Havva Halaceli was born in Adana, Turkey. After completing her MFA in Textile Design at Dokuz Eylul University in 2005, she started her PhD in Textile Design at Dokuz Eylul University in the department of Textiles and Fashion Design. She received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007 and worked as a visiting researcher at Purdue University, USA, in the Woven Textile Design and Fiber Art Department between August 2007 and May 2008. At the same time she took various courses such as installation, critique of design, textile dyeing, history of design and graduate textiles. Her works have been exhibited in various textile and art shows in the USA, Lithuania, Italy, France, Syria, Mexico and Poland. Currently she is an assistant professor at Cukurova University in the department of Textiles and Fashion Design. Her works focus on three dimensional surfaces by using weaving and hand-forming methods.