Sümer Sayın

1985, Istanbul


  • 2008-2010 Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo), Master of Fine Arts, Norway
  • 2008 Workshop by KUNO, Valand School of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden (Duration: 2 weeks)
  • 2003-2007 Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty, Painting Department, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2005-2006 Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France
  • 2000-2003 Saint-Joseph French High School, Istanbul
  • 1995-2000 Sainte-Pulchérie French Intermediary School, Istanbul
  • 1993-2002 Part-time violin education at the National Concervatory of Istanbul State University

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions 2011

  • Upcoming – Coca-Cola Young Artists Exhibition Project
  • “The Knowledge Series 1 / Production”, Plato Sanat, Istanbul
  • “Kat|Fold”, Proje 4L, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul 2010
  • "Reverse Angle", Akershus Kunstsenter, Oslo
  • “Gittikçe”, Simotas Building, Istanbul
  • “The Black Door Files”, Black Door Istanbul
  • “2,5 D”, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Fourth International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, Egypt
  • “Chronic Longing for A Way Out”, Galleri 21.24, Oslo 2009
  • “Sympathy for the Devil”, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo
  • “Herre i Eget Hus?”, Galleri BOA, Oslo
  • Skopje Biennial 0909 (Mediterranean and Young Artists Biennale), Macedonia
  • Kargart Video Days, Istanbul
  • Skopje 0909, Kasa Galeri, Istanbul
  • “The Third Option: Dreaming of Dreaming”, Galleri 21.25, Oslo 2008
  • Open Academy, KHIO, Oslo
  • “Within the System”, SKA café, Oslo
  • Performance Days, Galata Perform, Istanbul
  • Athens Video Art Festival, Greece 2007
  • “Borders and Orbits” Contest Exhibition, Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • “Nothing Is Alright”, Apartment Project, Istanbul 2006
  • “Everything Is Gonna Be Alright”, Apartment Project, Istanbul
  • “Ambivalent Dinner” Collaborative performance, MUGSF, Istanbul
  • Performance with LIS performance group at Societa’ Operaia Italiana, Beyoglu, Istanbul


  • 2009 Res Artis Award in Skopje Biennial 2009, for freeDimensional / Flux Factory artist in community programme in New York.

Artist Residencies 2010

  • Bolu International Artist in Residence Program by Among Other Things, Turkey
  • Artist in Resident during freeDimensional’s annual meeting, Wasan Island, Ontario, Canada
  • freeDimensional's artist in residence program in New York