Serdar Bayburtlu is a visual artist who uses photography. His focus is on archaic consciousness and philosophy of human mind.

Serdar Bayburtlu has received several awards, among which are “Overstanding Achievement” award in Photography Masters Cup, "2nd Place" in International Photography Awards and “Honorary Mentions” in Prix de la Photographie Paris. He has participated in group exhibitions in Istanbul, Munich and Rome.

Born in 1985 in Canakkale, Serdar Bayburtlu moved to Berlin after high school and began his photography & video projects. After his return in 2006 he studied "Photography and Video (B.A.)", "Media Studies(M.A.)" and "Photography (M.F.A.). Currently he is working as a visual artist and university lecturer.


2013    International Photography Awards  - 2nd Place in category Architecture - Other_Arc
2013    International Photography Awards  - Honorable Mention in category Digitally Enhanced
2011    Photography Masters Cup 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement Award in category Architecture
2011    Prix de la Photographie Paris    Honorable Mention in category Abstract
2011    Nominated for Goldener Kentaur 2011 Award
2010    "Moon and Stars Project" Young Photographers Award Finalist
2010    International Photography Awards (IPA)   
            9 Honorable Mentions in 6 categories
2010    Kisa-ca International Short Film Festival - Final in Experimental Short Film Category

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018        Zamanda Yolculuk, Cumhuriyet Müzesi Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
2018        Çimen'in Kadinlari, Cumhuriyet Müzesi Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
2017        Kite Party of Socks, Museo dei Bambini, L'Aquilla, Rome
2017        Turkish Painters Meeting in Art and Design, Museo dei Bambini, L'Aquilla, Rome
2014        ARTIST 2014, Istanbul
2013        Schneider Tempel Art Gallery, Istanbul
2012        Mobile Mood - Circolo degli Artisti, Rome
2011       Mobility in Stability - Bursa International Photofest
2011        Halting Tales 1. International Visual Culture Symposium, Istanbul
2011        Reality and Illusion Goldener Kentaur 2011 House of Artists, Munich
2010        Moon and Stars – Young Photographers Award Exhibition Allianz Gallery, Istanbul
2010        Mekan ve Sonsuzluk, Istanbul Fotografevi
2010        “HAIKU”s and “MÂNI”s: Metaphors and Visions, Istanbul Beyoglu Art Gallery
2010        The Cardician Kisa-Ca International Short Film Festival
2009        Iskele - Istanbul Bahcesehir University


2014    IPA Book 2013
2013    Photography Masters Cup Journal - Collection No. 2
2012    IZ Photography Magazine - Mobility in Stability 4/2012
2011    Goldener Kentaur 2011 Catalogue
2011    New York Times Blog - Bringing Turkish Photography to the World Stage 6/10
2010    IZ Photography Magazine - Moon and Stars Young Photographers Award 1/2010


2013 - 201- Photography - MFA - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
2011 - 201- Film and Television - MA - Bahcesehir University
2007 - 2011 Photography and Video - Bahcesehir University