MIND THE GAP is a featured panel at ISEA2011 Istanbul. Please join us on September 18, 2011 from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Sabanci University Levent Campus, Room 4. For more information, please visit the ISEA link below.

Stop by Gallery 5533 September 13-15 to see examples of the work the panelists will be discussing.


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 (http://people.dsv.su.se/~khansson/).

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 (http://gustafssonfurst.se/) & Thomas Liljenberg (http://www.thomasliljenberg.se/), and Love Ekenberg is the researcher at the The Department of Computer & Systems Sciences at Stockholm University (http://dsv.su.se/en/).

Chantal Zakari

Chantal Zakari is a Turkish-Levantine artist and a recent U.S. citizen. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she was trained as a designer and an artist. She published The Turk & The Jew, in 1998 with Mike 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. From 1997 to 2010, in collaboration with Mandel she co-wrote, photographed and designed The State of Ata: The Contested Imagery of Power in Turkey, a visual book about the social themes that define contemporary Turkey and that specifically examines the imagery of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, its revolutionary leader after WWI. Historian and author Etienne Copeaux, defined the book as “an encyclopedic research of the semiology of power relationships in Turkey”.

She has had solo shows of her work in the U.S. and in Turkey and her books are in the collection of Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University, Institute of network Cultures, Getty Research Institute, The Kinsey Institute Library and many private collections. She has given book readings in the form of performances in the U.K., Netherlands, Canada, Turkey and the U.S.

Zakari is a professor 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.