Banu Cennetoglu was born in 1970 in Ankara; lives and works in Istanbul. Cennetoglu works with photography, installation and printed media. Her research explores areas of socio-political uncertainty and documentation of such uncertainty as well as the questioning of the ability of the photographic medium to document. After a BA in psychology, she pursued her studies in Photography in Paris. Cennetoglu lived in New York (1996 to 2002) and in Amsterdam (2002-2004) where she has been a guest artist at the Rijksakademie, before moving back to Istanbul in 2006. Here, in the same year, she founded BAS, a space focusing on artist books and other printed media works. Among the recent exhibtions her work was included are Geographies of the invisible / Max Museo, 5th Berlin Biennial, 10th Istanbul Biennial, 1st Athens Biennial, Brave New Worlds / La Coleccion Jumex and Walker Art Center, and Wherever You Go / San Fransisco Art Institute.