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2016

National Gallery Australia, Victoria - Group Exhibition
Participating in Shut Up and Paint an exhibition that celebrates and examines contemporary painting.
Drawn from the NGV Collection, Shut Up and Paint includes significant international painters, and a number of Australian artists, whose work can be seen to lay the recent groundwork of transformations within the discipline. Shown in dialogue with these well-known practitioners is a significant display of recently acquired works, many never before seen in Australia. A number of these recent works test the boundaries of what might be considered painting today, as artists explore a more fluid relationship between it and other forms of art making, and reconsider painting’s place in a contemporary world.
25 September 2016 - February 2017
Shut Up and Paint

Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Shortlisted for the 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize - Group Exhibition
The 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature 33 works by Penelope Aitken, Robert Andrew, Xiao Bai, Kate Beynon, Warren Breninger, Hector Tjupuru Burton, Deidre But-Husaim, Magda Cebokli, Trevelyan Clay, Jonathan Crowther, Marieke Dench, Shaun Gladwell, Julia Gorman, Michael Gromm, Marie Hagerty, Peter Hill, Naomi Hobson, David Jolly, Col Jordan, Ash Keating, Chris Langlois, Donna Lougher, Viv Miller, Jennifer Mills, Jan Murray, John Nixon, Rosslynd Piggott, Adam Pyett, Sally Ross, Brad Rusbridge, Huseyin Sami, Kate Tucker and Jurek Wybraniec.
10 September - 13 November 2016
2016 Geelong contemporary art prize

Shortlisted for the The King's School Art Painting Prize 2016 - Group Exhibition
26-28 August 2016
2016 The King's School Art Painting Prize

Vivid Sydney today announced that the creative vision of Western Sydney artist Huseyin Sami will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns in 2016 (27 May – 13 June 2016).

Participating in St Jeromes Laneways Music Festival Exhibition - Group Exhibition
7 February 2016

2015

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Whispers from a band of Myth Makers - Solo Exhibition
15 October - 14 November 2015

Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne - Sometimes a new fiction will do - Solo exhibtion
24 November - 12 December 2015

Shortlisted finalist for the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, a national acquisitive award for small sculpture. The guest judges for the 2015 Prize include art advisor and curator Barbara Flynn, collector and philanthropist Penelope Seidler AM and Art Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Brand.
10 - 25 October 2015

Awarded the 2015 Plinth Prize.

Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney - Group exhibition
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW - Georgia Brown, Terrence Combos, Charles Dennington, Hossein Ghaemi, Gregory Hodge, Karena Keys, Mason Kimber, Anna Kristensen, Stephen Little, Jonny Niesche, Kenzee Patterson, Elizabeth Pulie, Todd Robinson, Huseyin Sami, Tim Silver, Mark Titmarsh, Marian Tubbs, Justene Williams, Coen Young, Louise Zhang
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
6 June - 23 August 2015

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Group exhibition
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY - John Armleder, Ross Bleckner, Andy Boot, Ernst Caramelle, Dejan Dukic, Dale Frank, Matthys Gerber, David Jolly, Linda Marrinon, Olivier Mosset, Dorothy Napangardi, Andreas Reiter Raabe / Franz West, Huseyin Sami, Anne Schneider, Peter Tyndall, Gordon Walters
13 February - 14 March 2015

2014

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Solo exhibtion
The Art of Ending a Conversation
11 July - 2 August 2014

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Group exhibtion
20/200
13 March - 17 April 2014

Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne - Solo exhibition
Syntax of Thicks and Thins
2 April - 30 April 2014.

