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Cité Internationale des Arts is an established art organisation, located in Marais district near Seine River, an area associated with art, culture and entertainment events in the centre of Paris. Since 1965, Cité des Arts has offered an opportunity to work and live to over 18.000 artists from all over the world. The organisation grants accommodation from 2 months to 1 year and personal workshops, which contain facilities for both working and living to 350 artists who have priorities in the fields of visual art and music.

Cité Internationale des Arts is an established art organisation, located in Marais district near Seine River, an area associated with art, culture and entertainment events in the centre of Paris. Since 1965, Cité des Arts has offered an opportunity to work and live to over 18.000 artists from all over the world. The organisation grants accommodation from 2 months to 1 year and personal workshops, which contain facilities for both working and living to 350 artists who have priorities in the fields of visual art and music.

In addition, its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues and thanks to various collaborators in Paris, Cité des Arts provides an opportunity for the artists to improve themselves and a chance for active creative production. Although Cité des Arts accepts individual applications by artists from all over the world, it also allows for private and public organisations in 60 countries to rent long term workshops at which they can host their preferred artist every year.


Photo: Serkan Taycan

Turkey Season in France and 20 Year Turkey Workshop in Paris

It became possible for Turkey to hold a workshop in the field of art at Cité des Arts with 2009. Lots of countries and organisations run the risk of big budgets and long waiting lists to rent a workshop in Cité des Arts in which Germany has 20, Switzerland has 17, China has 16, Japan has 14 and Iran has 4 workshops. With the initiation of the 20-years-long project “Turkey season in France” by İKSV, which has the authorisation to work under the Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs, a workshop could be rented for artists from Turkey to benefit.

Turkey Workshop, which was developed by Visual Arts Coordinator of Turkey Season in France Çelenk Bafra and SIMIT Foundation chairman Banu Dicle who also made the exhibition ‘Entre-Deux’, has gained an acceptance by an agreement between İKSV and Cité des Arts since 1 July 2009. Thus, on the 4th floor of the main building of Cité des Arts, there is a sign which says “Turquie” in French on the door of the studio room 8419, which is approximately 40 m2.

The workshop which provides steady, long-term working facilities for the artists who are productive in the field of contemporary visual arts in this important art institution, contains two beds, kitchen, bathroom, mini-storage for artistic equipment and a workshop. The artists who visit Cité des Arts from Turkey will find a chance to live and produce art in the workshop, in the centre of Paris and benefit from private workshops in Cité des Arts and exhibit his/her works afterwards in Cité des Arts’ exhibition venues.


Photo: Serkan Taycan

From the day it was launched, Cité des Arts Turkey Workshop has hosted a total of 27 artists. The participants of the workshop were: Ahmet Öğüt, Çınar Eslek, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Bahar Oganer and Ogan Oganer, Gökçen Cabadan in 2009-2010; Seda Hepsev, Burak Delier and Özlem Sulak in 2011; Yasemin Özcan Kaya, İnci Furni and Ferhat Özgür in 2012; İhsan Oturmak, Çağrı Saray, Ahmet Albayrak and İrem Tok in 2013; Tayfun Serttaş, Berkay Tuncay, Merve Şendil and İz Öztat in 2014; Gökçen Dilek Acay, Sümer Sayın, Şafak Çatalbaş and Serkan Taycan in 2015 and Mükerrem Tuncay, Burçak Bingöl, Deniz Aktaş and Güneş Terkol in 2016. Detailed biographies can be found at the ‘Participants’ page.

Atelier “Turquie” in the Future

The workshop is planning to clear space in the artistic program and the workshop for artists working outside the field of visual art, and for curators and critics. Among the objectives of the workshop is also to increase artistic support for the workshop, while encouraging additional support for artists to join more exhibitions and open studio days, which are currently pursued by artists with their own means.

Applications for 2018 are open

Paris Cité Internationale des Arts Guest Artist Program Turkey Workshop has started to accept applications for January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December 2018 periods. The artist residency program will continue until 2029 without any interruptions. The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV International Projects department and is conducted with an open call system.

Since the residency program has started in 2009 31 artists have been invited to the program. The artists who would like to apply to the residency program should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17.00, 8 September 2017, Friday.

Artists that pass the first round of evaluations will be invited to the headquarters of İKSV to present their project proposals to the selection committee and the İKSV team on 10 October 2017, Tuesday.

Applications are open to all who work in the field of audio-visual arts, as well as experimental film, design and performative arts.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively.

A meeting took place with the 2016 artists

A meeting took place with the artists who have participated in Cité Internationale des Arts Guest Artist Program Turkey Workshop in 2016, on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 at Salon İKSV. The public meeting was conducted by Bige Örer, Istanbul Biennial Director and Cité des Arts Selection Committee member. Deniz Aktaş, Burçak Bingöl, Güneş Terkol and Mükerrem Tuncay who have pursued their works in the Turkey Workshop in Paris in 3-month periods shared their experiences.

2017 guests of Cité des Arts artist residency programme are determined

The artists who will be participating in the Cité Internationale des Arts artist residency programme from Turkey in January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December periods for the year 2017 are determined as Fatma Bucak, TUNCA, Sena Başöz and Civan Özkanoğlu respectively. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

The guest of January-March 2017 period, Fatma Bucak lives and works between London and Istanbul. Fatma Bucak studied Philosophy in Istanbul University and Etching in Italy at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, before completing an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Her works in performance, photography, sound, and video center on political identity, religious mythology, and landscape as a space of historical renegotiation. Bucak has had solo exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art (Turin), Pori Art Museum (Finland), ARTER (Istanbul), Artpace (San Antonio), Alberto Peola Contemporary Art Gallery (Turin), and The Ryder Project (London). Her work has also been exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale, The Jewish Museum (New York), International Festival of Non-fiction Film, MoMA (New York), SALT (Istanbul), ICA (London), Spike Island (Bristol), Contemporary Art Platform Gallery Space (Kuwait), Manifesta 9-Parallel events (Genk), La Permanente Museum (Milan), FondazioneFotografia (Modena), and Art in General (New York). In 2013 she was the winner of the 13th Illy Present Future Prize, and was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in the same year. She was artist-in-residence at Townhouse, Cairo in 2014 and went on to win the Academy Now London award. She received the ARTER – Koc Foundation Contemporary Art Grant and UniCredit Project Grant in 2011.  She is currently preparing her solo show at David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence.

