Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi: “We feel great pride in the exhibitions of ARUCAD’s first graduates”

The first graduates of Arkın Creative Arts and Design University (ARUCAD) brought their personal exhibitions together at various venues in Nicosia and Kyrenia. Visiting the exhibitions, ARUCAD Rector Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi said, “We are once again extremely proud of our students.”


ARUCAD, established in 2017 with the aim of providing art-design-communication-oriented education, produces its first graduates at the end of the Spring semester of the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The first graduates of the Plastic Arts and Photography Departments opened their exhibitions at various venues in Nicosia and Kyrenia. Tülay Pirgalıoğlu, Güliz Baştaş, Hatice Tezcan, Mehveş Beyidoğlu and Elin Yurtdaş from the Plastic Arts Department and Ali Ghorbani Moghaddam and Elis Ertepınar from the Photography Department presented their works as part of the “Graduation Project”.

The graduate students first presented their works to ARUCAD Plastic Arts Department Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eser Keçeci, Professor of Plastic Arts Department. Dr. Turan Aksoy, Assistant Professor of Plastic Arts. Assoc. Dr. Raif Dimililer and to the members of the jury, which included Visual Communication Design Department lecturer Roya Alagheband and artist Anber Onar.


Speaking during his visit to the exhibitions, ARUCAD Rector, Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi said: “Today, as the ARUCAD family, we are once again extremely proud of our students. Our first graduates from the Plastic Arts and Photography Departments, who started 4 years ago, brought together the works they produced as part of the “Graduation Project” courses they took in the last semester of their 4th grade. Our seven students, who produce works based on the relationship between humans and  the environment, opened their personal exhibitions in different venues in Nicosia and Kyrenia. In these exhibitions, where the works they prepared during the last academic year, were exhibited, they also gained the experience of setting up an exhibition as an artist. And we have experienced the joy at seeing the place that the education they received for 4 years has brought them. I would like to thank all our academics, artists and students who contributed to the graduation projects. We have graduates who have been accepted for master’s degrees at Paris College of Art and Milan. I congratulate them all. They fill us with pride.”

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