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contact:seldaasal@gmail.com
links:
www.apartmentproject.com
www.homenothome.se
http://artprojectforyoungsters.blogspot.com/
re-locate.blogspot.com/

SELDA ASAL Visual artist. Born in Izmir . Studied Musicology and Art.
 Initiater of the  Apartment Project in Istanbul. Currently living in Istanbul.



From an interview with Aleksandra Kostic:

A: How would you describe your artistic world? What kind of an artist are you? Which tools do you use?

S.A: I am a video artist , I have  been producing projects consisting of video films, sound installations and music videos by working with teenagers in Turkey, Germany, Denmark , France, Sweden, Iran, Azarbeican, Armenia etc. and  also  I am working with people who have experienced life on the brink of death to such a degree that they have nearly lost their ability to even imagine a future for themselves. Such as women who are living in women shelters under big death threat, or girls who are attempted suicide .

 

A: What ideas do you represent? What is important for you? What is the message you are trying to transmit to the audience?

All my works are actually tightly woven together and also they are all base of sociological issues. Being an artist in Turkey, you are not exactly free to do everything that you want. You have some responsibilities .In most of my work ,it's about questioning and judging the time you live in, what is the situation, what's your position according to the changing situation in Turkey. I can say all my works to generate questions. How should it be done? How should it be? While these  wars and massacres continue, how can we express our or my response or lack of response through art ?

A: What about your recent project ?

It's called 're-locate'. We're working on that, and it will open on September 13th.

in Istanbul. The theoretical framework of the Re-Locate project is based on the population exchange between Anatolia and the Balkans and it focuses on the flexibility of the borders, cultural similarities, controversies, the lack of communication between cultures, as well as various methods of developing new communication models.

 

This Project proposes an experimental workshop practice that is based on mobility and translocation. The suggested mobility tries to encompass the physical transitivity of the cities and borders, as well as the flexibility of historical, identitarian, and ideological borders.

For this Project we are collaborating with some non--profit organisations from Plovdiv, Athens, Skopje and Pristina. There are eight artists from Turkey, and from each cities (Sophia, Athens, Skopje and Pristina) one artist taking apart in this project .

 I am in the backstage,  While the journey and the cities are experienced with a great pace, it is documenting how the artists work, how they affect each other during the process, how they position themselves according to the changing conditions, how this is reflected in their projects, how they create a transition space between each other, as well as how the project is re-shaped all the time... The kitchen is where all these are documented...

We can also say that, it is documenting the documents, in a way. It even includes notes on artists' notebooks, their conversations, the games they play in the bus..It includes all these. It is really difficult to catch every single thing. That's why it is so important to collaborate and act together with the assistant. It is also crucial to prepare the artists and let them know what a mobile atelier is and how the process can unfold. The other important part is to provide motivation...

It is also like coaching keeping the group together in the face of dispersions or in-group conflicts, providing motivation and stabilizing the conditions to keep up working. The conditions can change rapidly. Sometimes, an artist starts with a project, but she cannot keep up with it, then you have to convince her that her plan B might work or she can come up with something new by using her observations over there.

You have to remind people that this is different than getting prepared for an exhibition; it is an experimental process in which one has to document all possible ways... Before going to the countries where we will realize our projects, we contact the institutions that we are going to work with and tell them artists' projects in detail. This makes us gain some time.

In the future, we are going to continue all these projects in the Arab countries in 2013, and probably some other projects in Europe .





 some videos to see:  through, www.youtube.com , search by: seldaasal2
'I dream but...'  2009  http://vimeo.com/20458871
Com'on come here, I can not hear you!'  2008   http://vimeo.com/27264430
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px2Mvv2cWhg&feature=channel_page



Lille 2009, I dream,but... ( workshop with the youngsters in Lille) http://vimeo.com/20458871
http://artprojectforyoungsters.blogspot.com/p/lille-france-i-dream-but-2009.html


Haliç/ Goldenhorn 2007  2+1 , Nice Kids Project for Istanbul Biennial 10th.


