yaprak akinci

yaprak akinci

London, United Kingdom

About yaprak akinci

Born in Istanbul in 1984.
A graduate of the illustrious Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a degree in graphic design, she has produced work in sectors as varied as photography, cinema and engraving.
In 2010, she moved to Rome to study for a Masters in Graphic Arts at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, where painting became the focus of her artistic output.
Years of painstaking observation of her home city saw the artist bear witness to unfettered architectural growth, with frantic urban transformation profoundly affecting her work.
In 2012, Akıncı received the ‘’Arte Genera Arte’’ prize at the fourth edition of the Premio Terna. She was a finalist of the Premio Pittura INAIL and the Premio Fibrenus in 2013, as well as the UbqArt Award in 2015. She has exhibited at a number of shows in Istanbul, Rome and Carrara.
After moving to London in 2015, she won first prize in the International Confederation of Art Critics (ICAC) Art Contest. ICAC has produced a catalogue of her work to date.


2010/2014: Fine Arts Academy of Rome, Masters in Graphic Arts Department
2002/2010: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design Department
2006/2007: Fine Arts Academy of Carrara, Graphic Arts Department - Erasmus Program


2018 Artrooms, London
2017 Artrooms, London

2017 Celeste Prize 3rd Place, London
2016 International Confederation of Art Critics 1st Place, London
2015 UbqArt Award 3rd Place
2013 INAIL Painting Award Finalist, Rome
2013 ‘XXVII FIBRENUS’ Finalist, Sora
2012 ‘l’Arte Genera l’Arte’ PremioTerna04 1st Place, Rome

2017 International Confederation of Art Critics, ‘’Yaprak Akinci - Meditative Solitude of Subconscious’’

2012 Affordable Art Fair AOP Project, MACRO, Rome

2012 3rd International Art Dialogues, Istanbul


(Upcoming) 2021 Milli Reasurans Art Gallery, Istanbul
2014 Remnants, Cultural Office of the Turkish Embassy, Rome

2019 Contemporary Connections, The Gallery at Willesden Library, London
2018 Group Exhibition, ArtNoble, Finchampstead
2017 Celeste Prize, Bargehouse, London
2017 Trace, Mavi Art Studio, London
2013 Factory Festival, MACRO, Rome