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MAT (Mehmet Ali Türkmen) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at Marmara University, Istanbul in 1990. He has participated in both national and international graphic design exhibitions, solo graphic design exhibitions and seminars. He has got three drawing books named Yani sey… / I mean… (1991), Ara Toplam / Subtotal (2003) and Hemhal / Same Condition (2007). He is working at his own graphic design office in Istanbul. His posters are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich and Poster Collection Colorado State University, Fort Collins. And he is a member of both GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) since 1988 and the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) since 2009. His posters are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich and Poster Collection Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Exhibitions and Awards

2015 – AGI Biel / Bienne Special Project Exhibition: 'Coexistence'. Switzerland
2015 – The 1st International Invitational Poster Festival of Shenzhen, Exhibition. Guan Shanyue Art Museum, China
2015 – 19th CIIPE (Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition) / Department of Art Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado, USA
2015 – International Invitational Yurdaer Altıntaş 80th birthday exhibition, Galeri Işık, Istanbul
2013 – AGI London 2013 Special Tea Cup Project under the theme ‘Dialogue’. Flow Gallery, Notting Hill
2013 – 18th CIIPE (Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition) / Department of Art Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado, USA
2013 – TDC (Type Directors Club) Certificate of Typographic Excellence, New York
2012 – AGI Hong Kong Special Project Exhibition: 'Heaven & Hell', Inno Centre
2012 – 2. MUIP (Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts International Invitational Poster Biennial) Exhibition, Istanbul
2012 – Moscow Golden Bee 10, Exhibition, Russia
2011 – 17th CIIPE (Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition) / Department of Art Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado, USA, Honorable mention
2011 – 5th China International Poster Biennial, Exhibition, Hangzhou
2011 – AGI Barcelona Special Project Exhibition: 'Modular', La Sala Vinçon, Spain
2011 – Solo drawing exhibition, Bremen, Germany
2010 – IGDB6 Ningbo International Invitational Graphic Biennial 2010. Ningbo Museum of Art, China
2010 – AGI Porto Special Project Exhibition: 'Mapping the Process', Palacete Pinto Leite, Portugal
2010 – Moscow Golden Bee 9, Exhibition, Russia
2010 – 11th Poster Biennial of Mexico, Exhibition
2010 – Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2010, Exhibition. Organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum / Hong Kong, China
2009 – 17th Lahti Poster Biennial, Exhibition, Finland
2009 – Solo exhibition and seminar, Grafist 13 (Istanbul International Graphic Design Week). Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts Faculty
2008 – 10th Poster Biennial of Mexico, Exhibition
2008 – Moscow Golden Bee 8, Exhibition, Russia
2007 – Hafriyat Gallery, Istanbul. 'Sense of Fear / Throughout the history of mankind. Fear of God and Conscience' Poster Exhibition
2000 – Solo exhibition, Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty, Istanbul
1996 – 1th prize, logo competition of Sabancı University
1995 – ICOGRADA World Graphics Day's exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris
1994 – Chaumont Poster Festival, Exhibition, France
1993 – International Poster Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. Young Graphic Designers Award, third place
1992 / 97 – Exhibition of Posters from Turkey, İstanbul, Toronto, Duisburg, Tel Aviv, New York
1989 / 1995 – Won 23 awards in categories of greeting card, commercial poster, cultural poster, illustration, label, press ad, press campaign, direct mailing, logos, book cover, magazine cover, calendars, packaging and special awards in several GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) exhibitions

Teaching

2004 / 2008 – Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Graphic Design Department, Using Photography in Graphic Design
2008 / 2013 – Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Graphic Design Department, Project Lessons

Bibliography (Book, Magazine)

Examples of published works as well as,
— Posters from Turkey
— The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
— One by One: Graphic Designer of the World Today
— No Words Posters
— Lurzer's Archive Special / Packaging Design
— Graphis Poster
— Graphis Design
— Graphis Shopping Bag
— Graphis Logo
— Epica
— Gallery Magazine
— Slanted
— TDC (Type Directors Club) Annual
and also in catalogues for international festivals such as
— Chaumont Poster Festival
— Moscow Golden Bee Biennial
— Hong Kong Poster Triennial
— Colorado Invitational Poster Biennial
— In several GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) exhibition books