 

Diyarbakır / Benusen 2008
http://vimeo.com/13854855
http://artprojectforyoungsters.blogspot.com/p/hey-world-hear-my-voice-diyarbakr-2008.html







EXHIBITIONS  (by selection)

2011


See me, Who was I for real? Dijital Film Mångkulturellt centrum ,

Fittja Stockholm, Isveç

Hayal / Hakikat  Istanbul Modern Museum

Re-Locate / Back Stage / 7 Films, Rumeli Han, istanbul

 Too dark to see’, Dijital Film,

sound : Cem Akkan ,

If , 10. Independent Film Festival , Istanbul, Locarno & Venezia Film Festival

Ölmek zor, Ateşin Düştüğü yer, Depo, Istanbul http://vimeo.com/26753500

2010

Everything's fine! , Fotoğraf , 'A dream but not yours... Kuratör: Esra Sarigedik Oktem, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA

 Visandid , Dijital Film, sound : Cem Akkan,  Mooste, Estonia http://vimeo.com/27279579

 Hey dünya duy sesimi’, video, müzik: Serdar Ateser.http://vimeo.com/13854855

 “Le Musée Ephémère” , La Saison Vidéo, L’Espace Croisé , Roubaix, France

 If , 9th AFM International Independent Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

 ‘All Pale, Breathing ashes in the air' ‘ , video  yerleştirme, Reciprocal Visit, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenya

http://vimeo.com/27246511

 Selected  exhibitions between 2008-1991


2009

next turn , I dream but... / video installation
Maison Folie Moluen ,Lille,France
Collaboration with musician Serdar Ateser

Be a dream, digital video,Bethanienhause, Berlin, Germany
Collaboration with musician Serdar Ateser http://vimeo.com/27323206

See me, Seriously Ironic ,cur: Dolores Denaro& Isin Onol
 CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus Centre d'art, Biel, Switzerland

Hey world hear my voice,
Collaboration with musician Serdar Ateser , Istanbul Film Festival/ Duzende (çok) kuçuk bozukluklar" , Cur: Yekhan Pinarligil,  Aksanat
20.Ankara Film festivali, Turkiye 'de videonun 35 yili

See me / Se mig!   Video Installation
Who was I , really? - Vem var jag, egentligen?   Depo, Istanbul, Turkey-Solo



2008

See me, Who was I , really?, Hard to die, Gallery Alkatraz at Metelkova, Ljubliana, Slovenia-Solo exhibition

See me / Se mig!
Who was I , really? - Vem var jag, egentligen?  /Video installation in Vagoon
-Project :Home not Home  ,Video Installation ,Riksutstalingar/Travelling exhibition: Goteborg, Stockholm,Malmo, Umea, Skövde, Varberg,Lund,Kalix,Katrineholm, Linköping,Ludvika, Osby, Ostersund, Pitea. www.homenothome.se


See me / Se mig!   Video Installation
Who was I , really? - Vem var jag, egentligen?  DSM, Diyarbakir,Turkey-Solo
                                                                            

Restore Hope : Love is Fake, I wouldn't quit , if the world upside down, Hard to die, Vita kuben Umeå, Sweden-Solo


   Com’on, come here , I can not hear you!   Collaboration with musician Serdar Ateser ,Video Installations ,Holstebro, Denmark, Public Spaces in Holstebro -performance and video installation  www.youtube.com/seldaasal2  http://vimeo.com/27264430

Hard to die, video installation,Nev Gallery,Istanbul-solo exhibition
Wofuer Kaempfen wir?,  Labour 6, Berlin -event

2007

 Hard to die,    Arttransponder, Berlin -solo exhibition
Hard to die, video installation, OFF BEAT , cur : Maja Ciric, SKC, Belgrate,Serbia

 

2+1  , multi media installation , Apartment Project (colaboration with Ceren Oykut and Neriman Polat)

