Something Happened Everything Changed


“As Machiavelli says “every change always needs another change.”

Social movements, wars, pandemics, revolutions, technological developments or transformations in nature…

Something happens and everything can change.”

Dear Artists and Scientists,

Today something happened and a global issue has become the center of human life. Pandemic. It brought about a need of change by ignoring borders, identities and status. All of our practices regarding daily life and social relations have changed. A process in which our way of life and everything related to life and daily life have changed. In the meantime, it affected production of art and design substantially. The way the artist and the work of art comes together with the audience has changed and diversified. When we can’t visit a museum in our own city, we can visit a famous museum in an another country virtually.

Believing that even the small changes can inspire great impact and production, Istanbul Aydın University International Student Biennial will be held with the aim of bringing together the works of young artists and designers who follow the notion of change,  their approach to this extraordinary situation and tracing the incidents which witnesses and becomes a resource for their production and they tackle their works with the opportunity of art’s universal language and limitless expression. The biennial will be open to every undergraduate, graduate students who majors in art and design, from every country. This biennial aims at creating a base to focus on change, question it and grasp it. Hosted by Istanbul Aydın University, within the bounds of possibility and impossibilities introduced by the pandemic, International Student Biennial will be held online on May 17- June 17 2021 via digital platforms. Many current and critical works from the field of art and design, which will be exhibited within the biennial, will be picked out by the “Biennial Selection Committee”.

It is aimed to develop different perspectives relating the period of change which pandemic brought about and how it effects art production and art environment by bringing together artists and designers from different cultures, different art and design disciplines. 

See you on May 17- June 17 2021 at International Student Biennial.


Poster Design: Lecturer Amir Ahmadoğlu, R.A. Seda Çilingir

Logo Design: Asst. Prof. Refik Yalur

Web Design: Lecturer M. Batuhan Çankır

Social Media & Graphic Design: R.A. Ardahan Toruk

Exhibition Coordinator: Lecturer. M. Batuhan Çankır, R.A. Didem Ermiş, R.A. Dilan Tölük

Events Coordinator: R.A. Didem Ermiş, R.A. Süeda Şatır Toruk

Editorial Department: Asst. Prof. Sinem Budun Gülas, R.A. Didem Ermiş, R.A. Dilan Tölük, R.A. Büşra Sokur, R.A. Burak Çiçek

Secretariat: R.A. Büşra Sokur, R.A. Tuğçe Günaydın


Honorary Board

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydın (President of the Board of Trustees)

Dr. Fatih Aydın (Vice President)

Prof. Dr. Yadigar İzmirli (Rector)

Prof. Dr. İ. Hakkı Aydın (Vice Rector)

Prof. Dr. Zafer Aslan (Vice Rector)

Prof. Reşat Başar (Vice Rector)

Prof. Dr. Ahmet İlvan (Vice Rector)

Prof. Dr. Özer Kanburoğlu (Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts)

Chairman of the Biennial Organizing Committee

Asst. Prof. Sinem Budun Gülas

Executive and Organizing Board

Lecturer Mesut Batuhan Çankır

R.A. Burak Çiçek

R.A. Seda Çilingir

R.A. Didem Ermiş

R.A. Tuğçe Günaydın

R.A. Büşra Sokur

R.A. Süeda Şatır Toruk

R.A. Ardahan Toruk

R.A. Dilan Tölük

Biennial Selection Committee

Prof. Günay Atalayer (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. M. Reşat Başar (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. Mehmet Birkiye (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. Sefa Çeliksap (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. Sha Feng (Zaozhuang University – China)

Prof. Sien He (Chengdu Normal University – China)

Prof. Veysel Günay (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. Fehim Huskovic (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje – R. of Macedonia)

Prof. Dr. Özer Kanburoğlu (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Berna Kurt Kemaloğlu (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Velislav Minekov ( National Art Academy Sofia – Bulgaria)

