Portfolio-Review20. April 2015
Isin Önol Kuratorin, Wien
Portfolio-Review Isin ÖnolIsin Önol is a writer and curator based in Vienna since 2009. In 2014 she worked as a guest lecturer at the Department of Digital Art at University of Applied Arts; and as a guest curator at the Schauraum, Quartier21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna.
Önol is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. She has completed her Master of Advance Studies on Curating at ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland (2009-2011). She participated to Ecole du Magasin, International Curatorial Training Programme, Centre National dArt Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2009-10) and Gwangju 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.
From 2006 to 2009, she worked as the project manager/director and curator at the Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul. As an independent curator, Önol's most recent curatorial activity is the following:
2014: FINALLY FEELING FINE, Schauraum Angewandte, Vienna, Austria; MOBILIZING MEMORY: WOMEN WITNESSING, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey; CLUSTERS AND CRYSTALS: OBSERVING AT POINT ZERO, 5th Sinopale, International Sinop Biennale, Sinop, Turkey; ELECTRICKLE, Schauraum Angewandte, Vienna, Austria; THE UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS, Oben, Vienna, Austria; LEARNED HELPLESSNESS: ON AUTHORITY, OBEDIENCE, AND CONTROL, Muse Istanbul, Turkey; OPEN SYSTEMS 1-01-04/13, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
2013: WITH/IN/SIGNIFICANT OTHER, Open Systems, Vienna, Austria; LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY DELETING , GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria;
2012: TACTICAL TOPICS TOPICAL TACTICS, Media-Scape Biennial, Zagreb, Croatia; WISDOM OF SHADOW: ART IN THE ERA OF CORRUPTED INFORMATION. 4th Sinopale, International Sinop Biennial, Sinop, Turkey; IN GROWING UP AMID THE HISTORICAL MYSTERIES OF PROXIMITY: PROS & CONS OF BEING NEIGHBOURS, ITS-Z1, Belgrade, Serbia; EMBEDDEDINVISIBLE, Hu.fAk-off Space, Vienna, Austria; INVISIBLE CITY TECHNOLOGIES OF THE BODY, Wäscherei-Kunstverein Zurich, Switzerland