Dilara Akay





Dilara Akay was born in Adana, Turkey and lives and works in Dalaman, Turkey where she has created the Dilara Akay Sculpture Garden; a public space for her work inviting people from Dalaman and beyond. Akay graduated from Üsküdar Amerikan Academy for Girls in 1981 and Bosphorus University in 1985. During 90s, she was involved in creating fashion brands Dice Kayek and David People (DPGC), and writing articles in Gazete Pazar and Biz magazine. She is the founder of the artist platform HAYAKA ARTI (‘05), the alternative gallery project interfacegallery.com (‘09), ambassador of Terzo Paradiso (Third Paradise / Rebirth Project by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte), and ambassador of WWF Turkey ('21). Selected exhibitions include Water is Life, Santa Fe Art Institute in 2016, Deaf and Mute, Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey in 2016, and Mardin Biennial, Turkey in 2015.

Dilara Akay, 2023

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