Zehra Doğan was born in 1989 in Diyarbakır (Turkey).
She graduated at the Dicle University’s Fine Arts Programme and is the co-founder of JINHA, the first all-women press agency.
Over these years Zehra Doğan has been awarded several prizes, including the Carol Rama Prize (2020), Exceptional Courage in Journalism Award from the May Chidiac Foundation (2019), the Freedom of Expression Award in the Arts category from Index on Censorship (2019), the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (2018), the Rebellion’s Artist in the World Prize (2017), the Freethinker Prize from the Swiss Association of Free Thinkers, Frei Denken (2017) and the Metin Göktepe Journalism Award (2015).
Zehra partecipated at Berlin Biennale (2020) and her work was displayed at PAC (Milan, 2021) Peace Forum (Basel, Switzerland, 2020), Nassauischer Kunstverein (Wiesbaden, 2020), Museo di Santa Giulia (Brescia, 2019), Drawing Center (New York, 2019), Tate Modern (London, 2019), Opéra de Rennes (France, 2019), Festival des Autres Mondes (Pays de Morlaix, France, 2018), Diyarbakir (2017) and the Douarnenez Film Festival (France, 2017).
She lives and works in Europe in “nomadic” mode.