Photo by Kristin Bethge

Ceren Saner (born in Istanbul, based in Berlin) studied business at Koc University (TR) and eventually become a lens based artist. Her artworks have yet been shown in France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America, and her native Turkey.


Ceren Saner is a self taught lens based artist who mostly produces with photography, but also video, and film alongside being interested in artist-books as a medium. Ceren navigates life through the lens and her works have predominantly autobiographical elements in them.

Since her childhood, frames have always been the firsthand source of information for Ceren Saner because of lost figures in her own family. She unconsciously used photography to understand these lost figures in her roots first. Then by starting to create new frames herself, she has been trying to re-build her lost memory and existence and de[re]construct whatever is left to her. Ceren Saner has been questioning the relationship between the one behind the camera, and the one in the frame -in other words: the subject, and the interaction/intersection of both of these existences at the exact moment.