To Dream, to Collect


  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Born in Istabul in 1984. Currently lives and works in London.

Yaprak Akinci was born in Istanbul in 1984. Her work is profoundly affected by the frantic architectural transformation and unfettered construction that she has observed over many years. With the confines of the city relentlessly pushed back, her paintings suggest the inevitability of barren post-industrial landscapes, where consumption has given way to degeneration and, ultimately, extinction. Her dark interpretation of colour and use of intangible forms and structures create a sense of heightened tension but also one of potent silence.

A graduate of the illustrious Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Akinci has produced work in sectors as varied as graphic design, photography, cinema and engraving, all of which continue to inform and enrich her compositions. In 2010, she moved to Rome to study for a Masters in Graphic Arts, where painting became the focus of her artistic output. Her first personal exhibition was held in the city in 2014 and since then has has exhibited internationally in Istanbul, Rome and London, where she is now based.


Elevate 02, The Shard, London
Counter Balance, Trinity Art Gallery, London
Discovery Sessions, Trinity Art Gallery, London
Contemporary Connections, ArtNoble, London
Celeste Prize, Bargehouse, London
Trace, Mavi Art Studio, London
Remnants, Cultural Office of the Turkish Embassy, Rome
Factory Festival, MACRO, Rome



Accademia delle Belle Arti di Roma, Masters in Graphic Arts, 2014
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University of Istanbul, Bachelors in Graphic Design, 2010


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

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

Works by Yaprak Akinci

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