Specification for the Selection of CDA-Projects' "Young Fresh Different"Exhibition-2012
In order to support and encourage young artists, CDA-Projects has been organizing the exhibition "Young Fresh Different" in June every year. The application requests this year will be evaluated by the selection committee led by Ferhat Özgür and comprised of Pelin Tan, Toni Stooss and Burçak Bingöl representing the gallery. 500 TL artist fee will be granted for each work. The selected works will be exhibited in June under the title "Young Fresh Different - III" at the gallery, CDA-Projects, located in Mısır Apartments, İstiklal Street, Istanbul.
• The Contest is open to all media and all styles of art • The applicants shall not be older than 35 years as of January 1st, 2012• Those who have applied for and have been eligible to exhibit for the "Young Fresh Different - II" in 2011 cannot enter the competition this year.
Presentation and Submission of the Works for the
• The applicant shall submit a single work and shall present a portfolio of at most five works along with this work.• The works shall only be presented on compact disks (CDs) or digital video disks (DVDs).• Images pertaining to the works, along with their identification tags, shall be in JPEG Format (*.jpeg) and shall have a file size less than or equal to 5 MB each.• A brief résumé and valid contact information (telephone, e-mail address and address) for the applicant shall also be included in the same CD / DVD.• Applicants can submit more than one CD or one DVD each.• The applicant's name and the expression "CDA-Projects - Young Fresh Different 2012" shall be printed (or written) on the submitted CDs / DVDs and on the envelope within which these media shall be submitted.• The submitted CDs / DVDs will not be returned to the applicants.• The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2012. Applicants extending this date with postal delays or any other excuses will be refused.• If the work selected for exhibition is out of Turkey, the artist will pay for the transport of the work to the gallery.• Address for Submissions is as follows: Young Fresh Different - 2012CDA Projectsİstiklal Caddesi Mısır Apt.No 163 K: 3 D: 10Beyoğlu İstanbul 34430TürkiyeAnnouncement of the Results The selection committee will complete evaluations until April 16th, 2012 and will announce the names of the artists whose works selected for the exhibition in the following four days on the web page of the gallery (http://www.cda-projects.com). The committee will also inform the other applicants using the contact information submitted.It is hereby assumed that applicants for the competition agree to all the conditions and rules stated in this specification. The selected applicants will also sign a special agreement with CDA-Projects peculiar to this exhibition.
The Selection Committee
Ferhat Özgür (Head of Committee)Working with different mediums ranging from video, photography, installation to painting, Ferhat Özgür, completed his MA and PhD studies in the Department of Painting of the Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, where he worked for nearly two decades until he moved to Istanbul in 2010. Taking part in 6th Berlin Biennale, 10th İstanbul Biennale, 3rd Örebro Biennale-Sweeden and 1st Tirana Biennale, the artist has presented his works in numerous venues including Museum der Moderne / Salzburg, Mattress Factory Art Museum / Pittsburgh, Centre George Pompidou / Paris, Reina Sofia Museum / Madrid, Fondazione Sandretto / Turin, Kuntshalle Winterthur / Switzerland, Magazin 4 Kunstverein / Bregenz, Casino Luxembourg Forum d'Art Comtemporain / Luxembourg, Ludwig Forum-Aachen / Germany. His articles on art and artists have been published in various publications in Turkey. He has also curated some group exhibitions both in Turkey and abroad. He is currently teaching and working in Istanbul Kültür University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Department of Communication Designs - Multimedia.
Toni StoossToni Stooss, born in 1946 in Bern (CH), studied Art History, Classic Archeology, and Journalism from Bern University, 1966; and Berlin University, 1970. In 1972, he started with an extensive exhibition activity, as the curator for the New Community of Visual Arts, Berlin. Until 1982 Toni Stooss has dedicated himself about the development and planning of various art projects, he served as project manager for Visual Arts and for directors and artists for film section of artist programs in German Academic Exchange Service in Berlin, (DAAD). He developed many exhibitions in Arts Academy, in New National Gallery, in New Berlin Art Society, in New DAAD Gallery with artists in Berlin, as well as guest artists of DAAD. From the spring of 1982 Toni Stooss has been active as the exhibition director and conservator in Art House Zürich where he organized many exhibitions and publications for Modern and Contemporary art (in cooperation with Harald Szeemann). During this time Stooss has also been the consultant of Swiss Credit Institute's art commissions, SKA (later called Credit Suisse) and he has been the member of the Civic Art Purchase Commission in Zürich between 1990-91. In 1992 he has been chosen as the founding director of Vienna Art Gallery, which he has been managing until the end of 1995 and there he organized numerous monographic and thematic exhibitions for contemporary art. He has been the director of Bern Art Museum from 1996 to 2001. Between 2002 and 2003 he worked as freelance art historian and curator. In February 2003 Toni Stooss took over the artistic management of both Liner Foundation and Liner Museum, Appenzell (CH) and Ziegelhütte Art Gallery. From the spring of 2004 until the end of 2005 he worked as the conservator and curator of the Liner Foundation.Since the beginning of the year 2006,Toni Stooss has started to work as the director of Museum of Modern Art Salzburg of Mönchsberg and Rupertinum, where he organized many thematic exhibitions and publications of the classical modern art, and as well as presentations of contemporary art (with Swiss artists Alexander Hahn and Markus Raetz and classics; Paul Klee, Max Ernst and Alberto Giacometti). As of 2012, Stooss plans to organize an exhibition of Dieter Roth's self-portraits with the cooperation of Aargau Arthouse, Aarau.