The guest of April-June 2017 period, TUNCA graduated from the Art Department of Mimar Sinan University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. His multi-faceted practice includes canvas painting, sculpture, installation works, video and performance; he constructs a world of images departing from historical memory, cultural identity and political facts. Historical sublimation and ideological constructs of social and political events are central issues in his practice. He investigates the monumental layers of ’memory’ ranging from official histories to individual stories, and he frames, within his art practice, the phenomenon of testimony beyond documentarism. In 2005, parallel to the 9th Istanbul Biennial, as part of the performance titled ‘Floating Slum House’ the artist spends a week, together with Guido Casaretto, in a floating slum house they have built on the Golden Horn while documenting this process. His solo shows include “Little Boy”, Sanatorium, Istanbul (2010) and “Residue”, Pi Artworks, İstanbul (2012). TUNCA participated in group exhibitions at various museums and art institutions including the 4th International Çanakkale Biennial, CerModern, santralistanbul, Kuad Gallery, Proje 4L Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Siemens Art Gallery, and Kasa Gallery. Most recently in 2014, for his solo exhibition “Desire” at artON Istanbul, the artist received culinary training and realized a series of performances around gastronomy, history and politics.

The guest of July-September 2017 period, Sena Başöz is a visual/performance artist and a film maker. Lives and works in Istanbul. She received her MFA in Film/Video at Bard College in 2010 and her BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University in 2002. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as DEPO, Siemens Sanat, Badgast, LAXART. Her films were screened at various film festivals including Jihlava IDFF, Crossing Europe, Cannes, Gran Paradiso (Winner of ProgettoNatura Award) and Documentarist. She performed at festivals such as Frischzelle and UnStumm. In 2010, She was a resident artist at AtelierhausSalzamt, Austria.  She is a lecturer of Contemporary Art at Boğaziçi University.

The last artist of 2017 who will be participating in the October-December period, Civan Özkanoğlu's (b. 1983) work traces the everyday, seemingly mundane stories and absurdities, and how they converge in public space, mass media, the art world, and [the realm of] politics. His exhibition, In Person, took place in 2014 atElipsis Gallery, Istanbul. The book project was in personwas presented at the Fotobookfestival Kassel in 2015.His most recent works of 2016, which both took place in Istanbul, include the performance, "As We All Know" at Salt Galata and a site-specific installation, "To Be Notified," in the group exhibition, "Replaced," at Rampa Gallery.Ozkanoglu's works have been exhibited at the National Academy Museum, New York; 440 Gallery, Brooklyn; District Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, CDA Projects and ÇağdaşBörekSalonu, Istanbul; SiyahBeyaz Art Gallery and Sıhhiye Multi-storey Car Park, Ankara. Özkanoğlu has organized and taught workshops in collaboration with FundaciónCoprodeli, Peru and KAÇUV Foundation, Istanbul. His works have been published in publications including Brooklyn Magazine, m-est.org, andSlanted. Civan Ozkanoglu was born in Adana, Turkey and now lives and works in Istanbul and Brooklyn.
Located in Paris, CitéInternationale des Arts accommodates 350 artists at the same time, while providing them with individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.

The artists invited to Cité Internationale des Arts Workshop are:

2009 – 2010

Ahmet Öğüt
Ahmet Öğüt, one of two artists who represented Turkey in one of the most prestigious art events in the world, Venice Biennial, works in Amsterdam and Istanbul. Between the years of 2007-2008, he was the guest artist at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten for two years in the residency program and he also had solo exhibitions in Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney, Berkley Museum, MATRIX program of Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, and Kunsthalle Basel. His group exhibitions include Performa 09, 3rd Visual Arts and Performance Biennial, 5th Berlin Biennial, and 9th International Istanbul Biennial. In Cité des Arts’ Turkey Season, the artist worked on 3 different exhibitions in Marseille and Paris, and made new video and photography projects in Paris.

Çınar Eslek
Çınar Eslek, who won the Aksanat 25th Modern Artist Success Prize in 2006, attended Cité des Art as a guest artist from September to October 2009, where she worked on new photography works and installations. Among Eslek’s solo exhibitions are Dolayısıyla, which was exhibited in Pi Artworks, Istanbul (2010), Paralel Diyar (2009) and Farkında Değilim (2008). In addition, Eslek has appeared in several group exhibitions in Istanbul’s prestigious art galleries since 2005. The artist attended Strasbourg Europe Contemporary Art Fair with the support of her gallery and Turkey Season.

Aslı Çavuşoğlu
Artist and writer Aslı Çavuşoğlu, born in 2009, was the last artist who visited Cité des Arts in 2009. Most of Çavuşoğlu’s works are historical exercises which focus on the mechanisms of erasure, repetition, imitation and interaction. The most recent exhibitions of the artist, featuring artist books, videos, and installations are: We Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron curated by Eric Gottesman and Toleen Toug and was exhibited in Amman, Jordan; Qui admires-vous? curated by Isabelle Le Normand and Florence Ostende and exhibited in La Box, Bourges-France; Voices from silence - Truths Unveiled by Time curated by Ilaria Gianni and exhibited in Galerie Opdhal, Berlin, Germany; This Place Has No Size At All exhibited in Kadist Art Foundation Paris, France. The published books of the artist are: Takip/Poursuite (2006), Caiet de Geografie (2006), The Unsubscribed Life of Peter Böse (2007), In Patagonia after Bruce Chatwin (2009).

Bahar Oganer
Oganer was born in 1980 and studied Art in Dokuz Eylül University’s Fine Arts Faculty. The Atelier, which hosted Bahar Oganer and her sculptor husband Ozan Oganer from Izmir in early 2010, became a stepping stone in artists’ career and led her to present her artworks at Cité des Arts, the USA and the Middle East. Solo exhibitions include Gizli Bahçe, Alan İstanbul (2011); Kristal, Dirimart, Istanbul (2009) and Rüya (2008). Group exhibitions of the artist are Bela Arama Motoru, Koridor Gallery, Izmir (2006); Asit ve Toz Exhibition, K2 Art Center, Izmir (2007); Küçük Jestler, Yeni Öyküler (2007), Koridor Gallery, İzmir; 28th Modern Artists Istanbul Exhibition, Aksanat, Istanbul (2009); Plastic Tree Vol III (2009) curated by Ekrem Yalçındağ, Dirimart, Istanbul; Dirimart Presents and Dirimart Presents II (2009), Dirimart, Istanbul; Art – Athina, Athens International Contemporary Art Fair (2009).

