Bio

Can was born in Istanbul on September 21, 1987. In 2004, while he was studying chemistry at university, he became interested in visual arts. He began training himself in the different practices of visual arts, especially cinema and photography. After completing his degree, Can settled in Paris and began to Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. In 2010, he had his master degree in photography at Spéos and began to work professionally as a visual artist. In 2011, he started a cinema degree at Le Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français. His work during this time included photography and video works for the fashion and arts website “La Couture” and professionally photographing Paris Fashion Week. At the same time that he was working as a photographer for various clients, he also exhibited his own photography and short film productions. In 2013 he had his first solo exhibition in Paris and participated in several other group exhibitions. In 2014, he took some phD courses in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Additionally, he started master of philosophy in 2020 (Yıldız Technical University). His first book ‘Düşler ve Hiçlik’ published in 2020. He continues to exhibit his artworks in solo and group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad.

Art Fairs – Festivals

-Black Star, Contemporary İstanbul 2021

-New Wave, Artweeks Akaretler 2020

-Let’s Dance, Artweeks Akaretler 2019

-Bardaki Yabancı, Fotofever Paris 2017

-Bardaki Yabancı, Fotoistanbul 2017

-Oyun, Contemporary İstanbul 2015

-Sessiz, Kısaca Film Festivali 2013

-Sasha, Festival Arles 2011

Exhibithions

-Black Star – 2021 Gama Gallery

-New Wave – 2020 Gama Gallery

-Let’s Dance – 2019 Gama Gallery

-Retroactive – 2019 Gama Gallery – Zino Lounge

-Deranged – 2019 GX Gallery, London

-Deranged – 2018 Gama Gallery

-Bardaki Yabancı – 2017 Gama Gallery

-Le paysage de la solitude – 2017 Gama Gallery

-Le Backstage – 2016 Gama Gallery

-Preview – 2014 Gama Gallery

-Au bord de la Karadeniz – 2014 Galerie Speos, Paris

-Le paysage de la solitude – 2013 Galerie B&B, Paris

Earlier Exhibitions

-Les Six Femmes – 2011 Speos galerie, Paris (group exposition)

-Sasha – 2011 Speos galerie, Paris (group exposition)

-La fille dans la noir – 2010 Speos galerie, Paris (group exposition)

-Les fruits noirs – 2010 Speos galerie, Paris (group exposition)

Films and Video Works

-Fragman – 2019

-Kindergarten – 2018

-Asafated Tout va bien – 2017

-Tango – 2017

-L’amour sans titre – 2016

-Atalet – 2014

-Oyun – 2014

-İsimsiz – 2014

-Pelin – 2013

-Le souffle lointain – 2012

-Sessiz – 2011

-Le rêve de l’automne – 2011