Muharrem Yildirim


Muharrem Yildirim is an artist and a researcher with a background in computer science and visual communication design. He concentrates on enhancing the interaction between human and machine, instead of developing more inefficient and complex systems. His focus is in bringing technology closer to people by designing interactive systems. These systems allow users to experience new kinds of experimental and natural interactions.

He recently received his master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences in the School of Art, Media & Engineering of Arizona State University as a Fulbright fellow. He is graduated from Department of Computer Science, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey and received his MFA in Visual Communication Design also from Istanbul Bilgi University.

In 2008 he spent six months in University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark and studied in The Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI).

He is a member of amberPlatform which is an art and technology platform based in Istanbul, Turkey.

He is currently based in Berlin and works as a UX Developer at Volkswagen Future Center Europe GmbH.

Exhibition, Performance, Workshop

- Workshop + Performance, MusicMakers Hacklab + Finale, January 2015, Berlin, Germany

- Exhibition, Emerge, March 2014, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
- Public Installation, In Flux, February 2013, Mesa, Arizona, USA

- Exhibition, International Digital Media and Arts Association Exhibition, November 2013, Laguna Beach, California, USA
- Public Sculpture, Scottsdale Public Art, September 2013-September 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- Exhibition, 404 Festival, August 2013, Rosario, Argentina
- Exhibition, International Design & Crafts Invitation Exhibition 2013 presented by Korean Industrial Artists’ Association (KIAA), July 2013, SAGA S-platz Gallery, Saga, Japan
- Projection Mapping Performance, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach¸ June 2013, Panama City Beach, Florida, USA
- Exhibition, Spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, Mesa Arts Center, March 2013, Mesa, Arizona, USA
- Exhibition, Emerge, ASU Digital Culture Gallery, March 2013, Tempe, Arizona, USA
- Performance, Slingshot Festival, March 2013, Athens, Georgia, USA
- Performance, Sparrow Song, ASU Binary Theater, January 2013, Tempe, Arizona, USA


- Exhibition, Slipstream, The Icehouse Phoenix, December 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
- Exhibition, Surface Impressions, ASU Digital Culture Gallery, December 2012, Tempe, Arizona, USA
- Exhibition, Don’t Resist the Urge, ASU Step Gallery, October 2012, Tempe, Arizona, USA
- Performance, POVV [Prisoner of View / Point of War], Lyceum Theatre, September-October 2012, Tempe, Arizona, USA
- Workshop, Projection Mapping, Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art: SMoCA, September 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- Exhibition, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, August 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- International Design & Crafts Invitation Exhibition 2012 presented by Korean Industrial Artists’ Association (KIAA) Jun 14 ~ Jun 18, 2012 at KEPCO Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
- Exhibition, Emerge: Redesigning the future, March 2012, Tempe, Arizona, USA
- Performance, Immerge: Interactive Performance, March 2012, Tempe, Arizona, USA


- Workshop, GML Recording Machine, VERBINDINGEN/JONCTIONS 13, Brussels, Belgium
- Exhibition, PlayFace InterCult, quartier21, Vienna, Austria

- Site specific installation, Kayitdisi ’03 doku[n, February 2010, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

- Installation, Free Software and Open Source Days, May 2009, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey


- Muharrem Yildirim, David Tinapple, AntsWorld – A Tangible Interface for an Interactive Ant Foraging Simulator, 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for serious applications, September 2013, Bournemouth, UK
- Nicole Williams, Muharrem Yildirim, Something is Wrong With Us, Nicole Williams, Muharrem Yildirim, 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, July 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA