© 2017 by Sirin Bahar DEMIREL


b.1985, Istanbul, Turkey


2011   MA, Université Paul Valéry, Artistic Direction of Cultural Projects, Montpellier, France

2010   Galatasaray University, Radio-TV-Cinema, Istanbul, Turkey


Solo Exhibitions

2018    All That Lingers, The Growlery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Group Exhibitions

2018    Key West Photography Festival, FL, USA

2017    Manufactured Untruth Exhibition, 5&J Gallery, Texas, USA

2017    e4c screenings, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, USA

2016    Defying Human Rights Art Show by Amnesty Int. FSU, FL, USA

2015    Screengrab7 International Media Arts Award Exhibition, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Australia

2015    Ars Electronica Festival, Post-City Exhibition, Linz, Austria

2014   “The Subject is War” Exhibition, Wiseman Gallery, Oregon, USA

2014   Selfportrait.extended International Exhibition of Photography, Turku, Finland

2014   Transmediale Arts&Digital Culture Festival, future past-past future Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

2013   Forever Incomplete, Kunst Hier und Jetzt, Braunschweig, Germany

2013   Open Space Exhibition, Mixer Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

2012   Street Art Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

2012   Health Art Mobilizes Goslar Exhibition, Goslarer Museum, Germany

2008   “Istanbul Ville Monde” Exhibition

            May-June: French Cultural Institute, Istanbul,Turkey

            September – October: Centre Culturel d'Anatolie, Paris, France



* For festival screenings, click on films' titles on the homepage.

Residencies / Workshops

- Artist-in-residence at The Growlery, SF, USA

- Digital Artist Residency, collaboration with Marsha Franco, 2016

- Eurasia Doc Documentary Scriptwriting Residency, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016

- Gruntdvig Programme, Health Art Mobilizes Goslar, Germany, 2012

Online Publications / Interviews                                                        

- L'Oeil de la Photographie

- Ignant

- Aint-Bad Magazine

- Griot

- BLUR Magazine


Uplifers (only in Turkish)


2014   Best Documentary Award, 8th River Film Festival, Padua, Italy

2014   Special Jury Award, 22nd Int’l ContraVision Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2014   Cinematic Achievement Award at the 8th Thess Int’l Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

2014   PhoneDox Award, ZagrebDox Int’l Documentary Film Festival, Croatia

2014   3rd Best Short Documentary, 20th IFSAK National Short Film Competition, Istanbul, Turkey

2013   Special Jury Award in Engelsiz Int’l Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

2008   1st prize at Francophonie in Turkey Photography Competition