Born in Paris in 1991 and raised in Istanbul, Sarp Kerem Yavuz is a visual artist working primarily with photography, light projection, and video.

His works explore various aspects of gender, politics, religion, and violence.
He is the recipient of several international accolades, including the 2016 Palm Springs Photo Festival Emerging Photographer award, presented by Leica Camera, the 2013 New Artists Society Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the 2013 Leah Freed Memorial Prize.
In 2013, he became the youngest artist to exhibit and be included in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Modern Museum.
His works are also included in The Luciano Benetton Collection as part of Imago Mundi, in the permanent collections of the CICA Museum in South Korea, the Norton Museum in Florida, USA, the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Ohio, USA, the Polaroid Originals (formerly Impossible Project) Collection in Berlin, the Soho House Collection in Istanbul and New York, and The Marmara Hotel Collection in New York.
He has been in over 30 exhibitions in Copenhagen, Sydney, Shanghai, New York, Chicago and Istanbul.
He currently lives and works between Chicago and Istanbul.

Selected Exhibitions

2018
Contemporary İstanbul, Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul
Curse of the Forever Sultan™, Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul

2017
“LUNAR”, Solo Show, Elgiz Museum, İstanbul
“Maşallah”, Solo Show, Art Dubai, Yavuz Gallery, Dubai
Imago Mundi, Alla Zisa Culture Center, Palermo

2016
“SARP: Maşallah”, Solo Sergi, Contemporary İstanbul, Yavuz Gallery, İstanbul
“Presenting: French – Turkish Artist Sarp Kerem Yavuz”, Solo Show, The Resindece of the Consul General of France, Chicago
“Projecitons”, Solo Show, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
“Revenge”, Solo Show, Backyard, İstanbul
Contemporary Photography Exhibition, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Korea
“Between You and Them”, Australia China Art Foundation, Shanghai
“Extract V”, Kunstforeningen GL Strand Museum, Copenhagen

2015
Winter Show, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
İstanbul Short Film Festival, Zorlu Performing Art Center, İstanbul
Contemporary İstanbul, Sanatorium Gallery, İstanbul
4. EXPO CHICAGO Fair, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
2nd Sydney Contemporary International Art Fair, Sydney
Summer Show, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

2014
Contemporary İstanbul, Sanatorium Gallery, İstanbul
A Sampling: (Put Away Your), The Comfort Station, Chicago
From the Ottoman Empire to Istanbul Modern, Landskrona
Beyond Nuclear: Aberrations in Family, Gallery 69, New York
Never Satisfied, Defibrilator Gallery, Chicago

2013
“They Used To Call Me A Fag”, Solo Show, Oberlin Collage, Oberlin
Boundaries , Einsentrager-Howard Art Gallery, Lincoln
Young Fresh Different, CDA Projects Gallery, İstanbul
Close Quarters, İstanbul Modern, İstanbul

2009
“Bridging the Gaps”, Solo Show, ENKA Dr. Clinton Vickers Gallery, İstanbul

2008
Taksim Square: Then & Now, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, İstanbul