Seminar

Curatorial Strategies: Independent Spaces and Biennials: The Case of the Sinop Bienial - T. Melih Görgün

Seminar
Curatorial Strategies: Independent Spaces and Biennials: The Case of the Sinop Bienial - T. Melih Görgün

Speaker: T. Melih Görgün

Artist, curator, academician T. Melih Görgün will give information about curatorial project design and implementation within the framework of free spaces and biennials. Görgün, who has managed and curated many national and international projects, is also the founder and director of the Sinopale Biennial. In the seminar, he will give examples based on his experiences.

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kindly ask you to send an e-mail to apply@curatingcontemporaryart.org
address noting the required seminar details.

About T. Melih Görgün

Artist and curator, academician. Born in 1962, Sinop. He lives and works in Istanbul and Sinop.  Independent curator, artist, working on cultural studies, performances and city and art. He works as a curator on research based and participative references interdisciplinary projects. Professor at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul. He was the project coordinator of the international cooperation project “City and Art” which is realized by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, with the partnership of the several art academies including the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna-Austria, London St. Martin School of Art-UK, Malmö University-Sweden, Fine Arts Academy München, Den Haag Royal Academy of Arts, Art Academy Burg Giebichenstein Halle and many others. He has led the establishment of the City and Art course in the university programme. He realized several performances with the collaboration of the international artists within the context of the participation of the citoyens.; in MQ-Wien, “Vor(ur)teil-spiel” in 2005; with Nezaket Ekici. “In München, Um München, Um München Herum” of the forms which were taken from the daily lives of people living in and around Munich, in 2006; with Karena Johnson, in 2008, “Underneath / Nothing as silent as snow” is a mixed media performance installation using digital imaging and live action exploring the convoluted journey to becoming a “European,” and what lies underneath this apparent homogeneous identity, in Odessa, in 2013 “Unfortunate Stranger” in ZhDK, 2013. He is the co-founder of the International Sinop Biennial Sinopale, which is the title of an international project that, in the context of local development, draws the civil society together with the purpose of building dialogue through culture and arts, within the framework of the model of “artistic production based on sharing”; founding member of European Cultural Association and Sinop Sustainable Development Association.

He was the artistic director of EU project “Collecting the Future”, in 2011. Works as the co-curator of Siemens Art (Istanbul) since 2007. Advisory Board Member of  the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, 2009-2010. Curated and contributed many exhibitions including Sinopale 6, Sinopale 5, and Sinopale 1, Asian-Art Biennale-Dhakka, Werkleitz Biennale, invited as a speaker to the conferences in Yokohama Triennale-2017, “Networking Day” Irish Contemporary Art Museum 2015, “The Artist as Ethnographer” SOHO im Ottakring-Wien  2014, Artathen speaks-2014, “The Diagrammatic Practice of the Micropolitical – the Spatio‐temporal Expression of Play between Power, Knowledge and the Aesthetics of Existence” Zhdk -2013, Continental Breakfast 2006 etc.

He has been exhibited his art works in different countries and cities as well as Zürich, Venice, München, Vienna, Dhakka, Amsterdam, many others.  

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