°1987, Gizem Aksu is an independent choreographer, dancer and instructor based in Istanbul.
She graduated from Department of Political Science&International Relations, Bosphorus University and Department of Contemporary Dance, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with honor degrees. She continues both Proficiency in Art Programme and works as an instructor there.
She has worked with renowned choreographers; Aakash Odedra (UK), Ann Van den Broek (Ward/ward) (BE), Aydın Teker (TR), Marc Vanruxt (BE), Sharon Hayes(US), Tijen Lawton (BE), Tuğçe Tuna (TR).
As a dance and choreographer, she has participated into several festivals, residency programmes, biennials and quadriennial in Belgium, Crotia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.
Recently, while she is performing her last solo work YU (with Vanrunxt as outside eye) in Belgium and Turkey, she is touring in the world with Aakash Odedra Company (UK) and in Europe with the performance of Hallo! by Aydın Teker. In addition to her artistic work, she is keeping on her workshops: How the Landscape My Body is?, Daily Rituals for Rebellion, Organic Wisdom and bodily awareness workshops for LGBTQI+ people.