Contact: firaterdim@gmail.com
Fırat Erdim is an artist and educator. His work across architecture, drawing, sculpture, installation, and sound has been exhibited or performed at institutions including the Des Moines Art Center, Spartanburg Art Museum, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Adds Donna, Elmhurst Art Museum, The Windor, 49A, Maquis Projects, Anderson Gallery at Drake University, Constance Gallery at Graceland University, the American Academy in Rome, and the Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz, among others. 

Fırat contributed to architectural projects at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, D’AquinoMonaco, and Diane Lewis Architects in New York. From 2012 to 2013, he was the co-founder and co-director of Flash Atölye, an experimental project space for art and architecture, situated inside a “pasaj” in İzmir. His work has been supported by residencies and fellowships at Headlands Center for the Arts, HEIMA, I-Park, Babayan Culture House, Vermont Studio Center, the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; as well as by Research Grants from the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities at Iowa State University. Awards include the 2016 Santo Foundation Award for Individual Artists, and the 2015 Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome.

Fırat holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Cooper Union (2001), and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Virginia (2007). He has taught courses on architecture, drawing, and fabrication at the University of Virginia, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Marwen Foundation, in the USA; İzmir University of Economics, in Turkey; and the IE School of Architecture and Design, in Spain. He is currently the Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University.