Ece currently lives and works between Toronto and Istanbul. 

Email: ecepolenbudak@gmail.com

EDUCATION:    

2014                                    MA Visual Art and Communication Design, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR

2010                                    BFA,Visual Art, York University, Toronto, CAN

PROJECTS AND PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

2014-2015                           “Breathing Wall (BRALL)”(tactile and responsive installation), Sabanci Internal Research                                           Project, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR                                            

        2014                                   “Fragile Ghosts”(PVC kinetic installation), Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR                                            

2013                                   “Tiny Giants”, Collaboration with Nayha Jehangir(Drawing, video,audio and                                                              building mapping), Istanbul, TR

2013                                   “Gezi Speaks”, Collaboration with Eleonore Leio (interactive installation with                                                         recycled materials), Gezi Park, Istanbul, TR

2013                                   “Dilek Ağacı”(Mobile/Interactive Sculpture) Mor Salkım Derneği, Bursa, TR

2012                                   “Papergirl Toronto”(mail-art delivery project), Nuit Blanche,Toronto School of Art,CAN

2012                                   “Nazar Değmesin”(interactive installation),Haliç Congress Center, AWID Women's Forum                                            Istanbul, TR

2011                                   “SYNESTHESIA”(improvised audio/visual happening), PASAJIST, Istanbul, TR 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010                                  “Selected Works 2006-2010”,Bir Arada Oluşum Merkezi, Istanbul, TR

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2012                                  “Blast-Off Part 2: The Landing” Ece Budak,Arielle White (Drawing and Mixed Media                                                  Installation), AWOL Gallery, Toronto, CAN

2011                                   "Blast-Off!", Ece Budak,Arielle White,(drawing and mixed media installation) Function 13                                           Gallery, Toronto, CAN 

2010                                   "Thawing Meat",Ece Budak,Nayha Jehangir,(drawing mixed media installation),Special                                              Projects Gallery, York University, Toronto, CAN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012                                    “Open-Space”(mixed-media drawing), Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2011                                     “Papergirl Istanbul”, Milk Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2011                                     “Cross-Sections” (ink drawing), Mustafa Kemal Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul, TR              

2010                                     “Flesh and Rind”(Drawing),Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, CAN

COLLECTION:                         Collection of Cultural Artifacts, Museo Aja, San Salvador

ARTICLES & REVIEWS:

                                           Gruber, Christiane. "The Visual Emergence of the Occupy Gezi Movement",                                                            JADMAG pedagogy publications fall 2013 Issue 14, Tadween Publishing p. 33

                                            Klein, Hannah. "Boyun Eğme/Don't Bend Your Neck", full-stop.net, June 19 2013

                                           Oğuz, Alyanak. "One Day in Gezi Park", opendemocracy.net, June 19 2013

                                           Akdoğan, Hatice Eroğlu. "İsyanın, İsyanbulun ruh ağacı", sendika. org, June 16 2013

                                           Esmen,Abigail R. "Istanbul Police Destroy People’s Art In Attack On #OccupyGezi                                                    Protesters", blogs.artinfo.com, June 15 2013

                                           Harding, Luke. "Turkish protestors embrace Erdoğan insult and start çapuling craze',                                              the guardian.com, June 10 2013

                                           Hattam, Jennifer. "Occupy Istanbul? Inside the Growing Mini-City                                                                          at Gezi Park",citylab.com, June 7 2013

                                           Budak, Ece. featured photograph, NEST Magazine Issue 10. May 2013.

                                           "Kadınlar gününe özel dilek ağacı 10 mahalle gezecek", Bursa Haber Pro, March 2013

                                            Budak, Ece. featured Illustration, NEST Magazine Issue.9, February 2013

                                            Dobson, Laura. ‘Papergirl’,(BLANK) e-magazine, October 14 2012

                                            Budak, Ece. Istanbul weekly art reviews, LECOOL.com, 2011- 2012

AWARDS:  

2014                                    Internal Research Grant, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR  

2012                                    Full Support Graduate Scholarship, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR

2010                                    Dean’s Honour Roll, York University, Toronto, CAN