Azmi Mert Erdem is a Turkish multidisciplinary artist, interweaving video, photography, performance, painting and installation in his work. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television with honors from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. He continued his education in the One Year Filmmaking Program at the New York Film Academy, in New York City. In both Turkey and the United States, Mert has worked as a director, assistant director and cinematographer in several television series, music videos, and feature and short film productions. He has written and directed award winning short films featured in international film festivals. Additionally, Mert has collaborated as a video artist in site-specific performance, video and installation pieces in international platforms.
Mert is the founder of Mise en Abyme Productions, an international video production company for art organizations and companies as well as individual artists. He continues working as a videographer as well as experimenting with various mediums and disciplines in his projects.