23.04.2006

CIRRICULUM VITAE

Varol Topaç - Sculptor - TURKIYE
Email:  vtopac@gmail.com
Website:   www.vtopac.blogspot.com

1998    Graduated from Anadolu Universty Faculty of Fine Arts Sculpture Department
1999  Began to work as Research Assistant at M.K.U. (Mustafa Kemal University) Fine Arts Faculty Sculpture Department
2001    Dokuz Eylul University Fine Arts Faculty Sculpture Department began to work as Research Assistant
2003    Finished (MFA) in Dokuz Eylul Universty Fine Arts Institute Sculpture Basic Arts Department
2006  Began to work as Research Assistant at M.K.U. (Mustafa Kemal University) Fine Arts Faculty Sculpture Department
2012   Began to work for Minister of Culture and Tourism Izmir State Painting Sculpture Museum and Gallery  as a Sculptor and Coordinator

PRICES
1996    Ministry of Culture, Government Sculpture Competition (Success Price) ANKARA
1997   Sculpture Competition organized by ‘’Turgut Pura Painting and Sculpture Foundation’’(First Price) IZMIR
1997    TUR-ART Competition Organized by Ministry of Tourism (Mention) ANKARA
1998    Sculpture Competition Organized by ‘’Turgut Pura Painting and Sculpture Foundation’’(Special Price of Jury)  IZMİR
1999    Ministry of Culture,Government Sculpture Competition (Success Price)  ANKARA
2007    “Art Meet Ice” International Ice Sculpture Competition / HelsinkiFINLAND (Sixth Price)
2007    1.Tehran International Sculpture Symposium / Tehran - IRAN   (Fourth Price)
2007    Ministry of Culture, Government Sculpture Competition (Success Price) ANKARA
2008    Ministry of Culture, Government Sculpture Competition (Special Price of Jury) ANKARA
2011    "Tsinghua University Centennial - " a collection of 100 Major sculptures”price / Bejing – CHINA                                                                          
2014    2.International Straw and Hay Sculpture Competition - (2. price and young public price) - Valloire - FRANCE

PERSONNEL EXHIBITION
2002     Sculpture Exhibition    Başak Sigorta Gallery / IZMIR
2005     Peace and Art Festival   Dikili / IZMIR
2010     “bayterek” Sculpture&Installation Exhibition – MÖTBE Art Gallery –Ege Universty – IZMIR
2012     Altınyunus Art Gallery – Çeşme - IZMIR

Also he participated in many joint exhibitions with his abstract – figurative works. His many works are at some private collections indoor and outdoor
Varol Topaç is the member of the International Association of Plastic Arts, Unesco A.I.A.P     
He is Agency of AIESM (International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events)  in Turkey
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS
2002      10.International Wood Sculpture Symposium /Hojer - DENMARK
2003       6.International Sculpture Symposium / Morges – SWITZERLAND
2003      14.International Wood Sculpture Symposium / Kemijarvi - FINLAND
2004      23.International Wood Sculpture Symposium /Bardonecchia-Torino-ITALY
2004      2.International Youthfull Sculpture Competition-Workshop /Fines-Almeria-SPAIN
2005      1.International Stone Sculpture Symposium/Ataturk Universty /Erzurum-TURKIYE
2005       International Wood Sculpture Symposium “less is more again”/F.O.A.M-FINLAND
2006      3.International Youthfull Sculpture Competition-Workshop/Olula de Rıo -Almeria-SPAIN
2006      3.International Sculpture Symposium 'Art in the Forest'/Sauze d’Oulx - Torino, ITALY
2006      European Art Symposium “landscape art and network” /Saxon- Dresden- GERMANY
2006      5.Geumgang Nature Art Biennale / Gongju city,Chungnam, KOREA
2007     “Art Meet Ice” International Ice Sculpture Competition / HelsinkiFINLAND
2007      1.Tehran International Sculpture Symposium / Tehran - IRAN
2007      5. Portimao International Monumental Sculpture Symposium / Portimao – Algarve- PORTUGAL
2007      16.International Wood Sculpture Symposium / Kemijarvi – FINLAND
2008      2. Rulal Week of Sculpture – Workshop-competition (as a monitor ) / Albancez – Almeria- SPAIN
2008      15. International Sculpture Symposium “art and stone” / Wunsiedel – Nurnberg – GERMANY
2008      Installation Symposium in Labirent, Finnish Forest – Source of Art / Haukuvuori - FINLAND
2008      Cukurova Universty Stone Sculpture Symposium / Adana - TURKIYE
2009     “Art Meet Ice” International Ice Sculpture Competition / HelsinkiFINLAND
2009     “Blue Ice Art” International Ice Sculpture Competition / Roveniami - Lapland– FINLAND
2009      3.International Sculpture Symposium / Vladikavkaz – NORTH OSSETİA (ALANIA)- RUSSIA
2010      5. International Wax Sculpture Symposium – Ubon Ratchathani- THAILAND
2011      "Tsinghua University Centennial - Shui Mu Tsinghua "An International Sculpture Exhibition on Campus", a collection of 100 Major sculptures / Bejing – CHINA
2011     6. SLAMA Land Art Festival – International Straw Sculpture Symposium / Osijek - CROATIA
2012     1.International Erciyes Snow Sculpture Symposium (Organization and participant) /Kayseri -TURKIYE
2012    “andezit2012” International Sculpture Symposium / TimisoaraROMANIA
2012    19. International Zuhdü Muridoğlu Wooden Sculpture Symposium – Kocaeli - TURKIYE
2012    1.International Libreville Wood Sculpture Symposium/ LibrevilleGABON REPUBLIC - AFRICA
2013         3. International Ostraka Sculpture Symposium- Cairo –EGYPT
2013     International Straw Sculpture Symposium –Iskenderun – Hatay –TURKIYE (curator and participant artist)                                                  
     2013   International Scrap Metal Mask Sculpture Workshop – Konak –Izmir – TURKIYE (curator and participant artist)    
2013  International  3. Çankaya Wood Sculpture Symposium – Ankara - TURKIYE
2013       International 2. Karşıyaka Stone Sculpture Symposium – Karşiyaka Municipalty – Izmir – TURKIYE
2014      11.  ASPAT Open air Stone Sculpture Symposium – Bodrum  - TURKIYE
2014       Gaziantep Universty International Stone Sculpture Symposium – Gaziantep –TURKIYE (Curator and participant artist)
ARTIST RESIDENCE
2009     International Artist Residence “for one week” / Kemijarvi – FINLAND
Gsm:+90 5422415154
Adresses:
Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı
Izmir Resim Heykel Muzesi ve Galerisi Müdürlüğü  
Mithatpasa cad. No 94  Konak – Izmir – 35250 - TURKIYE


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