Prof. Dr. Hasip Pektaş (Üsküdar University – Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Hatice Öz Pektaş (Üsküdar University – Turkey)

Prof. Şebnem Temir Gökçeli (Uşak University – Turkey)

Prof. Dr. M. Biret Tavman (Marmara University – Turkey)

Prof. Melihat Tüzün (Trakya University – Turkey)

Prof. Özden Pektaş Turgut (Hacettepe University – Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Byoung Il Sun (Namseoul University – South Korea)

Prof. Estel Vilaseca (LCI Barcelona – Spain)

Prof. Dr. Gordana Vrencoska  (European University – R. of Macedonia)

Prof. Erin Wright (University of Alabama – USA)

Prof. Dr. İncilay Yurdakul (Uşak University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Fuat Akdenizli (Dokuz Eylül University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Safiye Başar (Kocaeli University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kevser Gürcan Akbaş (Mimar Sinan University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selen Korad Birkiye (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Arif Can Güngör (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Semra Gür Üstüner (Marmara University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Rikke Hansen (SDU Kolding – Denmark)

Assoc. Prof. Medine İrak (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Leman Kalay (ARUCAD University – TRNC)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Melih Korukçu (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Svetoslav Kosev (University of Veliko Turnovo St Cyril and St. Methodius – Bulgaria)

Assoc. Prof. Vildan Tok (Marmara University – Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Burim Ukiçi (University of Tetova N. Macedonia – R. of Macedonia)

Assoc. Prof. Serpil Yayman Ataseven (Uşak University – Turkey)

Asist. Prof. Pedro Alves (Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Portugal)

Asst. Prof. Irmak Bayburtlu (İstanbul Ticaret University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Sevim Aydinç Bölat (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Sinem Budun Gülas (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Derya Buluç (Mimar Sinan University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Moutushi Chakraborty (Amity University – India)

Asst. Prof. Ayşe Fıçıcıoğlu (Mimar Sinan University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Sündüz Haşar (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Nursan Korucu Taşova (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Çiğdem Koçak (Uşak University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Güneş Oktay (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Selin Süar Oral (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Nazan Oskay (Van Yüzüncü Yıl University – Turkey)

Asst. Prof. Yıldız Öztürk (İstanbul Aydın University – Turkey)

Lecturer Dr. Ovidiu Croitoru (National University of Arts Bucharest – Romania)

Lecturer Umar Hayat (University of South Asia – Pakistan)

Lecturer Stella Justina Kasperavičienė (Kauno Kolegija – Lithuania)

Ps: Members of the Science and Art Board are listed alphabetically according to their surnames.


Abbas Mehdi, Amity University Kolkata, India

Abdul Hadi Muhammad Saifullah, Amity University Kolkata, India

Abdulcelil İmir, Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey

Abdullah Öztoprak, ARUCAD, Northern Cyprus 

Ahmet Ali Ağır, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Akash Dey, Amity University Kolkata, India

Aleyna Biçen, Anadolu University, Turkey

Aleyna Genar, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Alolika Mukherjee, Amity University Kolkata, India

Alper Ayaz, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Amad Sabedini, International Balkan University, North Macedonia

Anamitro Chatterjee, Amity University Kolkata, India

Ananya Debnath, Amity University Kolkata, India

Andrada-Cristina Gheorghe, Bucharest National University of Arts, Romania

Anikesh Kumar, Amity University Kolkata, India

Anubhav Pati, Amity University Kolkata, India

Anurit Ghosh, Amity University Kolkata, India

Anushka Chatterjee, Amity University Kolkata, India

Arbana Dehari, University of Tetova, North Macedonia

Ardahan Toruk, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Arkoprabho Roy, Amity University Kolkata, India

Aşkın Bahadır, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 

Atreyee Dutta, Amity University Kolkata, India

Atreyi Sanyal, Amity University Kolkata, India

Ayça Çağlar, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Aylin Duygu Ceylan, Sakarya University, Turkey

