talks

May 20, 2022 Online Seminar:
Artistic & Curatorial Approaches to Archives, Oral Histories, and Community Engagement
Istanbul Bilgi University
Faculty of Architecture
May 5-6, 2022 Conference: Photography’s Afterlives 
Panel Discussion: What Can Exhibits Do?
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Organised by: Marianne Hirsch, Silvia Spitta, Leo Spitzer
Participants: Kimberely Juanita-Brown, Brenda J. Child, Ángeles Donoso Macaya, Gil Hochberg, Mirta Kupferminc, Susan Meiselas, James Nachtwey, Lorie Novak, Isin Önol, Thy Phu, Sandra Ramos, Jeff Sharlet, Brian Wallis, Laura Wexler
April 26, 2022 Online Conversation: İPEK DUBEN & IŞIN ÖNOL
Organised by: SALT ONLINE
Participants: İpek Duben & Işın Önol
September 9, 2021 Panel Discussion & Vienna Book Launch: WOMEN MOBILIZING MEMORY
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Participants: Susan Meiselas, Silvina Der Meguerditchian, with online remarks by Marianne Hirsch, Banu Karaca and Banu Cennetoğlu on the Osman Kavala Case
Moderated by: Işın Önol
April 2, 2021 Panel Discussion: COMMUNITY IN PROGRESS
As part of the Symposium: ART SCHOOL PEDAGOGY 2.0
Columbia University, Teachers College
Panelists: Dorit Naaman | Ashley Hunt | Rashin Fahandej
Moderators: Livia Alexander & Isin Önol
December 21,  2020 Round Table: MOBILITY(IES): WHAT NEXT?
PANEL: Witness and Visions of Mobility
Hosting Institution: Roberto Cimetta Fund
Participants:
Emilie Petit | Khaled Barakeh | Liwaa Yazji
Moderated by: Işın Önol
December 16, 2020 Just Three: Işın Önol
Hosted by Catherine LaSota
A Project of Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University
December 12-13, 2020 Virtual Symposium: Thinking Food Futures
Hosting Institution: Residency Unlimited
Participants:
Liana Aghajanian | Betsy Andrews | Mirna Bamieh | Scott Alvez Barton | Andrew Reid Bell | Ramón Cruz | Keg de Souza | Gillian Goddard | Cynthia R. Greenlee | Omotara James | Defne Koryürek | Siri Lee | William Mazza | Melissa Metrick | Asunción Molinos | Carolyn Monastra | Sabiyha Prince | Jessica Segall | VK Sreelesh | Candace Thompson | Michelle Threadgould | Jenifer Wightman | Allie Wist | Viswan Zorba
Curated and organized by: Isin Önol & Livia Alexander
July 25, 2020 Online Talk: Thinking Food Futures
Discussants:
Esra Durukan | Yoko Inoue | Siri Lee | Rosa Nussbaum | Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiuri | Andrew Vigil-Emerson | Allie Wist
Moderators: Livia Alexander & Işın Önol
June 12, 2020 Online Talk: Social Inclusion
Participants: Adam Curtis | Isin Önol | Minouche Besters | Rozina Spinnoy | Rui Franco
Moderators: Bahanur Nasya & Daniela Patti
December 13-14,  2019 Conference: The Other is Oneself
Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Wien
Participants:
Livia Alexander | Midia Amir | Berivan Aslan | Khaled Barakeh | Ramesch Daha | Özge Ejder | Stefan Fritz | Lewis Johnson | Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi | Kilian Kleinschmidt | Fiona Liewehr | Sulaiman Mahmoud | Thomas Schmidinger | Nil Yalter | Samar Yazbek | Golnar Shahyar
Conceptualised and moderated by: Isin Önol
Project initiated by: Sébastien de Ganay
November 8,  2019 Book Launch: Women Mobilizing Memory
Room 523, Butler Library, Columbia University
Presentations:
Isin Onol | Maria Jose Contreras Lorenzini | Alisa Solomon | Andrea Crow | Deva Woodly | Banu Karaca | Sarah Cole | JeanHoward
October 19, 2019 Film screening and discussion with Mario Rizzi
IoA, The Square, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010
Moderated by: Isin Önol
October 18, 2019 Structures of Displacement – Harsham Camp, Erbil, Iraq
IoA, The Square, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010, Wien Discussants:
Alessandro Petti / DAAR | Mario Rizzi | Romola Sanyal
