Cemile Sahin

Born 1990 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Lives and works in Berlin.


2012-2018 Bildende Kunst, Meisterschülerin, UdK, Berlin
2009-2011 BA Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins, London
2005-2009 Internationales Abitur, Highlands School, London


2020 Stipendium, Goethe Institut Studio Banks, Tel-Aviv
2019 Stipendiatin der Jungen Akademie 2019-20, Akademie der Künste, Berlin


2020 ars viva Prize 2020

Group Exhibitions, Performances and Film festivals

2020 STUDIO BERLIN, Berghain, Berlin
Laboratory of Contested Space / Art & Truthtelling, Akademie der Künste Berlin
ars viva 2020, Kunstverein, Hamburg
Where the Story Unfolds, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2019 Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, NS-Dokumentationszentrum München
ars viva 2020, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Kurdisches Filmfestival, Babylon Cinema, Berlin
2017 Die Kant, Uferstudios, Berlin


2020 ALLE HUNDE STERBEN, novel, Veröffentlichung im Aufbau Verlag
2019 TAXI, novel, Korbinian Verlag, Berlin
2018 Taxi 1, Das Wetter Magazin für Text und Musik
This Image, Das Wetter Magazin für Text und Musik

Sahin's artistic practice operates between film, photography, sculpture and text. Points of departure include both images and stories, which she stages in multimedia video installations. Her work questions the instrumentalization of media and the significance of diverse perspectives for the writing of history. Working with a variety of media, she explores how history and its narration changes when it is constructed through diverse—or even contradictory—points of view.


Her debut novel TAXI was published in 2019, followed by her book ALLE HUNDE STERBEN in 2020, both of which are important components of her artistic practice.