Cofounder, Maden Contemporary Jewellery Studio, Istanbul, since 2011

Part Time Instructor, Plato Higher College of Education, Industrial Design Program



2010-2005 Instructor, Introduction to Jewelry Design and Jewelry & Minimal Product Design & Techniques, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul

2010 Part Time Instructor, Jewelry and Accessories Design, Isik University, Istanbul

2009 Visiting Artist Lecture, Edinboro University, PA

2008 Instructor, Introduction to Metals, SUNY at New Paltz

2007 Assistantship for John Cogswell, SUNY New Paltz

2007-2003 Jewelry design and making, elacindoruknazanpak Gallery, Istanbul



2014 Talents A La Carte, awarded to exhibit Maison & Object Fair in Paris

2011 Schmuck, awarded to exhibit in Schmuck in Munich

2010 Meerschaum Design Competition, second standing, Eskişehir

2006 Fulbright Award to study masters degree in USA

2002 Gold Trends Jewellery Design Competition, second standing

2001 YKK Design Competition, honorable mention


Selected Exhibitions

2016 Side by Side, Burcu Büyükünal and Selen Özus, ECNP Gallery, Istanbul

2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial

2013 JOYA Barcelona, Roomservice Design Gallery

2012 Plasebo & ESC & Hasbelkader, Burcu Büyükünal & Selen Özus, Galeribu, Istanbul

2011 Burcu Büyükünal solo show, Galeri Siyah & Beyaz, Ankara

2011 ERROR, Burcu Büyükünal & James Sachs & Selen Özus,  ECNP Gallery, İstanbul

2010 The Plastic Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco

2010 I CARE A LOT, Middle East Portable Discussion, Juried Exhibition, Idar- Oberstein University, Platina Gallery Stockholm, Galeria Articula Lisbon

2010 Extreme Beauty, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2009 to be (determined): an exhibition of the first five, Juried Exhibition, Colorado State University Hatton Gallery, CO

2009 Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Juried Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, IN

2009 Juried Digital Student Exhibition: Present/Represent, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Philadelphia

2009 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz NY

2009 Recycle: Recreate, Redefine, Re-imagine, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle

2007 Orna-mental, Galerie V&V, Vienna

2007 30*30 Rings, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

2006 Showcase: Jewellery, Aldeburgh

2006 Floraler Schmuck Brigitte Berndt Galerie, Nürnberg

2005 Burcu Büyükünal solo show, Galeri Siyah&Beyaz, Ankara



2009 MFA State University of New York at New Paltz, Metal

2003 BSc Industrial Product Design, Istanbul Technical University