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About Curatorial Program

Within the scope of its curatorial program, SAHA aims to promote the development of research projects about contemporary art from Turkey. Through institutional collaborations or direct invitations, SAHA provides international curators, artists and researchers with accommodation at its premises, working space and tailor-made programs to assist their research and networking in Turkey.

Participants of Curatorial Programme 2013 - 2020

2020
Mariana Pestana | Curator, 5th Istanbul Design Biennial
Sophie J.Williamson | Curator, Camden Arts Centre

2019
Nicolas Bourriaud | Curator, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Andrea Zittel | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Monster Chetwynd | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Haegue Yang | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Charles Avery | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Radcliffe Bailey | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Glenn Ligon | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Salma Tuqan | Deputy Director, Delfina Foundation
Anna Ilchenko | Assistant Curator, V-A-C Foundation
Alesha Mercado | Independent Curator
Miguel Amado | Independent Curator
Yuko Hasegawa | Independent Curator ve Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2018
Iwona Blazwick | Director, Whitechapel Gallery
Agustin Pérez Rubio | Art Director, MALBA
Annie Fletcher | Curator, Van Abbemuseum
Gridthiya Gaweewong | Curator, 12. Gwangju Biennale
Sohrab Mohebbi | Curator, SculptureCenter
Nicolas Bourriaud | Curator, 16. Istanbul Biennial
Gabi Ngcobo | Curator, 10. Berlin Biennale
Bruce W. Ferguson | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Vice Chairman, Louise Blouin Media
Thiago Rocha Pitta | Artist, 16. Istanbul Biennial

2017
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev | 2011-2014 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Director, Castello di Rivoli
Regina Basha | Director, Pioneerworks
Natalie Bell | Curator, New Museum
Iwona Blazwick | Director, Whitechapel Gallery
Mark Dion | Artist, 15. Istanbul Biennial
Ingar Dragset | Curator, 15. Istanbul Biennial
Michael Elmgreen | Curator, 15. Istanbul Biennial
Anita Dube | Artist & Curator, Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Yuko Hasegawa | Curator, 7. Moscow Biennial
Andrés Jaque | Architect & Curator, Manifesta 12
Seiha Kurosawa | Assistant Curator, 7. Moscow Biennial
November Paynter | Director of Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada
Sara Raza | Curator, Guggenheim Museum Middle East and North Africa UBS MAP Project
Christine Tohmé | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Director, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts – Ashkal Alwan
Tatiana Trouvé | Artist, 15. Istanbul Biennial
Fred Wilson | Artist, 15. Istanbul Biennial

2016
Beatriz Colomina | Architecture Historian & Curator, 3. Istanbul Design Biennial
Ingar Dragset | Curator, 15. Istanbul Biennial
Michael Elmgreen | Curator, 15. Istanbul Biennial
Bruce W. Ferguson | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Vice Chairman, Louise Blouin Media
Adriano Pedrosa | Curator & Art Director, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo
Vivien Sansour | Artist & Conservationist
Christine Tohmé | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Director, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts – Ashkal Alwan
Mark Wigley | Curator, 3. Istanbul Design Biennial

2015

Francis Alÿs | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Ayreen Anastas | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Ed Atkins | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev | 2011-2014 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Curator, 14. İstanbul Biennial
Antonia Fernandez | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Rene Gabri | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Liam Gillick | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Hou Hanrou | Art Director, MAXXI Museum
Nav Haq | Curator, M HKA
Gianni Jetzer | Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Irena Knezevic | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Marcos Lutyens | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Elena Motisi | Curator, MAXXI Museum
Susan Phillipsz | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Farid Rakun | Curator, SONSBEEK Festival 2016
Tom Sachs | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Georgia Sagri | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Donatella Saroli | Curator, MAXXI Museum
Wael Shawky | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Christine Tohmé | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Director, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts – Ashkal Alwan
Adrián Villar Rojas | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial


2014

Francis Alÿs | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev | 2011-2014 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Curator, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Patrick Blanc | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Kristina Buch | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Aaron Cezar | Director, Delfina Foundation
Dr. Ekaterina Dogt | Art Director, Academy of Fine Arts of the World
Bruce W. Ferguson | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Vice Chairman, Louise Blouin Media
Lynn Gumpert | Director, NYU Grey Art Gallery
Pierre Huyghe | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
William Kentridge | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Christian Marclay | Artist, SALT The Clock screening
Luuk Nouwen | Art Director, FLACC – Workplace for Visual Artists
Susan Phillipsz | Artist, 14. Istanbul Biennial
Christine Tohmé | 2014-2019 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Director, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts – Ashkal Alwan

2013

Aaron Cezar 
| Director, Delfina Foundation
Lauren Cornell | Curator, New Museum Triennial 2015
Jessica Morgan | 2011-2014 SAHA International Advisory Board Member and Art Director, 10. Gwangju Biennale
Andrea Phillips | Director & Professor, Goldsmiths University Fine Art Department and PhD programmes in Curatorial Studies
Nayia Yiakoumaki | Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

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