10 th.Istanbul    Bienniale,  cur : Hou Hanru, Istanbul  www.nice-kids.net

 

I wouldn't quit ,if the world turned upside down, Istanbul Now , Video Installation ,      Galerie  Lucas  Feichtner,Vienna, Nev Gallery, Istanbul,

Contemporary Art  Museum, Novi Sad,Serbia

 

The Trial, video installation, Mediterrenean Dialogs, cur: Susan van Hagen,France

 

 

 Everything is ok!  , cur :Ovul Durmusoglu ,Radikal Art , billboards in Istanbul Streets,Istanbul

 

Four days in Cairo , Upgrade! Tel Aviv-Jerusalem , cur:Basak Senova ,Contemporary Image ,Center (CIC) Cairo

 

 

2006      

 

Postcards Stockholm-Istanbul - collaborated with Ceren Oykut   ,Interactive Video installation,Botkyrka  Kunsthalle, Stockholm

 

 Love is fake,  video  installation ,PRO –arte ,Copenhagen

The 12th International Festival of Computer Arts , Maribor ,Slovenia

Odysee, 17. Cinema weeks Strausbourg

 

Competing with Genies  , Outliners , video installation  Arttransponder,Berlin,  and Odysee, 17. Cinema weeks Strausbourg

 

 

2005  

    

Restore Hope  ,Loosing Control, cur: Galit Elat,Basak Senova,Eyal Danon ,Transmediale,HDKW,Berlin,

 

 

Egnasia, collaborated with STALKER -Iacopo Gallico, cur:Marina Fokidis Yeni Cami, Thesaloniki,Greece,

 

 _Vertigo Entrapped _ Volume 2_ video and photography selection curated by  Basak Senova for  Attitude  video /short & experimental film/ photography

festival curated by Biljana Petrovska Isijani, Magaza, Bitola.

 

 

2 minute –Attitude,  Bitola,  Macedonia  - Cultural Center "Magaza" (Institute and  Museum)Center for Contemporary Public Arts ELEMENTI+International Art Expo  (Italy)

 

House of glass, (In-)Security cur:Sabine Winkler,The Badische Kunstverein,Karlsruhe

 

' Home sweet home' The Balkan Art  Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art , cur: Svetlana Mladenov, Sava Stepanov, The Golden Eye Centre for Visual Culture ,Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro

 

 Waiting Room,  Apartment Project, Istanbul

 

Love is Fake, Kunst oder Konigin,cur :Danielle de Piciotto,Arena,Berlin

 

Ocu ,Neurotitan,Berlin

 

 Lost Postcard ,Tele-city, Collaborated with Ceren Oykut,  Siemens Art, Istanbul,

cur:Marcus Graf,Basak Senova

 

Lost Postcard ,Point of View  cur :Judith Nothnagel Fournos Center for the Art and New Technology, Athens, Greece,Museum Wesel, Lower Rhine, Germany,

Gallery Noass, Art and Culture Project Noass, Riga, Latvia,

Audiovisual Festival zemos98 in cooperation with Endanza, Sevilla, Spain

,Contemporary Art Museum ex-manifattura tabacchi, Pescara, Italy


 

2004

 

Turbulence ,1.st Balkan Biennial –Cosmopolis, Macedonia Museum of Contemporary Art,Theseloniki,Greece,cur:Magda Carneci

 

 Palimpsests, Book Trieannale,Lille, France

 

 Turbulence, The Ideal, Center for Contemporary Art ,Plovdiv,Bulgaria,cur:Emil Mirazciev

 

Home Sweet Home, Personal Cinema ,Novi Sad , Serbia& Montenegro,cur: Ilias Marmaras

 

Ctrl-alt-delete ,Babylone,Istanbul,cur :Basak Senova, Eyal Danon

 


