The Artists

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Seçil Yaylalı

Şehir ve Bölge Planlama, Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı, Güzel Sanatlar alanında eğitimini tamamladıktan sonra  farklı malzeme ve konularda çalışmalarını devam ettirmektedir. Yerleştirmeleri ve görsel isleriyle tarihsel ve demografik özellikleri öne çıkartan günlük alışkanlıklar ve onların detayları üzerinde çalışır. Uzun donem sosyal katılımcı projelerinden dezavantajlı gruplarla çalışır. Bunların içerisinde zorunlu göçmenlerle (Diyarbakir, Istanbul), psikiyatrik hastalarla (Novara -Italy), problematik bölgelerde yasayan gençlere (İskenderiye, Berlin, Barselona), geçmen isçilerle (Beyrut) ve pazar alanı kullanıcılarıyla (Torino) da projeler yapmıştır .

Vitra Seramik Sanat Stüdyosu (İstanbul, 1997), Kunts im Kiez (Berlin, 2003), Pistoletto Foundation (Biella, 2007), Asilo Bianco (Ameno, 2009), Al Mahata Gallery (Ramallah, 2011), Experiments in the field, (Gols-Wien, 2012) sanatçı yerleştirme programlarına davet edilmiştir. Halen ITU Güzel Sanatlar Bölümünde “Çağdaş Sanat” dersi vermekte ve sanatçı İnisiyatifi PASAJ’ın kurucusu ve yürütücülerindendir.
www.pasajist.com

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Ekmel Ertan

Ekmel Ertan works as artist, curator and educator. Ertan is the founder and artistic director of İstanbul based amberPlatform (by BIS, Beden-İşlemsel Sanatlar Derneği /Body-Process Arts Association), which is a research and production platform on art and new technologies. Ertan is the curator of the international “amber Art and Technology Festival” in Istanbul since 2007. He curated international amberPlatform exhibitions and events. Ertan is also working as the site coordinator and director of international projects based in Turkey and Europe in the conjunction of art and technology /new media and society.

Ertan has exhibited his photography work in New York and Turkey. He has exhibited his new media installations and cooperative performance works in Turkey and international festivals and venues.

Ertan received his BSc degree in Electronics / Communication Engineering from the Technical University of Istanbul and his MA degree on Interactive Media Design from Yıldız Technical University. He worked as a design and test engineer on telecommunication systems in Turkey, Germany and Belgium. He started a multimedia design company in 1997in Istanbul. Between 1999 and 2006 he taught new media design at Istanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul Technical University, and Yıldız Technical University; between 2006 and 2014 he taught at Sabancı University.

www.forumist.com
www.amberplatform.org