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Pınar Öğrenci is an artist and writer based in Istanbul. Her MOBILE TALK at the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) will offer the audience an overview of her prolific artistic production and activist practices.
The talk will take place on Wednesday the 15th February at 5-7 pm in the HAM Hall (2nd Floor, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki). This Mobile Talk will be held in English. Free admission.
Pınar Öğrenci’s work has been significantly influenced by war, migration and activist impulses in recent years.
Pınar Öğrenci will be staying at the AR-Safe Haven Helsinki residence from the 14th until the 22nd of February and is scheduled to return in autumn 2017. In Spring, Pinar will be the first resident of AR-Safe Haven Athens. With this cooperation between Perpetuum Mobile and Athens Biennial, Athens is becoming a member of the growing network of Artists at Risk (AR) residencies. Öğrenci’s residency is funded by Re-Build Refuge Europe, a new PM cooperation with European Alternatives funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU.
This MOBILE TALK is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and co-organized by PM in cooperation with HAM Helsinki Art Museum and the the Live Art and Performance Studies MA programme, Theatre Academy Helsinki / UniArts. Special thanks to Professor Ray Langenbach.
Chaired by Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky of Perpetuum Mobilε
BIO / BACKGROUND
Pınar Öğrenci (b. 1973, Van, Turkey) is an artist with an architectural background, an activist and a writer. Based in Istanbul, she is the founder and organizer of MARSistanbul, an art initiative launched in 2010. Öğrenci uses various media in her artistic practice, including photography, video, film, performance and installation. Her work addresses subjects such as migration, war, nationalism, cultural assimilation or collective celebrations, and include stories of heroism and urban transformation. Her works have been exhibited widely at museums and art institutions including at MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2015-6; SALT Galata, Istanbul, 2015-6; Angewandte, Vienna, 2016, De Las Fronteras Biennial, Tamaulipas, 2015; Sinop Biennial, 2014; Çanakkale Biennial, 2014 and Depo, Istanbul, 2014.
Pınar Öğrenci’s website is found here: www.pinarogrenci.com
AR Safe Haven Helsinki
Curated by Perpetuum Mobile
Co-organised by PM and HIAP
Funded by the City of Helsinki
For further information please contact:
perpetualmobile at gmail.com
Tel. +358 440 965 103.