Yasam Sasmazer was born in Istanbul in 1980. She studied in the workshop of Professor Rahmi Aksungur and graduated from the Sculpture department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in 2003. She completed her Master’s degree at her alma mater in 2006. She has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions in Turkey, Europe and the USA including the exhibition Confessions of Dangerous Minds: Contemporary Art from Turkey at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2011. Sasmazer’s two most recent solo shows are It’s so complicated, at Berlin Art Projects (2010), and Strangely Familiar, at the Cagla Cabaoglu Gallery in Istanbul (2010). Her work is featured on the cover of Unleashed, Thames and Hudson, 2010. Sasmazer, whose works are also included in public institutions and prominent private collections in the Middle East and Europe, lives and works in Istanbul.