Cihan Bektas

Cihan Bektas

  • Artist’s Statement

    I would define myself as self-taught. When I was nine years old we moved to a big suburb. At age ten my father, who was not interested in art, gave me a manually operated Polaroid camera in order to photograph anything whatever I liked.

    as I photographer, interested in how something rather ordinary can, in fact, become extraordinary.I am inspired by all things which are timeless and undefined.

    All my works is influenced by dreams and surrealism.


    I try to evoke and suggest things which will make the spectator dream and do the same.

  • Biography

    Melbourne based photographer Cihan Bektas.
    His work and style are influenced by many different aspects of historical art. He has pioneered the use of digital manipulation within his field. He has an unmistakable pictorial idiom, based on his humour, his playfulness and practically unlimited power of the imagination. His pictorial composition nonetheless remains simple and clear. The multiple levels of interpretation in Cihan Bektas Studio’s work point to surrealist art as the creative source of their inspiration. Breathtaking compositions and beauty.

    He has been fortunate to have had numerous solo exhibitions. His art sells both nationally and internationally and has featured in publications such as Guardian AU, Worbz GER and XoXo Magazine TR,2020 Head-On Foto Biennial Exhibition, 2019 Chromatics Awards- Fine Art Honorable Choice, 2019 Sunstudios / SEPA, 2018 TedsCamera Winner Photo Comp,St. 2014 Petersburg Foto Festival, 2013 Avignon Art Biennial, 2012 Foto Istanbul Bienal.

    I have also proudly won or been a finalist for numerous awards including the Canon 2019 Photographer of the year SEPA (current)2019 Chromatics Awards- Fine Art Honorable Choice.

    Cihan Bektas

  • Influences

    Bastian Woudt
    Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb
    Dustin Vaughn-Luma
    Robert Clark
    Robert Frank
    Irving Penn

  • Awards

    2020 Paris Photo-Off Instant 2020 Jury Selected

    2020 Paris Photo Festival, Imagination.It Feature piece


    2020 LensCulture Honorable Portfolio Selection


    2019 Chromatics Awards- Fine Art Honorable Choice


    2019 Sunstudios / Canon Winner Prize ( Year of the Photographer)

    2018 TedsCamera Winner Photo Comp

    2014 St.Petersburg Foto Festival 2nd pRIZE

    2012 Foto Istanbul Bienal WINNER

    2006 Genis Acı Genc Soluklar

  • Exhibitions

    2020 Paris Photo-Off Instant 2020

    2020 Paris Photo Festival, Imagination.It

    2020 Capture-Mag Australian Talent Interviews

    2020 Londo Photo Fair Art

    2020 LensCulture Honorable Portfolio Selection

    2020 Head-On Foto Biennial Exhibition ( Announced )

    2019 Chromatics Awards- Fine Art Honorable Choice

    2019 IZ issue 65 Portfolio interview

    2019 TheGuardian Newspaper Cover News

    2019 XoXoMag Interview -HER-

    2019 Worbz Belgium Magazine Interview

    2019 Sunstudios / Canon Winner Prize ( Year of the Photographer)

    2018 TedsCamera Winner Photo Comp

    2014 St.Petersburg Foto Festival

    2013 Avignon Art Biennial

    2012 Foto Istanbul Bienal

    2006 Genis Acı Genc Soluklar

  • Website

    www.cihanbektas.net

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  • Cihan Bektas

    HER #7 - Print with foam backing ready to hang (Limited edition of 5)
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #6 - Print with foam backing ready to hang
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    HER #5 - Print with foam backing ready to hang (Limited edition of 5)
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #4 - Print with foam backing ready to hang (Limited edition of 5)
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #3 - Print with foam backing ready to hang (Limited edition of 5)
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #2 - Print with foam backing ready to hang (Limited edition of 5)
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #1 - Print with foam backing ready to hang (Limited edition of 5)
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #10 - Print with foam backing ready to hang
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #9 - Print with foam backing ready to hang
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00
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    HER #8 - Print with foam backing ready to hang
    28.499 x 25.1 ″ Polaroid 600 B&W Expired Film / Impossible I-1 $400.00