Sıtkı Kosemen

About Sıtkı Kosemen

Born in İzmir - 1955

1978 graduate of the School of Architecture at the Middle East Technical University

Exhibited his photographic works in 1978 for the first time, besides his architectural works, he has participated in 19 solo shows, numerous international mixed shows, published 4 photo diary projects, 2 postcard collection projects and 9 photography project books.

The Golden Horn 1993

Essays on the Bosporus - Istanbul

The 2000 Book

I Pera

Bodrum Deep

Postcards from Pera


Istanbul; Defining Views

Today is Today

Open Door – Best Wishes


Landscape Defines Identity

Sanctuary City – Interiors of Istanbul

His work was selected by "Leica Camera" as one of the photographers to be exhibited in

"Leica Diary 2002" in Leica Gallery; in Solms, Germany. Three recent examples of his work are in the Permanent Collection of “Istanbul Modern” Museum of Art.

Some of the major and international exhibitions include;

2002 Blue Sky – Hope” solo show in Platform (now SALT) Istanbul

2007Istanbul, Defining Views” solo show in the Istanbul Office in Brussels

20087 Hills, 7 Architects” a mixed exhibition in Torino during the 23rd World Congress of Architecture

2008 “I Play Dead” A solo show in “Istanbul Modern” Contemporary Art Museum - Istanbul

2008 “Captivated in Bakchesaray” a mixed exhibition in the State Historical and Cultural Preserve with Turkish, Greek, Russian and Ukranian Artists. Curated by Beral Madra

2008Artisterium ‘08”  Tbilisi, Georgia “International Exhibition of Contemporary Art” in Georgian National Museum, sponsored by “American Embassy in Tbilisi” “Goethe Institut” “British Council” “Centre Cultural Français”

2009  Foto Europa - I am Listening to Istanbul with My Eyes Closed - video show - Reggio Emilia – Italy

2010 “Today is Today” – A photo interview project with the “young ones” within the Istanbul 2010 Culture Capital of Europe cultural affairs, in French Cultural Institute – Istanbul. Exhibition and a 300-page book.

2011 “Confessions of Dangerous Minds” Contemporary Art from Turkey – Mixed Show

at the Phillips de Pury & Company at the Saatchi Gallery – London

2011 Louisiana MuseumCopenhagen Architectural exhibition “LIVING” - the last in the series Frontiers of Architecture – Video Project

2012 London “Autograph” - "Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush, a major group exhibition featuring works by Cristiano Berti (Italy), Elisabeth Blanchet (France/UK), Danica Dakic (Bosnia Herzegovina/Germany), Nigel Dickinson (UK/France), Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi (Italy), Sitki Kosemen (Turkey), Josef Koudelka (Czechoslovakia/France), Maria Papadimitriou (Greece), Alessandro Quaranta (Italy), William Ropp (France) and Santiago Sierra (Spain)."