İlke Yılmaz has graduated from Bilkent University in 2002. Between 2003-2008 she has studied in State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, department of sculpture. During her study in Germany she has involved in an artist initiative as a founder which was called “Local to Local”.
In 2009 she has moved to Istanbul and she has received a grant from the Art Center Istanbul which was founded by Borusan Holding between 2010-2012. Her solo exhibitions are “Mind-bending” in 2013 in Sanatorium Gallery, “I Will Love No More” in Singapore Art Stage / Project Space in 2013 representing Sanatorium, “A Room of One’s Own” in Taipei curated by Chin-tao Wu in 2014.
During her professional art practice, she has also worked in Borusan Contemporary’s education department, 2011-2016. She has supervised and run programs and workshops for children and adults. Since 2016, she has been working in Türvak Cinema Theatre Museum as an Events Coordinator.