Zehra Cirak

Germany


Born 1960 in Istanbul. Moved to Germany 1963, raised in Karlsruhe. Resides and works in Berlin since 1982 with the visual artist Jürgen Walter.

 

Publications:

1987 –   Flugfänger,  first volume of poetry with illustrations by  Jürgen Walter

              Publisher:  artinform,  Karlsruhe.

 

1991 -    Vogel auf dem Rücken eines Elefanten,  poems and short prose.

              Publisher:  Kiepenheuer & Witsch,  Cologne.

 

1994 -    Fremde Flügel auf eigener Schulter,  poems.  Publisher: Kiepenheuer    

                & Witsch, Cologne

 

2000 -    Leibesübungen, poems. Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch.

 

2008 -   In Bewegung,  poems and miniatur-stories,  Publisher: Schiler 

             Verlag Berlin      

2011 -  Der Geruch von Glück, short-stories, Publisher: Schiler Verlag Berlin

 

2013 -  Z. Cirak & J. Walter Die Kunst der Wissenschaft/ The art of Science

              e-book   Publisher: Schiler Verlag Berlin

 

Various Grants and Awards.

 

1989 – Adelbert von Chamisso Most Promising Young Author Award

1993 -  Friedrich Hölderlin Most Promisting Young Author Award

2001 -  Adelbert von Chamisso Award

2005 -  Poetry Award of Amistade  Multietnica Poeta Anima Istranza, Olbia

 

The primary emphasis of Çirak work lies in collaboration and in performances both at home and abroad with texts accompanying sculptures by visual artist Jürgen Walter.

 

Information  in photo-text-sound  on this collaboration to be found at :

 

www.juergen-walter.com