Sinem TAS is recently a PhD student at Multi Media Art, at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University and researcher at CIEBA Research Center. She won PhD research scholarship from FCT (Science and Technology Foundation) in 2022.
After finishing her bachelor degree in International Relations at Uludag University in Bursa in 2013, TAS worked as photojournalist at a journal covering news and protests in Izmir, Turkey. She has worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Lisbon since 2014 and took part in projects of KINO DOC film courses in Portugal. She completed her master's degree in MultiMedia Art / Photography at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University. (2016) TAS got an education scholarship for her Master Degree, by Ayhan Sahenk Non-Governmental Organization, Turkey.
In 2017, TAS directed her first documentary film "My Kaaba is HUMAN" which was screened in several film festivals in different countries. The documentary inspired her ongoing project AUTRUI (previously named My Kaaba is HUMAN) where she takes photographs of eyes and documents stories of people from different cultures and countries. Stories were published by Buala.org (in Portugal), published by Bianet.org (in Turkey).
TAS participated in group exhibitions in Portugal, Spain and Turkey; had solo exhibitions in Portugal, Turkey and Morocco.
(2023) Group Exhibition - Schrödinger’s Cat, Gallery of Fine Arts Faculty, Lisbon, Portugal
(2023) Solo Exhibition, Galeria Sede - Anita Guerreiro Junta de Freguesia de Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal
(2022) Solo Exhibition, Casa das Artes, Porto, Portugal
(2022) Group Exhibition, A-Place Mapping, Plaza Blocs Florida in Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
(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.
(18.01.2025 - 08.06.2025) Solo Exhibition, MUME - Museo Memorial del Exilio, Girona, Spain
Honours and Awards
(2022) A-PLACE: Mapping Contest Award, 4th Prize Winner
(2022 - Current) PhD Research Scholarship by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal.
(2015 - 2017) Education Scholarship (Master Degree) by Ayhan Sahenk Foundation, Turkey.
(2022) Artistic residency / Faberllull - Olot / Spain
(2022) Artistic residency / Collaboration with João Quinteiro for the Project “Depurações para um Regresso”, Portugal.