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Defne Kirmizi
Brookline, Massachusetts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow

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Defne Kirmizi, based in Ankara, Turkey, currently resides in the Boston area. She has graduated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the concentration of photography in May of 2014. She has received her BA in Psychology and MA in Media and Visual Studies from Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey. Throughout her studies at SMFA, she has explored the ways to integrate her background in visual studies and art theory into her artistic practice. She has been working on a photography project for over a year, exploring the changing nature of cinema and filmic experience through documenting the transition from 35mm projection systems to digital, which a wide array of theatres, both in Boston and Turkey, have undergone. Kirmizi, by immersing herself in the enchanting world of projection booths, is witnessing and creating a new history while capturing a layer of the history that is being erased.





born: 1988, Ankara, Turkey



School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MFA, 2014

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, MA, 2013

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, BA, 2010


selected awards/honors

Montague International Travel Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014

MFA Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts,Boston/ Tufts University, 2012-2014

Graduate Fellowship, MA Studies, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2010-2013


selected publications

0s&1s Publication, The Making of Miasma by Henry Escaya, Cover Work, 2014


selected group shows

Boston Young Contemporaries,Gallery 808, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014

Cyclorama, Boston Center of Arts; The Cyclorama Show, SMFA MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014

Things We Carry: Objects in America, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014





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