara.
2005 he has participated Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium in Alanya-ANTALYA.
2006 he has participated 29. Olimpic Games, Landcape Sculpture Desing Contest. 2,433 pieces/sets of designs from 82 countries around the world, after the examination and appraisal of the 17 international judges from China, Britain, United States, Italy, Germany, Austria and South Korea etc., 112 pieces/sets of designs were selected out and became the excellent and qualified artworks to go to win the medals. Kayapinar's two desings are named "woman",two of them are selected this contest and now models of sculpture desings exibit in Cine.
2006 he has opened a sculpture and painting exhibition in Izmir.
2006 he has opened a sculpture and painting exhibition in Antalya.
2007 International Painting Symposium, in Prag.

Besides he has participated in a many group shows. There are some his works of art in private collections and foreign museums, like the Birmingham University Museum and two reliefs of the Vapo of the State of Thailand in Thailand, and also there are some of the others  in Italy, Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia.
Kayapinar has been working on the Contemporary Turkish Poetry.
He speaks Italian, German and English as foreign language.
He has been worked as a lecturer/Instructor at the Department of Sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts  of the University of Erciyes (KAYSERI) from 1996 to 2001 and has been working as a lecturer  at the Department of Sculpture  in the Faculty of Fine Arts  of the University of Akdeniz (ANTALYA) and living in Antalya since then.
He gives courses: Clay Molding, Metal Sculpture, Stone Sculpture, Modelling Atelier III, IV, V, VI and VII, Theories of 20 th Century Contemporary Artist, New Trend at Sculpture.

For more information go:
http://sculptor.kayapinar.freeservers.com/

E-mail:
kayapinar@akdeniz.edu.tr
ayhankayapinar@hotmail.com
ayhankayapinar@gmail.com
kayapinar.art@hotmail.com
 
Mobile phone: 90 505 5629879

Sculptures:
MOTERIS 5

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