Ece Pazarbasi

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Ece Pazarbaşı works and walks on the merged borderline of curatorial practice and artistic research as her main profession. With her special interest in alternative education, she takes parts in various educational bodies in different positions. With 13 years of experience in the curatorial and art management field, she has realized many projects over the issues of urbanism, digital and analogue public space, food, participatory art and technology of the human body.

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. In April 2013 she had the privilege to take part in Olafur Eliasson’s Institution for Spatial Experiments with a special grant. Among her recent positions are artistic collaborator of Tell Me What You Eat and I tell you where you live, Mobile Community Kitchen project together with Erik Göngrich, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (2014); curator of ‘Walk Over the City’ soundwalk series in Istanbul (2013); Istanbul Coordinator for New Museum – New York’s Ideas City (2012): Istanbul; curator of “Silent Shape of Things” 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 will be curating 5th Short Video Biennial at P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (2015). She actively takes place in the international boards and juries of various organizations.

Between 2001-2003 she acted as assistant director at Proje4L-Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art and between 2002-09 she was the executive assistant to director of the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center where she has been assigned on several different freelance projects. She was the assistant curator of the 52nd Venice Biennial Turkish Pavilion (2007), director of the on-going education and festival programme Meeting Point at the rural domains since 2007, project manager of “Orhan Pamuk: Museum of Innocence” for Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2007-08) and Contemporary Art Exhibitions Director at Pera Museum (2005-2006). 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. She was the co-founder and the co-director of CUMA /// Contemporary Utopia Management (2008-2012) where she was the originator, curator and director of its artistic projects. She has published many art reviews as well as experimental texts at various printed and online media. She continues her artistic projects with CAMP. Contemporary Amplifier for Multidisciplinary Practices. She lives in Istanbul and Berlin.

Advisor: Studio/Research

Consultancy Program:

Consulting areas of interest:
Funding applications, grant writing, resume and artist statement writing, portfolio preparation, consulting in art in public space commissions, strategic planning for NGOs, organisations, artist collectives

Experience in this field:
8 years