Insaf Yalcinkaya is a Kurdish poet&visual artis born in Dersim in the Turkish part of Kurdistan. After a Bachelor degree in Business, she taught in primary and secondary schools. Also, she studied part time for a certificate in Ceramic and Glass technology, ceramic formalization for two years. She has been working as a poet, script writer and visual artist in Turkey and in Ireland.
She recently got studio residency at IMMA with Art Nomads in 2022. Also, she got Scoop Fundation residency award in 2021. She contributed The Mother tongue Festival as a story teller. She has also shown ceramics and text work in “Sinterella” at Glór in Ennis. She made a short film for the “Maternal Gaze” project at IMMA in April 2021. Also, Mask, Myth and Multiple Cultures workshop at IMMA in September 2020. She exhibited work online with Angelica Network in September 2020. She is a member of Art Nomads artist collective and have exhibited with them at “Imagine” in June 2020 as part of world Refugee Week with Christ Church Cathedral and Counterpoint Arts as well as the show “Transhumance” in the Space Gallery in Dublin 7 in February to March 2020.
Her poems are published in Correspondences an anthology to call for an end to direct provision by Stinging Fly, in the MASI journal by MASI, in Flare 14 and Flare 15 by Dublin’s Sunflowers Session. Also, she contributed online with a poem to Pendemic.ie.
She read her poems during some poetry events around Ireland. For instance, Culter Night- Mountshannon Art Festival. At Irish Writer Centre-WomenXBorders, Dacemaron visual reading, Kilmainham and Inchicore festival, Poetry in Ireland at Cabra library, Inchicore Library, Books Upstairs. At Lord Edward, Sunflower Session as a reader. She was a performer at the Phizzfest – Phibsborough Community & Arts Festival.
She is a member of Art Nomads since 2019.
She was a member of Dublin Writer’s Forum since September 2017 to 2020. Also, she joined Poetry in The Park Killarney.
She was member of Catherine Young’s Dance Group. She involved the Big Bang Rhythm festival 2018-2019 in Dublin and Several times in Kerry as a member of Catherine Young’s Dance Group.
She was member of Killarney Drama Circle where she involved as a player and a musician.