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Biography

 

Painter, Poet, Writer, Designer, Film Maker, Art Critic Umit INATCI was born at Limassol, in Cyprus (28/11/1960). He completed his higher education in “Pietro Vannucci” Fine Art Academy in Perugia-Italy with distinction (Cum Laude) in 1984. His artworks are exhibited worldwide in many private and public collection and museums. He is an art critic and curator with numerous publications and organizations. He is an author of 26 books on literature, art and politics. He worked as a graphic and furniture designer for different companies. He worked as TV Program Producer/Director for CYBC (Cyprus). He produced documentary films and video art. He is an academic member of Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Communication Visual Arts & Visual Comm. Design. He is a President of Turkish Cypriot Artist & Writers Union. He is a Chief Editor of ‘‘İnsan Zaman Mekan’’ Art & Literature Magazine and Online Journal of Art & Design Magazine /OJAD).                   

 

Solo Exhibitions:

1978 – Famagusta Cultural Centre, Famagusta/Cyprus.

1981 – Mantignana Cultural Centre, Mantignana-PG./Italy.

1983 – Saray Hotel Exhibition Hall, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1984 – Vortex Gallery, London/England.

1989 – Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1989 – Gloria Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1990 – Sala del Grifo e Leone, Perugia/Italy.

1990 – Chiostro di S. Francesco, Montone/Italy.

1990 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia Cyprus.

1991 – Montone Cultural Center, Montone/Italy.

1992 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1993 – Skali Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Commonwealth Institute Today Gallery, London/England.

1995 – Hilton Hotel Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1997 – Palazzo della Provincia, Bari/Italy.

1997 – Santa Caterina, Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Museum, Prato/Italy.

1998 – Famagusta Municipality Art Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2000 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2001 – Krebsen Gallery, Copenhagen/Danmark.

2002 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2002 – European Parliament Exhibition Hall, Brussels/Belgium.

2002 – Studio Pulchri, The Hague/Holland.

2003 – Gallery Morfi, Limassol/Cyprus.

2005 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Journalist’s House, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Roxy Art Center, Istanbul/Turkey.

2010 – Vije, School of Visual Comm. Tahran/Iran.

2010 – European Parliament Art Platform, Srtasbourg/France.

2010 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2011 – Pegasus Art Gallery, Limassol/Cyprus.

2012 – Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2013 – Eastern Mediterranean University Art Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2013 – Shanidar Gallery, Erbil/Nord Iraq.

2014 – İsmet V. Guney Art Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2014 – Qahili Gallery, Pristine/Kosovo.

 

Group Exhibitions:

1981 – Preggio Cultural Festival, Preggio/Italy.

1982 – “Pre-Visioni” S. Francesco Al Prato, Perugia/Italy.

1982 – “Gallenga” International Photography Exh. Perugia/Italy.

1983 – “Essendo Dato Un Spazio” Villa Costanzi. Spello/Italy.

1983 – Famagusta Cultural Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

1983 – Preggio Cultural Festival, Preggio/Italy.

1985 – “Colori nel Mondo” International Art Biennal, Rocca Paolina, Perugia/Italy.

1986 – TC Artists, Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1988 – “Group Fluxus” Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1989 – “Group Fluxus” Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1989 – Atatürk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1990 – “A View of The New” Commonwealth Inst.-Today Gallery, London/England.

1990 – “Perspective For Future” Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1990 – “Perspective For Future” Cyprus House Cultural Center, Athens/Greece.

1991 – Cypriot Art Collection, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1991 – Cypriot Art Collection, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1992 – Painting Collection By EDON, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1992 – Pafian Artists, Kyklos Gallery, Pafos/Cyprus.

1993 – 1st Sharjha International Art Biennal, U.A.E.

1993 – EKADE Pancyprian Art Exhibition, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.    

1993 – “Cyprus Art From State Gallery” Limassol/Cyprus.

1993 – Cypriot Art Collection, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1994 – CyBC Art Exhibition, Skali Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1994 – EKADE Pancyprian Art Exhibition, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1994 – “Poetic Dialogues I” Morfi Gallery, Limassol/Cyprus.

1994 – “Poetic Dialogues II” Skali Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Artists Studied in Italy, Italian Embassy, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Cypriot Artists (By Sotheby’s) Cyprus Bank Cult. Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1996 – “Nicosia Cultural Capital of Europe” Nicosia/Cyprus.

