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"My philosophy of art is based on work and experiment. I approach the artwork within the practice of the paper production and arrange a meeting with a handcraft and a plastic art. Deepness and memory are the main elements of my work which has layers either it is two or three dimensional."

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1957-1960   Gazi Educational Institute,Fine Arts Department, Ankara

1995-1996    Diploma,Anatolian University Open Educational Faculty, Fine Arts Department

1989  Has been offered a grant from FULBRIGHT/CASP and participated in “Education of Fine Arts” + “Papermaking-Paper Art” courses – USA




1960 -1987  Worked as an art/art history teacher and assistant headmaster

1970 -1980  Designed book covers and illustrated books for writers and poets

1987-1995  Worked as adviser of fine arts for Ministry of Education and Culture

1990  Commissioner of “Third International Asian-Europian Art Biennial – ANKARA

1996 Workshops (Royal Library and paper artist’s studios) – Holland

1997- 2002  Sanart  “International Symposiums” (Art and Environment – Art and Science – Art and Social Engagement) M.E.T.U. – ANKARA

2002 Presentation “PAPER ART” Gazi University 75th Year “symposioum of Art Education” – ANKARA 


2007 “XVII International Congress of Aesthetics” Presentation of“Aesthetics Of The Color Red” M.E.T.U. – ANKARA

2013 “XIX. International Congress of Aesthetics” Presentation of “Desiring Scarlet Copper Mine -Cyprus.The story of a Landscape Stripped of its Beauty,Naturality,Naturalness” – KRAKOW – POLAND

2015 She is one of the founder and first president of “ASSOCIATION OF CYPRUS PAPER ARTISTS”

2018  Organizer of the  “Celeprating of IAPMA’s 30th Anniversary Paper Art Europe Touring Exhibition” event to be in Cyprus  as a last station.  


Center Post Office, Copenhagen - Denmark

Kaze Plastic Art Association, Nagoya - Japan

Pan Asia Paper Museum, Jeaniu - Korea


Ambassy Of Cyprus Republic, Cancun - Mexico 


Ege University Paper Art and Book Museum, Izmir - Turkey

Ibrahim Muteferrika Paper Art Museum, Yalova - Turkey

Eastern Mediterranean University Museum, Famagusta - Cyprus

Near East University Museum, Nicosia - Cyprus

Hacettepe University Fine Arts Museum - Ankara


1989: 4. State Art Exhibition, Nicosia - Cyprus.


1991: 6. State Art Exhibition, Nicosia - Cyprus.

1997: Necati Özkan Foundation, Nicosia - Cyprus.


2000: UDP Woman Movement - Working for Society      


2001: State Art Exhibition - Honorary Award      


2003: DAU - KAEM : Succesful Woman Artist    


2003: KTOEOS: Working For Art Educatıon 

2016: SAKUDER Special Art Award, Ankara - Turkey



Prof.A.Sükrü Esmer Str. No: 21 – Ortaköy,Nicosia, (North) cyprus – MERSIN 10 - TURKEY                                                                        

Tel:  00392  90   2233746 – 05448834100       

E-Mail: <imkansu>

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IAPMA: The International Association of Hand Papermakers


EMAA: European Mediterranean Art Association


ACPA: Association of Cyprus Paper Artist


SANART: Association for the promotion  of Visual Arts 



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