Gökçen Cabadan
Gökçen Cabadan was born in 1980 in Izmir and graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University in 2009. Afterwards she moved to Belgium and completed her master’s degree in Gent Royal Academia (KASK) in the field of Multimedia. Cabadan believes that the artwork can only be open to communication by centralizing the artist in the aftermath of the modern concept, in which the most important reality is the experience. Cabadan’s art transforms almost into a self-portrait in every meaning. In an era in which it is almost impossible to find ourselves, the artist insists on following the aesthetic theorem which surfaced after romanticism. Without Landscape, Galerie Anne Mertens, Leuven (2010); Kara Kutu, NON, İstanbul (2009); Progeria, Galerist, İstanbul (2008) are artist’s solo exhibitions, while Beyaz Kaos, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany (2010); Time Challenger, Hisk, Gent, Belgium (2009); Sonsuz Olasılıklar, Kasa Galeri, Istanbul (2007); Netwerk, Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Aalst, Belgium (2007); Kutu, V1, Germany (2006) are the artist’s group exhibitions. Cabadan attended Cité des Arts guest artist program in July-December 2010 period.

2011

Seda Hepsev (1st period)
The first artist of Cité des Arts in 2011, Seda Hepsev, continues to work in Istanbul. Yielding an interest in family as a corporation and communal gender, the artist examines the conflicting behaviors of these characters with their communal and class status in her drawings and paintings.

Burak Delier (2nd period)
The guest of May-August 2011 period, Burak Delier lives and works in Istanbul. He was graduated from Marmara University’s Fine Arts Faculty, and received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Art and Design from Yıldız Technical University. Besides the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Burak Delier’s works were exhibit in Germany, Italy, Greece, Taiwan, France and Lebanon.

Özlem Sulak (3rd period)
Admitted for September-December period of 2011, Özlem Sulak continued her education abroad and studied at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts following her graduation from Istanbul American Robert High School. After receiving her master’s degree in painting from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty, she had a second master’s degree in Digital Media at Hochshule Für Künste Bremen, Germany. She continued her education with post-diploma in Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She won 2004 Akbank Special Prize, 2005 Kunstverein Hildesheim Prize, 2006 Fair:Play '06 Video Festival Prize, 2008 Bremer Video Prize, 2008-2010 Kunstverein Hannover Villa Minimo Atelier Prize and was nominated to Henkel Art Award in 2011. She also has a catalogue titled Reform, Putsch: Özlem Sulak, published by Kunstverein Hannover in 2011.

2012

Yasemin Özcan Kaya (1st period)
Born in Istanbul, in 1974, Yasemin Özcan was selected for January- April period. She was graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Department of Ceramics and Glass Design in 1997. In 2009, she attended the artist residency program at Can Xalant Center for Contemporary Art in Spain and Transfer Project in NRW Germany in 2006. She worked with Budak Akalın for the set decoration of the movie "Poyraz" which was nominated for the 59th Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Category. Since 1997, her works of photography and video installations have been exhibited in Turkey, Germany, Italy and the USA, in several museums and institutions, some of which are Ludwig Forum Museum, Apex CCS Bard, ARTER, Triennale Bovisa and Bochum Museum.

İnci Furni (2nd period)
Born in 1976, İnci Furni is an artist living in Istanbul. She had solo exhibitions at the Apartment Project (2007), Masa Project (2009), Krinzinger Project in Vienna (2010), and Artsümer Gallery (2011). She also attended the 10th and the 11th International Istanbul Biennials and joined the Hafriyat group exhibition in 2007. 2008-2010, Furni has been a resident artist in several residency programs, which are Iaab International Exchange and Studiı Program Basel, Platform Garanti, Villa Waldberta in Munich, Krinzinger Projekte in Vienna. 2006 onwards, İnci Furni has attended several group exhibitions at major galleries in Istanbul and in Germany, Sweden, Croatia, Austria and Denmark.

Ferhat Özgür (3rd period)
Born in 1965, Ferhat Özgür is an artist living and working in Istanbul. He graduated from Gazi University’s Education Faculty, Department Of Painting in 1989. Having completed his master’s and Ph.D. studies in Hacettepe University’s Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Painting in 1997, he was appointed as professor in the same department where he has taught for nearly two decades. He currently works and teaches in Istanbul Kültür University’s Art and Design Faculty, Department of Communication Design (Multimedia).

2013

İhsan Oturmak (1st period)
İhsan Oturmak went to Diyarbakır Anatolian Fine Arts High School and graduated from Marmara University’s Fine Arts Faculty in 2012. Since 2007, he participated in several exhibitions in Diyarbakır, Istanbul and Ankara, leaving most of them with prizes. Oturmak also participated in the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial. In 2012, Oturmak made his international debut in Paris with the exhibition Journeys: Wanderings in Contemporary Turkey.

Çağrı Saray (2nd period)
Born in 1979 in Istanbul, Çağrı Saray received his undergraduate and graduate degrees, and completed the Proficiency in the Arts Program at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. He’s now working as Asst. Prof. at the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Basic Education. His selected personal exhibitions include 4/12: Topographia of a Home (2011), I am the Villain in this Story! (2010), Off the Record (2009), The Waiting Room (2009), Red Room and Red Room: Sequences (2007), Tribute to Handke/MASA (2007) and Memory Boxes-1 (2001). He has participated in many group exhibitions which include the 3rd International Canakkale Biennial (2012), Where Fire Has Struck (2011), A Space Between (2010), Dirty Story (2009) and Ambivalance Video (2008). He lives and works in Istanbul.

Ahmet Albayrak (3rd period)
Born in 1982, Ahmet Albayrak lives and works here in Kayseri since 2009. He was graduated from Erciyes University Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department (2003). He completed his master's degree (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) at Marmara University Institute of Fine Arts’ Painting Department. Albayrak received awards from ongoing activities organized in various cities, especially in New York. In addition to the University of Cambridge and MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) his artworks were exhibited in various countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France, South Korea, The Netherlands, Mexico and Russia.

İrem Tok (4th period)
Born in Istanbul in 1982, İrem Tok graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty, Painting Department in 2007. She participated in a number of artist residency programs: Villa Waldberta, Munich (2012); art.homes, Munich (2011); School Gate Project of Incheon Foundation for Art & Culture, South Korea (2010); Litmus Community Space Artist-in-residence program, South Korea (2009); Borusan Art Center, Istanbul (2008). Her first solo exhibition Fade Away was held at Outlet Gallery, Istanbul in 2011. Her second solo exhibition Against The Wind was held at pilot Gallery, Istanbul in 2013. Selected group exhibitions include Suspended Song, Co-Pilot İstanbul (2013); Signs Taken in Wonder, MAK Museum, Vienna (2013); Blur, Weltraum, Munich (2012); If the Nature is Heaven, the City is Hell, CERMODERN, Ankara (2011); Etats d’Ames, ENSBA, Paris (2010); Mind Models: the First Show, Borusan Music and Art Center, Istanbul (2010).

