Mert Acar (b. 1989, Ankara) graduated in 2012 from the Hacettepe University Department of Graphic Design, later completing his master’s degree at the Gazi University Department of Painting in 2017 starting his Proficiency in Art program at the same institution. He had his first solo show named Placeholder at Middle East Technical University and his second solo show named Flashers On at Torun Art Space. His work has been displayed at Cermodern, Mamut Art Project, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, BASE New Artist Platform, Plato Sanat, Mixer Gallery, and the Akbank 36th Contemporary Artists Exhibition. His series Placeholder was exhibited in 2018 at the Subjectively Objective gallery space in Detroit and was published as a monograph. He works as a research assistant at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Department of Visual Arts. He resides and operates in Ankara.