The Art of Ümit İnatçı

Ümit İnatçı

Painter, Poet, Writer, Designer, Film Maker, and Art Critic Umit INATCI was born at Limassol, in Cyprus (28/11/1960). He completed his higher education in “Pietro Vannucci” Fine Art Academy in Perugia-Italy with distinction (Cum Laude) in 1984. His artworks are exhibited worldwide in many private and public collection and museums. He is an art critic and curator with numerous publications and organizations. He is an author of 28 books on literature, art and politics. He worked as a graphic and furniture designer for different companies. He worked as TV Program Producer/Director for CYBC Cyprus. He produced documentary films and video art. He is an academic member of Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Communication Visual Arts & Visual Comm. Design. He is a President of Turkish Cypriot Artist & Writer Union, a Chief Editor of ‘‘İnsan Zaman Mekan’’ Art & Literature Magazine and Online Journal of Art & Design Magazine /OJAD).

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions:

1978 – Famagusta Cultural Center,  Famagusta/Cyprus.

1981 – Mantignana Cultural Center, Mantignana-PG./Italy.

1983 – Saray Hotel Exhibition Hall, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1984 – Vortex Gallery, London/England.

1989 – Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1989 – Gloria Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1990 – Sala del Grifo e Leone, Perugia/Italy.

1990 – Chiostro di S. Francesco, Montone/Italy.

1990 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia Cyprus.

1991 – Montone Cultural Center, Montone/Italy.

1992 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1993 – Skali Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Commonwealth Institute Today Gallery, London/England.

1995 – Hilton Hotel Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1997 – Palazzo della Provincia, Bari/Italy.

1997 – Santa Caterina, Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Museum, Prato/Italy.

1998 – Famagusta Municipality Art Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2000 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2001 – Krebsen Gallery, Copenhagen/Danmark.

2002 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2002 – European Parliament Exhibition Hall, Brussels/Belgium.

2002 – Studio Pulchri, The Hague/Holland.

2003 – Gallery Morfi, Limassol/Cyprus.

2005 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Journalist’s House, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Roxy Art Center, Istanbul/Turkey.

2010 – Vije, School of Visual Comm. Tahran/Iran.

2010 – European Parliament Art Platform, Srtasbourg/France.

2010 – Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2011 – Pegasus Art Gallery, Limassol/Cyprus.

2012 – Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2013 – Eastern Mediterranean University Art Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2013 – Shanidar Gallery, Erbil/Iraq.

2014 – İsmet V. Güney Art Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2014 – Qahili Gallery, Pristine/Kosovo.

2015 – The House Art Rooms, Kyrenia/Cyprus.

2016 – Artemisia Gallery, Perugia/Italy.

 

Group Exhibitions:

1981 – Preggio Cultural Festival, Preggio/Italy.

1982 – “Pre-Visioni” S. Francesco Al Prato, Perugia/Italy.

1982 – “Gallenga” International Photography Exh. Perugia/Italy.

1983 – “Essendo Dato Un Spazio” Villa Costanzi. Spello/Italy.

1983 – Famagusta Cultural Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

1983 – Preggio Cultural Festival, Preggio/Italy.

1985 – “Colori nel Mondo” International Art Biennal, Rocca Paolina, Perugia/Italy.

1986 – TC Artists, Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1988 – “Group Fluxus” Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1989 – “Group Fluxus” Fluxus Art Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1989 – Atatürk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1990 – “A View of The New” Commonwealth Inst.-Today Gallery, London/England.

1990 – “Perspective For Future” Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1990 – “Perspective For Future” Cyprus House Cultural Center, Athens/Greece.

1991 – Cypriot Art Collection, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1991 – Cypriot Art Collection, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1992 – Painting Collection By EDON, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1992 – Pafian Artists, Kyklos Gallery, Pafos/Cyprus.

1993 – 1st Sharjha International Art Biennal, U.A.E.

1993 – EKADE Pancyprian Art Exhibition, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1993 – “Cyprus Art From State Gallery” Limassol/Cyprus.

