Işıl Eğrikavuk studied Western literature at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, then went to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with Koç Foundation scholarship for her MFA in Performance Art. She taught art and media at Istanbul Bilgi University between 2009-2017. Currently she is living in Berlin and is part of faculty at Universität der Künste (UdK), Media Department.
Eğrikavuk is the winner of Turkey’s first contemporary art prize, Full Art Prize in 2012. She is also the first recipient of SPOT Production Fund’s artist grant. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, residencies, and her work has been published in both local and international journals.
Eğrikavuk’s work was part of the exhibition House of Wisdom at Framer Framed from 24 November 2017 till 7 January 2018.