Yener Torun was born in Turhal, Turkey in 1982 and he is currently residing in Istanbul. He studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University. In 2014, he started a photography project on his Instagram account @cimkedi, focusing on lesser-known buildings and side-streets of his adopted city. In recent years, his international following has erupted with major media institutions, such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, CBS News, El Pais Semanal highlighting his work.

Yener's compositions usually flatten space, emphasizing line and color over depth. He transforms the urban landscape, reframing architecture as geometric abstraction and creates an alternative reality by abstracting architectural elements from their original environment and repurposing them. 



ArtImage, Sao Paulo/Brazil, August 2016
Interval Arts Exhibition, Manchester/UK, August 2016
YellowKorner, Paris/France, November 2016
Mimarlar Derneği 1927 Exhibition, Ankara/Turkey, December 2016
Daydreams, AFSAD, Ankara/Turkey, April 2017
Collective Exhibition, Galerie Z22, Berlin/Germany, Jan 13 - Feb 17 2018
Zonamaco Foto 2018, Mexico City/Mexico,  August 22-26 2018
Fotofever Paris 2018, Paris/France, November 8-10 2018
Scope Miami 2018, Miami/Florida/USA,  December 4-9 2018
Scope New York 2019, New York/NY/USA, March 7-10
Fotofever Paris 2019, Paris/France, November 8-10 2019
Museum of Colors, Seoul/South Korea, Nov 28 2019- Mar 15 2020
Scope Miami 2019, Miami/Florida/USA, December 3-8 2019 
Yener Torun Photography, portrait, profile photo, cimkedi

Photo Credit: Kıraç Tan Ecevit, 2016