Sedat Girgin

Biography:
Born in 1985, Istanbul, Turkey
2000-2004 Istanbul Anatolian Fine Arts High School, Istanbul, Turkey
2004-2012 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Industrial Design
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Personal Exhibitions:
2017 While Going Nuts, Galeri 77, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Circus of Wonders, Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 La Sardina & Sedat Girgin (photography), Lomography Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey

Group Exhibitions:
2017 Krüw VS., Bant Mag Havuz BINA, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, with Galeri 77, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 The Natural Eye, with Society of Wildlife Artists - SWLA, Mall Gallery, London, UK
2016 No:1, Bant Mag Havuz BİNA, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Characters Selfie, Istanbul Comics & Art Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Seasons-Act 2, Bant Mag Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Painters of the Children's World, Ege University Children Books’ Illustrators Museum, Izmir, Turkey
2016 Night is Young, Pera 64, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Illustrations Vol.1, Karbon Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Karga Magazine Covers, Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Decaf, Istanbul Coffee Festival 2015, with Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, with Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 Words: Barış Manço, Galatasaray Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Living Legands of Sports by Jatomi Mag, Bant Mag. Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 From Past to Today: Can Children Books’ Illustrations, Jeanne d’Arc Hall, Saint-Michel High School, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Coffee & Life, Istanbul Coffee Festival 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, with Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 100 Years of Turkish Cinema Through 100 Illustrations, International Antalya Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey
2014 Art In Mind, Bricklane Gallery, London, UK
2013 Woody Allen Tribute, Bant Mag. Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 David Lynch Tribute, Bant Mag. Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Hitchcock Tribute, Bant Mag. Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Hybrit, Bant Mag. Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Children’s Book Illustrations, Tüyap Book Fair, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Before The Waves, Babylon Lounge, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Year of the Dragon, Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Exhibition Like An Animal, Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Liselim, Tophane-I Amire, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Local Illustrators 2, Mtaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Illustrated Children’s Books:
2016 Dinozor Kuşları (Dinosaur Birds) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2016 Gökten Yağan İkizler Aşkına (For the Sake of Twins Fallen From the Sky) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2016 Uçankuş’tan Al Haberi (News From “Ucankus”) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2016 Beyaz Pantolon (White Trousers) / Yapı Kredi Publishing
2016 Sırlar Yolu (Secrets Road) / Günışığı Publishing
2016 Üç Öykü (Three Stories) / Yapı Kredi Publishing
2016 Üç Şiir (Three Poems) / Yapı Kredi Publishing
2016 Kalemler (Pencils) / Yapı Kredi Publishing
2015 Acayip Bir Hediye (A Weird Present) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2015 Atla Bart (Bart, Jump!) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2015 Valizdeki Kedi (A Cat in a Suitcase) / Doğan Egmont Publishing
2015 Sabırsız Sinek Feza - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Feza” The Edgy Fly - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2015 Gören Gözler Duyan Kulaklar (Sighted Eyes Hearing Ears) / Doğan Egmont Publishing
2015 Bir Böcek Sevdim (I Loved a Bug) / Doğan Egmont Publishing
2015 Utangaç Köpek Kaya - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Kaya” The Shy Dog - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2015 Tembel Balık Sefa - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Sefa” The Lazy Fish - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2015 Kıskanç Kurbağa Ela - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Ela” The Jealous Frog - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2015 Pera Günlükleri - Buzlar Şehri (Pera Diaries – City of Ice) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2015 Kuyruklu Hayvan Masalları (Tailed Animal Tales) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2015 Korkak Kuş Sema - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Sema” The Scary Bird - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2014 Bilmiş Fare Tuna - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Tuna” The Smarty Mouse - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2014 İnatçı Kirpi Mina - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Mina” The Stubborn Hedgehog - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2014 Mutsuz Kedi Dila - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Dila” The Unhappy Cat - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2014 Öfkeli Örümcek Rıza - Leyla Fonten’den Öyküler Serisi (“Rıza” The Angry Spider - Tales from Leyla Fonten Series) / Redhouse Kidz Publishing
2014 Kunikul’un Peşinde (After Kunikul) / Doğan Egmont Publishing
2014 İlk Dünya Hikayeleri (First World Stories) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2014 Cornelius ve İmkansızlar Ambarı (Cornelius and the Barn of Impossibles) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2014 Gazete Fısıltıları (Whispers of Newspaper) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2014 Pera Günlükleri - Mühürler Muhafızı (Pera Diaries - The Guardian of the Seals) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2014 Gelsomino Yalancılar Ülkesinde (Gelsomino in the Country of Liars) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2013 Ara Güler / Can Çocuk Publishing
2013 İki Kere Doğan Baron (Twice-Born Baron) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2013 Bolbadim Günlükleri 3 (Bolbadim Diaries 3) / Günışığı Publishing
2013 Bolbadim Günlükleri 2 (Bolbadim Diaries 2) / Günışığı Publishing
2013 Bolbadim Günlükleri 1 (Bolbadim Diaries 1) / Günışığı Publishing
2013 Umacı (The Bugaboo) / Tudem Publishing
2013 Filozof Çocuklar Kulübü 3 (Philosopher Children’s Club 3) / Final Kültür Publishing
2013 Filozof Çocuklar Kulübü 2 (Philosopher Children’s Club 2) / Final Kültür Publishing
2013 Dünya Halklarında Hayvan Masalları 2 (Animal Tales from World’s Nations 2) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2013 Aslan Kral Kork (Lion King, be Afraid) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2013 Pera Günlükleri - Körler Ülkesi (Pera Diaries - The Country of the Blinds) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2013 Pera Günlükleri - Sırlar Oteli (Pera Diaries - The Hotel of Mysteries) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2012 Filozof Çocuklar Kulübü 1 (Philosopher Children’s Club 1) / Final Kültür Publishing
2012 Seyahat Arkadaşı (Travelling Companion) / Redhouse Publishing
2012 Şat Şat Nereye (Where does Şat Şat Go?) / Doğan Egmont Publishing
2012 Benim Tatlı Komposto Günlüğüm (My Sweet Composte Diary) / Artemis Publishing
2012 Görünmez Olan Tonino’nun Maceraları (Adventures of Invisible Tonino) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2012 Mavi Ok (Blue Arrow) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2012 Saçlarında Soru İşaretleri (Question Marks in His Hair) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2012 Kofi veya Bağışlama Sanatı (Kofi or Art of Forgivingness) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2012 Dünya Halklarından Hayvan Masalları 1 (Animal Tales from World’s Nations 1) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Acayip Bir Deniz Yolculuğu (A Weird Voyage on the Sea) / Günışığı Publishing
2011 Haliçten Bulutlar Geçerken (As the Clouds Pass through Golden Horn) / Doğan Egmont Publishing
2011 Çiftçi Karıncalar Köleci Karıncalara Karşı (Farmer Ants versus Slaver Ants) / Tudem Publishing
2011 Bil Beni Bileyim Seni (Know me so I Know You) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Kılçık Uçurtma (The Fishbone Kite) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Kurnaz Tilki (The Sly Fox) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Tipi (The Blizzard) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Haiku / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Küçük İzo Mizo (The Little Izo Mizo) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Cüce Prens (The Gnome Prince) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2011 Sanat Terimleri Sözlüğü (Dictionary of Art Terms) / Redhouse Publishing
2010 Eğitim Terimleri Sözlüğü (Dictionary of Education Terms) / Redhouse Publishing
2010 Büyülü Çember (The Magical Circle) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 İlk Romanım (My First Novel) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 Marko Mirko’nun Serüvenleri (Adventures of Marko Mirko) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 İstanbul’la Saklambaç (Hide-and-seek in Istanbul) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 Tobia ve Melek (Tobia and Angel) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 Gökyüzünden Gelen Pasta (The Cake from the Sky) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 Masallar Kurgu Masallar (Fairytales, Fiction Tales) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2010 Uzaylılar Geliyor (Aliens are Coming) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2009 Pinokyo’nun Serüvenleri (Adventures of Pinocchio) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2009 Televizyona Düşen Çocuk Gip (“Gip” The Child Who Fell into TV) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2009 Karıncanın Kardeşi (Ant’s Sibling) / Tudem Publishing
2009 Kelkaya’nın Meşesi (Oak of Baldrock) / Tudem Publishing
2009 Çipilip / Tudem Publishing
2009 Karınca Kararınca (In a Small Way) / Tudem Publishing
2009 Uçan Dalgalar (Flying Waves) / Tudem Publishing
2009 Tiyatronun Büyüsü (The Magic of Theatre) / Tudem Publishing
2008 Anılardan Öyküler 2 (Stories from Memories 2) / Tudem Publishing
2008 Anılardan Öyküler 1 (Stories from Memories 1) / Tudem Publishing
2008 On Beş Türk Masalı (Fifteen Turkish Tales) / Can Çocuk Publishing
2008 Kış Ustası (The Master of Winter) / Tudem Publishing
2007 Ülkemin Efsaneleri (Legends of My Land) / Tudem Publishing
2006 Ayı Yavrusunun Uykusu Nereye Kaçtı (Where did Bear Cub’s sleep go?) / Tudem Publishing

