Begüm Yamanlar (1989, Istanbul)

She completed her undergraduate studies in Photography and Video at Bahçeşehir University In 2008, and continued her graduate studies in Visual Arts and Communication Design at Sabancı University. She is currently doing her Phd in Cinema and Media Research program about the sublimity of water in contemporary art while lecturing on Photography and Video Art at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Her works have been featured in solo exhibitions in 2015 at Gallery Zilberman, in 2019 and 2023 at Öktem Aykut Gallery, in 2020 at Şerefiye Cistern and in various group exhibitions in many international art institutions including ‘Close Quarters’ at Istanbul Modern, ‘ArtCOP’ in France, ‘Istanbul Modern – Landskrona’ at Landskrona Museum, ‘The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image’ at Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in the Philippines. Recent group exhibitions include Yesterday Today Istanbul at Sabancı Museum,  Over Again at Atatürk Kültür Merkezi (AKM), Rounded by Sleep at Arter and Grief & Pleasure at Odunpazarı Modern Museum (OMM). 


2016- (Current) Cinema and Media Studies- PhD- Bahçeşehir University

2015 Master of Arts, VACD, Visual Arts- Sabancı University

2012 Photography and Video- Bahçeşehir University

2008 Italian High School

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Khora, Öktem Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2020 Island, Şerefiye Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey

2019 Threshold, Öktem Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 Territory, Bilsart, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Island, Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Through the Landscape, Fass Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Over Again, AKM, Istanbul, Turkey

2022 Rounded By Sleep, Arter Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

2022 Grief And Pleasure, OMM, Eskişehir, Turkey

2021 Yesterday Today Istanbul, Sakıp Sabancı Museum

2021 Senkron, Mahal- Korfmann Library, Çanakkale, Turkey

2021 Senkron, Öktem Aykut Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2020 Crystal Chateau, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey

2020 Eternal Summer, Gallery Art On, Istanbul, Turkey

2019 I'm An Eye, A Mechanical Eye, Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 Monomit, Gallery Nev, Ankara, Turkey

2018 Ghosts-Red Bull Art Around, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 Part- Whole, Gallery Art On, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 Places That Were Never Yours, Ark Kültür, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 Aralık II, Toz-Artist Run Space, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 Where The City Ends, Casa Dell’Arte Gallery, Bodrum, Turkey

2016 Surplus, Rem Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 Till It’s Gone, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 Image Still, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Plug-In, CI, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 ArtCOP, Paris, France

2015 Mamut Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Book Lounge, Studio X, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Borders Orbits, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Young Fresh Different, Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 İstanbul Modern – Landskrona, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden

2014 The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image,

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines

2014 Home Work, BAU EXP Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 Close Quarters, İstanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

2013 Meeting World Heritage, The Ruhr Museum- Zollverein, Essen, Germany

2012 Similarity In Some Respects, Gallery 44A, Istanbul, Turkey

2012 Editions, Mitte, Barcelona, Spain

2011 Newcomers 4, Edisyon Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 Golden Kentaur, Münchner Künstlerhaus, Munich, Germany

2010 Halted Tales, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey


2019 I'm An Eye, A Mechanical Eye, Gallery Zilberman Publication

2018 Part Whole, Art On Publication

2016 Aralık II, Independent Publication

2016 Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection

2014 Territory. Book LAB, CI Editions

2014 Istanbul Modern-Landskrona Exhibition Book

2014 Meeting World Heritage, On Tolerance, Diversity and Equality. In K. Nicke [Ed.]

Weimar, Klassik Stiftung Weimar.

2013 Close Quarters Exhibition Book In S.Çakirkaya [Ed.] Istanbul, Istanbul Modern.


2016 Heinz Mack- Colour and Light, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Turkey (Age 4-17)

2016 Zero. Countdown to the Future, Sakıp Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (Age 4-17)

2013 Meeting World Heritage Project (UNESCO), Weimar-Essen, Germany- Istanbul, Turkey