MY KAABA IS HUMAN
I backpack and travel the world;
I take photos and tell human stories.
“My Kaaba is HUMAN” is a project inspired by the Alevi / Bektashi philosophy, founded in Anatolia during the 13th century. It focuses on the idea of the unity of ‘’God, cosmos and human’’ and aims to put this into practice. According to this understanding, what we are looking for is not far away but in person himself. Because the greatest book to read is “the human being”.
With this aim, I meet with people around the world and tell the stories of them. Because, when we know about the story of the people who are on the other side of the world, we become aware of our similarities. Thus, we all continue the way. By knowing we are not alone. Because somewhere in the world there is someone who shares your feelings, your fears, your worries, your dreams, your happiness and sadness. And their story is actually your story.
Because we are more similar than we think, we are more connected than we can imagine.
The project is preparing to be a book.
2020 - Solo Exhibition, Cafe Clock Cross Cultural Events, Marrakech, Morocco
2018 - Exhibition Um Peixe Fora d'Água, Fine Arts Faculty / Open Galleries, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 - GAB - A, Open Galleries of Fine Arts , Lisbon, Portugal
2018 - Solo Exhibition, Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
2017 - 2018 – Sanatabiyer Photo Exhibitions, Istanbul, Turkey
2017 - Soma Photo Exhibition from the View of Photographers, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 - ‘Women and Life’ Theme Photography Exhibition, Izmir, Turkey
2015 - Postal Freek Madrid, 2 photographs of cartpostals of Lisbon.