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

2019
Ars Necronomica, group exhibit,
Providence Arts Club,
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

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, USA.

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, UK.
(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, NY.

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Books / Editorial

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

2018
The Disappearing City
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, UK.
Author, Illustrator

Irregular Books,
Online publishing company, London, UK.
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 Turkey Communications Agency

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

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

2011 – 2013
Digital Strategist, Tribal Worldwide Istanbul

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

2008 – 2009
Junior Copywriter, Alametifarika Advertising Agency

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Education

2007 – 2008 Goldsmiths College
London - UK.
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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