2014

Tayfun Serttaş (1st period)
Visual artist, writer and researcher Tayfun Serttaş, born in 1982, lives in Istanbul and Bodrum. He graduated from Istanbul University’s Social Anthropology Department in 2004. He completed his master’s at Yıldız Technical University Art and Design Faculty, Interdisciplinary Art Program in 2007 with a thesis titled “Photography And Minorities in Istanbul in the Context of Modernism and Cultural Representation”. He participated in artist residency programs such as AIF Residency Program, Arab Image Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon (2011); Accented Residency Program, The Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom (2010); and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey (2009). Recent solo exhibitions include Foto Galatasaray, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands  (2013); Bazan, Pilevneli Project, Istanbul, Turkey (2012); Middle East Airlines, ArtSumer, Istanbul, Turkey (2012); Foto Galatasaray, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); ReMap 3, Kalfayan Gallery, Athens, Greece (2011); Souvenir Trauma, Zico House, Beirut, Lebanon (2011); Tailor’s Dream M&M, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Studio Osep, Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom (2010). In November 2009, he published his first book, Studio Osep, followed by his second book titled Galatasaray – Studio Practice by Maryam Şahinyan, published in November 2011.

Berkay Tuncay (2nd period)
Born 1985 in Istanbul, Berkay Tuncay graduated from Istanbul University, Archeological Restoration and Conservation Department. Subsequent to that, he attended post-graduate program in Computer Aided Art & Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Afterwards, he won a fellowship as an artist in residency at Art Center Istanbul for two years, between 2011-2013. Tuncay’s solo shows are, WE ARE ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, 49A, İzmir (2014); I’M SORRY, BECAUSE I DANCE, De Kijkdoos, Amsterdam (2011). Some of the recent group shows he participated in include Coup de Ville, Attracted by Another Level, St. Niklaas (2013); Untold Unwritten: Fourth Show, Borusan Music House, Istanbul (2013); With All the Changes that Loomed Far Behind the Horizon, Mars Istanbul (2013); Young/Fresh/Different III, CDA Projects, Istanbul (2012); In the Irregular Topography of the Mind, Rumeli Han, Istanbul (2012); Global Village, Projekt  072, Alkmaar, Netherlands (2012); Kulturhuset  Bronden, Brondby, Denmark (2012); What I Love, The Third Show, Borusan Music House, Istanbul (2012); Agency of Unrealized Projects, organized by e-flux, Kopfbau, Basel (2011); Update, Hayaka Artı, Istanbul (2011); An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Cabinet, New York City (2011); Lives and Works in Istanbul, Project, Antrepo 5, Istanbul (2010); Nuit Blanche des Petits, CENTQUATRE, Paris (2010); Feldstärke International - Agora 2010, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany (2010).

Merve Şendil (3rd period)
Born 1982 in Ankara, Merve Şendil lives and works in Istanbul. Şendil graduated from Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department. She established the “Underscene Project” in 2007 and participated in guest programs in France and Hungary as well as joint exhibitions in Finland, Switzerland and Germany. Her works usually offer clues about real life and her expectations. She uses various techniques and materials to depict the multiple facts of the universe of her dreams. She inescapably uses sound both in her solo works or those she make in collaboration with other artists. In her recent works, she uses books and stories of her own making to integrate written and visual languages. She believes that hand-knitted works makes a connection between her fantasies and the real world.

İz Öztat (4th period)
The last guest of 2014, İz Öztat was born in 1981 and lives and works in Istanbul. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate for Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul. Between 2008-2011, she organized “cura bodrum residency” in Muğla as an investigation into self-organization and non-institutional support mechanisms. Since 2010, she is engaged in an untimely collaboration with Zişan (1894-1970), who appears to her as a historical figure, channelled spirit and an alter ego. Her selected exhibitions include Conducted in depth and projected at length, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany (2014); Rendez-vous 13, Institut d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France (2013); Here Together Now, Matadero Madrid (2013); I am not dealing with triangle, square and circle, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (2012); Underconstruction, Apartment Project Berlin (2012); Second Exhibition, ARTER, Istanbul (2010).

2015

Gökçen Dilek Acay (1st period)
Gökçen Dilek Acay is a musician and conceptual artist born in Istanbul. She studied music, majoring in violin at Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, followed by master’s of Fine Arts at Bauhaus University Weimar. Her works in collaboration with dancers, musicians, and visual artists were exhibited in solo exhibitions around Europe and the USA and in several group exhibitions. She was Gala Artist and Performer at Watermill Center Benefit 2013, curated by Robert Wilson. She works as an independent artist through AIR Programs and independent projects in different countries.

Sümer Sayın (2nd period)
Born in 1985, Sümer Sayın graduated from Marmara University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2007. She studied at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in the years 2004-2005 through the Erasmus program, and received her master’s degree in 2010 from Oslo Fine Art Academy. The artist deals mostly with the relationship of systems and the nature in her work, using various media. She had solo shows in Oslo, New York, Istanbul and Madrid. Her works have been shown in many international exhibitions, including Stay With Me at Apartment Project Berlin, 31 Kilo at Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Nights of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv, Technical Ecstasy at Kuad Gallery, Focus 1: Serbest Çağrışım at Daire Gallery 2014, Sinop Biennial 2012, Skopje Biennial 2009 and Athens Video Art Festival 2008. Sayın, who was given the ResArtis award in 2009, participated in freeDimensional residency program in New York. She also took part in Buffer Zone project, organized by Apartment Project and Penelopolis project in Montenegro in 2013. Sayın lives and works in Berlin.

Şafak Çatalbaş (3rd period)
Şafak Çatalbaş graduated from Marmara University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Film and Television Department in 2003. She completed her master's degree in 2007, at Yıldız Technical University, Art and Design Department. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul. Her work is based on performative process where she deals with borders, gates, scales, several zones of transition, awareness of inner and outer space, the irrational within the rational and vice versa, language and body as fields of power and resistance. Her recent exhibitions include Conversions (solo), Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery, Istanbul (2014); Private Nationalism, Ostrale’014, Dresden, Germany; Pécs Gallery m21, Pécs, Hungary (2014); Stay With Me, Apartment Project, Berlin (2014); Mamut Art Project, KüçükÇiftlik Park, Istanbul (2014); Bufferzone: Check Point, Apartment Project, DEPO, Istanbul (2013); Offside Effect, 1st Tbilisi Triennial, Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia (2012). She lives and works in Istanbul.

