Kıymet Daştan experiments with form, loaded with conceptual projections, generate questions about stereotypes and social roles while exploring the poetic horizons of materials. Producing and according a material presence is a way of thinking for the artist. Daştan graduated at the top of her class from the Sculpture Department of Mimar Sinan University for Fine Arts and then completed an MA in Design at Milan’s Domus Academy. She has erected sculptures in various public spaces, opened a solo exhibition and participated in various group exhibitions in galleries and public spaces, artist residencies, and symposiums both in Turkey and abroad. They can be found in many private and public collections such as, Sabancı Collection(Istanbul) and Ipek & Ahmet Merey Collection (Istanbul). Most recently she has designed and realized an earthquake monument for a museum. She has won various awards such as the Sabancı Art Award for Sculpture in 2008 and first prize at JTR Jewelry Design Competition in 2013. Daştan has also provided design, production, and project development support to realize world-famous artists’ projects. From 2010-2013 she worked to produce works according to the vision of Nobel-laureate author Orhan Pamuk to found his “Museum of Innocence”, a museum of artifacts from the fictional reality of his eponymous novel. The works she produced for Pamuk’s museum.