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Hüma Birgül was born in Istanbul and she is based in Rotterdam.


After graduating from”French High School Notre Dame de Sion”, she studied Fine Arts/Painting at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In 2005 she moved to London, where she studied Art Direction for Film at St. Martin’s Art College and Make-up&Special effects for Film&Theatre at Westminster College.


She always continued to practice her art while doing other jobs like working on the movie sets as a set decorator, costume designer, art director and make-up artist if to mention few of her side jobs.


She has exhibited internationally and her works can be found in collections in Turkey, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Netherlands… She is a member of A.I.A.P Unesco and “CBK & Art Office”. She is also part of the international art group: “TAOP/The Act Af Painting.

And… also… she keeps writing and writing and writing, at an ‘unknown/soon’,something like a book may appear to be seen, read, felt, discovered…


2023  AİR Guiniguada / Gran Canaria/ Spain
2021  Sachaqa Centro de Arte- San Roque de Cumbaza/Peru

2012 Foundation B.a.d / Rotterdam

2012 Foundation NAC/ Rotterdam 

2011 Foundation B.a.d / Rotterdam

2006 Dalston Underground- Unit B Studios / London

2005 WAES (Westminster College)
BTEC Special Effects and Make Up for TV / Film / BTEC Hair Design and Face Painting/ London

2005 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design – Art Direction for Film /London

1994-2000 Mimar Sinan University, Academy of Fine Arts / Istanbul
Department of Painting, Sukru Aysan and Cihat Aral Studios.
Engraving, Asim Isler Studios



2024 ”I curate/ You curate” Gallery Niffo/ Duo exhibition Rotterdam

2022 ”Kunst Crisis 010” Gallery Niffo/Group exhibition Rotterdam 

2022 ”Thank you Vuslat Abla” /Growing Space/ Solo exhibition-Installation Rotterdam view

2022   ”Brug – Brücke”/Bochumer Kulturrat /Group exhibition Bochum  view

2021 ”100 kunstenaars en 100 dichters op Katendrecht” / Werklicht
Fenix I/ Group exhibition Rotterdam

2020 ”What does home mean to you?”/ Growing space/ Duo exhibition Rotterdam

2019 Foenix-Zwitsal/ Solo exhibition Apeldoorn

2019 Gallery Niffo/ Solo exhibition Rotterdam view

2018 “Potatoes, coming home”/ Gallery Niffo/ Group exhibition Rotterdam

2018 “Charlois speciaal”/ Open studio Rotterdam

2017 “Now& Then”/ Gallery Neck of the Woods / Group exhibition Rotterdam

2016 “TAOP- Gestural Works”/ Gallery Niffo/ Group exhibition Rotterdam view

2016 “Charlois speciaal”/ Open studio Rotterdam

2015 “Connected Spaces”/ Gallery Niffo/ Group exhibition Rotterdam view

2014 ” The Act of Painting”/ Casa Sakanoue / Group exhibition / Hiyoshi

2014 ” The Act of Painting”/ Gallery Valeur / Group exhibition Nagoya

2014 ” Salon der herinneringen”/ Gallery Niffo / Group exhibition Rotterdam view

2014 Honorary Consulate of Turkey/ Solo Exhibition Leiden

2014 “The Act of Painting” /TAC Temporary Art Center/ Group Exhibition Eindhoven

2013 “The Act of Painting”/ Tetem Kunstruimte / Group Exhibition Enschede

2013 “Dialogen” / Gallery Pand Paulus/ Group Exhibition Schiedam

2013 “Passage from North to South”/ Werklicht Expose /Group Exhibition Rotterdam

2012 “Three Channels” / BuroRotterdam /Group Exhibition Rotterdam

2012 “Open Studio” / Foundation B.a.d Rotterdam

2012 “Universal Sapience”/ Goethe Institute/ Group Exhibition Freiburg

2011 21. International Istanbul Art Fair /TUYAP Convention and Congress Center/ Group Exhibition Istanbul

2011 “100 Young Faces”/ International Art Center / Group Exhibition Istanbul

2011 “Art in Akmerkez 7” / Gallery Tunca Sanat/ Group Exhibition Istanbul

2011 “Festival Wereld van Witte de With” / Open Studio / Foundation B.a.d Rotterdam

2011 “Festival Wereld van Witte de With” – Performance: Tracking Rotterdam / Gallery Blaak 10 Rotterdam

2011 “Manifestos” / De Witte Slagerij / Group Exhibition Rotterdam

2011 Solo exhibition / Hush Gallery Istanbul

2010 Solo exhibition / Gallery Artist Çukurcuma Istanbul

2010 3rd International Symposium of Painting / Group Exhibition Patras

2009 Gallery ÇukurcumART/ Group exhibition Istanbul

2009 Istanbul Art Fair/ TUYAP Convention and Congress Center/ Group exhibition Istanbul 

2009 Bakraç Art Gallery/ Group Exhibition Istanbul

2007 17th Istanbul Art Fair / TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center/ Group Exhibition Istanbul

2006 Solo Exhibition / Gallery Z London 

2005 “The Washroom Projects” / Hackney Empire Cultural Center/ Group Exhibition London  

2005 State Painting and Sculpture GallerySolo Exhibition Istanbul

2004 Solo Exhibition / Gallery Teoman Unsal Mersin

2003 “Kooperatif” / Roxy Art Club/ Group Exhibition Istanbul

2003 8th International Cultural Symposium/

Ege University Cultural Center/ Group Exhibition Izmir

2002 7th Navy Commandership Art Exhibition / Gallery of Navy Museum/ Group Exhibition Istanbul

2002 63. Juried Exhibition of state / Group Exhibition Ankara

2002 Tripudio Art Studio/ Group Exhibition Istanbul