1996 – “Fish” Pierides Art Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1997 – “Working Toghether” Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1998 – Istituto Europeo delle Arti Operative, Perugia/Italy.

1998 – Near East University, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1999 – Eight Artist, Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul/Turkey.

1999 – Summer Collection, Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul/Turkey.

2000 – “Geçişkenlik”, Cyprus Art Association Center, Famagusta/ Cyprus.       

2001 – “TC Artists 1934-2000” Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2002 – European Parliament, “State Gallery Collection” Brussels/Belgium.

2002 – Gallery Apocalypse, “Cypriot Art Collection” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2002 – Gallery Morfi, “Cypriot Art Collection” Limassol/Cyprus.

2003 – Gallery Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2003 – Gallery Morfi, “Cypriot Art Collection” Limassol/Cyprus.

2004 – Gallery Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2004 – Gallery Morfi, “Cypriot Art Collection” Limassol/Cyprus.

2004 – State Museum of contemporary Art, “Cosmopolis” Thesaloniki/Greece.

2005 – Gallery Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2006 – Nicosia Art Center, “Accidental Meetings” Nicosia/Cyprus. 

2006 – “Powerlesness” Cyprus Art Association, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2006 – Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul/Turkey.

2007 – Ceramic Workshop & Exhibition, Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Gallery Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Cyprus Art Association “For Ali Atakan Memory”, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2007 – TC Art Collection, İsmet Güney Art Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Apocalipse Gallery, (Contemporary Cypriot & Greek Art) Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Palazzo Medici Clarelli, Cypriot Artists, Rome/Italy.

2008 – Sidestreets, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Roudi Art Center, Alona/Cprus.

2010 – Sidesteets, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2010 – Mediterranean Artists, Salone Borromini, Roma/Italy.

2010 – Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2010 – Famagusta Gate EKATE, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2010 – “China-Europe-Never Ever Forever” Chengdu/China.

2011 – Ada Sanat Art Center, Istanbul/Turkey.

2011 – “On Paper” Ataturk Cultural Center, Nikosia/Cyprus.

2011 – Contemporary Cypriot Artists, Casina della Civetta, Roma/Italy.

2011 – “The Object” Lanitis Foundation, Limassol/Cyprus.

2012 – Yannis Karayannis Art Collection, Larnaka Municipality, Larnaka/Cyprus..

2012 – “Zaman Aşımı” Karşı Sanat, Istanbul/Turkey.

2011 – Pegasus Art Foundation, Limasol/Cyprus.

2012 – Patti & Rusty Rueff Gallery, Purdue/America

2012 – Pegasus Art Foundation, Limasol/Cyprus.

2012 – EMU Art & Design Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2013 – Purdue University Patti & Rusty Rueff Gallery, Lafayette/USA

2013 – Pafos Castle “Beyond the Walls” Pafos/Cyprus.

2014 – Qahili Gallery, Pristine/Kosovo.

2014 – Berat Art Center, Berat/Albania.

2014 – Art Gallery 55 “Traces in the Space” Limassol/Cyprus.

2014 – Lanitis Foundation ‘‘The Magic of Writing’’ Limassol/Cyprus.

2014 – “Artisti Ciprioti-Italiani” La Sapienza University, Rome/Italy.

2014 – Pafos Archaelogical Museum ‘‘Water Magic & Theraphy’’ Pafos/Cyprus.

2014 – ‘‘Global Art’’ Museum of Contemporary Art Prishtina/Kosovo.

2014 – ‘‘Rojava’’ Municipality Art Center Diyarbakır/Turkey.

2014 – Permanent Collection, Shanidar Gallery, Erbil/Nord Iraq.

 

Awards:

1981 – “Preggio Cultural Festival” Special Prize for Painting, Preggio/Italy.

1982 – “Adelmo Maribelli” Academic Prize, Perugia/Italy.

1982 – “Gallenga” International Photography Comp., 2’nd Prize, Perugia/Italy.

1983 – “Preggio Cultural Festival” Special Prize for Painting, Preggio/Italy.

1993 – 1st Sharjha International Art Biennal, Gold Medal 1st Prize U. A. E.

1996 – İhsan Ali Foundation, Award.

2006 – Necati Ozkan Foundation Art & Literature Award.

2006 – T.Cypriot Educational Foundation Art & Literature Award.

2009 – Ministry of Culture Honorary Award.

 

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