Erinç Seymen

Style of Art : Artist / contemporary artist
Branch of Art : Painting, video, photography and installation work
Art Profile :

Erinç Seymen was born in Istanbul in 1980. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Mimar Sinan University in 1999. He completed his master’s degree at the Faculty of Art and Design of Yıldız Technical University in 2006.  His works are avowedly political, focusing in particular on the issues of national identity and the status of homosexuals. He has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Currently, Seymen continues his work in Istanbul.

Solo Exhibitions:
2003, “Tekinsiz Mesafe”, Galerist, Istanbul
2005, “İhlal Alıştırmaları”, Galerist, Istanbul
2006, “Untitled”, Masa, Istanbul
2007, “Av Mevsimi”, Galerist, Istanbul
2007, “Plug-In Series”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2007, Hiap Project Spece, Helsinki
2009, “İkna Odası”, Galerist, Istanbul

Group Exhibitions:
2002, “The Pavement: Under the Beach”, Proje 4L Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum (curated by Vasıf Kortun)
2003, “I am too sad to kill you!”, Proje 4L Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum (curated by Halil Altındere)
2003, “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”, Atölye 111 Bilgi University, Istanbul
2004, “Along the Gates of the Urban”, K&S Galerie, Berlin (curated by Erden Kosova)
2004, “Along the Gates of the Urban”, Oda Projesi, K&S Galerie (curated by Erden Kosova)
2004, “The Visitor”, Galerist, Istanbul (curated by Rob Perée, Emre Baykal)
2005, “Free Kick”, Antrepo No.5,  Istanbul (curated by Halil Altındere)
2006, “Home and Away”, UGM Gallery, Maribor
2006, “Ardından Değil Karşısına”, Radikal Art, Istanbul
2006, “Topkapı”, Kunstlerhaus Gülterabfertigund, Bremen
2006, “Visions”, Hotel Athens Imperial, Athens
2006, “Kağıt İşleri”, Galerist, Istanbul
2007, Istanbul Now - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Istanbul - lukas feichtner galerie, Vienna
2007, “Sınır-Karmaşa”, Kraljevo and Karşı Sanat, Istanbul
2007, “An Atlas of Events”, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (curated by Esra Sarigedik Oktem, Debra Singer and Antonio Pinto Riberio)
2007, “Patlak Teker”, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir
2008, "I myself am war!", Open Space, Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna
2008, "Triennale", Triennale Bovisa, Milan
2009, "Contingent Identities", Depo, Istanbul
2010, When Ideas Become Crime - Depo, Istanbul
2010, Istanbul Sammlung Huma Kabakci, Mönchehaus, Museum Goslar, Goslar
2010, "About Us", Johann König, Berlin
2010, "Istanbul", Sammlung Huma Kabakci, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
2010, "Nomos et Physis", Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal

2002, “Electronic Life Styles”, with Melis Sohtaoğlu, Bilgi University, Istanbul
2003, “Domestic lo fi party”, with Melis Sohtaoğlu, Dulcinea, Istanbul
2006, “Son: DA and Erinç Seymen”, Platform CAC, Istanbul

Reference:,,,, Unleashed Contemporary Art from Turkey, (ed. Hossein Amirsadeghi, London: TransGlobe Publishing, 2010), p. 274-275.

City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish
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