Sinan Tuncay

This summer turned out to be one of those lazy summers where you just can’t be bothered to do anything, in my case I couldn’t be bothered to do any interviews. I was too swamped in my own world of wonders. But we are back on our feet and so I have started hunting down my autumn excitements. Having mentioned the interview part, I really would have loved to have posted an interview with Sinan Tuncay as this is the “interview section”. But please enjoy the artist portrait instead and I promise I will follow up with the interview of this artist that I love very much very soon. Stay tuned!

BIO: Born in 1986 in Istanbul, Sinan Tuncay received his BA from Sabanci University in Visual Communication Design (2010) and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video and Related Media (2013). His acclaimed music video project that he created and directed for the Turkish ‘Piaf’, Sezen Aksu, has been nationally awarded as the best music video of 2012, by 18th Turkey Music and 39th Golden Butterfly Awards, that both are organized by major media institutions. His video installation, titled ‘Mommy’s Not Home’ was exhibited as a part of ‘Close Quarters’ group show at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, in 2013, and it has been subsequently acquired to the museum’s permanent collection.

Sinan Tuncay
Sinan Tuncay

With his series ‘Public Intimacy’, he was selected as one the 50 international artists to participate ‘reGeneration3: New Perspectives on Photography’, a touring exhibition and publication project, that was held by Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, in 2015. His first solo show, ‘I’m sorry, Leyla’ was opened in New York, in 2016, and he has been recently awarded a fellowship by New York Foundation for the Arts. Sinan lives and work in New York and his work is represented by C.A.M. Gallery, in Turkey.

“Mommy’s Not Home / Annem Evde Yok, is a multichannel video installation project based on female characters from the old Turkish melodramas that I repeatedly watched during my childhood. Making small scale detailed models of the sets that were used in the original films, I intend to represent their theatrical relation to the viewer and to the domestic spaces where they positioned in. In this work, which is exhibited using 10 CRT monitors placed side by side, television lays emphasis on the claustrophobic world within which melodramas confine women. The project was first exhibited in Close Quarters group show at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art between May 9th – Nov 17th, 2013.” – Sinan Tuncay.

Series: “Whole”
Series: "Public Intımacy"
Series: “Public Intımacy”


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Note: Sinan Tuncay will be having a solo at CAM Gallery on the 29th of September.