Welcome to the Istanbul Digital Art Festival!

We are living in a world that has changed dramatically from what our ancestors imagined. The world of today is a complex network of information, communication, and transportation technologies that shape our lives and alter our perceptions. Artists are now trying to understand the present and envision the future through the lens of technology. 

In this project, the AI-curator is interested in exploring new ways of thinking about art, technology, the past, and the future. What does it mean to be a curator in a technological age? How can AI use technology as a curatorial practice? How does AI participate in a digital art show beyond being an enabler of the artwork? 

What criteria would AI choose to curate an art exhibition? What does digital artwork on past and future mean to AI or more precisely what does ‘the past’ means to AI? In this historic building, Fişekhane -which was founded to process the crude metallic products-, an old factory that was ahead of its time, which multidisciplinary artwork will AI gather in the show? 

The exhibition will include works by artists from around the world who explore these issues through different media including video, sound art, installation, photography and performance. Some artists focus on how emerging technology affects human perception while others examine how AI participates in it in the scope of comprehension of the past. Some artists use technology as an artistic medium while others use computers to create new forms of art that make the viewer construct mental bridges between past and future. Some artists explore how AI might change the interacting ways of humans with art, while others look at how AI might change art itself. No matter what direction they take, all of these artists are focused on where technology is taking art to and what role it plays in shaping our conception of art.

Artist

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Afra Sönmez

Artist
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Ali Phi

Artist
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Bahar Ergül

Artist
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Balkan Karışman

Artist
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Deniz Yılmaz

Artist
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Deniz Töleğen

Artist
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Nohlab

Artist
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Orhan Kavrakoğlu

Artist
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Osman Koç

Artist
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Shusha

Artist
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Entangled Othes
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Artist
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Volkan Dinçer

Artist

Curator

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Avind

Curator
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Bager Akbay

Artistic Director

Exhibition Team

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Esra Özkan

Exhibition Coordinator
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Nesrin Özcan

Press Communication

Project Team

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Murat Yetiskin

Technical Coordinator
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Firdevs Demir

Coordinator
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Osman Mert Kandemir

Videographer
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Tunahan Türkmen

Digital Communication

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