Pinar&Viola for Seranit Porcelain

#FindingNature, online TV series — Capsule Collection 2015

Como Hitech, t-shirts — Image Collection 2015

Silk pocket square for a private British Gentlemen's Club

Family Special, t-shirts — Capsule Collection 2015

Family Special, Polyamory — Image Collection 2015

The future of shopping — Digital painting for Dazed Magazine

The Online Smoking Room for Rhizome New Museum NY

Music Video for Sofie Winterson

Blue Jeans On Thin Ice — Image Collection 2014

Fashion editorial for Glamcult Magazine

Optical Illusion Selfies & I'll Make You Feel Real

Illustration for Bloomberg Businessweek

Textile print for This is Chorus

Dazed & Confused Monthly Columns

Album cover artwork for Brenmar

Pattern for Adidas

Nike+ 21-Karat video for Nike

Scandal Aqua — Image Collection 2013

Michael & Mondrian — Digital Paintings

The Panda Show for Nicola Formichetti

Diva Opaque — Collection 2012

Go music video for MAD Decent Diplo & Oliver Twizt

Vera Focus — Video for a technology company

Sowing & Weeding — Digital Mural Painting

IOBS XXX Website for VPRO Sunny Bergman

Wiki Loves Art — Digital Paintings for Creative Commons NL

Les Rêves de la Perruche et de la Sirène for Stedelijk Museum

Stained glass windows for a synagogue

Europolis 2100 — Performance

#FindingNature, online TV series — Capsule Collection 2015

Como Hitech, t-shirts — Image Collection 2015

Family Special, t-shirts — Capsule Collection 2015

Family Special, Polyamory — Image Collection 2015

Blue Jeans On Thin Ice — Image Collection 2014

Optical Illusion Selfies & I'll Make You Feel Real

Scandal Aqua — Image Collection 2013

Michael & Mondrian — Digital Paintings

Diva Opaque — Collection 2012

Europolis 2100 — Performance

Dazed & Confused Monthly Columns

Pinar&Viola for Seranit Porcelain

Silk pocket square for a private British Gentlemen's Club

The future of shopping — Digital painting for Dazed Magazine

The Online Smoking Room for Rhizome New Museum NY

Music Video for Sofie Winterson

Fashion editorial for Glamcult Magazine

Illustration for Bloomberg Businessweek

Textile print for This is Chorus

Album cover artwork for Brenmar

Pattern for Adidas

Nike+ 21-Karat video for Nike

The Panda Show for Nicola Formichetti

Go music video for MAD Decent Diplo & Oliver Twizt

Vera Focus — Video for a technology company

Sowing & Weeding — Digital Mural Painting

IOBS XXX Website for VPRO Sunny Bergman

Wiki Loves Art — Digital Paintings for Creative Commons NL

Les Rêves de la Perruche et de la Sirène for Stedelijk Museum

Stained glass windows for a synagogue

About us

Pınar&Viola, founded by Pınar Demirdağ and Viola Renate, is a European office making cutting-edge contemporary images which set the fashion of today’s visuals. We create custom-tailored highly aesthetic visual narratives that are timeless for their socially relevant conceptual content. As an eclectic young duo, coming from Istanbul and Amsterdam, currently living in Paris, we live, reflect and initiate fast changing trends in our practice. This made us become today’s experts of avant-garde image creation, working with brands who are the leaders in their line of expertise.

Pinar&Viola studio yearly launches image collections where we showcase future concept and future image making techniques. With time, the launches of these collections became events which combine image entertainment and design, where people from our sector come together to see what is in the future of image making.

We also have a monthly column on Dazed & Confused website where we showcase contemporary desires while giving a hint about the future trends to come.

Since September 2013 our studio operates from Paris, however the headquarters is still based in Amsterdam.

Get in touch via e-mail: bureau[at]pinar-viola[dot]com

Clients

Pinar&Viola studio worked for a various different brands, organisations and people. From cultural institutions to commercial industries.

This list includes: Bloomberg Businessweek, Nike, Adidas, Rhizome / New Museum New York, Diplo / MAD Decent, Brenmar, Bols Genever, BULLETT Media, Dazed & Confused, Kesselskramer, GVB, VPRO, Seranit, MaryMe-JimmyPaul, This is Chorus, Dazed & Confused Magazine, BULLETT Magazine, Mediafonds, Cobra Museum and Stedelijk Museum.

Inspiration talks and teaching

In addition to the inspiration talks Pinar&Viola give on future trends, they also regulary teach and organize workshops in art schools.

Inspiration talks: TEDx Reset, RG/A New York, Bloomberg Businessweek, Design School East China Normal University, Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, Grafisch Geluk, Sofia Design Week, Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Design Festival and KOC University Istanbul.

Teaching and workshops: Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, ArtEZ, Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, KABK, École régionale des beaux-arts de Besançon, Unbreak My Copy Brno.

Awards and subsidies

2013

  1. Financial support of The Consulate General of The Netherlands in NYC for our solo exhibition Blue Jeans on Thin Ice in KKLA, Los Angeles.
  2. Financial support of the Dutch Embassy in London for our group show at Auto Italia South East.
  3. TAX - Videoclipfunds. Subsidide for the production of the music video for Sofie Winterson.
  4. Creative Industries NL talent development grand individually for Pinar Demirdag and for Viola Renate.
  5. Mediafonds NL masterclass grand to research and present a project on Liquid Journalism.
  6. MOTI, Museum of the Image Masterclass grand to research on Technology and Fashion.

2012

  1. Nomination for Dutch Design Awards. Category: Young talent.
  2. Startstipendium grand given for Pinar Demirdag and for Viola Renate individually.

Exhibitions & cultural events we took part in

  • Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, NL
  • Rhizome, New Museum New York, U.S.
  • Auto Italia South East Gallery London, UK
  • Kesselskramer Gallery Los Angeles, U.S.
  • MOTI, Museum of The Image Breda, NL
  • Gender Design Conference Hong Kong, PRC
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
  • Cobra Museum Amstelveen, NL
  • Grafisch Museum Hilversum, NL
  • Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Turkey
  • Pilevneli Project Istanbul, Turkey
  • Nuit Blanche Paris, FR
  • Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
  • Lowlands music festival, NL