Basak Senova

Basak Senova

Basak Senova (born 1970) is an art curator, writer and designer based in Istanbul, Turkey.

She holds an MFA in Graphic Design and a PhD in Art, Design and Architecture from Bilkent University, and is active internationally with art and technology related projects. She attended the Seventh Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam in 2002. She has been publishing papers, writing in art magazines worldwide on art, technology and mass media since 1995, and frequently gives lectures in various institutions and universities. She is the editor of the art magazine “art-ist 6” and “Kontrol-online magazine”.

She is one of the founding members of NOMAD and started “Upgrade!Istanbul” in 2005.

Senova has initiated projects and curated exhibitions in Turkey and abroad since 1996. Her most recent curatorial projects include ctrl-alt-del sound art project series (since 2003), “ 01”, “loosing.ctrl”, “Serial Cases”, “under.ctrl”, “s-network”, "Rejection Episodes", "Conscious in Coma" and “the Container” project.

Selected Bibliography

  • “Fernüberwachung des Ungewissen / Remotely Spying on Uncertainty” (2006) (in German and English) Camera Austria, International No.: 94 p.49-56 ISBN 3-900508-62-3 / ISSN 1015-1915
  • “Uncovering Macedonia in the Atlas of Inspiration” (2006) press to exit space book one Ed. Calovski Yane and Ivanovska Hristina. Veenman Publishers / Gijs Stork, Rotterdam p.23-29 ISBN 90-86900364 EAN 9789086900367
  • "Osman Bozkurt. Abstossungsreaktionen und Erinnerungsfetzen / Rejection Episodes And Fragments Of Memory" (in German and English) Camera Austria, International 92 / (2005) p.31-38 ISBN 3-900508-59-3
  • "Anmerkungen zum Klang: Einige kurze Notizen, Aufzeichmungen und Zitate zu Istanbuls Langwelt. Auszügeaus Forshungsprojekten der Gruppe NOMAD / sonic Notes: A set of short notes, records and quotations for Istanbul's sonic scene, extracted from NOMAD research projects" Urbane Realitaten: Fokus Istanbul Martin Gropius-Bau Berlin - Küstlerhaus Bethanian GmbH, Berlin (both in German and English) p.114-125 ISBN 3-932754-57-3
  • "Çağdaş Sanatta Teknolojik Dil" (2005) (The Technological Language of Contemporary Art) (in Turkish) with Erhan Muratoglu ve Emre Erkal. Çağdaş Sanat Konuşmaları. Yapı Kredi Yayınları p.10-43 ISBN 975-08-1024-4
  • "Nomad | Notes from the Quarantine" "Die Geschichte von Istatistiklal: Ertug Ucar, Simge Goksoy, und Erhan Muratoglu | Istatistiklal" Kunst und urbane Visionen einer Metapolis: Call me Istanbul ist mein Name (in German) ed. by Roger Conover, Eda Cufer, Peter Weibel. ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe p.112-113, 136-137 ISBN 3-8030-0700-3
  • "8th International Istanbul Biennial: Poetic Justice When Poetry and Justice are Processed as Subjects of a Set of Experiments" Camera Austria, International 84 / (2003) p.113-114 ISBN 3-900508-48-8
  • "Disintegration"
    • "I. A Script On Detail"
    • "II. Hacking The Dream"
    • "III. Loops of Time Sequences with Coincidence Jumps" Haunted by Detail curated by Stichting De Appel CTP (2002) (catalogue) foreword and p.38-40 ISBN 90 73501 60 1
  • "Fusing into the Translucent Layers: On the Biennial and the Venues" (Sırça Katmanlar Arasına Süzülmek: Bienal ve Sergi Mekanlari Üzerine) Biennial 7+ Egofugal/Egokac. 7th International Istanbul Biennial Catalogue p.18-23 Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul ISBN 975-7383-22 7
  • "Facing with Liquid Crystal Memories" (Begegnung mit Erinnerungen aus Flüssigkristall (2000) on Ebru Özseçen's work "The Red Architecture Venetian Boy's Dream Ornaments, 1997-2000". (both in German and Turkish) june.10.2000-oct.3.2000 in Museum Fridericianum Kassel Das Lied Von Der Erde curated by Rene Block. (catalogue) p. 104 ISBN 3-927015-23-7
  • "Excerpts from Delicate Taste of Being Conquered" on Ebru Özseçen's work. (2000) (in English) Belltable Art Center and Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick. EV+2000 Friends and Neighbours: Exhibition of Visual Art (catalogue) p.176 ISBN 0946846 40
  • "Delicate Taste of Being Conquered" (2000) Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen on Ebru Özseçen's work. (in English) Spring Time-New Art from Istanbul (catalogue) p.43 ISBN 87-88860-66-3


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