Gürkan Maruf Mıhçı’s artworks are inspired by science, politics, and ecology. Mıhçı merges these concepts to create imaginary worlds, games, satires, and visualizations.


Gürkan Maruf Mıhçı is a media artist and associate professor at IUI Herron School of Art and Design. 

He is one of the recipients of the 2023 DeHaan Artist of Distinction award, IUPUI EMPOWER, and IAHI Fellowship funding. The Herron School of Art and Design Frank C. Springer Family Innovative Faculty Research Award and IU Presidential Arts and Humanities also awarded his recent research.

He has his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design (Bilkent University) and a Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design (Sabanci University) with a concentration in Audio Visual Noise and Glitch. After he graduated, he taught communication design and foundation of art classes at Kadir Has University and Izmir University of Economics for nine years. He has his Ph.D. in Design, Technology, and Society at the Istanbul Institute of Design (Ozyegin University). He also has a Central European University Graduate Certificate in Culture and Politics and the Maker Teacher Certificate in Robotics and 3D Printing.

He presented his research at conferences. Most recent; I World Cinema International, WOCICO, Madrid, Spain Design History Society 2021 Memory Full? Basel, Switzerland,  Association of Adaptation Studies Conference, Edinburgh, UK, Cultural Literacy Everywhere 2021: Playfulness, London, UK, Media in America, America in Media, Poland Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Monterrey, Mexico, “A Celebration of Superheroes” DePaul Pop Culture Conference, USA, and *B-FILM PGR SYMPOSIUM* - University of Birmingham, UK. He is a board member of the World Listening Project and a member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Cultural Literacy Everywhere, Adaptation Studies, and AIGA.

He exhibited his collective and individual audiovisual art and media work in festivals and exhibitions such as; New Media Festival; Miami, FL, Agitator Gallery; Chicago, IL, Monoco.io; Istanbul, Turkiye, Atlantic Center for the Arts; New Smyrna, FL, CUVO Festival; Madrid, Spain, Bad Film Festival, NYC, NY, ALC Video Festival; Alicante, Spain, Vertifilms; Prague, Czech Republic, Les Instants Video Festival, Spain, Italy, Iran, Palestine, Gallery 263; Boston, USA, Distopya Sound Art Festival; Istanbul, Turkiye, Radio Zero Festival; Porto, Portugal, Monsters International; Montreal, Canada, Animatu Digital Animation Festival; Portugal, Conde Duque; Madrid, Spain, Mestre Film Fest; Venice, Italy, FILE – Electronic Language Festival; Sao Paulo, Brazil, 0090; Antwerp-Mechelen, Belgium, Greenpeace Artist onBoard Residency Program; Turkiye, AkSanat Contemporary Artist Competition; Turkiye, 10th Istanbul Biennale; Istanbul, Turkiye, Apartment Project; Berlin, Germany, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Turkiye.