Born in 1978 in Istanbul, Selim Süme completed his undergraduate studies at the Yıldız Technical University, under Mechanical Engineering. After participating in the Photography Club during his studies, Süme attended Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, completing his Masters degree in Photography.
Approaching the image as a question in his artistic practice, his vision has evolved from subjective documentary storytelling into an examination of the representativeness of an image. The artist focuses on the photograph’s representativeness through varied forms of analysis; the relationship of the image with memory as well as the problematics arising from the photograph being a documentation of reality.
With previously published art books titled ‘289KD’ (Reccollective, 2009) and ‘Tekerrür’ (Reccollective,2016), Süme is also one of the founding members of the Reccollective and Bandrolsüz initiatives. The artist currently takes part as a teaching member at the Bahçeşehir University.
Having had his work exhibited in both local and international art platforms, Selim Süme lives and works between Istanbul and Vienna.