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Isin Önol


Curator: Isin Önol
Dates of residency: October 2014
Born: Turkey (1977)
Hometown: Istanbul
Lives and works: Vienna

Currently PhD Candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; Master of Advance Studies on Curating, ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland (2009-2011); Ecole du Magasin, International Curatorial Training Program, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2009-10); Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, South Korea (2009); MFA on Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Sabanci University (2003); BA on Art Education, Marmara University (2000), Istanbul, Turkey.

Isin Önol is a curator and writer based in Vienna. From 2006 to 2009, Isin Önol worked as the project manager/director and curator at the Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul. Here she curated numerous exhibitions featuring selections from the museum collection and organised shows with emerging artists in the project room of the museum. As an independent curator, Önol's most recent curatorial activity is the following:

2014: MOBILIZING MEMORY: WOMEN WITNESSING, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey; CLUSTERS AND CRYSTALS: OBSERVING AT POINT ZERO, 5th Sinopale, International Sinop Biennale, Sinop, Turkey; ELECTRICKLE, Schauraum Angewandte, Vienna, Austria; THE UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS, Oben, Vienna, Austria; LEARNED HELPLESSNESS: ON AUTHORITY, OBEDIENCE, AND CONTROL, Muse Istanbul, Turkey; OPEN SYSTEMS 1-01-04/13, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

2013: WITH/IN/SIGNIFICANT OTHER, Open Systems, Vienna, Austria; LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY DELETING…, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; TACTICAL TOPICS – TOPICAL TACTICS, Media-Scape Biennial, Zagreb, Croatia; WISDOM OF SHADOW: ART IN THE ERA OF CORRUPTED INFORMATION. 4th Sinopale, International Sinop Biennial, Sinop, Turkey


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