Aysel Önem, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey

Ayşe Avcı, Ege University, Turkey

Ayşenur Bayram, Balıkesir University, Turkey

Ayushmaan Sen, Amity University Kolkata, India

Bartu Başoğlu, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy

Berna Güngör, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Berna Usta, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Betül Sarısu, Trakya University, Turkey

Betül Somuncu, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Beyza Yıldız, Haliç University, Turkey

Brâncoveanu Raluca Maria, Bucharest National University of Arts, Romania

Buse Fulürya, Trakya University, Turkey

Büşra Meydan, Trakya University, Turkey

Canan Altınışık, İnönü University, Turkey

Caner Kemahlıoğlu, Cumhuriyet University, Turkey

Ceyda Sıkı, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Cihan Atıcı, Trakya University, Turkey

Çağrı Cengizoğlu, Trakya University, Turkey

Çiğdem Düzgün, Uşak University, Turkey

Dafina Buşu, University of Oradea Romania

Dawa Sherpa, Amity University Kolkata, India

Debendra Kumar Agrawalla, Amity University Kolkata, India

Deniz Erol, Balıkesir University, Turkey

Dilan Tölük, Başkent University, Turkey

Dilnur Galymbekova, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary 

Disha Mukherjee, Amity University Kolkata, India

Doheon Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Duygu Ertaş, Trakya University, Turkey

Eda Toplu, Anadolu University, Turkey

Elçin Mustafayev, Selçuk University, Turkey

Elif Apa, Uşak University, Turkey

Elif Bakırlı, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Elif Doğru, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Enis Malik Duran, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Esma Nur Emekli, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Esra Sunerli Topan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Ezgi Akpınarlı, İzmir University of Economics, Turkey

Ezgi Şen, Anadolu University, Turkey

Fatih Özbek, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey

Fatoş Çakıcıoğlu, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Funda Özbucak, İstanbul Arel University, Turkey

Furkan Sarıkaya, Trakya University, Turkey

Furkan Uzun, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Ga Sin, Kyung Hee University ,South Korea

Gabriela Nicu, Bucharest National University of Arts, Romania

Gaurav Kumar, Amity University Kolkava, India

Gergana Ivanova, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Gintaras Repsas, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Gizem Kardelen Kızılkanat, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Gizem Mendi, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Gizem Zehra Arslan, Uşak University, Turkey

Gizem Zeynep Gök, Sakarya University, Turkey

Glorija Ivanovska, European University Skopje,North Macedonia

Gökçe Enginer, Marmara University, Turkey

Gözde Vatansever, Marmara University, Turkey

Gülçin Çavdar, Uşak University, Turkey

Gülfer Yağmur Hayta, Trakya University, Turkey

Gülru Düzce, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

Gülşah Balcı, Balıkesir University, Turkey

Hale Yıldırım, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

Handan Sabriye Yıldırım, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Hande Hot, Işık University, Turkey

Handenur Temel, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Hanife Elgümüş, Sakarya University, Turkey

Henrietta Oláh, University of Oradea, Romania

Hyunju Choo, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Ilina Stefanova, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Ipsita Roy, Amity University Kolkata, India

İdil Tayhan, Hacettepe University, Turkey 

İlayda Ahu Boyraz, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

İlayda Zehra Resuli, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

İlkhan Kara, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

İpek Kabadaş, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

İrem Ersoy, Hacettepe University, Turkey

İrem Nur Taşkın, Marmara University, Turkey

İsmail Eyüpoğlu, Marmara University, Turkey

Jeton Rexhepi, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia

Jiayi Qu, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Jooyoung-Park, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Ju Yeong Seong, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Kardelen Ecem Askeroğlu, Anadolu University, Turkey

Kubilay Yılmaz, Trakya University, Turkey

Kübra Canlı, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Lale Yıldır, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, Turkey

