Installation Artist

Jihan Zencirli is a creative wonder woman. She refers to herself as, “Chief Balloon Trooper” and that term feels fitting considering she is the brilliant mind behind Geronimo Balloons, a Los Angeles based company that produces surreal balloon installations.

Geronimo Balloons has been a big hit since 2011. Jihan lives and breathes her company and with the help of her trustee balloon troopers her passion comes through in every installation she creates. Beyond the balloons, Jihan is constantly looking for ways to push her creativity. Her curiosity and desire to be innovative is undeniably infectious.

Jihan has created installations for well-known names and institutions like Chanel, Kanye West and The Broad Museum. More recently, she surprised the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic with a balloon installation to shine a light on the free physicals & health care that they have been providing to the community for 48 years.

Important fact: Her balloons are 100% biodegradable. |  @geronimoballoons



We asked Jihan to choose a word that ends with -ity that best represents her.

Elasticity: because of my desire to change, and re-shape myself and not be too set in one direction.




We just had to know what this balloon extraordinaire carries.

  • External hard drive
  • Travel charger block
  • Multiple cords
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Unlined sketchbook
  • Wacom tablet and stylus
  • Bose noise cancelling headphones
  • Wall plugs
  • International wall adapters
  • Rode microphone for iPhone
  • Macbook air 13"
  • Laptop charger

illustrations/motion by @merylrowin