Artists' Film International 2015
January 20–March 12, 2015

Artists' Film International 2015

Istanbul Modern presented Artists’ Film International, an exhibition and program dedicated to contemporary video art by featuring moving images, animations, and films of visual artists all around the world, in the pop-up exhibition area.

Throughout the year 2014, Istanbul Modern worked with Burak Delier and his video "Crisis and Control"(2013) was screened in the partner institutions. In 2015, the museum invited Vahap Avşar with his video "Road to Arguvan" (2013). Istanbul Modern hosted these two video installations together with others and thematic screenings of works by artists from 15 countries.

Initiated by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, the program is organized in partnership with 17 art institutions from different parts of the world, and In the previous years, Istanbul Modern participated in the program with works by Ali Kazma, İnci Eviner, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Sefer Memişoğlu and Bengü Karaduman.


Within the scope of the program, the artists’ whose videos are shown in the exhibition, with the curatorial selection of Istanbul Modern are:

Yuri Ancarani, Vahap Avşar, Lee Kai Chung, Burak Delier, Dalila Ennadre, Provmyza Group, Mattias Harenstam, Oded Hirsch, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Tran Luong, Jorge Macchi, Nicole Miller, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Uudam Tran Nguyen, Masooda Noora, Pallavi Paul, Elisabeth Price, Tejal Shah, Anatoly Shuravlev, Angela Su, Milica Tomic, Diego Tonus, Amir Yatziv, Tanya Busse & Emilija Škarnulytė

Program / Content: Çelenk Bafra, Senem Kantarcı


Artists’ Film International 2014-15 Program Partners

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA

Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

CCAA / Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan

Cinémathèque de Tanger, Morocco

City Gallery Kfar Saba, Israel

City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

Fundacion PRÓA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GAMeC / Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy

Hanoi DOCLAB, Hanoi, Vietnam

KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film, Norway

n.b.k. / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Video – Forum, Berlin, Almanya

Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, Çin

Project 88, Mumbai, Hindistan

Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norveç (TKF)

NCCA / National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia

Whitechapel Gallery, Londra, Birleşik Krallık