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Hasan Cem Araptarli

BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1975

Engaged with business life for twenty-five years, Hasan Cem Araptarlı started to be involved professionally with photography in 2014. His book titled “Water World”, a documentary on communities living on water at various locations in Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia, was published in 2016. 5 photographs contained in this book were awarded with “Honorable Mention” in International Photography Awards 2016 with 17.032 participants from 162 countries, “Gold Star” in international Neutral Density Photography Awards and in American Photography Awards 2016 with the prize “The Best of The Best”.

For Araptarlı, photography is a tool of survey and personal expression. Through photography, the artist discovers such conditions and feelings like alienation, loneliness, happiness or freedom in the contemporary world and demonstrates these to us. In his own words, touches men while shooting photographs. For that reason, works of Araptarlı are interesting not solely through their documentary character, but also in respect of reflecting sensations and feelings unique to art. While creating his works, the artist selects whatever is contrasting, and photographs places and people not in conformance with the lifestyles adopted by most of the world. At times, the contrast appearing on the composition of the photographs is converted into the reflection of the same idea from over the image. His photographs are documents evidencing existence of some other world. While exhibiting diversity, invites the audience to re-ponder on his/her own life. Is life actually as how we know it?

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digital photographsss
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*American Photography Awards 2016: ‘The Best of the Best’ prize
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
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2016
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digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016, Honorable Mention
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
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2016
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ditions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
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2016
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digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
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2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
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2016
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digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
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2016
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editions in variable dimensions
Myanmar, 2016
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editions in variable dimensions
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editions in variable dimensions
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editions in variable dimensions
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Hasan Cem Araptarli
“Water World”

 
14 JANUARY – 10 FEBRUARY 2017 /// ÇAĞLA CABAOĞLU ART GALLERY
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

The first solo exhibition of Hasan Cem Araptarlı, titled “Water World”, met the art lovers between January 14 and February 10, 2017 at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery.

The artist, who received different prizes such as NEUTRAL DENSITY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016, “1ST PLACE & GOLD STAR AWARD” and INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016, “HONORABLE MENTION” for his book ‘’Water World’’ published in 2016, presented in his first solo exhibition some of the photographs included in his book, depicting the lives of communities living on water at various parts of Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia, totally contrary to the contemporary world we are living in.

Hasan Cem Araptarlı described the exhibition briefly in his own words as follows:
“How can people who have nothing be happier than me?” Asking this question, he creates the blessed doubt in our souls. A doubt that our lives cannot be all that is offered to us by the decision makers. Pictures reflecting the simple lives of people living on water in various parts of Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia onto our modern lives, whose frames we build around our endless ambitions…

Hasan Cem Araptarlı narrates with his photographs topics such as the complexity of life offered us by modern world system, man estranging, solitude, happiness, freedom. 

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Scope Art Show, Miami 2016

29 NOVEMBER – 04 DECEMBER 2016 /// MIAMI, USA
GROUP EXHIBITION
Baris Saribas – Bedri Baykam – Beyza Boynudelik – Bubi – Ebru Duruman – Ekrem Kahraman – Ekrem Yalcindag – Emir Uras – Ergin Inan – Ertugrul Ates – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Avcioglu – Gokhan Deniz – Gulce Yelken – Gulveli Kaya – Gunes Cinar – Gunseli Kato – Hakan Cinar – Halil Akdeniz – Harun Antakyali – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Husamettin Kocan – Huseyin Arda – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Murat Germen – Onay Akbas – Ozan Turkkan – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Seydi Murat Koc – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac – Yigit Yazici
 

Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery took part at Scope Miami Art Show between November 29 and December 04, 2016 with an installation of 9×3 m titled “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, comprising of the works of 42 contemporary Turkish artists.

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“Contemporary Stories 2”

16 AUGUST – 16 OCTOBER 2016 /// 42 MASLAK, ISTANBUL
GROUP EXHIBITION
Ayla Turan – Baris Saribas – Beyza Boynudelik – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Deniz – Gokte Tunc – Gulce Yelken – Gunes Cinar – Hakan Bilal Karakaya – Hakan Cinar – Hakan Kirdar – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Ilke Kutlay – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Olgu Ulkenciler – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac

 

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“Contemporary Stories”

2 – 26 JUNE 2016 /// IZMIR EXHIBITION, IZMIR
GROUP EXHIBITION
Curator: Firat Arapoglu
Beyza Boynudelik – Baris Saribas – Cagri Saray – Cayan Yilmaz – Dilan Bozyel – Evren Erol – Ferhat Ozgur – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Deniz – Gunes Cinar – Hakan Kirdar – Hakan Bilal Karakaya – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Necip Baykara – Olgu Ulkenciler – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac – Yeni Anit
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