Serkan Taycan (4th period)
After his studies in engineering, Serkan Taycan completed a master-class on documentary photography at Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden. He completed his MFA degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul and in Photography at Aalto University, Helsinki. He concentrates on the ever-changing relationship of urban and rural spaces, consequences of these changes, future projections and the people who are affected by these processes of transformation. He works primarily with photography and maps, also engages with walking. His work has been exhibited in various biennials and venues, among which are Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Sinop Biennial and Thessaloniki Photography Biennale as well as St.Petersburg Russian National Centre of Photography, Malmö Museum and Photographic Center Northwest Seattle. Taycan is a member of RecCollective. He lives and works in Istanbul.

2016

Mükerrem Tuncay
Born in 1987, Mükerrem Tuncay is an artist, biologist and narrator. Her work centers around how a living creature by its nature can transform into something else physically, chemically and psychologically, technologically and the impact of all changement to the contemporary consciousness. Her works has been exhibited Apres avoir tout oublié, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (2015), Une autre conspiration, Bf15, (2015) Lyon; Truth About Everything, Erratum Gallery, (2015) Berlin;  L’exposition Noël, Magasin, (2013) Grenoble. She has been nominated for "Prix de la ville de Grenoble" (2013) and "Anna Lindh Foundation" Awards (2009).

Burçak Bingöl
Burçak Bingöl is born in 1976 in Görele, and lives and works in İstanbul. She completed her art education on a PhD level at Faculty of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara in 2008 while she was working as a research assistant. Between 1985-1991, she continued her education with a part-time music program at the Department of Choir, Ankara State Conservatory. She also completed a program on Photography in The New School, NY in 2009. She has made several talks and workshops on her practice in New York, Argentina, Philadelphia and in different parts of Europe. Working mostly with ceramics, photograph and drawings, she re-thinks the subjects alienation, identity and tradition through today’s imagery and form by means of mass production and repetition. She has organised exhibitions at Ankara and Istanbul as a curator, while her artworks are included in many private and public collections in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her solo exhibitions as an artist are as follows: 'A Carriage Affair', Galeri Zilberman, İstanbul, (2014); 'Cabinet of Curiosities', Cda-Projects, Istanbul (2011); 'Feeling the Blanks', Turkish Embassy Gallery, New York (2009); 'Attention! Fragile', Fine Arts Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara (2008) and 'Syste-Matic', Thomas Hunter Gallery, New York (2006). She also had solo presentations at Art Basel Hong Kong (2014) and Volta New York (2015) art fairs.

Deniz Aktaş
Born in 1987 in Diyarbakır, lives and works in Istanbul. Deniz Aktaş graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2010. He is currently a graduate student at Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Plastic Arts. His work touches upon the themes of memory and migration, with a special interest in the city and sceneries of the city. Selected group exhibitions include 'Open City', Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2016); 'Mythologies', 3rd Mardin Biennial (2015); 'Second Nature', ODTÜ Art-16, Ankara (2015); 'How Should Be A War Remembered?', Cer Modern, Ankara (2015); 'Homo homini ya da yarını unutmak', M1886, Ankara (2014); Mamut Art Project, Antrepo, Istanbul (2013); and ‘Amok Runner’ video anthology at the 3rd Çanakkale Biennial (2013).

Güneş Terkol
Güneş Terkol was born in 1981 in Ankara, and is a member of Ha Za Vu Zu artist group. Terkol takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, collecting materials and stories, which she weaves into her sewing pieces, videos, sketches and musical compositions. The protagonists of her narratives, humorously represented by Terkol in her work, are usually women adapting or refusing to adapt to the social and cultural transformations of contemporary Turkey. The act of sewing and using recycled fabrics in her work becomes, in itself, an act of resistance which claims back a form of independent production and widens access to contemporary art. Selected group exhibitions include 'Live Uncertainty', 53rd San Paolo Biennial (2016); 'Passion, Joy, Fury', MAXXI, Rome (2015); 'Stay with me', Depo, Istanbul (2015); 10th Gwangju Biennial, Korea (2014); 'Better Homes', Sculpture Center New York (2013); 'Dream and Reality', İstanbul Modern, Istanbul (2011). She also had solo exhibitions with Ha Za Vu Zu in Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013) and What a Loop, Berlin (2012). Her solo exhibitions as an artist are as follows: 'LISTE', The Young Fair in Basel (2015); 'Holographic Recording', NON Gallery, Istanbul (2014); 'Frieze Frame', Frieze Art Fair, London (2012).

2017

Fatma Bucak

Fatma Bucak lives and works between London and Istanbul. Fatma Bucak studied Philosophy in Istanbul University and Etching in Italy at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, before completing an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Her works in performance, photography, sound, and video center on political identity, religious mythology, and landscape as a space of historical renegotiation. Bucak has had solo exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art (Turin), Pori Art Museum (Finland), ARTER (Istanbul), Artpace (San Antonio), Alberto Peola Contemporary Art Gallery (Turin), and The Ryder Project (London). Her work has also been exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale, The Jewish Museum (New York), International Festival of Non-fiction Film, MoMA (New York), SALT (Istanbul), ICA (London), Spike Island (Bristol), Contemporary Art Platform Gallery Space (Kuwait), Manifesta 9-Parallel events (Genk), La Permanente Museum (Milan), Fondazione Fotografia (Modena), and Art in General (New York). In 2013 she was the winner of the 13th Illy Present Future Prize, and was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in the same year. She was artist-in-residence at Townhouse, Cairo in 2014 and went on to win the Academy Now London award. She received the ARTER – Koc Foundation Contemporary Art Grant and UniCredit Project Grant in 2011.  She is currently preparing her solo show at David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence.

TUNCA

Graduated from the Art Department of Mimar Sinan University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, TUNCA’s multi-faceted practice includes canvas painting, sculpture, installation works, video and performance; he constructs a world of images departing from historical memory, cultural identity and political facts. Historical sublimation and ideological constructs of social and political events are central issues in his practice. He investigates the monumental layers of ’memory’ ranging from official histories to individual stories, and he frames, within his art practice, the phenomenon of testimony beyond documentarism. In 2005, parallel to the 9th Istanbul Biennial, as part of the performance titled ‘Floating Slum House’ the artist spends a week, together with Guido Casaretto, in a floating slum house they have built on the Golden Horn while documenting this process. His solo shows include “Little Boy”, Sanatorium, Istanbul (2010) and “Residue”, Pi Artworks, İstanbul (2012). TUNCA participated in group exhibitions at various museums and art institutions including the 4th International Çanakkale Biennial, CerModern, santralistanbul, Kuad Gallery, Proje 4L Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Siemens Art Gallery, and Kasa Gallery. Most recently in 2014, for his solo exhibition “Desire” at artON Istanbul, the artist received culinary training and realized a series of performances around gastronomy, history and politics.

