👨🏻💻 Ufuk Barış Mutlu (Istanbul, 1993) is a multidisciplinary designer, new media artist.
Following his high school education in Terakki Foundation Schools, he graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University Visual Communication Department in 2016. He is currently
studying for his Interactive Media Design master’s degree at Yıldız Technical University.
His early works focusing on graphic arts, has morphed into producing physical works in
the multidisciplinary realm of the new media arts, due to his interest in industrial
manufacturing techniques, materials and textures. Since 2015, he has been working on
new media artworks inspired by optical illusions’ rhythmic harmony with mechanic
movements. On the other side, he is conducting commercial graphic, branding, product
and architectural installation design projects under the roof of his studio:
UBM/Studioworks. The studio had a variety of clients such as ATÖLYE, Chobani,
Sabancı University and Zorlu Holding in a short time span. His personal and collective
works have been displayed on a number of festivals and venues such as Contemporary
Istanbul, Corridor Project Space Amsterdam, Gaia Gallery, Mamut Art Project,
Philipps-Universität Marburg, Studio-X Istanbul, Sónar+D, Zorlu Performing Arts Center
and whiteBOX München. In 2017, he has collaborated with 11 local artists and
Squidsoup (UK) for the AltCity Istanbul artist residency program co-held by
British Council, Digilogue and Zorlu Holding. In 2016, he has published his first book,
“Balta, makas, çekiç”, a cultural research and documentation project on Anatolian hand
tools. His works are featured on several publications like Design Unlimited,
Popular Science and CI Mag. He is a member of Graphic Designers Association (TR)
and People of Print (UK).
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