Istanbul Biennial announces curator

Istanbul Biennial announces curator

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Istanbul Biennial announces curator

Fulya Erdemci

The 13th Istanbul Biennial will be held in the fall of 2013 under the curatorship of Fulya Erdemci, the current director of SKOR | Foundation For Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam, according to an announcement.

Erdemci is a curator and writer based in Istanbul and Amsterdam and was curator of the 2011 Pavilion of Turkey at the 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

Since 2008 she has been director of SKOR (Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte) | Foundation For Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam. Her projects at SKOR include “Morality Wall: Between You and I;” four façade projects in collaboration with Witte de With in Rotterdam in 2010; “Actors, Agents and Attendants,” an international research, symposium and publication series; “Speculations on the Cultural Organization of Civility,” which was co-curated with Andrea Philips and Markus Miessen in 2010; as well as the second edition of “Social Housing-Housing the Social” with Philips in Amsterdam last year.

Erdemci has served on international advisory and selection committees, including “The International Award for Excellence in Public Art” initiated by the Public Art (China) and Public Art Review (United States) in Shanghai in May 2012; the SAHA in Istanbul in 2012; the 12th International Cairo Biennial in 2011; as well as De Appel, a curatorial program in Amsterdam.

She taught at Bilkent University, Marmara University and Bilgi University’s Visual Communication Design.
She was appointed by the advisory board of the Istanbul Biennial. The advisory board consists of the artistic director of dOCUMENTA (13), Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev; artist Ayşe Erkmen; art consultant Melih Fereli; the director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and chair of the Exhibitions and Museum Studies Program at the San Francisco Art Institute, Hou Hanru; and the director of the Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, Jack Persekian.

The 13th Istanbul Biennial will be held between Sept. 14 and Nov. 10, 2013.

The conceptual framework will be announced at a press conference in fall 2012 by Erdemci.