Sümer Sayin was born in 1985, in Istanbul. After finisihing her studies in the French Highschool St. Joseph and her part-time violin education in the concervatory, she entered Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, department of painting, in 2003. While her studies, she participated in some exhibitions and projects, including Siemens "Borders and Orbits" Young Talents Contest Exhibition and two shows in Apartment Project, an independent artist's initiative and art space in Istanbul. In years 2005-2006 she held her studies in Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, in France as an exchange student. In 2008 she started her master of Fine Art education in the Oslo National Academy of Art, in Norway. There, she had solo and group shows in Galleri 21.25, Ska Cafe and Open Academy, also one exhibition in Kasa Galeri, Istanbul. She participated to a workshop organised by Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenborg, with KUNO's grant; she has also been part of other international exhibitions and festivals such as Athens Video Art Festival. In 2009, she participated to Skopje Biennial, where she won a Res Artis award.