Lee Taguchi, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary

Maha Berrami, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary

Marisha Purkayastha, Amity University Kolkata, India

Marko Miletik, European University Skopje, North Macedonia

Medet Çam, FMV Işık University, Turkey

Mehmet Utanç, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey

Melanija Georgievska, European University Skopje,North Macedonia

Melih Can, Trakya University, Turkey

Melike Hilal Dingiloğlu, Haliç University, Turkey

Melis Yenici, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 

Merve Çiftçi, Trakya University, Turkey

Merve Gündüz, Marmara University, Turkey

Merve Zeyneb İlhan, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Mesut Batuhan Çankır, Istanbul University, Turkey

Minju Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Miray Çetinbaş, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Mishika Gupta, Amity University Kolkata, India

Muharrem Burkay Şimşek, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Murat Çalış, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Mustafa Akman, Anadolu University, Turkey

Mücahit Mustafa Taligacı, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Natasha Bibanovska, European University, North Macedonia

Nedzma Zukorlic, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia

Neslihan Öpöz Gökoğlan, Marmara University, Turkey

Nur Sultan Yıldırım, Trakya University, Turkey

Ovidiu Gheorghita, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Ömer Genç, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Turkey

Öniz Tümer, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Öznur Gündüz, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Pachgina Tatiana, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pelin Su Pehlivan, Işık University, Turkey

Rabia Furtana, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Rabia Yasak, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Rabianur Turhan, Trakya University, Turkey

Rukiye Harmandar, Sakarya University, Turkey

Rümeysa Zeynep Araçlı, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Salomėjos Endziulytės, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Sanchari Sinha, Amity University Kolkata, India

Sandu N. Cosmina İonela, Bucharest National University of Arts, Romania

Sanem Altıner, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Sanjukta Laha, Amity University Kolkata, India

Sarbani Chatterjee, Amity University, Kolkata, India

Sava Bianca, Bucharest National University of Arts, Romania

Sayanti Patra, Amity University Kolkata, India

Seda Çilingir, Marmara University, Turkey 

Sedanur Şimşek, Trakya University, Turkey

Seher Özcan, Trakya University, Turkey

Selin Keskin, Ege University, Turkey

Semra Ay, Başkent University, Turkey

Semra Çam, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Sena Azimli, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Serpil Kara, Trakya University, Turkey

Sevda Kaçtı, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Shinjini Sengupta, Amity University Kolkata, India

Shufang Jiang, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Simona Stanislavova, St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Snezhana Davitkova, European University Skopje,North Macedonia

Sinan Sarğın, Yüzüncü yıl University, Turkey

Sinecan Tığlı, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Sinem Kayadelen, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Sinem Korkut, Trakya University, Turkey

Slavica Nikolić, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia

Soner Şanlı, Hacı Bayram Veli University, Turkey

Subhabrata Banerjee, Amity University Kolkata, India

Sude Barcın, Işık University, Turkey

Sudeshna Bose, Amity University Kolkata, India

Sukanya Sahoo, Amity University Kolkata, India

Sung Joo Young, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Suparna Banerjee, Amity University Kolkata, India

Supriti Mitra, Amity University Kolkata, India

Şule Yılmaz, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Tanika Das, Amity University Kolkata, India

Teesta Brahma, Amity University Kolkata, India

Tolga Boztoprak, Trakya University, Turkey

Tolga Nuray, Trakya University, Turkey

Tuğçe Günaydın, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Tuğçe Soylu, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Turan Özalp, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Tülay Ateş, İstanbul Aydın University

Volkan Şahin, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Yaesol Lee, Kyung Hee Unversity, South Korea

Yağmur Yenici, Işık University, Turkey

Yaren Türüt, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Yasin Avcı, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Yuki Hirano, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary

Yunus Emre Gümüş, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Yusuf Karataş, Yüzüncü yıl University, Turkey

Zeynep Çilek , İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Zlata Okanovic, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia

Züleyha Dirlik, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Participants are listed alphabetically by their name.