Merih Akogul


He was born in 1963 in Istanbul. M.S.U. Faculty of Fine Arts Photography Department

(Undergraduate) 1985, Marmara University Fine Arts Institute Photography Department

(Master's Degree) He graduated in 2001.

Merih Akoğul, who has 14 books published on different subjects,

He opened 30 photography exhibitions in their countries and participated in group exhibitions. Photography art and theory

worked on the subject. Participated in seminars, symposiums and open sessions, presented papers,

He directed panels and took part in selection committees. He worked as a writer in the advertising industry. Various special

training in institutions, culture and art programs on private radios, television

He worked as an art consultant in programs.

His writings and criticisms on literature, photography theory, plastic arts and music are many.

Merih Akoğul, published in newspapers and magazines, in the summer of 2003 in Austria.

He continued his studies in Vienna with a scholarship given by the Presidency Art Department. Various

Akoğul, who has works in museums and private collections, has been one of Turkey's most popular artists for nearly 20 years.

He teaches photography courses at major universities.

Turkey's most comprehensive photography event, the international photography festival in 2011 and 2012

Merih Akoğul, who is the general art director and chief curator of Bursa Fotofest,

He is also a member of the Istanbul Modern Museum Photography Department Advisory Board. Mimar Sinan

He continues to teach at University and Eyüboğlu Educational Institutions.


2014 “Night / Songs” (poem)

2007 “As if” (photo)

2006 “Black and White Afyonkarahisar” (photo)

2005 “Turkish Photographers Library 22/ Merih Akoğul” (photo)

“Bit-ki” (photo)

“My Twin Said I Wrote” (essay)

“Hidden Diaries” (children's literature)

2004 “Last Summer in Vienna” (photo)

2002 “Success” (photo)

2001 “Classics/Neo-Classics” (photo)

1999 “Classics” (photo)

1995 “Death of the Swan” (poem)

1992 “The Last Touch” (poem)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Secluded Times” ArtGailme Nişantaşı, İstanbul

2011 “Lost Souls”, ArtGailme Nişantaşı, Istanbul

2010 “Istanbul Inside One”, Fototrek, Istanbul

2008 “Standards”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul

2007 “As if”, Leica Gallery, Istanbul

2006 “Last Summer in Vienna”, Palais Porcia Kunst Raum, Vienna

“Black and White Afyonkarahisar”, Fevzi Çakmak Art Gallery, Afyonkarahisar

“Austria 2006”, Austrian Cultural Office, Istanbul

2005 “Bit-ki”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul

2004 “Otuz Birds”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul

“Last Summer in Vienna”, Photographic House, Istanbul

2003 “The Route: Literature”, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center, Istanbul

2002 “Success”, Photographic House, Istanbul

2001 “Classics/Neo-classics”, Photographic House, Istanbul

“Love of Love”, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu Art Gallery, Istanbul

1999 “Bronze Soldiers”, Photographic House, Istanbul

1998 “Transformations”, Art Shop, İzmir

“My Movie”, ISE Art Gallery, Istanbul