Sarp Kerem Yavuz

About

Sarp Kerem Yavuz
Born in Paris in 1991 and raised in Istanbul, Sarp Kerem Yavuz is a visual artist working primarily with photography, light projection,
and video. He received his MA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015) after gaining an BA in Arts at
Oberlin College (2013). His works explore various aspects of gender, politics, religion, and violence. He is the recipient of several
international accolades, including the 2016 Palm Springs Photo Festival Emerging Photographer award, presented by Leica Camera,
the 2013 New Artists Society Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the 2013 Leah Freed Memorial Prize.
In 2013, he became the youngest artist to exhibit and be included in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Modern Museum.
His works are also included in The Luciano Benetton Collection as part of Imago Mundi, in the permanent collections of the CICA
Museum in South Korea, the Norton Museum in Florida, USA, the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Ohio, USA, the JPMorgan Chase
Collection, the Polaroid Originals (formerly Impossible Project) Collection in Berlin, the Soho House Collection in Istanbul and New
York, and The Marmara Hotel Collection in New York. He has been in over 30 exhibitions in Copenhagen, Sydney, Amman, London,
Shanghai, Dubai, New York, Chicago and Istanbul. He currently lives and works between New York and Istanbul.

Honors & Awards

2019/20 Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship
2018 Artists’ Fellowship Inc. New York - Artist Support Grant
2017 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention
2016 Winner of the 5th ArtSlant Prize Showcase
Moscow International Foto Awards - Honorable Mention
Palm Springs Photo Festival Emerging Photographer Award from Leica Camera
2013 Carol Becker Dean’s Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
New Artists Society Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Youngest artist to exhibit & to be included in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Modern Museum

2012 Leah Freed Memorial Prize for “In The Closet” thesis & photography series, awarded by the Oberlin College Gender, Sexuality

and Feminist Studies Institute

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