Flower Pepper Gallery, CA, United States - Group Exhibition
THE SEASON OF SPRING Curated by Daniel Rolnik
March 1 - April 4, 2014

2013

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Summer Group exhibition,
Maria Cruz, Matthys Gerber, Christopher Hanrahan, Moya McKenna, Todd McMillan, Jamie North, John Nixon, Koji Ryui, Huseyin Sami, Gemma Smith, Justin Trendall, Jonathan Zawada.
21 January - 1 February 2014

'Never Underestimate a Monochrome' has travelled to Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, United States

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Solo presentation - I mark you, I cancel you, I Dirty you,
4 May -11 April, 2013
Opening Thursday 4 May, 6 - 8pm

Alaska Projects, Sydney Group show with Koji Ryui and Brendan Van Hek Opening 2 April 2013

2012

Shortlisted for 2012 Fisher Ghost Art prize, Campelltown Arts Centre, Austrailia

Participating in the project 'Never Underestimate a Monochrome', University of Iowa Museum of Art, United States. Participating artists include: David Batchelor (Scotland/UK), Emilio Chapela (Mexico), Jason Corder (Kenya), Jaime Davidovich (Argentina), Bruno Dubner (Argentina), Maria Jose Duran (Chile/USA), Anoka Faruqee (USA), Stacy Fisher (USA), Ken Friedman (Australia), Babak Golkar (Canada), Michelle Grabner (USA), Billy Gruner / Sarah Keighery (Australia), Brent Hallard (Japan/USA), Beth Harland (UK), Lynne Harlow (USA), Sue Hettmansperger (USA), Odili Odita (Nigeria), Naoshi Okura (Japan/Sweden), Karina Peisajovich (Argentina), Pineapple Park (Australia), Dai Roberts (UK), Huseyin Sami (Australia), Lizi Sanchez (Peru/UK), Claudia Sbrissa (Canada/Italy/USA), Suzanne Stroebe (USA), Hadi Tabatabai (Iran/USA), Sherwin Tibayan (Philippines/USA), Douglas Witmer (USA), Horacio Zabala (Argentina), Patricia Zarate (Colombia/USA)
Links: uima.uiowa.edu/monochrome and also here: website

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney Masculin Féminin (part 2) 23 March - 21 April, 2012
MATTHYS GERBER, MATT HINKLEY, TODD MCMILLAN, JAMIE NORTH, KOJI RYUI, HUSEYIN SAMI, JUSTIN TRENDALL
Opening Friday 23 March, 6-8pm

Undertaking Artspace studio residency, Sydney June 2012

2011

Selected finalist for RBS Emerging Artist Award exhibition, Sydney Australia

Shortlisted for 2011 Woollhra Small Scuplture prize, Sydney, Austrailia

Participating in public art project in Perth Cultural Centre curated by Artsource WA. Project commencing in November 2011.

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Group Show 'O', 6 - 23 July 2011.
Artists: Ron Adams, Julie Fragar, Diena Georgetti, Christopher Hanrahan, Matt Hinkley, John Nicholson, John Nixon, Elizabeth Pulie, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Koji Ryui, Huseyin Sami, Jan van der Ploeg, Justene Williams, Jonathan Zawada.

Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney - Solo presentation - Mark Maker Makers Make
Opening Thursday 24th February, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs till 14th May 2011

Uplands Galley, Melbourne - Solo presentation - Are you cool and symmetrical
Opening Wednesday 2nd March 6-8pm
Exhibition runs till 25th March 2011

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney - Solo presentation - Prime Cuts
Opening Thursday 24th March 6-8pm
Exhibition runs till 14th April 2011
The exhibition coincides with Art Month Sydney and I will be presenting an artists talk in the gallery Saturday the 26th March

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
12 March to 10 April 2011
Cultural Connections
This showcase exhibition of paintings, prints, ceramics and video is presented by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, in association with the Cowra Festival of International Understanding. Each year, the Festival features a different guest nation, with Turkey the guest nation for 2011. Cultural Connections brings together the work of four artists of Turkish descent with varied contemporary art and craft practices: Huseyin Sami, Gokcen Altinok and Ebru Arda (based in Sydney), and Sarit Cohen (based in Canberra). The exhibition is supported by the Cowra Shire Council and the Turkish Embassy, Canberra.

2010

'8 Colours of fun' project created by Smarties Australia.
JWT Sydney has launched a campaign for Smarties that followed 8 kids who were each teamed with an artist to create an artwork inspired by one of the eight Smarties colours. The artists were a mix of musicians, sculpters, dance choreographers, photographers and spoken word and installation artists. Director Summer Agnew of Curious Films shot the project around Sydney over four weeks with post handled by FSM and music by Nylon.

