Merve Terzi, born in 1988 in Istanbul (TR), lives and works in Berlin. 


At the age of four, my mother and I moved to Germany, where I grew up in the small town of Speyer. After graduating in 2012 from Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg with a B.A. in Art History, I moved to Berlin where I startet my studies in photography at BTK – Faculty for Art & Design in Berlin. As part of the organizational team of the FotoKlubKollektiv - a collective of international photographers in Berlin - I am also involved in curatorial work and book making processes. 


Throughout my projects, I am dealing with the idea of time, identity and authenticity shown through different perspectives. Who are we and what shapes us? My aim is to discover what is beyond the surface of the visible – to figure out how identity is being constructed and shaped by our fragmented memories and how it manifests itself in a particular moment of expression. Photography gives me the possibility to capture these authentic moments in between that reveals our self. 

Friends and family, people and things that surround me in my daily life, are my source of inspiration and often subjects in my photography. I believe, by collecting their stories, I will be able to complete my own. 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 It flies, invisible - Exhibition & Book Launch, FK-Kollektiv, Berlin 29.11.2019 - 25.01.2020

         Finissage & Artist Talk moderated by Freya Copeland, Co-Founder of Replika Publishing

Group Exhibitions

2019 Famiglia, Ragusa Photo Festival 2019, curated by Steve Bisson,

         Urbanautica Institute, Ragusa, Italy

2019 Streaming Pictures - Hochschulen stellen sich vor. Museum für Angewandte

         Kunst Köln (MAKK). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V. 

2019 FUTR.1, curated by Anton Lang, FK-Kollektiv Gallery, Berlin

2018 Synch, Psych, Self (sic): The Self Portrait Exhibition,

         curated by Stephanie Ballantine

2018 Reality Exchange, during 48 hours Neukölln, in exchange with

         FK-Kollektiv at Fifty Dots Gallery, Barcelona

2017 The Blind Curator - F.K. Kollektiv, FK-Gallery Berlin

2017 Rundgang UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin

2017 re-Beirut Curator & Exhibitor - BTK Gallery, Campus Berlin

2016 Deflection Curator & Exhibitor - F.K. Kollektiv, Puderraum Berlin 

2016 Das unsichtbare Zimmer/The invisible room, Projektraum ORi Berlin 

2015 .Null - Galerie Uhrwerk Berlin 

Photo Books


2019 Merve Terzi 'it flies, invisible', Self-Published, Edition of 50 

2018 Merve Terzi 'how soon is now', Photo Book Dummy  

2017 Merve Terzi 'Five Stage', Self-Published, Edition of 4


Publications of Work 

2019 Everything is home far away, FK-Kollektiv Zine

2019 Blurring the Lines 2019 Catalogue  

2019 Graduation Magazine 1, UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin 

2017 The Blind Curator, FK-Kollektiv Zine

2017 Lola Magazine

2017 Fnder #5 re-Beirut, UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin 

2016 Berliner Zeitung - Magazin

Awards & Shortlists 

2020 Shortlisted for Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, Melbourne

2019 Shortlisted for Blurring the Lines 2019 Exhibition, curated by Steve Bisson

          and Lisanne Van Happen, Paris College of Art, Paris

2019 Best-of-Prize, B.A. Photography, UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin

2018 Shortlisted for Athens Photo Festival 2018 / with 'notes from abroad' 

2017 Scholarship UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin 

2016 Scholarship UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin 


2019 B.A. Photography, UE - BTK Faculty Art & Design, Campus Berlin 

2012 B.A. Art History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.

2007 General University Entrance Certificate (Abitur), Hans-Purrmann-Gymnasium Speyer