Hasip Pektaş

Hasip Pektaş was born in Ermenek in 1953. He graduated from Gazi Teacher Training Institute in 1974. He worked as a Professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphic Design in 1987-2007. He has also been working hard to make ex-libris well-known in Turkey. He was Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts Hacettepe University in 2003-2006. He has been working as a Professor at Işık University, Faculty of Fine Arts in Istanbul. He is the Chair of Graphic Arts and Graphic Design Department.
He has written a book about “Ex-libris”. He has done twenty three solo exhibitions and has participated in some group exhibitions. He has run a lot of workshops about ex-libris. He has gave some courses of lecture in Belgium, Gent Royal Academy as an Erasmus Professor. He has made the intensive studies in art museums of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Algeria, Bulgaria, Poland, Serbia, Belarus, Austria, Czech Republic, ABD, Canada, Finland, China, Mexico, Spain and Russia. He is the President of FISAE, Istanbul Ex-libris Society and Istanbul Ex-libris Museum.
Awards: 2009 – Yaroslavl International Ex-libris Competition-Russia, “Second Prize”. 2008 – 32nd International Ex-libris Biennial-China, “Honorable Mention”. 2006 – 4rt International Biennial of Graphic Art in Francavilla al Mare-Italy, “Honorable Mention”. 1996 – 3rd Biennial Ex-libris Italy-Turkey, “First Prize”. 1974 – Printmaking Competition for Art Students, “Seref Akdik Prize”.