Born in 1984 in Eskisehir, Turkey. Lives and works in Istanbul.

Merve Tuna makes body-related objects varying from bespoke objects and props to designs for industry. Her work focuses on the distance between the ordinary and anomalies feeding from individual psychology, cinema and crafts. Developing narratives reflecting these interrelations; she generates accessories, garments and films.


MA in Fashion Design and Technology (womenswear), 2008-2010
London College of Fashion, UAL, London

BSc in Industrial Product Design, 2002-2006
ITU, Istanbul

Selected Exhibitions & Shows

2017 'Subliminal Anatomy of a Latex Coat' screening, 16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival

2012 ‘A Belly Dance’ performance and exhibition, Salon/ Istanbul Design Biennial

2012 Salon-Istanbul/ Amsterdam

2011 Shoes for Aminaka Wilmont/ SS ’12 London Fashion Week

2011 Shoes for Aminaka Wilmont/ AW ‘11-’12 Zagreb Fashion Week

2011 Shoes for Aminaka Wilmont/ AW ‘11-‘12 London Fashion Week

2010 Peculiar Pleasures/ Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff

2010 Everything is Normal, LCF MA ‘10 ‘Human’ Press Show/ Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2009 Neo Couture/ London

2008 Oxe Moxie Gallery opening exhibition/ Design Station, Istanbul

2007 Re-stool / Maison Française & WWF, Istanbul

2007 Parrots, Rabbits & Sweethearts runway show / Istanbul Streetstyle October

2007 Maison Française Eco-Decoration area/ Istanbul Design Week

2007 The Grocery Area/ Kopenhagen Fashion Fair

2007 The Grocery Area / +46 Fashion Fair, Stockholm

2007 Parrots,Rabbits & Sweethearts pre-collection/ Istanbul Streetstyle May

2006 Designersblock/ Istanbul Design Week

2006 TS15/ Istanbul Design Week

2004 Readymade Istanbul/ Adesign Fair, Istanbul