2003
 Living Room, Ruh Halleri uzerine,Nev Gallery, Istanbul
Home Sweet Home,  Roxy,Istanbul-event

2001
 Endscene,   Apartment Project, Istanbul 

2000  
 Paris Journal,  FCC , Istanbul

1998
Sleep,  BM Contemporary Art Center

1995
Archieve  901234 L  Stettener Castle , Loerrach , Germany

1992
 Palimpsests       Siyah Beyaz, Ankara
                               BM Contemporary Art Center,Istanbul
1990
Palimpsests, BM Contemporary Art Center,Istanbul


Selected group exhibitions  2008-1991

2008

Hard to die, video installation, SAVE AS Contemporary Art  from Turkey, cur Derya Yucel, Milano,Italy


Home Sweet Home , Pure Expression,   cur : Jelena Radic  13th Art Biennial Pancevo, Serbia

Becoming Istanbul , I wouldn't quit ,if the world turned upside down,Love is Fake, Hard to die,  Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt

7.4.4 ,  'Accumulated: ...put aside, left aside'  cur: Asli Cetinkaya & Isin Onol
5333 IMC,Istanbul

2007  
       
Hard to die, video installation, OFF BEAT , cur : Maja Ciric, SKC, Belgrate,Serbia

2+1  , multi media installation , Apartment Project (colaboration with Ceren Oykut and Neriman Polat)
10 th.Istanbul    Bienniale,  cur : Hou Hanru, Istanbul  www.nice-kids.net

I wouldn't quit ,if the world turned upside down,
Istanbul Now , Video Installation ,      Galerie   Lucas      Feichtner,Vienna, Nev Gallery, Istanbul,Contemporary Art  Museum,
 Novi Sad,Serbia

The Trial, video installation, Mediterrenean Dialogs, cur: Susan van Hagen,France


 Everything is ok!  , cur :Ovul Durmusoglu ,Radikal Art , billboards in Istanbul Streets,Istanbul

Four days in Cairo , Upgrade! Tel Aviv-Jerusalem , cur:Basak Senova ,Contemporary Image ,Center (CIC) Cairo

 
2006      
 
Postcards Stockholm-Istanbul - collaborated with Ceren Oykut   ,Interactive Video installation,Botkyrka  Kunsthalle, Stockholm

 Love is fake,  video  installation ,PRO –arte ,Copenhagen
The 12th International Festival of Computer Arts , Maribor ,Slovenia
Odysee, 17. Cinema weeks Strausbourg

Competing with Genies  , Outliners , video installation  Arttransponder,Berlin,  and Odysee, 17. Cinema weeks Strausbourg


2005  
    
Restore Hope  ,Loosing Control, cur: Galit Elat,Basak Senova,Eyal Danon ,Transmediale,HDKW,Berlin,


Egnasia, collaborated with STALKER -Iacopo Gallico, cur:Marina Fokidis Yeni Cami, Thesaloniki,Greece,

 _Vertigo Entrapped _ Volume 2_ video and photography selection curated by  Basak Senova for  Attitude  video /short & experimental film/ photography
festival curated by Biljana Petrovska Isijani, Magaza, Bitola.


2 minute –Attitude,  Bitola,  Macedonia  - Cultural Center "Magaza" (Institute and  Museum)Center for Contemporary Public Arts ELEMENTI+International Art Expo  (Italy)

House of glass, (In-)Security cur:Sabine Winkler,The Badische Kunstverein,Karlsruhe

' Home sweet home' The Balkan Art  Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art , cur: Svetlana Mladenov, Sava Stepanov, The Golden Eye Centre for Visual Culture ,Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro

 Waiting Room,  Apartment Project, Istanbul

Love is Fake, Kunst oder Konigin,cur :Danielle de Piciotto,Arena,Berlin

Ocu ,Neurotitan,Berlin

 Lost Postcard ,Tele-city, Collaborated with Ceren Oykut,  Siemens Art, Istanbul,
cur:Marcus Graf,Basak Senova

