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I was born in 1983 in Istanbul. After graduating from the Faculty of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design at Sabancı University, I gained experience in stage design by working as an art director and assistant art director at Anima Istanbul. Then I went to Australia to do my master's degree at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne; I received my Production Design diploma in Performing Arts.  I have participated in various personal and group exhibitions with my artworks in Turkey and abroad. Between 2013-2017, I worked on visual communication designs and graphic designs of exhibitions and museums. I continue to express my thoughts through visual arts in different mediums including paintings, videoart, new media in all forms…


I create extra ordinary worlds using geometric lines and forms in repetitive actions. I generally focus on sociopolitical and environmental issues with different techniques according to the content I am working on. I am interested in traditional arts in all mediums and find ways to modernize and see the traditional in a futuristic way.


2004, Young Talents and Their Masters, Painting and Drawing Exhibition, TUYAP 14th. Istanbul Art Fair, attended with dry pastel painting, 100x200cm, Istanbul

2004, Following My Dreams, Painting Exhibition, Fass ART Gallery, Sabancı University,attended with dry pastel painting, 100x200cm, Istanbul

2012, Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi, İkametgah Kadıköy Exhibition,nattended with ink drawing, 50x70cm, Istanbul

2013, Cow Illustration Festival, attended with three digital illustrations, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

2016, Halka Art Project, Arası Exhibition,  attended with digital artwork prints, Istanbul

2018, Sanat Gezgini Kuruçeşme, solo exhibition, exhibited digital artworks and glass works, Istanbul

2019, LaVisione Art Gallery, Soul Breeze Exhbition, attended with digital artwork print, 50x70cm, Istanbul

2019, Open House, Colours of Art Exhibition, attended as an art performer and with digital artwork prints, Bodrum

2023, Rome International Art Fair, with ‘Red Wings’, fine art print, 100x50cm


Published Works-Book Projects

2009, article on theatre play 'i exist' played in Adelaide Fringe Festival

2016, Contemporaray Art of Excellence, Volume II, digital artwork prints

2018, Digital Artworks of Elif Ciftcioglu, artist book including the artworks of self 2011-2018

2020, Bant Mag, online platform, artist's digital artworks

2024, Underground Art & Design,, interview about Living, Botanic & Eco-Ocean Series



2009, International Postgraduate Coursework Award, VCA, Melbourne

2015, History and Cultural Heritage Unity’s Jury Special Award for

Seljuk Civilization Museum (worked as Visual Communication Designer in Tetrazon)

2021, Honorable Mention, Postane (NGO) art contest, Istanbul

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