Murat Germen

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Sabanci University, Ar­chi­tect

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Istanbul Technical University

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2017

    Born 1965, Murat Germen has a M.Arch degree from MIT, USA, where he went as a Fulbright scholar and received AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal for academic excellence. Works as a professor of art, photography and new media at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. Having many papers, photo series published on architecture / photography / art / new media in various publications; he has lectured at tens of conferences internationally. His oeuvre focuses on impacts of urbanization and gentrification, civic rights and participatory citizenship, documentary sustainability of local cultures, human devastation of nature. Has two monographies, one published by Skira (Italy) and the other by MASA (Turkey). Has opened/joined over eighty inter/national solo+group exhibitions. More than 300 editions of the artist’s several artworks are in personal collections of eminent art collectors inter/nationally, in addition to several that are in Istanbul Modern, Project Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń (Poland), Benetton Foundation’s Imago Mundi collection.


    Murat Ger­men is an artist / ar­chi­tect using pho­tog­ra­phy as an ex­pres­sion / re­search tool. He holds the BS de­gree in city plan­ning from Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Is­tan­bul (T) and the MArch de­gree from Mass­a­chu­setts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (US), where he was a Ful­bright scholar and re­cip­i­ent of the AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal for aca­d­e­mic ex­cel­lence.  Cur­rently a pro­fes­sor of pho­tog­ra­phy and mul­ti­me­dia de­sign at Sa­banci Uni­ver­sity in Is­tan­bul, he pre­vi­ously worked for var­i­ous state and pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties in­clud­ing Bilkent, Yeditepe, Is­tan­bul Tech­ni­cal, Yildiz and Bilgi Uni­ver­sity. He has pub­lished ar­ti­cles and photo se­ries on ar­chi­tec­ture / pho­tog­ra­phy / art / dig­i­tal de­sign at var­i­ous mag­a­zines and books, and has pre­sented at sev­eral sem­i­nars, sym­posia and con­fer­ences in­clud­ing SIG­GRAPH, ISEA2009, Mu­ta­mor­pho­sis, To­wards a Sci­ence of Con­scious­ness, CAe 2008-9, CAC2, EVA-Lon­don’08-‘10, eCAADe, AS­CAAD, and ex­hib­ited at over forty inter/na­tional (Turkey, USA, Italy, Ger­many, UK, Mex­ico, Por­tu­gal, Uzbek­istan, Greece, Japan, Rus­sia, Iran, India, France, Canada, Bahrain) ex­hi­bi­tions. Ger­men’s works are in the col­lec­tions Is­tan­bul Mod­ern’s and  Pro­je4L Elgiz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (Is­tan­bul), in ad­di­tion to nu­mer­ous pri­vate col­lec­tions.


Last Known Location:

  • Istanbul, Turkey

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