Berfin Ataman was born in Izmir, Turkey. She went on to get her BFA in Theatre design from University of Southern California. She since has been working as a Scenic and a Costume designer for Film and Theatre. She lives In Los Angeles and currently doing an MFA degree in SAIC.
In her work she questions the environment that humans have created for themselves. She creates conceptual garment pieces and interactive installations by using her background in scenic design and costume design. She creates expansive installations that invite the participants to let go of their identity, obligations and the human controlled reality behind. She welcomes the participants to broaden their horizons by offering new perspectives.