1993 – Cypriot Art Collection, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1994 – CyBC Art Exhibition, Skali Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1994 – EKADE Pancyprian Art Exhibition, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1994 – “Poetic Dialogues I” Morfi Gallery, Limassol/Cyprus.

1994 – “Poetic Dialogues II” Skali Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Artists Studied in Italy, Italian Embassy, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1995 – Cypriot Artists (By Sotheby’s) Cyprus Bank Cult. Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1996 – “Nicosia Cultural Capital of Europe” Nicosia/Cyprus.

1996 – “Fish” Pierides Art Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1997 – “Working Toghether” Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1998 – Istituto Europeo delle Arti Operative, Perugia/Italy.

1998 – Near East University, Nicosia/Cyprus.

1999 – Eight Artist, Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul/Turkey.

1999 – Summer Collection, Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul/Turkey.

2000 – “Transigensy”, Cyprus Art Association Center, Famagusta/ Cyprus.

2001 – “TC Artists 1934-2000” Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2002 – European Parliament, “State Gallery Collection” Brussels/Belgium.

2002 – Gallery Apocalypse, “Cypriot Art Collection” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2002 – Gallery Morfi, “Cypriot Art Collection” Limassol/Cyprus.

2003 – Gallery Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2003 – Gallery Morfi, “Cypriot Art Collection” Limassol/Cyprus.

2004 – Gallery Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2004 – Gallery Morfi, “Cypriot Art Collection” Limassol/Cyprus.

2004 – State Museum of contemporary Art, “Cosmopolis” Thesaloniki/Greece.

2005 – Gallery  Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2006 – Nicosia Art Center, “Accidental Meetings” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2006 – “Powerlesness” Cyprus Art Association, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2006 – Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul/Turkey.

2007 – Ceramic Workshop & Exhibition, Ataturk Cultural Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Gallery  Apocalypse “Cypriot Art Collction” Nicosia/Cyprus.

2007 – Cyprus Art Association “For Ali Atakan Memory”, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2007 – TC Art Collection, İsmet Güney Art Center, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Apocalipse Gallery, (Contemporary Cypriot & Greek Art) Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Palazzo Medici Clarelli, Cypriot Artists, Rome/Italy.

2008 – Sidestreets, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2008 – Roudi Art Center, Alona/Cprus.

2010 – Sidesteets, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2010 – Mediterranean Artists, Salone Borromini, Roma/Italy.

2010 – Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2010 – Famagusta Gate EKATE, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2010 – “China-Europe-Never Ever Forever” Chengdu/China.

2011 – Ada Sanat Art Center, Istanbul/Turkey.

2010 – “On Paper” Ataturk Cultural Center, Nikosia/Cyprus.

2011 – Contemporary Cypriot Artists, Casina della Civetta, Roma/Italy.

2011 – “The Object” Lanitis Foundation, Limassol/Cyprus.

2012 – Yannis Karayannis Art Collection, Larnaka Municipality, Larnaka/Cyprus..

2012 – “Zaman Aşımı” Karşı Sanat, Istanbul/Turkey.

2011 – Pegasus Art Foundation, Limasol/Cyprus.

2012 – Patti & Rusty Rueff Gallery, Purdue/America

2012 – Pegasus Art Foundation, Limasol/Cyprus.

2012 – EMU Art & Design Center, Famagusta/Cyprus.

2013 – Purdue University Patti & Rusty Rueff Gallery, Lafayette/USA

2013 – Pafos Castle “Beyond the Walls” Pafos/Cyprus.

2014 – Qahili Gallery, Pristine/Kosovo.

2014 – Berat Art Center, Berat/Albania.

2014 – Art Gallery 55 “Traces in the Space” Limassol/Cyprus.

2014 – Lanitis Foundation ‘‘The Magic of Writing’’ Limassol/Cyprus.

2014 – “Artisti Ciprioti-Italiani” La Sapienza University, Rome/Italy.

2014 – Pafos Archaelogical Museum ‘‘Water Magic & Theraphy’’ Pafos/Cyprus.

2014 – ‘‘Global Art’’ Museum of Contemporary Art Prishtina/Kosovo.

