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     Kaan Hiçyılmaz (Antalya, Türkiye) is an architectural designer and artist based in the Netherlands. He holds a BArch degree in Architecture from Istanbul Bilgi University and completed his MA in Contextual Design from Design Academy Eindhoven. 


     His work emerges from the reciprocation between the human body and the built environment, in which he investigates elements of control directed to affect one’s physical and mental conditioning. Personal associations-dissociations, embodied research, and psychogeography become essential methodologies to shape his inquiry. Recently, he has been reflecting on (self-)surveilling as an inscribed governing tool targeted to maintain bodily control. 


     Approaching urban context as a space of order, he deconstructs everyday events, urban artifacts, and mundane actions as cues for our regulated daily experience. Through ephemeral public interventions and performative spatial installations, he creates physical interplays to uncover and disrupt these ordinary dynamics. His work contextualizes as critical storytelling using tools of writing, moving image, prop making, and performance.


Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Contextual Design, (NL) ‘23

Istanbul Bilgi University, BArch Architecture, (TR) ‘18



Limburg Biënnale 2024, Marres, Maastricht (NL), ‘24

W(here!)?, Event organized by FAUXBIA Collective, MU, Eindhoven (NL), ‘24

Anonymous #1, TAC, Eindhoven (NL), ‘24

The Body is a Movement, DDW, Eindhoven (NL), ‘23

DAE Graduation Show, DDW, Eindhoven (NL), ‘23

16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Shift #8 ‘Of Journeys’, Venice (IT), ‘18

architect@WORK, Istanbul (TR), ‘18

Studio-X Istanbul, Open-Cabinet Day, Istanbul (TR), ‘17


Design Academy Eindhoven, Intro Week, Tutor, ‘24 (Upcoming)

Design Academy Eindhoven, Meet the Masters, Host for Contextual Design, ‘23 - ‘24

Design Academy Eindhoven, Class Representative for Contextual Design, ‘21 - ‘23

Dutch Design Week, Ticket & Information Desk team member, ‘22

Design Academy Eindhoven, Master’s Symposium, Presentation team member, ‘22

SUPERPOOL, Junior Architect, ‘18 - ‘21

SUPERPOOL, Intern Architect, ‘18

Dilekci Architects, Intern Architect, ‘17

Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Architectural & Construction Intern, ‘16


Voice of Makers, conducted by MU Hybrid Art House and The Hmm on behalf of DEN, ‘24

(De)coding Bodies, co-organized by the Embassy of Inclusive Society and Onomatopee X Baltan Laboratories, Van Abbemuseum, ‘23

Hole Museum, led by Bruno Baietto & Lucas Maassen, ‘22

Intersectional Positioning, led by Gabriel A. Maher, ‘22

Toxic Landscapes & Unlearning Imperialism seminar, led by Shailoh Philips, ‘22

The Integrated Self, led by Kathleen Delaney, ‘21

‘MASADA’, RGB Studios program guest, ‘19

MEF University Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture, Guest jury member, ‘19

Young Architects Competition, Group project submission, ‘19

ARCHIPRIX International, Group project submission, ‘19

Differential Space Studies, ‘A Manifest Against/For The Boulevard’, led by Emrah Altınok, ‘17

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