Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş
Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş was born in Leeds, England, in 1973. He graduated from the Department of Sociology at Istanbul University, and completed his MA in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick. A member of the music group Zen and art collective Hafriyat, he has held three solo exhibitions, Expecting Pleasure to Solve Problems (2009), New Forms of Rest and Entertainment (2011) and Unprogressive Soul (2014) and has taken part in several group exhibitions. Private Lessons, a compilation of his drawings first exhibited at the 12th Istanbul Biennial, was published in 2012. He has translated, among others, works of Vladimir Nabokov and Flannery O'Connor into Turkish, and Orhan Pamuk and Hrant Dink into English. Since 2007, he has taught at the Departments of Visual Communication Design and Art and Cultural Management at Istanbul Bilgi University and currently teaches the course "Art and Dissidence" at the Cultural Management Postgraduate Program. He lives and works in Istanbul.