2014 – ‘‘Rojava’’ Municipality Art Center Diyarbakır/Turkey.

2014 – Permanent Collection, Shanidar Gallery, Erbil/Nord Iraq.

2015 – Cassino Contemporary Art Museum (Curator: Bruno Cora), Cassino/Italy.

2016 – Opera Prima, Museo Civico Archeologico Curator: Aldo Iori), Amelia/Italy.

 

Bibliography

Catalogue & Monographs:

1988.. Ümit İnatçı, Paintings (Cyprus), 1985-88, 36p.

1990.. Ümit İnatçı, Paintings. Text by Antonio Gatto (Italy), 1988-90, 28p.

1997.. “PiktografieLirike”, Text by Bruno Cora (Italy), 1995-96, 64p

1997.. “Yazılar-Segni” Paintings. Text by Aldo Iori (Italy), 1996, 24p.

2001.. “Pikrografie Lirike 2000” Paintings Text by Aldo Iori (Danmark), 32p.

2008 – “Opus Magnum” Metin: Ü.İ. Roxy Sanat Platformu, Istanbul/Turkey.

2012 – “Insigna” Text by Emre Zeytinoğlu, Cyprus, 32p.

2012 – “The Art of Ümit İnatçı” Various art critics, Cyprus, 360s.

2015 – ‘‘An-arche’’ Ümit İnatci, 74p.

 

Art Books & Collective Catalogues:

1982.. “Pre-Visioni” Pietro Vannucci Fine Arts Acc, Perugia-Italy.

1985.. “La Calcografia” Bruno Paglialonga, Eugenio Riccitelli Ed. 1985 Pescara-It.

1987.. “Kıbrıs Türk Resminden Bir Kesit” Cyprus.

1988.. III. Devlet Resim Heykel Sergisi, Cyprus.

1990.. “Perspective For Future” Cyprus-Greece.

1993.. “Cyprus Art From The State Gallery” Cyprus.

1994.. EKATE 30. Anniversary of foundation Cyprus.

1995.. Cyprus Contemporary Art “An Itinerary” Cyprus.

1996.. “Fish” Pierides Foundation, Cyprus-Greece.

1998.. “XX Century Cypriot Art” State Gallery Coll. Cyprus.

1999.. “Sekiz Genç Sanatçı” Galeri Binyıl, Turkey.

2001.. Ministry of Cultur Art Coll. 1934-2000, Cyprus.

2003.. Cyprus Contemporary Art, Cyprus.

2004.. “Cosmopolis-European Art Biennale” Thesaloniki-Greece.

2005.. “Accidental Meetings” Cyprus.

2005.. Twentieth Century Cypriot Art, Cyprus.

2006.. “Kudretsizlik-Powerlesness” Cyprus Art Ass., Cyprus.

2006.. “Artist 2006” TÜYAP 16th Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul/Turkey.

2007.. “The Art of Innovation” Cyprus.

2008..  Roudi Art Center “5 Cypriot Artists”.

2010.. “International Ex Libris Exhibition, Famagusta-Cyprus.

2010.. “Espressioni Pittoriche-Artisti Mediterranei” Ministry of Culture, Roma-Italy.

2010.. 50th Anniversary of The Rep. Of Cyprus Famagusta Gate, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2010.. “China-Europe-Never Ever Forever” Çengdu/China.

2011.. “% 100 Peace” Ada Sanat Art Center, Istanbul/Turkey.

2011.. “The Object” Lanitis Foundation, Limassol/Cyprus.

2012.. “ID. Euro” Pegasus Foundation” Limasol/Cyprus.

2012.. “Voice of the Object-Object of the Voice” EMU Famagusta/Cyprus.

2012.. “Beyond the Walls” Pegasus Foundation, Limassol/Cyprus.

2012.. Arte Contemporanea a Cassino, Bruno Cora, Cassino/Italy.

2013.. “Quartet” Purdue University & EMU, Famagusta/Cyprus-Lafayette/USA.

2014.. ‘‘The Magic of Writing’’ Anna Marangou, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol /Cyp.

