01/07/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL

Ten artists have been selected for Ankara Queer Art Program Artist Residency across the globe.

Ankara Queer Art Program Artist Residency announced their selected artists! Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

The selected participants of the Ankara Queer Art Program - Artist Residency, organized by Kaos GL, have been announced. The program plans to host visual artists both from Turkey and worldwide at Ankara.

The program was initially planning to host five artists, but due to economic hardships and difficulties about maintaining their work, the program decided to support ten artists financially.

The education program with experts has been moved to the online sphere. And also, artists’ visits to Ankara postponed to the first quarter of 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Aylime Aslı Demir, Bige Örer, Çelenk Bafra, Derya Bayraktaroğlu, Ege Berensel, Erinç Seymen, Fatih Özgüven, Kevser Güler and Nilbar Güreş were the juries of the residency. There has been applications across the globe fo the program.

After the jury’s evaluations, ten artists who mainly work on video and video installations, collective listening, auditory perception, poetic space of architecture, affection, queer feminism, commonality, labor, sexual freedom, desire, pleasure and vulnerability has been chosen:

Alex Turgeon (Canada)

Ania Nowak (Germany/Poland)

Baha Görkem Yalım (Netherlands/Turkey)

Banu Çiçek Tülü (Germany/Turkey)

Dante Buu (Montenegro)

Erin Johnson (USA)

Julia E Dyck (Canada/Belgium)

Saskya Fun Sang (Equador)

Simon(e) van Saarloos (Netherlands/USA)

Vera Hoffman (Germany)

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Ankara Queer Art Program - Artist Residency

Ankara Queer Art Program - Artist Residency, which plans to host ten visual artists from Turkey and abroad in Ankara every year, focuses on the possibilities of artistic expression of queer politics and new opportunities.

The program provides artists with two months of both living and working space while supporting and promoting production and research processes. 

During this time, artists will have the opportunity to work with artists, activists, academicians, and curators from Turkey and hold meet-and-greet meetings for possible collaborations with different art fields.

Selection Committee

Fatih Özgüven, Art Critic, Translator, Author

Nilbar Güreş, Artist

Çelenk Bafra, Director of the SAHA Association, Curator, Writer

Derya Bayraktaroğlu, Curator, Author

Erinç Seymen, Artist

Kevser Güler, Curator

Bige Örer, Director of the Istanbul Biennial

Ege Berensel, Artist, Visual Researcher

Aylime Aslı Demir, Editor, Curator

Advisory Committee

Tanıl Bora, Academician, Author, Translator

Sibel Tekin, Academician, Video Activist

Funda Şenol Cantek, Academician, Author

Metehan Özcan, Artist, Academician

Ege Berensel, Artist, Visual Researcher

Deniz Artun, Director of Gallery Nev, Curator, Author

Ayla Deniz, Academician

Program Director

Aylime Aslı Demir

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