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2020 – Co-curator of the third Mahalla Festival taking place under the title The Wandering Tower as remote festival in Istanbul to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and to overcome the feeling of immobility; with a support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Istanbul.

2018 – Co-curator of the 2nd Mahalla Festival in Malta on the occasion of Valletta European Capital of Culture; with financial support from the German Embassy in Valletta, Art Council Malta, Allianz Cultural Foundation, Vodafone Malta Foundation, and others, in cooperation with the National Museum MUZA and 50 artists from Europe and the Mediterranean region.

2017 – Initiator and co-curator of the Mahalla Festival in Istanbul as part of the parallel events of the 15th Istanbul Biennale. The theme of the festival, which includes conferences, talks, exhibitions and concerts, is about migration, mobility, inclusion and cultural identity. With financial support from the Consulate General Istanbul, the Austrian Chancellery, the Italian Cultural Institute Istanbul, the Goethe-Institut Istanbul and the Swiss Consulate General and in cooperation with the cultural center SALT and 30 artists from Europe and the Middle East.

2013 – Initiator of the First Three-Sided Football Match in Turkey as part of the parallel events of the 13th Istanbul Biennale and as a result of the Gezi Park protests for more democracy in Turkey. Implementation and curation of the three-sided football game developed in 1964 by the Danish artist and COBRA founder Asger Jorn.

Since 2012 project manager of the Istanbul-based cultural online platform InEnArt and the associated Video Magazine StreetWalking; funded by the Federal Foreign Office in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Turkey represented by Il Kültür ve Turizm Müdürlügü and in cooperation with KNDM Cologne.-

2006 to present founding member and Secretary General of the independent cultural initiative DIYALOG, based in Istanbul, to promote cultural exchange and understanding. As Secretary General responsible for the development of cultural projects, their realization and execution.

1999 – 2003 – Lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University, Department Communication, ‘Designing for Hypermedia‘.

1998Istanbul Scholarship of the Berlin Senate Department for Cultural Affairs.-

1997 – Management of the online platform clubmedia, first multimedia presentation under the patronage of the 47th Venice Art Biennial at the Teatro Fundamenta Nuove with the support of the Foundation Starke Berlin and Bevilacqua de la Massa Venice.

1997Artist in Residence of the Foundation Starke in Berlin.-

1995 – 1996Senior designer in the office Prof. Jürg Steiner in Berlin, main focus on graphic design and orientation systems for presentations, museum architecture and exhibitions.

1993 – 1994P.S. 1 scholarship in New York City, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Cultural Affairs.

1991 – 1992 – Assistant to the artistic director of the documenta IX in Kassel under the artistic direction of Jan Hoet, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp.-

1990 – Assistant to Prof. Christos Joachimides at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, ‘Exhibition Making as a Creative Process‘.

1988 – 1989 – Assistant to the artist, designer and photographer Horst H. Baumann with joint performances in public space in Hamburg, Regensburg, Düsseldorf and others.

1986 – 1989 – Foundation, management and organization of the international multimedia performance group RERERE, The Body and its Condition. Performances include Kampnagel Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Bortfabrik Frankfurt, Negerhalle Munich and in public space in Kassel with the financial support of the City of Kassel.-

1978 – 1986 – Studies at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, specialization: Visual Communication, Art Science and Philosophy, Master of Fine Arts with Prof. Rolf Lobeck and Prof. Dr. Dr. Rolf Schwendter in the Department of Visual Communication with a focus on film / video on the topic Aesthetics of Moving Around.

1978 High School, Heinz-Berggruen-Gymnasium Berlin.