C. M. Kosemen

C. M. Kosemen

Artist and Researcher




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C.V.

Born in 1984

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Art - Selected Exhibits

2022
Speculative Evolution, the Art of C. M. Kosemen, solo exhibit,
Nue Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

001, group exhibit,
Nue Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

2021
Works of the Pandemic, solo exhibit,
Iklim Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

In the Den, group exhibit,
Den Art Gallery,
Antalya, Turkey

2019
Keter, solo exhibit,
Iklim Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

Choose Only One Master - Nature, group exhibit,
Müze Evliyagil Dolapdere art space,
Istanbul, Turkey

Happening Now, group exhibit,
Akaretler 21 Art Space,
Istanbul, Turkey

Ars Necronomica, group exhibit,
Providence Arts Club,
Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Akaretler Art Week, group exhibit,
Akaretler 21 Art Space,
Istanbul, Turkey

2018
Poltergeist, group exhibit,
Orijin Art Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

Anabasis, solo exhibit,
Hey Joe Coffeehouse Gallery,
Eskişehir, Turkey

Respite, solo exhibit,
Iklim Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

Sanctuary, solo exhibit,
Space Debris Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

Evolution!, group exhibit,
Science Museum of Virginia,
Richmond, United States

2017
Interloper, solo exhibit,
Bantmag - Havuz Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

Last and First Forms, solo exhibit,
CER Modern Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

2016
The Lathe of Memory, solo exhibit,
Artist House Gallery,
Tel Aviv, Israel

Mindscapes, group exhibit,
Sofa Hotel Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

Art in Turkish Sweetgum Forests, group exhibit,
Mall Galleries,
London, United Kingdom

The Waking World, solo exhibit,
tilki art space,
Ankara, Turkey

Imago Mundi / Istanbul Codex, permanent collection,
Benetton Foundation,
Treviso, Italy

2015
Empire Project Gallery pavilion,
Contemporary Istanbul art fair,
Istanbul, Turkey

The Patron’s Experiment, solo exhibit,
Space Debris Art Space,
Istanbul, Turkey

Bülbüldere and the Art of Osman Hasan, solo exhibit,
Ulcinj Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology and History,
Ulcinj, Montenegro

City of Love, City of Death, solo exhibit,
Siyah Beyaz Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey

2014
Empire Project Gallery pavilion,
Contemporary Istanbul art fair,
Istanbul, Turkey

Unutterable Expressions, solo exhibit,
Empire Project Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

2013
Kirli Çıkı” group exhibit,
Bantmag Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

Empire Project Gallery pavilion,
Contemporary Istanbul art fair,
Istanbul, Turkey

Bashibazouk, group exhibit,
Empire Project Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

Book Lab exhibit
Poligon Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

2012
Empire Project Gallery pavilion,
Contemporary Istanbul art fair,
Istanbul, Turkey

The New Contemporary exhibit,
ViennaFair,
Vienna, Austria

2011
All Todays,
Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology meeting,
Oxford, UK
(With John Conway)

Mystery Claws,
National Museum of Natural History,
Paris, France
(With John Conway)

Destroy Istanbul,
Neurotitan Gallery,
Berlin, Germany

2010
Newcomers, group exhibit,
Edisyon Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

2009
The Art of the Dinosauroids,
Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey,
Surrey, United Kingdom
(With Simon Roy)

2008
Tree of Life,
FASSART Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

2007
In Between, Sabanci University graduation exhibit
FASSART Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

2006
Istanbul Photographers and Filmmakers Exhibition,
Imperial Ottoman Mint,
Istanbul, Turkey

2005
Self Made,
Catania Arte Fiera 2005,
Sicily, Italy

Imaginary Beings,
Turco-British Association- Reflections on Turkey and Europe show,
Ankara, Turkey

Emulations,
FASSART Gallery,
Istanbul, Turkey

2002
The Art of Mehmet Kosemen,
Cornell University Commons,
Ithaca, New York, United States

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Books / Editorial

2021
Forests of the Afterlife: Folk Art and Symbolism in Village Cemeteries of Turkey's Bodrum-Milas Peninsula
Ege Books, Istanbul.
Author, Designer, Editor, Photographer

2020
Memoirs of an Istanbul Psychiatrist
Libra Books, Istanbul.
Author, Editor, Photographer

2019
Memories and Stories of Bodrum's Jewish Community
Libra Books, Istanbul.
Author, Photographer

2018
The Disappearing City: Hand-Painted Apartment Signs and Architectural Details from Istanbul
Libra Books, Istanbul.
Author, Designer, Editor, Photographer

A Karakaş Speaks
Libra Books, Istanbul.
Author

2017
The Bodrum Jewish Cemetery
Libra Books, Istanbul.
Author (Introduction Essay), Translator, Editor, Photographer

2016
Eduard Duckesz Prize
for Osman Hasan and the Tombstone Photographs of the Dönmes
Libra Books, Istanbul.

2014
Osman Hasan and the Tombstone Photographs of the Dönmes
Libra Books, Istanbul.
Author, Researcher, Photographer

2013
Cryptozoologicon: The Biology, Evolution, and Mythology of Hidden Animals (with John Conway and Darren Naish)
Irregular Books, London, UK.
Editor, Illustrator

All Your Yesterdays: Extraordinary Visions of Extinct Life by a New Generation of Palaeoartists
Irregular Books, London, UK.
Editor, Author

Pixel Evolution
Limited Edition Art Book
Book Lab, Istanbul, Turkey.
Author, Illustrator, Designer

Global Ebook Awards
All Yesterdays
- Best Illustration in Non-Fiction
- Best Non-Fiction

2012
All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals (with John Conway and Darren Naish)
Irregular Books, London, United Kingdom.
Author, Illustrator

Irregular Books,
Online publishing company, London, United Kingdom.
Co-founder

2009 - 2011
Colors Magazine
Benetton Company, Treviso, Italy.
Researcher, Editor, Writer
Issue 76 – Teenagers
Issue 77 – The Sea
Issue 78 – Dance

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Work Experience

2019 – ongoing
Editor and Consultant, UNITE Edelman Communications Agency
Istanbul, Turkey

2017 – ongoing
Cover Designer, Libra Books
Istanbul, Turkey

2014 – ongoing
English Editor and Creative Consultant, Alametifarika Advertising Agency
Istanbul, Turkey

2018 - 2019
Editorial Associate, the Istanbul Research Institute & The Pera Museum
Istanbul, Turkey

2011 – 2013
Digital Strategist, Tribal Worldwide
Istanbul, Turkey

2009 – 2011
Editor, Writer and Researcher, Colors Magazine, Benetton Company
Treviso, Italy

2008 – 2009
Junior Copywriter, Alametifarika Advertising Agency
Istanbul, Turkey

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Education

2007 – 2008
Goldsmiths College
London - United Kingdom
MA in Digital Media, with graduation project in Screen Documentary.

2003 – 2007
Sabanci University
Istanbul - Turkey
BA Visual Arts – Communication Design
English-language education in arts and design, as well as history, marketing, cultural studies and documentary filmmaking.

2002 – 2003
Cornell University
Ithaca – New York, United States
Took BA level film, biology and history classes.

1996 – 2002
VKV Koç High School
Istanbul - Turkey
International Baccalurate (IB) degree with high honours.

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