Born in İstanbul in 1985, Sedat Girgin graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Industrial Design. He has illustrated more than 80 books for many publishing houses. He has worked as a freelance illustrator for several magazines and digital agencies. In 2007, the book he illustrated titled “Ant’s Brother” (Karıncanın Kardeşi), in collaboration with author Suna Dölek, received the third prize at Tudem’s Book-Making Competition and it was translated into German. With his design “Hot Vespa” he received the first award at Art Vespa Competition. He has been making the cover illustrations of The Guide İstanbul since 2014. The book he illustrated titled “Sefa, The Lazy Fish” (Tembel Balık Sefa), in collaboration with author Tülin Kozikoğlu, has recently been selected for the 2015 White Ravens Catalogue by Internationale Jugendbibliothek. His distinctive children’s books illustrations have been exhibited at The Biennial of Illustration Bratislava [BIB].

He has participated in many national and international collaborative exhibitions, organized workshops, attended seminars and been invited to the selection committees. After his first solo exhibition “Circus of Wonders” (Hayretler Sirki) in 2013, he opened his second personal exhibition “While Going Nuts” (Keçilerle Kaçarken) in Galeri 77 in 2017. He currently lives and works in İstanbul.

Review:
      Worlds within the worlds; colors, seas, clouds, children and animals… And then, there are universes and more universes where the strongest thing is the “dream”, mostly colors! Sedat Girgin’s illustrations are all the things we had said before, all the things we can see, all the things we can touch; sometimes it is just an A4 paper, sometimes it is a large and small utopia; as large as fifteen times of everything. If you still like getting yourself lost within the fairy tales of your childhood without considering your size in the mirror, this means that you will feel familiar with Sedat’s illustrations.