Begum Cana Ozgur
Begüm Cana Özgür was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1989. She received BFA from Bilkent University Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design in 2010, Ankara. After a year long professional experience in Istanbul, she moved to Michigan and started her masters in Cranbrook Academy of Arts, 3D Design department.
There she discovered that she is less interested in objects as functional items but more as companions in life-experiences.
Since 2014, she lives and works in Istanbul, continues the hands on studio practice mostly focused on textiles and concepts that could be formed around them. Her recent project Kirkit Istanbul introduces experimental design to the ancient weaving culture in Turkey, producing contemporary pieces in collaboration with traditional weavers.