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Azmi Mert Erdem

Azmi Mert Erdem is a Turkish filmmaker and video artist who was born in Turkey and currently resides in New York City. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television with honors from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. He continued his education in the One Year Filmmaking Program at the New York Film Academy, in New York City. During his studies in Turkey and the U.S. he has worked as a director, assistant director and cinematographer in several television series, music videos, and feature and short film productions. Amongst the films he directed, he received 'Honorable Mention' from Los Angeles Movie Awards and 'Official Selection' by New Filmmakers for his short film 'Narcossist'. On November 2011, he was featured as the video artist in a perfomance-video-installation piece for an art exhibition in New York called 'Texture the Frame' at The Rogue Space in Chelsea, NY. Additionally, he collaborated in one of the site-specific video installations at the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012 as the videographer for a large video-mapping project that occupies the facade of Hallgrimskirkja church. He is inspired by performance art and the presence of the physical body and its interactions with objects, individuals and space. He continues working as a videographer for various art platforms and galleries, as well as experimenting with various mediums and disciplines in his projects.

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