2014.. “Artisti Ciprioti-Italiani” La Sapienza University, Rome/Italy.

2014.. “Trauma & Therapy” Archeological Museum of Pafos, Niki Loizidi, Pafos/Cyp.

2014.. ‘‘Global Art’’ Museum of Contemporary Art Prishtina/Kosovo.

 

Selected Public & Private Museum/Collections:

1. Republic of Cyprus, Art Museum, 3 art works, Nicosia-Cyprus.

2. RC. Presidential Palace, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

3. RC. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

4. Laiki Bank Art Center,1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

5. University of Cyprus Archeolocical Dept., 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

6. Cyprus Electicity, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

7. Nicosia Municipality Art Collection, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

8. George Vassiliu private collection, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

9. Zambelas private collection, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

10. Tofarides private collection, 3 art works, Nicosia-Cyprus.

11. Dimitri Andreu private collection, 3 art works, Nicosia-Cyprus.

12. Michael Avraam private collection, 2 art Works, Nicosia-Cyprus.

13. Ekonomu private collection, 1 art work, Nicosia-Cyprus.

14. Dimis Mihealidis private collection, 4 art works, Nicosia-Cyprus.

15. Bruno Cora private collection, 2 art works, Rome-Italy.

16. CAMUSAC Cassino Contemporary Art Museum 3 art works, Cassino-Italy.

17. Lamberto Burini private collection, 3 art works, Perugia-Italy.

18. Giuseppe Amadei private collection, 1 art work, Rome-Italy.

19. Carpineto Romano Contemporary Art Collection, 1 art work, Rome-Italy.

20. Prato Municipality Art Collection, 1 art work, Prato-Italy.

21. Banca Rurale Mantignanese, 4 art works, Perugia-Italy.

22. Pietro Vannucci Fine Art Academy, 1 art work, Perugia-Italy.

24. Twin Film Production, 2 art works, Budapest-Hungary.

25. Twin Film Production, 3 art works, Monte Carlo-Monaco.

26. RC. Embassy, 1 art work, Paris-France.

27. RC. Embassy, 1 art work, Rome-Italy.

28. RC. New York High Commission, 1 art work, New York-USA.

29. RC. Embassy, 1 art work, Brussels-Belgium.

30. Sharjha Emirate Art Collection, 1 art work, Sharjha-UAE.

35. RC. European Council High Commission, 1 art work, Strazburg-France.

36. RC. State Library, 2 art works, Nicosia-Cyprus.

37. RC. Embassy, Stockholm 1 art work, Sweden.

38. Arkın Collection, 3 art works, Istanbul Tr. & Cyprus.

 

Film/Video:

1985.. “Lo Specchio” Short Film, Director/Actor.

1997.. “Stand By” Art Director/Actor, Director: Pasquale Misuraca. Transm.: RAI3

           Italy, ANT1 Cyprus/Greece.

2009.. Ismet Vehit Güney (Written & Directed), Biography, Transm.: BRT, Cyprus.

2010.. Cevdet Çağdaş, Biography (Written & Directed), Transm.: BRT, Cyprus.

2011.. Fikret Demirağ, Biography (W&D), Transm.: BRT, SİM TV. Cyprus.

2013.. “Cemetery of Vowels” Video Performans, Artist, Cyprus/USA.

2015.. “Inversion” Video Art, Cyprus.

 

Awards:

1981 – “Preggio Cultural Festival” Special Prize for Painting, Preggio/Italy.

1982 – “Adelmo Maribelli” Academic Prize, Perugia/Italy.

1982 – “Gallenga” International Photography Comp., 2’nd Prize, Perugia/Italy.

1983 – “Preggio Cultural Festival” Special Prize for Painting, Preggio/Italy.

1993 – 1st Sharjha International Art Biennal, Gold Medal 1st Prize U. A. E.

1996 – İhsan Ali Foundation, Award.

2006 – Necati Ozkan Foundation Art & Literature Award.

2006 – T.Cypriot Educational Foundation Art & Literature Award.

2009 – Ministry of Culture Honorary Award.

 

 

 

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