Sinem Dişli was born in 1982 in Urfa, Turkey. She earned her B.F.A. degree in “Sculpture” at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir and her M.F.A degree in “Photography” at Marmara University, Istanbul. Between 2005 and 2008, she worked as an assistant curator at the photography department of Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. In 2008, she was awarded a scholarship to attend School of Visual Arts in New York, and also participated in visual arts programs at ICP and The Cooper Union. She was invited for residencies at Triangle Arts Association and ISCP in 2015 and Marble House Project in 2020. In addition to six solo exhibitions the artist had so far, her work was also shown internationally in numerous group exhibitions such as “A Pillar of Smoke” (The Rencontres d’Arles, 2018), “You Are What You Eat” (Krakow Photo Month, 2019). She was featured as one of the “7 Promising Photographers to Watch at At Arles Festival” by The New York Times in 2018, and was nominated for The Prix Pictet Award in 2019.

Her last work, ‘Hollows and Mounds: A Take on Göbeklitepe’, is exhibited at the Ara Güler Museum and Leica Gallery Istanbul.

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