Erinç Seymen



Mixed media

1980 Born in Istanbul, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Erinç Seymen graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2006 and received his MA from Yıldız Teknik University Art and Design Faculty, with a thesis about Bob Flanagan. He participated in conferences and his articles has been published in various magazines on topics such as militarism, nationalism and gender issues.

Since 2002, he has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Istanbul, Ankara, Vienna, Paris, London, Helsinki, Eindhoven and Lisbon. The group exhibitions he participated in are: “Along the Gates of Urban”, K&S Galerie, Berlin (2004); “An Atlas of Events”, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2007); “I Myself am War!”, Open Space, Vienna (2008); “Istanbul, traversée”, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille (2009); “Moods: A Generation that Goes off the Rails”, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2010).


2006 - 2010 MA, Yıldız Technical University Art and Design, Istanbul / Turkey
1999 - 2006 BA, Painting Department, Academy of Fine Arts, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul / Turkey
1999 (High School), İstanbul Lisesi, Istanbul / Turkey

Solo Exhibitions

2012 The Seed and The Bullet, Rampa, Istanbul / Turkey
2009 Art Forum Berlin (Galerist solo booth), Berlin / Germany
2009. Persuasion Room, Galerist, Istanbul / Turkey
2007. Man Jam, curated by Aura Seikkula, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki / Finland
2007. Gays can shoot straight too, Van Abbemuseum, curated by Esra Sarıgedik, Eindhoven / NL
2007. Hunting Season, Galerist, Istanbul / Turkey
2006. Untitled, Masa Project, Istanbul / Turkey
2005. Violation Exercises, Galerist, Istanbul / Turkey
2003. Uncanny Distance, Galerist, Istanbul / Turkey

Group Exhibitions

2013 Panorama. Landscapes 2013-1969, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City / Mexico
2013. Between The Lines, All Visual Arts, London / UK
2011. Confessions Of Dangerous Minds Contemporary Art From Turkey, Saatchi Gallery, London / UK
2010. Ateşin Düştüğü Yer, Depo, Istanbul / Turkey
2010. Port İzmir 2, International Contemporary Art Triennial, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Izmir / Turkey
2010. When Ideas Become Crime, curated by Halil Altındere, Depo, Istanbul / Turkey
2010. Istanbul Cool! What’s Happening in Contemporary Turkish Art Now, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heler (LTMH) Gallery, New York / USA
2010. Etat D’ames, Beaux-Arts de Paris l’école Nationale Supérieure, curated by Yekhan Pınarlıgil, Paris / France
2009. İstanbul Traversee, curated by Caroline Naphegyi, Lille 3000, Lille / France
2009. Material.picture, curated by Ekrem Yalçındağ, Operation Room, Istanbul / Turkey
2008. Moment of Agency – Filmprogram, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel / Switzerland
2008. I Myself am War, Open Space, curated by Gülşen Bal, Vienna / Austria
2008. Save as.., Triennale Bovisa, Milano / Italy
2008. Reasonable, organized by Lambda Istanbul, Hafriyat, Istanbul / Turkey
2008. Photonic Moments, curated by Gülşen Bal, Fotogalerie des Rathaus, Graz / Austria
2008. Photonic Moments, curated by Gülşen Bal, Gallery of the Cankarjev Dom Cultural Center, Ljubljana / Slovenia
2007. Be a Realist, Demand the Impossible!, Karşı Sanat, curated by Halil Altındere, Istanbul / Turkey
2007. Istanbul Now, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, curated by Tayfun Belgin, Istanbul / Turkey
2007. Border- Disorder, curated by Isidora Ficovic, Kraljevo / Serbia
2007. An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, curated by Esra Sarıgedik, António
2007. Pinto Ribeiro, Lisbon / Portugal
2007. Alternative Election Posters, Hafriyat, Istanbul / Turkey
2007. Working Space, Pera Museum, Istanbul / Turkey
2007. Flat Tire K2, Izmir / Turkey
2006. Home and Away, UGM Gallery, curated by Simona Vidmar, Maribor / Slovenia
2006. Ardından Değil Karşısına, Radikal Art, curated by Övül Durmuşoğlu, Istanbul / Turkey
2006. Topkapı, Künstlerhaus Guterabfertigund, curated by Sirma Kekeç, Bremen / Germany
2006. Visions, Hotel Athens Imperial, curated by Sylvia Kouvalis, Athens / Greece
2006. Works on Paper, Galerist, Istanbul / Turkey
2005. Free Kick, Antrepo No: 5, curated by Halil Altindere, Istanbul / Turkey
2004. Along the Gates of Urban, curated by Erden Kosova, K&S Galerie, Berlin / Germany
2004. Along the Gates of Urban, curated by Erden Kosova, Oda Projesi, Istanbul / Turkey
2004. Visitor, curated by Rob Perree, Emre Baykal, Galerist, Istanbul / Turkey
2003. I'm Too Sad to Kill You, curated by Halil Altindere, Proje4L, Istanbul / Turkey
2003. Good, Bad and Ugly, Atölye 111, Bilgi University, Istanbul / Turkey
2002. Under the Beach: the Pavement, curated by Vasıf Kortun, Proje4L, Istanbul / Turkey


2009 Portrait of a Pasha, Istanbul Traversee, Lille 3000, Lille / France
2006 Son: DA and Erinç Seymen, performance, UGM Gallery, Maribor / Slovenia
2006. Son: DA and Erinç Seymen, performance, Platform Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul / Turkey
2003. Domestic lo fi Party, with Melis Sohtaoğlu, Dulcinea, Istanbul / Turkey
2002. Electronic life forms, with Melis Sohtaoglu, Dulcinea, Istanbul / Turkey
2000. Atomix live Party 3, Kemancı Culture Center, Istanbul / Turkey
1999. Atomix live Party 2, Kemancı Culture Center, Istanbul / Turkey