Sencer Vardarman I October 2020-March 2021
Sencer Vardarman, born in 1970 in Istanbul, lives and works in Berlin. He studied photography at the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul before completing his studies as a master class student with Katharina Sieverding at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and then took a master’s degree at the university’s Institute for Art in Context. Vardarman’s work treats questions about contemporary visual culture and the politics of images. It has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, most recently in his solo exhibition at the Turku City Museum in Finland (2020) and in group exhibitions such as 20 | 20 – 100 Years of Greater Berlin, Schoeler.Berlin (2020), 9th Berlin Biennale (2016), 77-13 Political Art in Resistance in Turkey, nGbK, Berlin (2015), 3rd Çanakkale Biennale (2012), Taswir. Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernism, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2009), and the Thessaloniki Biennale (2009). Between 2014 and 2016, Vardarman curated the 1 + 1 series of talks, in which he addressed the theme of international artist networks.
Sencer Vardarman was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2020 to March 2021.