Sena Başöz

Sena Başöz is a visual/performance artist and a film maker. Lives and works in Istanbul. She received her MFA in Film/Video at Bard College in 2010 and her BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University in 2002. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as DEPO, Siemens Sanat, Badgast, LAXART. Her films were screened at various film festivals including Jihlava IDFF, Crossing Europe, Cannes, Gran Paradiso (Winner of Progetto Natura Award) and Documentarist. She performed at festivals such as Frischzelle and UnStumm. In 2010, She was a resident artist at Atelierhaus Salzamt, Austria.  She is a lecturer of Contemporary Art at Boğaziçi University.

Civan Özkanoğlu

Civan Özkanoğlu’s (b. 1983) work traces the everyday, seemingly mundane stories and absurdities, and how they converge in public space, mass media, the art world, and [the realm of] politics. His exhibition, In Person, took place in 2014 at Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul. The book project was in person was presented at the Fotobookfestival Kassel in 2015.His most recent works of 2016, which both took place in Istanbul, include the performance, "As We All Know" at Salt Galata and a site-specific installation, "To Be Notified," in the group exhibition, "Replaced," at Rampa Gallery. Ozkanoglu's works have been exhibited at the National Academy Museum, New York; 440 Gallery, Brooklyn; District Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, CDA Projects and Çağdaş Börek Salonu, Istanbul; Siyah Beyaz Art Gallery and Sıhhiye Multi-storey Car Park, Ankara. Özkanoğlu has organized and taught workshops in collaboration with Fundación Coprodeli, Peru and KAÇUV Foundation, Istanbul. His works have been published in publications including Brooklyn Magazine, m-est.org, and Slanted. Civan Ozkanoglu was born in Adana, Turkey and now lives and works in Istanbul and Brooklyn.

Turkey Workshop which was inaugurated after the agreement between İKSV and Cité des Arts, accepted its first artist with the official launching of Turkey Season on 1 July 2009. The former Visual Arts Artistic Coordinator of Turkey Season and İKSV representative Çelenk Bafra conducted the organisation of Turkey Workshop.

Artist selection was made within Turkey Season, between 1st of July and 31st of December 2010 in France, by Çelenk Bafra and head of SIMIT Foundation Banu Dicle. After the end of Turkey Season in France, the organisation of Turkey Workshop has passed to International Projects Department of İKSV.

Institution: Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts (İKSV)
International Projects Manager: Tuna Ortaylı Kazıcı
International Projects Coordinator: Selen Erkal

Since 2011, the selection of artists is made by a seven-member selective committee with the coordination of İKSV.

Since 2016, applications have been collected annually and at once for four different periods and the admitted artists have been determined and announced all at once. Applications are open to all who work in the field of audio-visual arts, as well as experimental film, design and performative arts. Every year, the committee collects applications for January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December periods through an open call routine and evaluates the applications collected following the announcements made on İKSV’s website and social media accounts. Selection Committee is also charged with evaluating works of the workshops.

Cité des Arts Selection Committee:

* 2 İKSV Representatives: Bige Örer and Deniz Ova
* 2 Simit Representatives: Özer Dicle and Rüçhan Şahinoğlu
* 1 Chair Member: Çelenk Bafra
* 2 Art Professionals: Aslı Çavuşoğlu and Zeynep Öz

The applications for 2017 January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December periods will be accepted all at once through the open call system until October 17, 17.00 via e-mail.

Application requirements:

• Being younger than 40 years old at the time of the application
• Speaking either English or French fluently
• Working professionally in the field of visual arts, experimental film, design, and performative arts

Documents necessary for applications:

Application Form
• The artist portfolio (in English, max. 6 MB, in PDF format)
• CV and contact information (in English)
• Letter of intent, explaining artistic practices and reasons of application to Cité des Arts (in English, in PDF format)

Applications will be accepted only via email and replied electronically.

For further information and application:

İKSV - International Projects
+90 (212) 334 08 35
+90 (212) 334 08 43
citedesarts@iksv.org

GUIDE

CV
Applications should be short and clear, including the following information:
Name, surname, phone number and e-mail address of the applicant
Should be in PDF format.
Should be prepared in English.

Letter of intent
Should explain artistic practices of the artist and reasons of the application to Cité des Arts.
The Letter of intent should not me more than 500 words.
Should be in PDF format.
Should be prepared in English.

The artist portfolio
Will be accepted the portfolios only in PDF format.
The size of the file should be max. 6 GB.
Could be added maximum 10 URL (URL only) for the additional material about the portfolio: image, video, article, web site
Should be prepared in English.

Applications for 2017 are extended

Paris Cité Internationale des Arts Guest Artist Program Turkey Workshop has started to accept applications for January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December 2017 periods. The artist residency program will continue until 2029 without any interruptions. The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV International Projects department and is conducted with an open call system.

Since the residency program has started in 2009, 27 artists have been invited to the program. The artists who would like to apply to the residency program should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 21 October 2016, Friday. Applications are open to all who work in the field of audio-visual arts, as well as experimental film, design and performative arts.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Güneş Terkol, the last artist of 2016 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of December.

2016 guests of Cité des Arts artist residency programme are determined

The artists who will be participating in the Cité Internationale des Arts artist residency programme from Turkey in April-June, July-September and October-December periods for the year 2016 are determined as Burçak Bingöl, Deniz Aktaş and Güneş Terkol respectively. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association, will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

The guest of April-June 2016 period, Burçak Bingöl is born in 1976 in Görele, and lives and works in İstanbul. She completed her art education on a PhD level at Faculty of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara in 2008 while she was working as a research assistant. Between 1985-1991, she continued her education with a part-time music program at the Department of Choir, Ankara State Conservatory. She also completed a program on Photography in The New School, NY in 2009. She has made several talks and workshops on her practice in New York, Argentina, Philadelphia and in different parts of Europe. Working mostly with ceramics, photograph and drawings, she re-thinks the subjects alienation, identity and tradition through today’s imagery and form by means of mass production and repetition. She has organised exhibitions at Ankara and Istanbul as a curator, while her artworks are included in many private and public collections in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her solo exhibitions as an artist are as follows: 'A Carriage Affair', Galeri Zilberman, İstanbul, (2014); 'Cabinet of Curiosities', Cda-Projects, Istanbul (2011); 'Feeling the Blanks', Turkish Embassy Gallery, New York (2009); 'Attention! Fragile', Fine Arts Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara (2008) and 'Syste-Matic', Thomas Hunter Gallery, New York (2006). She also had solo presentations at Art Basel Hong Kong (2014) and Volta New York (2015) art fairs.

