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Işın Önol

Işın Önol participated as the guest curator for the programming and the organization of the specific focus activities of Schauraum, within the framework of the “Summer of Sounds” theme of the MuseumsQuartier. SAHA provided support  for the annual programme  by Işın Önol who invited Ali Miharbi, Fatih Aydoğdu, and Pınar Yoldaş to participate to the talks and exhibitions.

As part of the first program, Işın Önol invited Ali Miharbi for a month long residency and collaborated with the artists in the exhibition entitled “Stroke” in collaboration with the exhibition project entitled “Connecting Sound etc. Cable Sounds, Cable Works, Cables Everywhere”. The exhibition was curated by Georg Weckwerth and took place between June 5 and August 24, 2014 at “Freiraum Quartier21 INTERNATIONAL”. As part of this exhibition, a conversation on the "Politics of Sound" between curator Wolfgang Fiel -with artist Fatih Aydoğdu took place -on June 27. In the following months, Işın Önol invited Pınar Yoldaş for a month long residency and collobrated with the artist in the exhibition entitled “Finally Feeling Fine?”. The exhibition was curated by Işın Önol and took place between December 18, 2014 and January 31, 2015 at Schauraum Angewandte, MQ Vienna.

About Işın Önol

Işın Önol (1977, Turkey) is a curator based in Vienna. She is a Dr. Phil Candidate, Cultural and Intellectual History, University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She completed her MAS degree on Curating at ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland (2009-2011).  She has participated in Ecole du Magasin, International Curatorial Training Programme, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2009-10) and Gwangju Design Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, South Korea (2009). She received her MFA on Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University (2003), and her BA on Art Education from Marmara University (2000), Istanbul, Turkey. She worked as the art coordinator at Bosporus International Schools, Istanbul (2003-2006), and worked as the director and curator at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (2006-2009). Independently, she has curated/co-curated exhibitions in Turkey, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. For a curatorial concern, she focuses on the notions of darkness, shadow, invisibility, absence as strategies for participation, transmitting information, hidden political connotation.

About Schauraum

The Schauraum, located on the Electric Avenue of quartier21, presents artists, guest curators and cultural practitioners who work primarily in the field of Digital or New Media Art as an interface to the public and an extension of the educational and artistic programming at the Department of Digital Art in the University of Applied Arts Vienna under the direction of Professor Ruth Schnell.