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MIND THE GAP’s Michelle Dunn bridges the gap between the DC area and Istanbul!





Alexia Mellor, initiator and co-director of MIND THE GAP, has started a 37-day performance project that brings together swimming, art and community. Visit the project site and learn more about some of the projects that MIND THE GAP aims to foster!

37 Days of Swimming Bring the Arts Full Circle at the Taos Youth and Family Center

We will have a final list next week of all confirmed artists participating in our inaugural MIND THE GAP event to take place alongside the ISEA conference, September 13-15, 2011. Stay tuned!,0,6092187.story


We are very pleased to announce our list of panelists has been finalized for MIND THE GAP! The panel will take place on Sunday, September 18th at Sabanci University in Istanbul. For more information on the panel and paper abstracts, please visit


Kerry Doyle

Kerry Doyle is the Associate Curator and Assistant Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts where she is in charge of education and community outreach and participates in curatorial projects with a focus on contemporary Latin American art and cross-border dialogue. She spent fifteen years in social service and community education in Chicago, El Paso, and Juarez and specializes in activities that engage diverse sectors of the border community.   Recent curatorial projects engaging with border dynamics include Battleground: Tania Candiani and Regina José Galindo (2009), Contra Flujo: Independence and Revolution with Karla Jasso, Laboratorio Arte Alameda (2010), Fernando Llanos, Revolutionary Imaginary: The Death of Video Man (2010). She holds a B.A. in Political Science from De Paul University in Chicago, and a  B.A. in Drawing and Printmaking/M.A. in Latin American and Border Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Karin Hansson

Karin Hansson is an artist & curator. She works as a senior lecturer in Media Art and is also a PhD student at The Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm and The Computer & System Science Department at Stockholm University (

Within the framework of the arts organisation Association for Temporary Art [a: t] (Åsa Andersson Broms and Nils Claesson et al), Hansson previously carried out a series of thematic art projects and exhibitions related to information society and changing conditions for democracy: Best before – on the Information Society, Tensta Konsthall (1999)The Art of Organizing, Gallery Enkehuset (2000), Money – a commentary on the new economy (2001) and Public Opinion (2002) at House of Culture in Stockholm.This paper is written together with artists Johanna Gustafsson Fürst ( & Thomas Liljenberg (, and researchers at the The Department of Computer & Systems Sciences at Stockholm University (; Love Ekenberg, Mats Danielsson & Aron Larsson.

Chantal Zakari

Chantal Zakari is a Turkish-Levantine, a member of the Christian minority. Her education since childhood was filled with propagandistic images of Atatürk designed to personify a sense of national identity. As an artist, now living in the U.S., she has a different perspective. Zakari was trained as a designer and an artist. She published The Turk & The Jew, in 1998 with Mandel, a book based on the web-narrative by the same title, which was launched in 1996. In 2005, using a pseudonym, she self-published webAffairs, a documentary of a web community. She has had solo shows of her work in the U.S. and in Turkey. She has given book readings in the form of performances in the U.K., Netherlands, Canada and the U.S.
Zakari is a faculty member in the Text and Image Arts Area at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Claudia Costa Pederson

Claudia Costa Pederson works on histories about the relationship of media with artistic and social energies. She produced radio and video works in collaboration with activists and women artists in the Netherlands and Germany and is currently concluding a doctorate at Cornell University on the work of artists using digital games for social critique.

Arzu Ozkal

Arzu Ozkal questions dogmas, traditions, laws, and patriarchal value systems through videos, public interventions and performances. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at San Diego State University.

The WRMC Collaborative

The WRMC Collaborative (Andrew Y. Ames and Alexia Mellor) is a nutrient-rich endeavor delivering high-quality, sweet and savory experiences that infuse the ingredients of humor and play into simple recipes. Through a combination of performance art and game design, WRMC aims to create unexpected alternative ways of experiencing the everyday that invite critical reflection on notions of consumerism, technology and globalization. The artists have been featured in the Providence Journal, the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix and ArtDaily as up and coming artists to watch, and have exhibited their work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include 8 Bits Per Pixel and 55 Soya at MEME Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Pixilerations at Sol Kofler Gallery in Providence.

We are thrilled to have selected 5 amazing panelists to present projects and research on their interpretations of MIND THE GAP! A complete list of participants will be announced later this month.

We are thrilled to announce that MIND THE GAP, exhibitions and events presenting multi-media works from emerging artists from around the globe in reaction to the concepts of capitalism, consumerism and cultural imperialism, and the ways that we negotiate individual and collective identity, has been selected as a panel at ISEA 2011 at Sabanci University in Istanbul. The symposium will take place September 14-21, 2011.

If you are interested in participating on our panel or exhibiting artwork, please see the call on our “CALL FOR ARTWORK AND PAPERS, RESEARCH, DISCUSSION” tab.