The guest of July-September 2016 period, Deniz Aktaş was born in 1987 in Diyarbakır, and lives and works in Istanbul. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2010. He is currently a graduate student at Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Plastic Arts. His work touches upon the themes of memory and migration, with a special interest in the city and sceneries of the city. Selected group exhibitions include 'Open City', Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2016); 'Mythologies', 3rd Mardin Biennial (2015); 'Second Nature', ODTÜ Art-16, Ankara (2015); 'How Should Be A War Remembered?', Cer Modern, Ankara (2015); 'Homo homini ya da yarını unutmak', M1886, Ankara (2014); Mamut Art Project, Antrepo, Istanbul (2013); and ‘Amok Runner’ video anthology at the 3rd Çanakkale Biennial (2013).

The last artist of 2016 who will be participating in the October-December period, Güneş Terkol was born in 1981 in Ankara, and is a member of Ha Za Vu Zu artist group. Terkol takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, collecting materials and stories, which she weaves into her sewing pieces, videos, sketches and musical compositions. The protagonists of her narratives, humorously represented by Terkol in her work, are usually women adapting or refusing to adapt to the social and cultural transformations of contemporary Turkey. The act of sewing and using recycled fabrics in her work becomes, in itself, an act of resistance which claims back a form of independent production and widens access to contemporary art. Selected group exhibitions include 'Live Uncertainty', 53rd San Paolo Biennial (2016); 'Passion, Joy, Fury', MAXXI, Rome (2015); 'Stay with me', Depo, Istanbul (2015); 10th Gwangju Biennial, Korea (2014); 'Better Homes', Sculpture Center New York (2013); 'Dream and Reality', İstanbul Modern, Istanbul (2011). She also had solo exhibitions with Ha Za Vu Zu in Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013) and What a Loop, Berlin (2012). Her solo exhibitions as an artist are as follows: 'LISTE', The Young Fair in Basel (2015); 'Holographic Recording', NON Gallery, Istanbul (2014); 'Frieze Frame', Frieze Art Fair, London (2012).

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts accommodates 350 artists at the same time, while providing them with individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.

Artists shared their Cité Internationale des Arts experiences

 

A meeting took place with the artists participated in Cité Internationale des Arts Guest Artist Program in 2014 and 2015, on Wednesday January 6, 2016, between 18.30-20.30 at Salon İKSV. The meeting was open to art-lovers’ and was conducted by Bige Örer, Istanbul Biennial Director and Cité des Arts Selection Committee member. Şafak Çatalbaş, İz Öztat, Tayfun Serttaş, Merve Şendil, Serkan Taycan and Berkay Tuncay were the participants of the meeting as artists who pursued their works in Turkey Workshop in Paris for 3 months. In addition, at the meeting, the changes in the application system of Cité des Arts Guest Artist Program was introduced.

Applications for 2016 are open

Paris Cité Internationale des Arts Guest Artist Program Turkey Workshop has started to accept applications for April-June, July-September and October-December 2016 periods. Artists who want to join the program should send their applications until Friday, February 5, 2016 at 17.00 via e-mail to the following address: citedesarts@iksv.org. Applications are open to all who work in the field of audio-visual arts, as well as experimental film, design and performative arts.

In 2016, applications will be accepted annually

Until now, applications were accepted separately for four different periods. Starting with 2016, applications will be accepted annually and the results will be announced collectively. Applications for April-June, July-September and October-December periods will be accepted together and the choices will be determined in February.

For further information on application requirements, please visit “Admission of Applications” page.

Mükerrem Tuncay is the first guest of Cité des Arts for 2016

Mükerrem Tuncay is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between January – March 2016. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

Born in 1987, Mükerrem Tuncay is an artist, biologist and narrator. Her work centers around how a living creature by its nature can transform into something else physically, chemically and psychologically, technologically and the impact of all changement to the contemporary consciousness. Her works has been exhibited Apres avoir tout oublié, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (2015), Une autre conspiration, Bf15, (2015) Lyon; Truth About Everything, Erratum Gallery, (2015) Berlin;  L’exposition Noël, Magasin, (2013) Grenoble. She has been nominated for "Prix de la ville de Grenoble" (2013) and "Anna Lindh Foundation" Awards (2009).

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.

Applications are extended for Cité des Arts

Applications are now open for Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by İKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to January-March 2015 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 16 November 2015 Monday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Serkan Taycan, the last artist of 2015 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of December.

The announcements for the application periods of the Atelier Turquie will be made at İKSV website.

Serkan Taycan is the last guest of Cité des Arts for 2015

Serkan Taycan is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between October-December 2015. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is made by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

After his studies of engineering, Serkan Taycan completed a master-class on documentary photography at Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden. He completed his MFA degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul and in Photography at Aalto University, Helsinki. He concentrates on the ever-changing relationship of urban and rural spaces, consequences of these changes, future projections and the people who are affected by these processes of transformation. He works primarily with photography and maps, also engages with walking. His work has been exhibited in various biennials and venues, among which: Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Sinop Biennial and Thessaloniki Photography Biennale as well as St.Petersburg Russian National Centre of Photography, Malmö Museum and Photographic Center Northwest Seattle. Taycan is a member of RecCollective. He lives and works in Istanbul.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.

Applications are extended for Cité des Arts

Applications are extended for Atelier Turkey at Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by İKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to October-December 2015 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 24 August 2015, Monday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Şafak Çatalbaş, the third artist of 2015 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of September.

The announcements for the application periods of the Atelier Turquie will be made at İKSV website.

Şafak Çatalbaş is the third guest of Cite des Arts for 2015

Şafak Çatalbaş is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between July – September 2015. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

Şafak Çatalbaş graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Film and Television Department in 2003. She completed her master's degree in 2007, at Yıldız Technical University, Art and Design Department. She is currently a PhD candidate in Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul. Her work is based on a performative process where she deals with borders, gates, scales, several zones of transition, awareness of inner and outer space, the irrational within the rational and vice versa, language and body as fields of power and resistance. Her recent exhibitions include “Conversions” (solo), Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery, Istanbul, 2014; “Private Nationalism”, Ostrale’014, Dresden, Germany / Pécs Gallery m21, Pécs, Hungary, 2014; “Stay With Me”, Apartment Project, Berlin, Germany, 2014; “Mamut Art Project”, Küçük Çiftlik Park, Istanbul, 2014; “Bufferzone: Check Point”, Apartment Project, DEPO, Istanbul, 2013; “Offside Effect”, 1st Tbilisi Triennial, Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012. She lives and works in Istanbul.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.

