About the Curator: Emre Baykal

Turkish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 23, 2013 5:34AM

Emre Baykal worked for the Istanbul Biennial as Assistant Director from 1995 to 2000 and as Director from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, he co-curated the public space project “Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibition II: Tünel – Karaköy” together with Fulya Erdemci. In 2007, he directed santralistanbul’s inauguration show entitled “Modern and Beyond”, an art historical account of contemporary art in Turkey. Amongst the exhibitions Baykal curated are “Envy, Enmity, Embarrasment” (Arter, 2013); Mona Hatoum “You Are Still Here” (Arter, 2012); “Tactics of Invisibility” (with Daniela Zyman; T-B A21, Vienna; Tanas, Berlin; Arter, Istanbul, 2010–2011), “Second Exhibition” (Arter, 2010–2011), “Mahrem” (santralistanbul; Kunsthalle Wien Project Space; Tanas, Berlin, 2007-2008); Kutluğ Ataman “Mesopotamian Dramaturgies”, (Arter, 2011), and Ali Kazma “Obstructions” (YKY Kazım Taşkent Art Gallery, 2010). Emre Baykal currently works as Exhibitions Director and Curator at Arter, Istanbul.

Turkish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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