MAT (Mehmet Ali Türkmen) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at Istanbul Marmara University in 1990. He has participated in both national and international graphic design exhibitions, solo graphic design exhibitions, workshops and seminars. He is a member of GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) and AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale)

Exhibitions and Awards
2019 – 21th Colorado International Invitational Poster Biennial
2018 – Istanbul Işık Schools “The Awards for people who enlighten Sports, Arts and Design” in the category of Visual Arts and Design award, this year
2018 – The traveling poster show 'Tolerance'. Exhibition traveled to in different countries such as Slovenia, Montenegro, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Serbia, Netherlands and Spain
2017 – 20th Colorado International Invitational Poster Biennial, Award
2015 – The 1st International Invitational Poster Festival of Shenzhen, Exhibition. Guan Shanyue Art Museum, China
2015 – 19th Colorado International Invitational Poster Biennial
2015 – International Invitational Yurdaer Altıntaş 80th birthday exhibition, Galeri Işık, Istanbul
2013 – 18th Colorado International Invitational Poster Biennial
2013 – TDC (Type Directors Club) Certificate of Typographic Excellence, New York
2012 – 2th MUIP (Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts International Invitational Poster Biennial) Exhibition, Istanbul
2012 – 10th Moscow Golden Bee, Exhibition, Russia
2011 – 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Biennial, Honorable Mention
2011 – 5th China International Poster Biennial, Exhibition, Hangzhou
2010 – IGDB6 Ningbo International Invitational Graphic Biennial 2010. Ningbo Museum of Art, China
2010 – 9th Moscow Golden Bee, Exhibition, Russia
2010 – 11th Poster Biennial of Mexico, Exhibition
2010 – Hong Kong International Poster Triennial, Exhibition. Organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum / Hong Kong, China
2009 – 17th Lahti Poster Biennial, Exhibition, Finland
2009 – Solo exhibition and seminar, 13th Grafist (Istanbul International Graphic Design Week). Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts Faculty
2008 – 10th Poster Biennial of Mexico, Exhibition
2008 – 8th Moscow Golden Bee, Exhibition, Russia
2007 – Hafriyat Gallery, Istanbul. 'Sense of Fear / Throughout the history of mankind. Fear of God and Conscience' Poster Exhibition
2000 – Solo exhibition, Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty, Istanbul
1996 – Logo competition of Sabancı University, 1th prize
1995 – ICOGRADA World Graphics Day's exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris
1994 – Chaumont Poster Festival, Exhibition, France
1993 – International Poster Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. Young Graphic Designers Award, third place
1992 / 97 – Exhibition of Posters from Turkey, İstanbul, Toronto, Duisburg, Tel Aviv, New York
1989 / 1995 – Won 23 awards in categories of greeting card, commercial poster, cultural poster, illustration, label, press ad, press campaign, direct mailing, logos, book cover, magazine cover, calendars, packaging and special awards in several GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) exhibitions

Bibliography
Examples of published works as well as,
— Posters from Turkey
— The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
— AGI New Members 2007-2017
— One by One: Graphic Designer of the World Today
— No Words Posters
— Lurzer's Archive Special / Packaging Design
— Graphis Poster
— Graphis Design
— Graphis Shopping Bag
— Graphis Logo
— Epica
— Gallery Magazine
— Slanted
— TDC (Type Directors Club) Annual
— Chaumont Poster Festival
— Moscow Golden Bee Biennial
— Hong Kong Poster Triennial
— Colorado Invitational Poster Biennial
— In several GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) exhibition books

Lecturer
2008 / 2013 – Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Graphic Design Department, Project Lessons
2004 / 2008 – Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Graphic Design Department, Using Photography in Graphic Design

Books
— Therapia, 2019
— Hemhal, 2007
— Ara Toplam, 2003
— Yani şey..., 1991