Tuna Uysal is a Lens Based Artist and Lecturer, living and working in Istanbul.
Studied Photography at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 2004. Completed my Master's Degree, headed "Visual Interaction Between Photography and Cinematography", 2007. And then he completed his PhD, headed "Narrative Approaches on Contemporary Art Photography", 2013.
Worked with the names such as Michael Ackerman and Todd Hido. Still working as a lecturer and pursuing a career as an artist working with images.
His work explores the relationship between truth and fiction and his influences are as diverse as Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch, Gregory Crewdson and Tom Hunter.
He utilizies his camera as a tool to create imagery that is in both real and surreal, laced in fantasy. These series are about asking questions about what is real and what is not real. These fictional stories aims to depict a personal biography, with the people who where connected with the places and him.
In his attempt to tell a story he combined his memory and observances of his everyday surroundings. The story continues to grow as he rely on his conscious and subconscious to invent and transfer those thoughts to an image. His goal is to release a memory by arranging a scene that he ultimately have direct control over the outcome. It’s from that process he find himself being most present in him.
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2020 “Over the Hills and Far Away”, 10th BursaFotoFest, Trade Center, Bursa,Turkey
2015 “Ghosts of Recollection”, 2nd Istanbul Photography Festival, Ortakoy Orphanage, İstanbul, Türkiye
2014 “Nowhere”, Tuna Uysal, Muse Gallery, İstanbul, Türkiye
2013 “After Dark”, MSFAU Art Gallery, Istanbul/TURKEY
2011 "Grey Zone", MSFAU Art Gallery, Istanbul/TURKEY
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 “People Attract People”, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 “Artist 2014 – 24th Istanbul International Art Fair”, TÜYAP, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 ISSP 2013 Workshop Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Arthall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2011 "Young and Upcoming-II", Photography Exhibition, Gallery 5, Istanbul
2010 Marmara University 5th International Student Art Triennial, Photography Department Postgraduate Students Exhibition, Istanbul/TURKEY
2009 "Trans-form" Southeast European Countries, Art Universities and Academies Exhibition, Tophane-i Amire Art Galeries, Istanbul/TURKEY
2008 "Owl's Frames", Pera Museum, Istanbul/TURKEY
2007 "Istanbul-Sofia, MSFAU Teaching Staff Exhibition", Sofia National Art Academy, Sofia/BULGARIA
2007 "The Room", Fotografevi Koç Allianz Art Gallery, Istanbul/TURKEY
2006 Turkish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Photography Exhibition, Kyllikinkatu, Lisalmi, Finland
2015 Square Space Magazine, Issue #10, March, “After Dark”, “Grey Zone” Portfolio Publishing (electronic)
2015 F-Stop Magazine, Issue #69, February, “Ghosts of Recollection”, Portfolio Publishing (electronic)
2014 Lens Culture, November, Artist Portfolio Publshing, (electronic)
2014 Yet-Magazine, April, “After Dark”, Portfolio Publishing (electronic)
2007 "iz" Photography Portfolio Magazine, Fotografevi Publications, Istanbul/TURKEY
2015 “Staging a Photographic Scene”, May 10, Nazım Hikmet Center of Culture Kadıkoy, Istanbul, Turkey (Tutor)
2013 "Record and Memory:Ghosts of Recollection", 04-11 October, MIXER Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (Tutor)
2013 "Todd Hido-Vicinity of Narrative:People and Places", 02-11 August, International Summer School of Photography, Kuldiga, Latvia (Participant)
2012 Michael Ackerman/Photography Workshop, GAPO, Istanbul/TURKEY (Participant)
2008 Digital Film Production, 1 Year programme, Digital Film Academy, Istanbul/TURKEY (Participant)