Moderated by: Isin Önol
October 16,  2019 Mobilizing Memory
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090, Wien
Presentations by:
Isin Önol | Ernst Logar | Natascha Gangl
June 26,  2019 Women Mobilizing Memory in Performances of Protest
MSA Madrid 2019, Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference
Chair: Leo Spitzer
Discussants:
Işın Önol | María Soledad Falabella Luco | Ayse Gul Altinay | Deborah Willis
Moncloa Campus, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
May 16, 2019 Use of Documentary Strategies in Archival and Artistic Exhibition Formats
Media Arts and Game Design Module, Class of Özge Samancı
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
May 15, 2019 Use of Shadows: Employing Emerging Technologies to Engage
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
May 10, 2019 MFA THESIS REVIEWS AT THE LUMINARY
External Critic: Isin Önol
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
January 25, 2019 A Conversation on Artistic Freedom & Osman Kavala
Discussants: Fatma Bucak  | Banu Cennetoglu | Aylin Tekiner
Chair: Isin Önol
Organised by: Research Institute on Turkey
New School for Social Research, Wolf Conference Room, New York
January 22, 2019 Sen ve Ben: A 5533 Event
Discussants: Burak Arikan | Fatma Bucak | Isin Önol
ISCP, New York
October 05 – 08, 2018 Education as Co-production Workshop:
Learning through the Arts Inside and Outside of the School System in Turkey and Germany

Organized by: Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke (DTJB)
In collaboration with: Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung (BKJ) | Bundesarbeitsgemeinschat (BAG) Spiel und Theater aus Deutschland | Istanbuler Stiftung für Kultur und Kunst (IKSV)
Organizing team: Zülal Fazlıoğlu Akın | Imke Bachmann | Ute Handwerg | Işın Önol | Ceyda Özdemir | Therese Peters | Rolf Witte | Leman Yılmaz
Project Coordinator: Ceyda Özdemir
Moderator: Isin Önol
Discussion and Recommendation Paper: Zülal Fazlıoğlu Akın
Assistants: Doğa Çal | Ekin Kayhan | Deniz Kıvılcım | İlkyaz Portakalcıoğlu
Nesin Art Village, Sirince, Turkey
June 06, 2018 Verum Corpus
Discussants: Ozan Türkkan & Isin Önol
Bilsart, Istanbul
November 18, 2017 Vienna Art Week Open Studio Day
Open Studios: Bernhard Cella | Ebru Kurbak | Anna Vasof
Curated and moderated by: Isin Önol
Artists’ Studios, Vienna, Austria
October 23, 2017 Cinema of Resistance: Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, 97 min.)
Discussants: Alessia Palanti | Isin Onol | Ali Akay
Moderator: Nora Philippe
Maison Française, Buell Hall, Columbia University, New York
October 9-12, 2017 Workshop on Cultural Education in Germany and Turkey
Moderator: Isin Önol
Project Coordinator: Ceyda Özdemir
Organizing team: Zülal Fazlıoğlu Akın | Imke Bachmann | Handan Uzal Dündar | Özlem Ece | Ute Handwerg | Işın Önol | Rolf Witte | Leman Yılmaz | Ceyda Özdemir | Karolina Wiśniewska
Discussion and Recommendation Paper: Zülal Fazlıoğlu Akın
German Foreign Office, Berlin
September 21, 2017 Mother Tongue
Discussants: Selda Asal | Isin Önol
Transnational Arts Production, Oslo, Norway
April 5, 2017 The Possibilities and Challenges of Art Education from Swedish and Turkish Perspectives
Presentations by: Maria Lantz | Elin Wikström | Fredrik Svensk | Işın Önol | Asli Saracoglu Cetinkaya
Organized by: Seher Uysal | Mike Bode | Suzi Ersahin
Swedish Consulate General, Istanbul
April 4, 2017 When Home Won’t Let You Stay: A Collective Deliberation on Taking Refuge
Workshop by: Isin Önol
Columbia Global Centers, Istanbul
April 1, 2017 Conversation with Burcak Bingöl
Conversation: Burcak Bingöl | Isin Önol
Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul
March 26, 2017 Are You Still Alive?
