Adnan Veli Kuvanlık, A-Fiap
Mr.Kuvanlık graduated from Gazi University in Ankara in 1980.
He started photography in 1983. His first solo exhibition
"Çalışan İnsan" (Working Man), was held in the Afsad
Photo Club in Ankara in 1989. This was followed by "Çevre
ve İnsan" (Men and his Environment). In the UNDP (United
Nations Development Programme) building in Ankara in 1991
and "Başlalaşım-Yalnızlık (Transformation-Solitute) in
TİTİ Gallery in Ankara in 1992, the Afsad locale in Ankara
and Çukurova University in the same year and in the Afad Photo
Club in Adana in 1992. The exhibition "Polaroid Images"
was held in the Afad Locale in Adana in 1993 and he opened
the first ever exhibition in Turkey of images formed in digital
environment titled "Digital Images I" in 1994. "Digital
Images I" was repeated in 1995 in the Kocaeli Industrial
Fair and the State Museum of Painting and Sculpture in Ankara.
" 24 Saat" (24 hour) was held in Ankara University
Culture and Art Home (Anküsev) in 1999 in Ankara and in the
same year in the Afad Locale in Adana. And once again he opened
the firs ever exhibition in Turkey of image formed in Stereoscopic
Camera (3D) titled "Üçüncü Boyut" (Third Dimension)
in the Biritish Council Art Gallery in 2000 in Ankara. "Third
Dimension was repeated in 2000 in the "Bursa Photo Days"
in Bursa and in 2001 in the Afad Locale in Adana. The exhibition
"Polaroid Images 2" was held in the Trabzon and
FSK Photodays in Trabzon and Ankara in 2002.
Mr. Kuvanlık, has participated in a large number of collective
exhibitions both at home and abroad. The many winner of many
prizes in national and international competitions, Kuvanlık
was awarded the title of artist of the year by the Ankara
Association of Photographics Artists (Afsad) in 1989. He was
also awarded first prize in State Photographic Competition
in 1990 and 2000 and the second prize in the National Geographic
Society/ Traveler Magazine 4th. Annual Photo Contest/USAmerica
in 1992 and Cordoba/Spain Silver and Gold Medal in 1992-1994,
Austrian Super Circuit/ Austria Honourable Mention in 1995
and the Şinasi Barutçu Cup/Turkey in 1996. In 1994-1995-1998
he took Golden Camera Awards by Afad/Adana.
His publications include the album,"Transformation-Solitute"
Ankara/1992 and the exhibition booklets, "Digital Images-I"
Ankara/1995 "24 Hour" Ankara/1999 and "Third
In 1995 he was awarded the title Artist-Fiap (A-Fiap) by
the Federation Internationale de l'art Photographique (FIAP)
Mr.Kuvanlık, who regards photography not as an and in it
self but as a means of expressing personal experience and
emotion, specialises in Post-Modern, Computer asisted photography