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SEPTEMBER 2022

SAHA Studio | 17th Istanbul Biennial

SAHA Studio is among the participants and venues of the 17th Istanbul Biennial, taking place between 17 September-20 November this year. Open to visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 to 7 pm throughout the biennial period, SAHA Studio is designed as a space where the research and production phases of the on-going works by the residents in various media can be observed, and public events are organized.

As part of an interactive archival presentation that focuses on the five terms of the program since its launch in 2019, different media and sources – such as visual files of artists’ works and events, project videos, supported publications, and updated portfolios of the alumni are made accessible to the visitors at SAHA Studio. Moreover, a public program during the biennial period sheds light on the practices of the participants as well as certain prominent themes in their work.

Elmas DenizCan Küçük, and Burcu Yağcıoğlu are working on new projects within the scope of World Weather Network, to which SAHA is a founding member, that brings artists and writers together from 28 countries as a response to the global climate crisis, whereas Istanbul Biennial participants Atıf Akın and Ahmet Öğüt & Silent University Orientation Program team propose a studio and a gathering place for the visitors in parallel to their biennial projects at Gazhane.

Visitors who can observe the projects supported and undertaken by SAHA since 2011 on Burak Arıkan’s network mapping platform, 
Graphcommons. Moreover, at SAHA Studio, 17th Istanbul Biennial participant, designer, and web developer Yehwan Song’s online work, Cascading Spiral, which mimics a living organism in its continual growth and invites the viewers to a dialogue with the participants, can also be experienced at SAHA Studio.

SAHA Studio Public Program
Open to visits every Wednesday and Saturday between 12-7 pm.


17 September 2022, Saturday

18.00-20.00: Studio Get-Together with Atıf Akın 

24 September 2022, Saturday
15.00-16.30: WWN Talks #1 
Sibel Horada, Aslıhan Demirtaş, Çelenk Bafra, İlksen Mavituna

1 October 2022, Saturday

15.00-16.30: On Residencies: Delfina Foundation*
Aaron Cezar, Sena Başöz, Dicle Beştaş


8 October 2022, Saturday

15.00-16.30: WWN Talks #2
Merve Akar Akgün, Merve Ünsal, Özge Ersoy (online participation)

17.00-18.30: WWN Talks #3
Elmas Deniz


15 October 2022, Saturday

15.00-16.30: WWN Talks #4
Can Küçük


22 October 2022, Saturday

15.00-16.30: WWN Talks #5
Burcu Yağcıoğlu


29 October 2022, Saturday

15.00-16.00: Silent University Orientation Program Gathering*


2 November 2022, Wednesday

15.00-18.00: Ethics of Collecting


5 November 2022, Saturday

15.00-18.00: Academia
İbrahim Cansızoğlu, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Borga Kantürk, Yasemin Nur


12 November 2022, Saturday

15.00-16.30: On Residencies: Artworks*
Eirini Fountedaki


19 November 2022, Saturday

12.00-19.00: SAHA Studio Open 

* Event is held in English

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