SELİM SÜME

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In my artistic practice, I focus on the image as a question. My approach to the photograph evolved from subjective documentary storytelling to an examination of the representativeness of the image. I focus on the photograph’s representativeness through this new analysis- the relationship of the image with memory as well as the problematic position that arises from the photograph being a documentation of reality. I aim to make a photograph that harnesses the possibilities of alienation of the individual from the photograph.

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(1978, Istanbul)

Portfolio

Education
2013-2015 Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty
Photography, MA

1997-2002 Yıldız Teknik University
Mechanical Engineering, BSc

Solo Shows
2018 Thinking Photography - TBC
2011 289kd Sanatorium Gallery - Beyoğlu - İstanbul

Group Shows / Projects / Films
2016 Les Glaneurs Et Les Glaneuses - Versus Gallery - Beyoğlu -Istanbul
2015 Drawing Thoughts- C.A.M Gallery - Akaretler -Istanbul
2013 Editions III Sneak Peak- Elipsis Gallery - Karaköy -Istanbul
2013 Book launch - Poligon Gallery- Galata - Istanbul
2012 Dummy Book exhibition – Contemporary Istanbul
2012 UFG – Uludağ University – Bursa
2011 Rec Collective – Contemporary Istanbul
2011 The Imposible Space- Karaköy- Istanbul
2011 Photomed Photo Festival- Sanary

Curated Projects
2016 Les Glaneurs Et Les Glaneuses (co-curated with Ezgi Bakçay) - Versus Gallery - Beyoğlu - Istanbul

Published Books
2016, Tekerrür
2011, 289KD

Workshops
2013 Frederic Lezmi, BOOKLAB
2008 International Center of Photography (ICP,) The Extraordinary Portrait
2003 Ami Vitale, Photo-Reportage
2002 Halil Koyutürk, Darkroom techniques
2002 Magnus Naideman, Digital image processing
2002 Ken Light, Documentary photography

Artist Initiatives
REC Collective - www.reccollective.org
Bandrolsüz - www.bandrolsuz.org

Studio Addresses:
Moda Caddesi, Kefeli Pasajı, No:81/4, Kadıköy-İstanbul
Berggasse 17/15, 1090, Vienna

Phone: +90 532 2662617
E-mail:selimsume@gmail.com