irem s.

b. 1984, Istanbul

 

I work with photographs, appreciating their intricate connection to senses, memory and perception. I approach photography as a language close to the primitive ways of communication prior to words. After-looking and assembling images is a significant part of my process.

  

exhibitions     

Personal

' turnaround/geri bak ', curated by Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu, Operation Room Gallery, Istanbul, 2015

Group

' L'oeil et la Nuit', curated by Geraldine Bloch, Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris, 2019-2020

' Monomyth /Monomit ', Galeri Nev, Ankara, 2018

' Hayvanların Tarafı/ The Animal Side ', curated by Ahmet Ergenç, Mixer Gallery, İstanbul, 2017

' Toplayıcılar // Les Glaneurs et Les Glaneuses ', curated by Ezgi Bakçay and Selim Süme, Versus Art Project, İstanbul, 2016

' imgeyle/ image still ', Mixer Gallery, İstanbul, 2016

' (re)present exhibist: 2 years', curated by Anna Zizlsperger, Mixer Gallery, İstanbul, 2015

' Personal Mythologies', curated by Helio Leon, Cork Photo Festival, Ireland, 2015

' Six Personnalités en Quête d'Intime ', curated by Nathalie Gallon, Galerie François Paviot, Paris, 2014

' Editions V/Edisyonlar V ' curated by Refik Akyüz and Serdar Darendeliler, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, 2014

' ISSP 2014 Final Works ', Kuldiga, Latvia, 2014

' Cardiff ', 9th UFAT Photography Festival , Bursa, Turkey, 2014

' ISSP 2011 Final Works ', Kuldiga, Latvia, 2011

Photobook exhibitions

'Athens Photo Festival', Benaki Museum, Athens, 2016

'Athens Photo Festival', Benaki Museum, Athens, 2015

'Bookletlibrary', www.bookletlibrary.org, Tokyo

 

books

aralık, 2016

recall, 2012

my lies are wishes, 2005

 

publications

turnaround, catalogue book, designed by Okay Karadayılar, 2015

Blacklie Volume I, 2014

Imago Mundi Project, 2016

 

education   

PhD Building Science, İstanbul Technical University

MSc Architectural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

BSc Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul

 

photography workshops & courses  

‘The Photobook, going beyond the form’ by Teun van der Heijden, Istanbul, 2014

‘Why do you want to make a book?’ by Ania Nalecka, Rafal Milach and Nico Baumgarten, ISSP, Kuldiga, 2014

Hellen van Meene Masterclass, GAPO, İstanbul, 2014

Personal Documentary Workshop by Michael Ackerman, ISSP Kuldiga, 2011

Alternative Photo Printmaking by Loris Medici, Istanbul Photography Centre, 2010

Photography and Intermedia courses by Jeffrey Baykal Rollins, Bogazici University, 2005-06

 

workshops as tutor

with Ata Kam, Making Handmade Books, at Filbooks, İstanbul, 2016

with Ata Kam, Personal Approach, Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, 2015

Bookbinding Workshop, Boğaziçi University, 2014

  

Texts / Interviews  

'Seeking Oneness', by Nathalie Gallon (originally written in French) , 2014

'İrem Sözen ile Çalışmalarına Dair', Interview by İpek Çınar & Begüm Akın, Orta Format Magazine, 2016

'Kayıp Zamanın Peşinde', Serdar Darendeliler, 2015

'İrem Sözen'in Birkaç Fotoğrafı Üzerine', Merve Ünsal, 2014

'Bir Hissiyatın Fotoğrafları', interview by Kürşat Bayhan , 2015

 

 

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