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ABOUT

SEMRA SEVIN
Rigaer Straße 66
10247 Berlin
+49 (0) 17631210935
semra.sevin@gmail.com

ARTIST BIO

Semra Sevin is a German photo, film -and installation artist working on the subjects of diversity and identity. Semra was strongly influenced by the universalist humanist worldview of her family in learning to see the world from various perspectives, particularly in accepting that truth and reality are subjective interpretations and that diverse humans have equal value in society.

Sevin’s complex and distinctly orchestrated arrangements offer up far more references to a “real life” than a purely photo-documentary style would. Sevin’s works lay within the tradition of experimental photography and art (Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Hans Breder, among others) intertwining elements of abstractionand figuration while also incorporating the ideal of post-contemporary art.

Using photography, reflective surfaces, foils, projections and focusing on in-camera work, Semra produces abstract multi-level images and installations. In their layers and their motion, Semra’s works challenge a single definitive explanation of the world; they enhance the singular view of reality and visually expand it to demonstrate variety. With her keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of different cultures, she not only observes but also becomes submerged in the lives of her subjects, their work, their perspectives and stories.

In addition to her photography, Semra Sevin is also noted for her curatorial work as well as her fine art printing for photographers such as Julian Wasser and Nick Ut. Semra Sevin founded REglam, a fashion blog promoting body positivity and the inclusion of race, LGBT, age & disability. Sevin received her photography diploma in Germany, then worked for 7 years in Paris with some of the best fashion and advertising photographers to perfect her craft, after which she studied film at Santa Monica college.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Civic Expressions of Reciprocity. Viktoria Park. Berlin (DE)
Tbd. STATION Berlin. Berlin (DE)
2020
Art Projects Paulus Gallery. Vienna (AU)
2019
MOI MOI - MON TOI. OFAJ. Berlin (DE)
2016
Metropolitan Angel - Cherub. Carpentier Gallery. Berlin (DE)
2015
Bound to Unbound. Art Space Arabisk. Berlin (DE)
2013
Reflexion Bodies. Stilwerk. Berlin (DE)

Group Exhibitions

2021
Lusus Naturae. Bcma Gallery. Berlin. (DE)
YAMMY. The Power of Attraction. Direkte Auktion II, Berlin. (DE)
Beyond Belief. Haus Kunst Mitte. Berlin. (DE)
Arte Padova. Padova. (IT)
Schöne Show. Schönegarten. Berlin (DE)
2020
Collages. Haze Gallery. Berlin (DE)
Openspace. PR17 Projectspace. Berlin (DE)
50/50. Paul Fleischmann Haus. Berlin (DE)
2019
Photospiel. Karl OskarGallery. Berlin (DE)
bOObs. Galerie linksrechts. Hamburg. (DE)
The Echo Society. Auction for a school in Baltimore.L.A. (US)
CHIMERA - PKJ II. Kunstquartier Bethanien. Berlin (DE)
Dreamhouse Vs. Punk House. Serious Topics. Inglewood. L.A. (US)
EGO SUM… Primacenter. Berlin (DE)
Futterneid. Bar K Gallery. Berlin (DE)
Protest. GH36 Gallery. Berlin (DE)
Perspectives. LoosenArt. MFR19 Festival. Month of Photography. Rome(IT)
2018
The Relative Sharpness of Boundaries. MOPLA. BBAX Gallery. L.A.(US)
Passengers of a Kaleidoscopic Journey. Artspace TabakfabrikReemtsmaBerlin (GER)
Angel Art. Auction. NeueHouse. Hollywood L.A. (US)
War of Nerves. Wende Museum. Los Angeles (US)
WonderWoman ART bitch. Bar Babette. Berlin (DE)
Questions & Answers. Tüyap Art Fair. Taseron ArtistCollective. Istanbul (TR)
Hidden & Bad. AR29 Open Studios. Berlin (DE)
2017
Utopia. Tüyap Art Fair. artist collective Taseron. Istanbul (TUR)
Überfordert. Home-Gallery Vadim Zakharov, Berlin (DE)
Crossing Identities. Senate Chancellery sponsored photo &video series. L.A.& Berlin. (US & DE)
No Commission. Art Fair. Kraftwerk Rummelsburg. Berlin (DE)
Berlin Lab Festival. Downtown Art District. Lot 613. L.A. (US)
City Primeval NY Berlin Prague.
Book publishing event & projections 
in NYC. Berlin & Prague:
City Primeval. Howl Gallery. NYC (USA)
City Primeval. Neurotitan Gallery . Berlin (DE)
City Primeval. Chemistry Gallery. Prague (CZE)
2016
Butterfly Chronicles. Gallery Z22. Berlin (DE)
Transforming Identities. Bulgarian Cultural Institute,  Berlin(DE)
Von Hier Zu Mir. Bulgarian Cultural Institute. Berlin (DE)
2015
PDN PhotoPlus Expo Fair. Museo Fine Art Company. Javits Center.New York (USA)
Mediating War(Artist Curator).Galerie Sprechsaal. Berlin (DE)
Polychrome Unterbrechung des Winterschlafs. Primacenter. Berlin (DE)
2014
The Nude As A Guest. Interior Dasein. Berlin (DE)
Culture festival Wedding Moabit. Pop up exhibition space of theDeGeWo Brunnenstraße. Berlin (DE)
Joan, Joan, Joan!. JWA John Wayne Airport. Los Angeles (USA)
2012
Efteraarsudstillingen. Group show with Nick Ut & TimZinnemann. Pakhuset Viborg. Viborg (DNK)
2012
One Night Stand
. Kim Bar. Berlin (DE)
2011
32nd Annual Student Photo Show. SMC Photo Gallery. Los Angeles(USA)
Red Dot Art Fair. Miami (USA)