Şafak Gürboğa was born in İzmir, Turkey in 1989. He holds a BA and an MA from Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Painting. The artist focuses on topics such as identity, racism, violence and destructive aggression. His bold sense of composition and minimalistic subject matter can put the viewer on edge, the same way one could feel uncomfortable in public moments of silence. Yet one could also feel completely comforted by this dissociation, relieved from the burden of unnecessary utterances.