Basak Senova is Guest Professor in 2020

Art and Communicative Practices department

07. January 2020
After Basak Senova was a resident artist at the Angewandte in 2019, she will head the research-based The Octopus Programme as a Visiting Professor at the Art and Communicative Practices department in 2020.
The Octopus Programme will operate through courses based on artistic research and the pilot application will be processed as an exchange between the Angewandte and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis.
Basak Senova is both a curator and a designer; she has a highly interdisciplinary training and practice. Senova studied Literature and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design and Ph.D. in Art, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University) and attended the 7th Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam.

As an assistant professor, she lectured in various universities in Turkey and in 2017 she was the resident fellow at the University of the Arts, Helsinki in co-operation with HIAP and also the same year, she received Associate Professorship in Fine Arts by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.

Her teaching also extends internationally in the framework of seminars and educational-turn exhibition projects. She has held the position of Director NOMAD, which was the first organization (Istanbul-based association) in Turkey with a special focus on digital culture, sound-art and digital-minded productions for a number of years. She curated the pavilions of Turkey and Republic of Macedonia at the Venice Biennale (2009 and 2015). She co-curated the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground (Bosnia and Herzegovina); curated the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014; the Jerusalem Show VII. Fractures; and acted as the Art Gallery Chair of (ACM) SIGGRAPH 2014 (Vancouver).