Lost Postcard ,Point of View  cur :Judith Nothnagel Fournos Center for the Art and New Technology, Athens, Greece,Museum Wesel, Lower Rhine, Germany,
Gallery Noass, Art and Culture Project Noass, Riga, Latvia,
Audiovisual Festival zemos98 in cooperation with Endanza, Sevilla, Spain
,Contemporary Art Museum ex-manifattura tabacchi, Pescara, Italy

2004

Turbulence
,1.st Balkan Biennial –Cosmopolis, Macedonia Museum of Contemporary Art,Theseloniki,Greece,cur:Magda Carneci

 Palimpsests, Book Trieannale,Lille, France

 Turbulence, The Ideal, Center for Contemporary Art ,Plovdiv,Bulgaria,cur:Emil Mirazciev

Home Sweet Home, Personal Cinema ,Novi Sad , Serbia& Montenegro,cur: Ilias Marmaras

Ctrl-alt-delete ,Babylone,Istanbul,cur :Basak Senova, Eyal Danon



2003

 Palimpsests
, 3 rd.Triennal Vilnius, Luitvania,Frankfurt,Lille

Home Sweet Home, Euroscreen 21, PAN-Museum,Emmerich,Kunstpalast Dusseldorf,Germany,Transmediale Berlin, cur:Judith Nothnagel

Home Sweet Home, Novi sad Digital Video Art Festival.Novi Sad, Serbia

Living Room, Eco Art, Russe,Bulgaria

Untitled,The making of Balkan wars: The game Thesseloniki,Skopje,Belgrade,Novi Sad,Bucharest

2002

Shoe Store, In Search of Balkania, Neue Galerie Graz Landesmuseum Joanneum,   Austria, ,cur:Peter Weibel,Roger Conover,Eda Cufer
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The Dream Quilt, Between the waterfronts,,cur: Ron Mandos, Fulya Erdemci, Dutch Art  ,Rotterdam,The Nederlands

Dream, Contemporary Art in Balkan Countries, State Museum of Contemporary Art ,   Thesseloniki ,Greece

Living Room, Ecoart3 – RUSSE, cur:Ivan Ivanova, State Museum of Russe, Bulgaria Bulgaria

 The Trial,Transparency,Cur:Emil Mirazciev Plovdiv Center of Contemporary Art , Bulgaria

The Trial , Personal Space-Public Space, 22. Nadezda Petrovic cur:Zoran Eric,Lyubisa Simovic 22.,Galery Nadezda Petrovic ,Cacak, Yugoslavia

House of glass ,Mirror of Balkans, cur:Lyubisa Simovic,Stevan Vukovic  National Museum+Ogledelo Visual Art Center Kraljevo,Yugoslavia

Palimpsests, Imaginning the book ,cur:Mouhammed Aboulnega The Library of Alexandria, Alexandria,Egypt

me /my self  Cathy Brewster Galery ,New Zealand

2001

 House of glass, From faraway so close,cur: Margrit Brehm, Baden-Baden Kunsthalle, Germany2001  

House of glass, Bugunku Program, Gelecek Program, Yapi Kredi Kultur  Sanat , Istanbul    

2000 -1999

Sleep, Passage de Bosphore ,Musee de Picardie cur: Sylvie Couderc ,Musee de Picardie , Amiens , France

2000     


The notebook, Confidental  , cur: Christian Hutzinger , Galerie Ilse Hutzinger ,  Ebensee ,  Austria                                      

1999     

The Quilt, Ortung , cur: Gottfried Goiginger, Galerie 5020 , Salzburg


1998   

  Export-Import, Volkskunde Museum , Vienna

Kerteriz  , cur: Beral Madra , Ataturk Kultur Merkezi, Istanbul

1996

 Tessera, cur: Ewald Statzny ,  Art in Nature , St.Veil/Vienna


1991  

 Ani-Bellek, cur:Vasif  Kortun,Taksim Sanat Galerisi,Istanbulcur:Vasif  Kortun


Please check  www.apartmentproject.com  for Selda Asal's collaborative works.