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 photographs. I believe, by collecting their stories, I will be able to complete my own puzzle.
2017 The Blind Curator - F.K. Kollektiv, FK-Gallery Berlin
2017 Rundgang BTK - Faculty of 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
2017 The Blind Curator
2017 Lola Magazine
2017 Fnder #5 re-Beirut
2017 Merve Terzi "Five Stage", Self-Published
2016 Berliner Zeitung - Magazin
2016 & 2017 Scholarship BTK - Faculty of Art & Design at
University of Applied Sciences Europe, Campus Berlin