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June 14 – July 1, 2005 and February 14 – March 3, 2006   

Basak Senova (Turkey), one of the founding members of NOMAD from Istanbul, was invited in both 2005 and 2006 to, first present her curatorial projects in a series of lectures and conduct a curatorial workshop with young Macedonian curators, and latter to oversee the production and installation of the two exhibition projects “Citism” and “OFF”.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 20:00 h.

Presentation of joint project of NOMAD and The Israeli Centre for Digital Art - Holon featuring works by Yael Bartana, Erhan Muratoglu, Can Turkinan and Özlem Sulak, Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir, Hatice Güleryüz, Selda Asal, Dana Levi, Doron Solomons, Nira Pereg, Serap Dogan, Effie and Amir, and the “loosing.ctrl - Istanbul phase–documentary clip.”

Thursday, June 23, 2005, 20:00 h.

Presentation of NOMAD projects on digital culture in Turkey incorporating data base, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, performances, talks, and achieve developed by Erhan Muratoglu, Emre Erkal and Basak Senova.

“Future Projections”
Screening of “Arwashat” and “Child Testimony” - two documentary works by Sabreen Studio, East Jerusalem, curated by Basak Senova.

Projections by Chiara Pirito, Delphine Bedel, Ceren Oykut, Erhan Muratoglu, and Ali Demirel, curated by Francesco Bernardelli and Basak Senova.

Presentation of the only international sound-art festival of Turkey since 2003.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005, 20:00 h.
“Notes From Quarantine”

Screening of a video compilation by NOMAD “Notes From Quarantine” featuring documentary clips of the exhibitions “Istanbul, Daydreaming in Quarantine” - Balkan Konsulat, <rotor> Gallery - Graz and  “Walking Istanbul, Notes from the Quarantine – Hilchot Shchenim DAL - Holon  curated by Basak Senova and Erden Kosova (including works by Erhan Muratoglu, ZeN, BabaZula, Extrastruggle, and Hatice Güleryüz).

26 - 29 June, 2005

Workshop on Curatorial Practices with young Macedonian curators (closed session).
Case Study: "The 23rd International Contemporary Artists Istanbul and Diyarbakir Exhibitions" – curated by Eyal Danon, Anton Lederer, and Basak Senova.

February 22 – 24, 2006
“cross-meeting 1”

This was two-days gathering (with open and closed sessions). Its purpose was to enhance various types of collaborative projections, making lead way to a serious of presentations, meetings and discussions. The partners of the meeting were: NOMAD (TR), EXIT Gallery (KS), < rotor > Gallery (A) and press to exit project space (MK). The participants were: Martgarethe Makovac, Basak Senova, Erzen Shkololli, Yane Calovski, Biljana Tanurovska, Darin Angelovski, Hristina Ivanoska, Nebojsa Vilic, Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska and Elena Veljanovska.

Basak Senova (1970) is a curator, writer and designer based in Istanbul. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design and a PhD in Art, Design and Architecture from Bilken University, and is active internationally with art and technology related projects: she attended the 7th Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam in 2002; has been publishing papers on art, technology and mass media since 1995, and frequently gives lectures, she has initiated projects and curated exhibitions in Turkey and abroad since 1996; she was the editor of “art-ist 6”; she is one of the founding members of NOMAD and recently started “Upgrade!Istanbul”. Her most recent curatorial projects include “ctrl-alt-del” sound art project series (since 2003), “ 01”, “loosing.ctrl”, “Serial Cases”, “under.ctrl”, “s-network”, “Kontrol-online magazine” and “the Container” project.