Alp Sime

Born in 1970, Istanbul, the artist with his enchanting works is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in contemporary photography. Sime who works on poetic, impressive themes that are not difficult to interpret, offers a sensitive and personal access to the urban space and its dwellers. Evidently, his choices in approaching the human subject are very different from a classical approach to portraiture. …In his choice of themes, Alp Sime always succeeds at making us understand that urban coexistence is only temporary, and he does so by appealing to our personal experience for association. He strongly communicates the feelings of loneliness, being lost and melancholy. The photographer pursues the unfamiliar, yet unseen and coincidental, and often the extraordinary. Unlike most photographers of his generation, he has succeeded at creating an expressive language that distinguishes him from the others, i.e. building his own style. Alp Sime is among the masters of his artistic discipline.

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann 

Chief Representative Leica Galleries International 

CV
Born 1970 İstanbul

Boston University School of Fine arts 1996

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
” Ceratonia” Leica Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2016
” Under Control & Compassion ” Empire Art Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2015 ” Going Somewhere? ” X-ist Art Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2010
” Parallax ” X-ist Art Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2009
” Istanbullu ” Mavromihali 55 Photography Gallery. Athens, Greece 2006
” Istanbullu ” Kougioumtzoglou Mansion. Xanthi, Greece 2006
” Ramora ” Elturko Art Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2002

SELECTED JOINED EXHIBITIONS
” A Road Story : 180 Years of Photography ” Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey 2019 ” Addis ’19 ” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2019
” Printed ’19: Multiple Choice” Mixer. Istanbul,Turkey 2019
” What Helps With Death ? ” Galata Rum Okulu. Istanbul, Turkey 2018
” Monomit ” Galeri Nev. Ankara, Turkey 2018
” 5 Letters ” Ekavart Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2018
” Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie ” Darmstadt, Germany 2018
” Dark Deep Darkness and Splendor ” Galerist Art Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2017
” Devrik Cümle” 42 Maslak Art!SPACE Gallery / The Empire Project. Istanbul, Turkey 2017
” Places that have never been yours ” Ark Kultur Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2017
” Les Glaneurs et Les Glaneuses” Versus Art Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey 2016
” Collectors’ Stories ” Contemporary Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey 2016
” Photo L.A. ” drkrm. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A 2013
” Unseen ” Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012
” Muslim World Caught / Between Imaginary and Reality ” Sismanoglio Megaro. Istanbul, Turkey 2011 ” Turkish Contemporary Art ” Sotheby’s. London, England 2011
” Contemporary Art In Turkey ” Baksi Museum. Baksi, Turkey 2010
” Not a Lens but a Prism, Contemporary Photography from Turkey ” Evora, Portugal 2010
” Turkish Contemporary Photography ” Maison Des Métallos. Paris, France 2009
” Turkish Contemporary Art ” Sotheby’s. London, England 2009