Sinem Dişli studied sculpture at Dokuz Eylül University and photography at Marmara University. From 2005–2008 she worked as a photography curator at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and organized exhibitions on Magnum, André Kertész, Lars Tunbjörk, and Othmar Pferschy. In 2018 she was listed by the New York Times as one of the 7 Promising Photographers to Watch at the Arles Festival. Since 2008 she has divided her time between Istanbul and New York. She is co-founder of the independent art space Ayzart in New York and the collective HER HÂL in Istanbul. Her most recent work Hollows and Mounds: A Take on Göbeklitepe, which includes photographs, videos, paintings, and installations, has been shown at the Ara Güler Museum and Leica Gallery İstanbul.