Murat Germen is an artist, academic and archivist using photography as an expression / research tool. Born 1965, he currently lives / works in Istanbul and London.
His oeuvre focuses on impacts of over-urbanization and gentrification, dis/possession, new forms / tools / methods of imperialism, civic rights, participatory citizenship, sustainability of local cultures, human devastation of nature, climate change, global warming, water rights. Notions like cultural legacy, local archiving, documentation as crime scene investigation, personal / collective memory conflicts, dynamics of custody / betrayal are very central in the works that the artist produces.
He has two monographies, one published by Skira (Italy) and the other by MASA (Turkey). He has opened/joined over eighty inter/national solo+group exhibitions. Numerous editions of the artist’s several artworks are in personal collections of eminent art collectors inter/nationally, in addition to several inter/national museums.