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16th Istanbul Biennial Announces Artist List for The Seventh Continent

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The 16th Istanbul Biennial will unveil 38 new commissions which will be dispersed in multiple locations around the city.

57 artists and art collectives from 26 countries (Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and USA) have been invited to participate in the 16th Istanbul Biennial,curated by the eminent art historian and curator, Nicolas Bourriaud. Istanbul Biennial is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding.

The 16th Istanbul Biennial, with the title The Seventh Continent, will run from 14 September to 10 November 2019 in three spectacular locations across the city: the historic Istanbul Shipyards (Tersane Istanbul), the Pera Museumin the heart of the city and in a series of historic sites in Büyükada, the largest of the so-called Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara.

Artists showing are:

At Istanbul Shipyards (Tersane Istanbul): Yuji Agematsu (Born in Kanagawa, lives in New York); Deniz Aktaş (Born in Diyarbakır, lives in Diyarbakır); Özlem Altın (Born in Goch, lives in Berlin); Jonathas de Andrade (Born in Maceió, lives in Recife); Pia Arke (Born in Ittoqqortoormiit, died in Copenhagen); Korakrit Arunanondchai(Born in Bangkok, lives in New York and Bangkok); Ozan Atalan (Born in Çanakkale, lives in Izmir);Radcliffe Bailey (Born in New Jersey, lives in Georgia); Rebecca Belmore (Born in Uppsala, lives in Toronto); Dora Budor (Born in Zagreb, lives in New York); Johannes Büttner (Born in Frankfurt am Main, lives in Amsterdam); Mariechen Danz (Born in Dublin, lives in Berlin); Elmas Deniz (Born in Izmir, lives in Istanbul); David Douard (Born in Perpignan, lives in Paris); Simon Fujiwara (Born in London, lives in Berlin); Claudia Martínez Garay (Born in Ayacucho, lives in Amsterdam); Pakui Hardware [Ugnius Gelguda& Neringa Černiauskaitė] (Born in Vilnius and Klaipėda, live in Berlin and Vilnius); Eloise Hawser (Born in London, lives in London); Marguerite Humeau (Born in Cholet, lives in London); Suzanne Husky (Born in Bazas, lives in San Francisco); Rashid Johnson (Born in Chicago, lives in New York); Feral AtlasCollective (Living in different cities around the world); Eva Kot’átková (Born in Prague, lives in Prague); Agnieszka Kurant (Born in Łódź, lives in New York); Tala Madani (Born in Tehran, lives in Los Angeles); Jared Madere (Born in New York, lives in Los Angeles); Turiya Magadlela (Born in Johannesburg, lives in Johannesburg); Güneş Terkol (Born in Ankara, lives in Istanbul) & Güçlü Öztekin (Born in Eskişehir, lives in Istanbul); Thiago Rocha Pitta (Born in Tiradentes, lives in Petropolis and São Paulo); Mika Rottenberg(Born in Buenos Aires, lives in New York); Max Hooper Schneider (Born in Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles); Ylva Snöfrid (Born in Umeå, lives in Athens and Stockholm); Jennifer Tee (Born in Arnhem, lives in Amsterdam); Suzanne Treister(Born in London, lives in London); Ambera Wellmann (Born in Lunenburg, lives in Berlin);Haegue Yang (Born in Seoul, lives in Seoul and Berlin); Müge Yılmaz (Born in Istanbul, lives in Amsterdam); Phillip Zach (Born in Cottbus, lives in Los Angeles); Andrea Zittel (Born in Escondido, lives in California).

At the Pera Museum: Anzo [José Iranzo Almonacid] (Born in Utiel, died in Valencia);Charles Avery (Born in Oban, lives in London and Mull); Norman Daly (Born in Pittsburgh, died in New York); Ernst Haeckel (Born in Potsdam, died in Jena); Evru/Zush (Born in Barcelona, lives in Barcelona); Sanam Khatibi (Born in Tehran, lives in Brussels); Melvin Moti (Born in Rotterdam, lives in Rotterdam); Glauco Rodrigues (Born in Bage, died in Rio de Janeiro); Luigi Serafini (Born in Roma, lives in Roma and Milan); Paul Sietsema(Born in Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles);Simon Starling (Born in Epsom, lives in Copenhagen); Piotr Uklański (Born in Warsaw, lives in New York and Warsaw).

At Büyükada: En Man Chang (Born in Taitung, lives in Taipei); Glenn Ligon (Born in New York, lives in New York); Armin Linke (Born in Milan, lives in Berlin); Ursula Mayer (Born in Ried im Innkreis, lives in London and Vienna); Hale Tenger (Born in Izmir, lives in Istanbul).

In addition to the artists exhibiting in these three venues, Monster Chetwynd (Born in London, lives in Glasgow) will participate in the 16th Istanbul Biennial with an outdoor project. Further details to be announced.

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