Discussion with: Didem Erk | Berat Isik
Moderator: Isin Önol
Film Screening: The Audience Emancipated
Steirische Kultur Initiative, Graz, Austria
March 13, 2017 SUSMA! Art as activism in times of political silencing
Concept and Introduction: Isin Onol and Herwig Turk
Presentations: Asli Kislal | Oliver Ressler | Janez Janša | Zeyno Pekünlü
AIL Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna, Austria
February 17, 2017 Trauma and Memory: Tears in the Fabric of Armenian and Greek Communities
Poetry Reading and Film Screening: Suzanne Khardalian | Stephanos Papadopoulos
Discussants: Bella Grigoryan | Isin Onol
Moderator: Valentina Izmirlieva
February 10, 2017 Refugees and Gender Violence: Vulnerability and Resistance
Talks and Panel Discussion: Vendy Vogt | Chloe Howe Haralambous | Isin Onol | Diana Taylor
Introduction: Jean Howard
Columbia University, 612 Schermerhorn Hall, New York
November 12, 2016 Urban Knautschzone
Sale D’armi, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Input by: Massimo Bricociki | Stefania Sabatinelli | Christina Schraml | Isin Önol
October 26, 2016 Stay With Me: Artists’ Diaries from Istanbul
Discussants: Selda Asal | Isin Önol
Belvedere 21er Haus, Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna, Austria
October 24, 2016 Panel Discussion: Modasi Gecmis Adamin Ivir Zivirlari (in Turkish)
Discussants: Ali Nesin | Isin Önol | Esin Pervane | Levent Cantek
Cankaya Municipality, Ankara
June 26, 2016 Panel Discussion: The Role of Cultural Policy in Times of Growing Social Inequality
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
June 5, 2016 Presentation at Wiener Festwochen Open Forum: Into the City: Universal Hospitality
Işın Önol: Art & Politics in Turkey: In the Era of Uprising, Conflict, Forced Migration and Presidential Obscurity
Istanbul, Turkey / Vienna, Austria
May 30, 2016 TEDx Maastricht: Nesin Art Village
Maastricht Netherlands
May 15, 2016 Communicating Traumatic Memories through Artistic Practices
Discussants: Selda Asal | Isin Önol
1+1, Kunsthaus Kule, Berlin
September 8, 2015 Artist’ Roundtable Discussion
Discussants: Simone Leigh | Susan Meiselas | Lorie Novak | Isin Önol | Kameelah Janan Rasheed | Aylin Tekiner
Moderator: Carol Becker
Buell Hall, East Gallery, Columbia University
June 13, 2015 Artist talk: Iz Öztat
Discussants: Iz Öztat | Isin Önol
Reunion Exhibition, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
May 30, 2015 Photography: A Struggle of Witnessing
Discussants: Emine Gözde Sevim | Isin Önol
Istanbul Technical University – Photography Meetings, Istanbul, Turkey
April 20, 2015 Portfolio Review: TransArts
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
April 2, 2015 Random Interference
Artist talk by Lorie Novak, Organized by Isin Önol in the frame work of the exhibition Mobilizing Memory – Vienna
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
March 21, 2015 Mobilizing Memory for Another Tomorrow
Discussants: Ayse Gül Altinay | Carla Bobadilla | Tamar Citak | Isin Önol | Emine Gözde Sevim | Johanna Tinzl
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
December 18, 2014 Art within Science: A Speculative Biological Approach
Artist talk by Pınar Yoldaş, Organized by Isin Önol in the framework of the exhibition Finally Feeling Fine?
