Gökçen Dilek Acay

Violinist, free improviser and concept artist was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1983. She studied at Yildiz Teknik University, Art and Design Faculty as a Violin Major. During her studies she won the Erasmus scholarship for the Franz Liszt Musik Hochschule, Germany in 2006. She performed with free improvisation bands Islak Kopek, Ways - Senol Kucukyildirim, Miam Caz Toplulugu, and Stringswille Project of Emin Findikoglu. After her graduation she started her Diploma degree at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. She performed with dancers, visual artists and collaborative mixed performance events in USA, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Denmark, and China. She is interested in working with objects, photography, video and performance art. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Istanbul, Copenhagen, Minneapolis, Erfurt, Ilsalmi, Weimar, and Pekin. Her Free Improvisation live concert album was released from Deform music with Limbo, and Sevket Akinci in 2009. She created the 'new music' performance band 'On the Edge' in 2010.