About the Curator
Ece Pazarbaşı works and walks on the merged borderline of curatorial practice and artistic research as her main profession. She has realised many projects over the issues of urbanism, digital and analogue public space, participatory art, alternative education as well as food and technology of the human body.
Since 2005 she works on the alternative formats of education sometimes by directing alternative education and residency programmes, at other times by being part of them. In 2007 and 2009, she has directed and curated Meeting Point: Gülpinar and Meeting Point: Buyukhusun -a mobile education, residency and festival programme that took place at the villages of Turkey. In 2015, she has co-curated Everything Under the Sun Alternative Education Programme that focused on climate change from the perspective of art and food. She is also teaching at Transart Institute, and she took place as participant at Mobile Academy, and in 2013 at Olafur Eliasson’s Institution for Spatial Experiments where she had the privilege to receive a special research grant.
In 2015 Pazarbaşı has curated Insomnia Dyslexia, 5th Short Video Biennial at P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (2015). She was Istanbul Coordinator for New Museum - New York’s Ideas City (2012): Istanbul; curator of “Silent Shape of Things-Sophia Pompery” at ARTER Istanbul (2012). In Berlin she co-curated “12/12” and “Turkish Art Nice and Simple” exhibitions at Tanas Berlin (2011-2012) together with René Block. She was the assistant curator of the 52nd Venice Biennial Turkish Pavilion (2007), and project manager of "Orhan Pamuk: Museum of Innocence" for Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2007-08). In 2009 and 2010 she worked as Consultant and Program Specialist of Visual Arts for Turkey at the Strategic Planning and Development Department for Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, UAE. In April 2015, she was the resident curator at HIAP Helsinki.
Since 2007, she has been generating public space projects in urban and rural domains and since 2009, she has been curating audiowalks under different concepts in various cities. Among her recent artistic positions are her work in Neue National Galerie Berlin Festival of Future Nows within in the scope of "Sticks and Stones" an intervention by David Chipperfield (2014); curator of ‘Walk Over the City’ soundwalk series in Istanbul (2013).