DIREN DEMIR

Diren is an interdisciplinary artist who follows the guidance of the “way” in his life and artworks, as being impressed by Beat Generation. During his travels, he’s invented an anti-elitist gallery concept in a guerilla way, called “Art Space Project”. Since he began this Project in 2016, lots of drawings about “Peace” has been requested form stranger people on the streets. He started study Sculpture at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts and Philosophy at University of İstanbul in 2017. In 2018 he designed a project as a solution for disabled people whose can’t able to reach to cultural places and galleries, it’s called “Non-Barrier Art Map” has been chosen 1.st Project of the “Art and Culture” category in HEG. In 2019, his Project for developing reuned village schools by providing assistance and materials to fine art students whose can not afford their art ideas, has been chosen as the best project in “Art and Culture” category again. His literary works are mostly related to “LGBTI+ History”. In 2018, he translated “S.T.A.R”. (“Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries”, Sub Press) to Turkish. İt is one of the first books about transgender visibility in Turkey. In 2019 he wrote the book “A Night of June: Biographical Analysis of the Stonewall Riots”(org: “Bir Haziran Gecesi: Stonewall Devriminin Biyografik Çözümlemesi”, Kaos Çocuk Parkı Publishing).