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Ali Taptik

Ali Taptık was born on 1983, in İstanbul. Taptik studied Architecture in Istanbul Technical University and is self-taught on photography. He finished a master
class on documentary photography in Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden. His first project combining diary pictures with Istanbul's urbanscapes to recreate a personal history “remembering me” was shown in many cities around Europe, Asia and Turkey. His second series "Kaza ve Kader" (Accident and Fate) is about interconnected frames of the experience of accumulated urban realities. It is about the relationships, places, people, emotions and coincidences. "Kaza ve Kader" was shown in Istanbul, Ghent, Ljubljana, Malmö and Marseille. His latest project "Familiar Strangers" is about the urban structure and the relationship of
the subjects of the city with their environment. Ali Taptık lives and works in Istanbul and is represented by x-ist, Istanbul and Atelier de Visu, Marseille.

Solo Exhibitions

April, 2005 “remembering me” deCentrale-Samovar, Ghent
May, 2005 “remembering me” 4. Fotofestiwal, Lodz September, 2005 “remembering me” 12 Noorderlicht Photography Festival Groningen
April, 2006 “remembering me” 3. Bursa UFOT Photography Days, Bursa
June, 2006 “remembering me” House of Photography St. Petersburg
June,2006 “remembering me” Langhans Galerie; Prag
February, 2007 “Kaza ve Kader” PiST, Interdisciplinary Project Space, İstanbul
March, 2007 “Kaza ve Kader” Avivart, Istanbul
September,2007 “Kaza ve Kader” Galerie KUD, Ljubjana, Slovenia (Terminale00)
December, 2007 "remembering me" Tarbes, Pyrennes
February, 2008 “Familiar Strangers” X-ist, Istanbul
April, 2008 "Kaza ve Kader" Atelier de Visu, Marseille
November, 2008 “Transit” Static, Liverpool (Commissioned by Quarentine for Liverpool'08)
May, 2009 “Kaza ve Kader” imageSingulieres, Sete
July, 2009 “Kaza ve Kader” Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse

Group Exhibitions

June,2004 “young talents in turkish photography”
Istanbul Photography Center (Curated by Genis Aci Magazine editors)
July,2004 “Isolation and Togetherness” Photograpy Center of Thessaloniki, Greece (Curated by Anders Petersen)
March,2005 “off space” Siemens Art Center, Istanbul
(Curated by Marcus Graf)
June,2005 “outsiders” Malmö Högskola K3 August,2006 "Colloboration on Site"
Kiasma, Helsinki
September,2006 “Intersection II” X-ist Gallery Istanbul, with Erhan Ozısıklı
November,2006 “Rejection Episodes” Vooruit Cultural Center, Belgium, Ghent (Curated by Basak Senova)
July,2007 "Where are you? Nisantasi
March,2008 Unrecorded (Curated by Basak Senova) Aksanat Contemporary Art Center
March,2008 Young Visions (Curated by GAPO) Malmö Museum
April, 2008 Latent Talent SCAN'08 Catalan Photography Festival (Curated by Álvaro de los Ángeles, Marta Dahó and Tanit Plana)
April, 2008 CIGE Beijing, China
September, 2008 Coincidences, intutions, fictions on Istanbul
2010 Office, Istanbul (Curated by Deniz Erbas)
October, 2008 Istanbul Diptychs Istanbul Center in Brussels (Curated by Beral Madra)
November,2008 Cities on the Edge (Curated by John Davies) CUC, Liverpool
May,2009 Viewing Restricted London School of Economics


Uyan(ma)ma, 2001
Best Experimental Film İstanbul Short Film Festival,2002
Sıfır-Sıfır, 2007 (Director of Photography)
Naz, 2008 (Director of Photography)


“Lunapark” in Geniş Açı Magazine Special Issue 2, June 2004, İstanbul
“Isolation and Togetherness” June 2004, Thessaloniki
“Remembering Me” in Monthly Photo, August 2006, South Korea, Seoul
“Kaza ve Kader” in Imago December,2007 Prag, Chzech Republich
“Kaza ve Kader” in serge.se August, 2008 Gotheborg, Sweden
Transit November, 2008 Liverpool, United Kingdom

Residencies and Comissions

Atelier de Visu, Marseilles- France September, 2005
Liverpool Capital of Culture 08-United Kingdom
Cities on the Edge project April, 2008
Quarentine, Manchester – United Kingdom Coming and Going Summer, 2008
London School of Economics – United Kingdom Viewing Restricted** August-September, 2008

Remembering Me (2001-2005)
2005-09-04 - 2005-10-09
Dutch Noorderlicht Photofestival Gallery, Projects, Publisher
9711 JB  Groningen - Pays-Bas
autour du travail d'Ali Taptik
2006-05-20 - 2006-05-20
Atelier de visu
13006 Marseille - France

11ème édition - L'Afrique en face
2006-07-04 - 2006-07-08
Voies OFF Arles
13200 Arles - France

Ali Taptik
2009-04-30 - 2009-05-10
Galerie Dock Sud
34200  Sète - France

Présentation du livre
2009-11-12 - 2009-11-12
Maison des métallos
75011 Paris - France

2009-11-12 - 2009-11-29
Maison des métallos
75011 Paris - France
Festival de la Photographie Méditerranéenne
2011-05-27 - 2011-06-19
83110 Sanary-sur-Mer - France

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