Pelin Tan is involved in research-based artistic and architectural projects that focus on urban conflict & territorial politics, gift economy, the condition of labor and mixed methods in research. Trained in Sociology, Tan completed her MA thesis 'Globalization and Contemporary Art after 1990' at Art History, Istanbul Technical University (2003) and PhD thesis on the concept of 'locality' in socially engaged art practices at ITU (2010) that she partly has preceded at Berlin Humboldt Univ. Art History Dept. (DAAD, 2006-2007). Tan worked on her Postdoc about the methodology of Artistic Research with Ute Meta Bauer at Art, Culture and Technology - MIT /Cambridge. She lectured at Art History- TU, MA in Architecture and Urban Studies (adbk – Nürenberg), Art History - ITU (2011 - 2010). Currently, Assist.Prof. at New Media Dept. KHAS, Istanbul.
She edited Güncel Sanatta Kamusal Alan Tartışmaları (Public Space Discussions in Contemporary Art, İst. Bilgi Univ. Yay., 2007); with A.Çavdar Istanbul'un Neoliberal Kentsel Dönüşümü (Neoliberal Urban Transformation of Istanbul, Hayy Pub. 2012) and has publications including: Becoming Istanbul, An Encyclopedia (2008); When Things Cast No Shadow (5th Berlin Biennale, 2008); Megastructure Reloaded (2008); Contemporary Art In Turkey: 1986–2006 (2007) and With/Without Spatial Politics In The Middle East (2007), Recht-auf-Stadt (2011). Editor of Muhtelif (Istanbul); Advisory editor ArtMargin contemporary art magazine MIT and NOON – Journal of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture of Gwangju Biennial Foundation. Collaborative writer of Domus (Milan); Pipeline contemporary art magazine (HongKong), Arch+ Istanbul Issue (2009).
Tan was a research/curatorial resident at IASPIS (Sweden), GeoAir (Georgia). Guest curator at Witte de With / TENT for TRACER (2003 – 2004), and curated Knut Asdam solo show at DEPO (Istanbul), Energy Room – an archive of public art, at santralistanbul, Radical Aesthetics screening/discussion at DEPO with O.Ozengi, Innocent Act, StudyoKAHEM - an architectural research at 10th Istanbul Biennial. Tan is involved in research projects: "Institutions by Artists", Vancouver (with Anton Vidokle, 2010-2012), "Precarious Labor in Contemporary Art", Istanbul (with Önder Özengi, 2011-2013) and Artistic Research in Asia.
Burçak BingölShe graduated from BA, MA, and PhD programs respectively in 2000, 2002, and 2008 from Faculty of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Additionally, she graduated from Department of Choir, Ankara State Conservatory where she studied between 1985-91; and a program on Photography in The New School, New York in 2009. Throughout the PhD program she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Ceramics. She has been an Artist-in-Resident at Hunter College, NY for 8 months in 2006 and at Cura Bodrum for a month in 2010. She's currently accepted to ISCP in New York to work as an Artist-in Resident. She has made several talks and workshops on her art in Turkey, New York, Argentina and Philadelphia. She curated 3 exhibitions: 'NEARFAR: The Reaction Interstice' at Ankara State Conservatory With the support of Goethe Institute Ankara-2010; 'Existrong' at CDA-Projects-2011; and 'Erinnerungen an die Fremde' at Ankara-2011. She had 4 solo exhibitions titled: 'Syste-Matic' New York-2006; 'Attention! Fragile', Ankara-2008; 'Feeling The Blanks' New York-2009; and 'Cabinet Of Curiosities' Istanbul-2011. Beside her art projects, she currently works as an art director at CDA-Projects and works as an instructor at Istanbul Technical University.