Yasam Sasmazer was born in Istanbul in 1980. She received her MA in Sculpture from the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul. In her work, she uses the human psyche, in its dark or bright side, as her main site of investigation. With her realistic sculptures, she questions in turn the notions of identity, doppelganger, the self & the other, the individual in his social or natural environment, willingly deconstructing the clichés and cultural structures that surround these ideas. In her current works she deals with the specific relationship between the mankind and nature focusing on its contradictions and malfunctions, which lead her observations to the themes of invasion, decay, ruins, remembrance and transience of memories. Sasmaser’s works has been exhibited worldwide in various institutions, galleries, biennials and art fairs such as Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA, USA), Positions (Berlin), Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul), Scope (New York and Basel) or the Xingjiang Biennial (Urumuqi, China). They can be found in many private and public collections such as, Koç Collection (Istanbul) and Olbricht Collection (Berlin, Essen).