Omer Tevfik Erten (a.k.a TE) Seed Awards recipient

Ömer Tevfik Erten ÖTE Profile
OTE PCF 2022 4
OTE PCF 2022 3


  • Indigenous rights
  • Gender equality
  • Free expression/civil society
  • Sexual/queer expression


  • Photography
  • Film
  • Video Art
  • Visual Art


  • Turkiye

Omer Tevfik Erten aka OTE is a photographer, director and curator working on the concepts of safe space, queer memory, minorities, activism and autonomy. Erten believes that art is an important tool for awareness in gaining fundamental rights and freedoms, questions the possibilities of art and the artist, and takes action. OTE is the co-curator of Through the Window Project, which is a solidarity and cooperation network project that aims to bring together Turkish and Dutch queer artists, activists and nightlife workers who lost their jobs and projects during the Covid-19 pandemic. Omer Tevfik lives and works in Istanbul and they are currently working on their new film project and curating the Through the Window project.

OTE PCF 2022 2