Elif Fırat was born 1994 in Istanbul. In 2013, she started studying in Mimar Sinan University’s Ceramic and Glass Design Department. Her sculptures are a reflection of the emotional human condition, how the environment takes a toll on our inner and outer beings. This practice lends itself to her own catharsis regarding heavy matters that undeniably affect us all. Her subjects tend to exude a certain neutrality, whether through gender or physical characteristics. This is a meditated choice, since it invites a larger audience to associate with the message conveyed. Fırat’s figurative ceramics are mostly recognisable for their stoic faces with closed eyes.