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I am a Turkish and German artist and writer based in London. I started out as a contributor to Rookie Mag, Tavi Gevinson's magazine for teenage girls. My essays, comics and collages were autobiographical and introspective, touching on some of the same questions I'm now exploring in a novel. Rookie gave me the opportunity to hone my voice and visual style while writing for an audience of free-thinking young women, and this is the same audience I have in mind when I create all my work, written, visual or otherwise.


I create mixed media artwork for publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE, i-D, ELLE, Crybaby Zine and brands such MaxMara, Lazy Oaf, Gail's Bakery, Boots and Kathmandu. I also freelance as an art director for WePresent, WeTransfer's editorial platform, dedicated to championing undiscovered artists. I frequently collaborate with artists in my spare time, too, and have been curating and self-publishing a popular print calendar for the past five years, selling several hundred copies per year.

I work in film and advertising as a director's assistant, art department coordinator and visual researcher, most recently on productions directed by Andrea Arnold, Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle and Lena Dunham. ​I started working in the industry as a director's assistant on Viva la Vulva, Kim Gehrig's award-winning ad for Bodyform. Earlier this year, I completed post-production on Blisters, a short film I wrote, produced and co-directed. You can download my full résumé here.

In 2023, I won the Aurora Prize for my short story, "Woman With An Egg Mayo Sandwich", which you can read here. During the pandemic, wanting to bring people together, I co-founded Nearness, a magazine documenting the changes brought on by isolation. The site encouraged self-reflection, open conversations about mental health and a rare and real opportunity to slow down and process what was happening to us. It existed primarily as a digital space but encouraged readers to get offline and create tangible, “imperfect” art. I commissioned, edited and art-directed all of the work published daily on the site.

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