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, B&W
11 June - 10 July 2010
Simon Denny, Julie Fragar, Marco Fusinato, Matthys Gerber, Christopher Hanrahan, Matt Hinkley, Reuben Keehan, Olivier Mosset, John Nixon, Huseyin Sami, Justin Trendall, Jan van der Ploeg
Opening Friday 11 June, 6-8pm

Undertaking Blacktown Arts Centre Studio residency

The Fauvette Louriero Travelling Scholarship Survey Exhibition at SCA Gallery, Sydney, Australia (with Jess MacNeil)
Opening 3 March - 26 March 2010

UTS Gallery Sydney, Twenty/20
9 March - 9 April 2010
Opening Tuesday 9 March 6-8pm
Twenty/20 is a group exhibition of twenty emerging, mid-career and established Australian painters. Curated by Ron & George Adams (founding directors of MOP Projects, an influential artist-run initiative in Sydney), the exhibition showcases a diversity of contemporary painting ranging from photo-realism, abstract, minimal, process-based and street art inspired practices; highlighting the innovation and rigor of painting practitioners in Australia today.

2009

Solo presentation ‘I wish I was a Fauve in 1905’ Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
25 September – 17 October

Shortlisted for 2009 Woollahra small sculpture prize, Sydney, Australia

Selected finalist for RBS Emerging Artist Award exhibition
Shortlisted for RBS Emerging Artists Award, RBS Tower, Sydney, Australia

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Persuasion Equation, Melbourne,
Australia 8 August - 20 September
Curators:Peter McKay CACSA (SA), Melissa Keys, PICA (WA) and Reuben Keehan, Artspace (NSW). Participating artists: Chris Bond (Vic), Catherine Bell (Vic), Huseyin Sami (NSW), Akira Akira (SA) and Matthew Hunt (WA)
This exhibition aims to explore the role of the curator in the presentation of contemporary art and to look at their relationship to living artists. Each curator will develop a theme and share the same five artists to work with them in developing and presenting their exhibitions. The Curators will not correspond with each other about the exhibition nor will the artists discuss the comparative approaches and themes that each curator is exploring. This show will present challenges to curators, artists and audience alike. Co-ordinated and conceived by Jan Duffy

Undertaking Fremantle Arts Centre residency to coincide with solo exhibition ‘Everything is Everything’, Perth, Australia.
Curator: Consuelo Cavaniglia 30 May - 19 July

Solo presentation Kunst Projects, Blue Blah! And other works, Berlin, Germany
11 July – 31 July 2009

Uplands Gallery,, Melbourne, Australia, Problem Solving: Express Yourself,
14 May 2009 - 13 June 2009
Kain Picken & Rob McKenzie, A Constructed World, Claire Fontaine, Ester Partegas, Jota Castro, Hany Armanious, Steve Carr, Koji Ryui, Raquel Ormella, Pat Foster & Jen Berean, Liv Barrett, Christopher LG Hill, James Deutsher, Matthew Griffin, Renee So, Poklong Anading, Tony Garifalakis, Huseyin Sami, Guy benfield, Jon Campbell, Ida Ekblad
www.uplandsgallery.com

Solo presentation Gallery 4a Asia-Australia arts centre, Painter I am Why Not, Sydney, Australia (with Koji Ryui)
30 April – 6 June 2009

Invited to participate in DesignEX 2009, Latitude exhibition, Melbourne
Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
(with Gary Galego) 30 April – 2 May

Awarded Marketing Grant for NSW Artists (NAVA)

2008

Awarded Janet Holmes A Court Artist Grant (NAVA)

Point of Origin
12 September - 12 October 2008
DORA ECONOMOU, CEAL FLOYER, JACK JEFFREY, TARAS POLATAIKO, HUSEYIN SAMI, ROLANDE SOULIERE, KELLY WOOD
Curator: Gary Pearson
Undertaking Artspace Studio Residency to coincide with international group exhibition ‘Point of Origin’, Sydney Australia

Awarded Australia Council New Work Grant

2007

Undertaking Parramatta Artists Studio Residency, Sydney Australia

2006-07

Undertaking CCA Contemporary Arts Center Residency, Kitakyushu, Japan
Awarded CCA Contemporary Arts Centre Scholarship