Hacer Sarıkaya Demirbaş
(13.08. -19.08. 2010)
have been born on the 13th April 1960 in Malatya. I finished primary,
secondary and high school in Izmir where I graduated in 1979 from the Izmir
Namık Kemal High School. I had lost my father in 1973, he passed away. My
sister started to send funds from Germany, we had no social back up
I started to study at the Economy Faculty of the Aegean University in the
Planning Department. After one semester I had to leave for economic reasons
and went to live with my sister in Berlin, Germany. I enrolled in the
University there, my second language being English, I had to learn German
for six months in the Goethe Institute.
Still trying to complete my education I returned to Turkey. I had to repeat
my university exams, because I filed no preferences and my points were high
I was able to pre- register in various universities. I did achieve the entry
rights for one Department for Fine Arts but did not register. Instead I
started in the Civil Administration Department of the Economy Faculty of the
9th September University and studied there for one year.
1983 I married and since my husband lived and worked in Istanbul I changed
over to the Faculty for Political Science of the Istanbul University, where
I stayed for two years. I had a very complicated pregnancy and a problematic
birth, a traffic accident left me with the loss of consciousness and memory
caused by brain haemorrhage. The university granted me exemption for the
loss of time and I finally graduated in 2005.
I have always liked to paint and started in 1993 to pant in oil. Because I did
not have the time and no connections to appropriate galleries I did not open
I had two personal and two group exhibitions.
My son is studying at university.
September 2009 my book "Yollum"=My Way was published.
I am preparing to publish my second book now and I plan to write further on.