Applications are now open for Cité des Arts

Applications are now open for Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by İKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to July-September 2015 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 21 May 2015 Thursday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Sümer Sayın, the second artist of 2015 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of June.

The announcement for the applications will be made at İKSV website.

Sümer Sayın is the second guest of Cite des Arts for 2015

Sümer Sayın is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between April – June 2015. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

Born in 1985, Sümer Sayın graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2007. She studied at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in the years 2004-2005 through the Erasmus program, and received her master’s degree in 2010 from Oslo Fine Art Academy. The artist deals mostly with the relationship of systems and the nature in her work, using various media. She had solo shows in Oslo, New York, Istanbul and Madrid. Her works have been shown in many international exhibitions, including Stay With Me at Apartment Project Berlin, 31 Kilo at Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Nights of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv, Technical Extasy at Kuad Gallery, Focus 1: Serbest Çağrışım at Daire Gallery 2014, Sinop Biennial 2012, Skopje Biennial 2009 and Athens Video Art Festival 2008. Sayın, who was given the ResArtis award in 2009, participated in freeDimensional residency program in New York. She also took part in Buffer Zone project, organized by Apartment Project and Penelopolis project in Montenegro in 2013. Sayın lives and works in Berlin.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.

Applications are extended for Cité des Arts!

Applications are extended for Atelier Turkey at Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by IKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to April-June 2015 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 20 February 2015, Friday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Gökçen Dilek Acay, the first artist of 2015 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of March.

The announcements for the application periods of the Atolier Turquie will be made here.

Applications are now open for Cité des Arts!

Applications are now open for Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by IKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to April-June 2015 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 13 February 2015 Friday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Gökçen Dilek Acay, the first artist of 2015 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of March.

The announcement for the applications will be made at IKSV website.

Gökçen Dilek Acay is the first guest of Cité des Arts for 2015

Gökçen Dilek Acay is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between January – March 2015. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

Born in Istanbul, in 1983, Gökçen Dilek Acay, studied music major violin at the Yıldız Technical University Istanbul (2009) and attended master program in fine arts, at the Bauhaus University Weimar (2012). As a musician and concept artist, she worked with the dancers, musicians, visual artists and participated several group exhibitions and has had solo and group exhibitions in Europe and US. She was Gala Artist and Performer at Watermill Center Benefit 2013 curated by Robert Wilson. Acay, works as an independent artist through AIR Programs and independent projects in different countries.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.


Applications are now open for Cité des Arts!

Applications are now open for Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by IKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to January-March 2015 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 5 November 2014 Wednesday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. İz Öztat, the last artist of 2014 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of December.

The announcements for the application periods of the Atolier Turquie will be made at İKSV website.


İz Öztat is the last guest of Cité des Arts for 2014

İz Öztat is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between October - December 2014. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is made by a committee of seven with the coordination of İKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

İz Öztat (1981) lives and works in Istanbul. She is currently a candidate for PhD in Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul. Between 2008 - 2011, she organized cura bodrum residency in Muğla as an investigation into self-organization and non-institutional support mechanisms. Since 2010, she is engaged in an untimely collaboration with Zişan (1894 – 1970), who appears to her as a historical figure, channelled spirit and an alter ego. Her selected exhibitions include ‘Conducted in depth and projected at legth’, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany (2014); ‘Rendez-vous 13′, Institut d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France (2013); ‘Here Together Now’, Matadero Madrid (2013); ‘I am not dealing with triangle, square and circle’, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (2012); ‘Underconstruction’, Apartment Project Berlin (2012); ‘Second Exhibition’, ARTER, Istanbul (2010).

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cité des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.
 


Applications are extended for Cité des Arts!

Applications are extended for Atolier Turkey at Paris Cité Internationale des Arts. The artist residency program which is coordinated by IKSV will continue until 2029 without any interruptions.

The selection of the artists who will be invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. Since the residency program has started in 2009 the applications were accepted every 4 months. From 2013 on, the applications have been accepted for 3 month periods. The artists who would like to apply to the program for January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December period, should send their portfolios two months prior to the beginning of the 3 month period. The artists who would like to apply to October-December 2014 period of Cité des Arts Project should send their applications via e-mail to citedesarts@iksv.org until 17:00, 15 August 2014, Friday.

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively. Merve Şendil, the third artist of 2014 will be staying at Cité Internationale des Arts until the end of September.

The announcements for the application periods of the Atolier Turquie will be made at IKSV website.


Berkay Tuncay is the second guest of Cite des Arts for 2014

Berkay Tuncay is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between April-June 2014. The selection of the artists who are invited to the residency program is done by a committee of seven with the coordination of IKSV and is conducted with an open call system. The residency program, which was developed by Çelenk Bafra and Banu Dicle from Simit Association will continue until 2029 without any interruption.

Born in Istanbul, in 1985, Berkay Tuncay graduated from the Istanbul University, Archeological Restoration and Conservation Department. Subsequent to that he attended  post-graduate program in Computer Aided Art & Design at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Afterwards he won a fellowship as an artist in residency at Art Center Istanbul for two years, between 2011-2013. Tuncay, had solo shows “WE ARE ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN”, 49A, İzmir, TR (2014), “I’M SORRY, BECAUSE I DANCE”, De Kijkdoos, Amsterdam, NL (2011). Some of the recent group shows he participated include “Coup de Ville - Attracted by Another Level” – St. Niklaas, BE (2013), “Untold Unwritten: Fourth Show”, Borusan  Music House – Istanbul, TR (2013), “With All the Changes that Loomed Far Behind the Horizon”, Mars Istanbul – Istanbul, TR (2013),  “Young/Fresh/Different  III”, CDA Projects – Istanbul,  TR (2012), “In the Irregular Topography of the Mind”, Rumeli Han – Istanbul, TR (2012), “Global Village”, Projekt  072 – Alkmaar, NL (2012), Kulturhuset  Bronden – Brondby, DK (2012), “What I Love, The Third Show”, Borusan Music House – Istanbul, TR (2012), “Agency of Unrealized Projects”, organized by e-flux, Kopfbau – Basel, CH (2011), “Update”, Hayaka Artı – Istanbul, TR (2011), “An Exchange with Sol Lewitt”, Cabinet - New York, USA (2011), “Lives and Works in Istanbul” Project, Antrepo 5 – Istanbul, TR (2010), “Nuit Blanche  des  Petits”, CENTQUATRE – Paris, FR (2010), Feldstärke International-Agora 2010” PACT Zollverein – Essen, DE (2010).

Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create.