Esin Aykanat Avcı & Ilgım Göktürk Başal
Esin graduated from Hacettepe U., Department of American Culture and Literature in 2009 and then pursued fine arts at the Graduate Program of Hacettepe U. Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics. In 2017-8, on a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher Scholarship, she conducted her dissertation research in Newark, Delaware, USA. Esin continues to exhibit her work on human-nature interaction and the possibility of being physically one with nature, with a focus on process in the forms of installation, sculpture, video, land art and bio-art, some of which have been included in national art collections. She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation at Hacettepe U. and works at her studio at the Artist Residency Program in Cer Modern, Ankara.
Ilgım received her Master’s degree in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2016 from Hacettepe U. Nanotechnology and Nano Medicine Dept. In 2015, she was a guest researcher at Linköping U., Sweden, in the Dept. of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. She has many publications in national and international refereed journals on subjects such as affinity-based nanomaterials and biosensors. She still continues her academic studies as a research assistant in Hacettepe U. Dept of Chemistry, Biochemistry.