University of Applied Arts, Digital Art Department run by Ruth Schnell
October 23, 2014 Video Conversations
Discussants: Ana Bilankov | Franck Lesbros | Rodrigo Imaz
Moderator: Işın Önol
MACP, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
June 7, 2014 Relationship of Sound and Space
Discussants: Daisuke Kosugi | Mirko Lazović | Ali Miharbi
Moderator:  Işın Önol
Raum D, quartier21, Museums Quartier, Vienna
May 20, 2014 The Artist as Ethnographer: Cultural Workers in Red Vienna
Panel Discussion with Emilio Santisteban, T. Melih Görgün, Işın Önol; Moderation by: Hansel Sato
SOHO in OTTAKRING Festival Talks 2014, Depot, Vienna
April 12, 2014 Artist Talk: Learned Helplessness: On Authority, Obedience, and Control
Discussants: Burçak Bingöl | Berat Işık| Gözde İlkin| Pinar Öğrenci |Yasemin Özcan| Sevim Sancaktar | Irem Tok
Moderator:  Işın Önol
Muse Istanbul, Turkey
November 7, 2013 Mirage: A Residue of Corpreality
Discussants: Akira Lippit | Sypros Papapetros | Serkan Özkaya
Moderator:  Işın Önol
Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
October 8, 2013 Shadows as Transitory Elements and Temporary Tools in Connecting with the Audience
Presentation at theSymposium: Transitory Art: Theory & Art in Temporary Societies
ARTos FOUNDATION, Nicosia, Cyprus
October 11, 2013 The New Contemporary
Discussants: Anca Mihulet | Andreiana Mihail | Isin Önol| Andrea Schurian | Asel Yeszhanova
Moderation: Andrea Schurian
VIENNAFAIR Talks, Vienna, Austria
September 11, 2013 After All
Forum: “City, Active Citizenship, Arts and Culture”
Organized by European Cultural Association
Siemens Art, Istanbul, Turkey
May 2, 2013 Sinopale as an Alternative Modal in Art Production
Guest Lecture at Communication, Science, Fashion class, conducted by Stefanie Wuschitz
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
April 16, 2013 Sinopale as an Alternative Modal in Art Production
Guest Lecture at Art and Management class conducted by Gerald Nestler
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
April 3, 2013 Public Conversation between Isin Önol and Hyung-Min Yoon
WUK OPEN STUDIO / KEX RESIDENCY
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Avustria
Mar 6 – 9, 2013 Curators’ Network
Meeting platform for artists and curators
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
December 1, 2012 Residencies as Exchange Platform (In Context – Asia And Europe)
Panel discussion, casa masaccio / centro per l’arte contemporanea
San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
January 20, 2012 Orders of Perception
Public Conversation with artist Bernd Oppl
At the symposium: “Reality Manifestos, or Can Dialectics Break Bricks? A study of détournement as Art Forms”, Organised by Dimitrina Sevova, WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
January 19, 2012 Cast Shadows as Readymade Images Amid the Status of Representation and Reality
Lecture at the symposium: “Reality Manifestos, or Can Dialectics Break Bricks? A study of détournement as Art Forms”, Organised by Dimitrina Sevova, WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
November 1, 2011 Dark Possibilities in Reconnecting with the Notion of Truth
Lecture at the symposium: SEAFair ’11 – “Energy, Biopolitics, Strategies of Resistance and Cultural Subversion”
Organised by Melentie Pandilovski, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
October 21, 2011 Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Age of Corrupted Information
Presentation of the conceptual framework of the 4th Sinop Biennale: at the panel discussion “Curating and Beyond: Alternative Approaches for Curating” Siemens Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
September 14 – 21, 2011 Mediterraneanising The Mediterranean: Altering Definitions In The Digital Media Era
Lecture, presented at the Forum: Revolutions In The Digital Mediterranean: The Southern Mediterranean Forum at Isea2011 Istanbul, The 17th International Symposium Of The Electronic Arts
September 17, 2011 Transforming the Past, Collecting the Future
Workshop,given within the framework of the Symposium “Collecting the Future”, Sinop, Turkey
June 1 – 2, 2011 Challenges of Interaction between the Host and the Guest through Artistic Mobility
Presented at the Symposium: “Exploring Mobility around the Mediterranean”, organised as part of the Istikshaf program, a cooperation project led by The Arab Education Forum – Safar Fund and the Roberto Cimetta Fund in Amman, Jordan
January 27, 2011 Eggs & Politics
Conversation: Aytac Pekdemir & Isin Önol, Kunstverein Zurich, Switzerland
December 4, 2010 Investigating the Invisible: Hidden information within Shadow
Lecture, given at the Symposium/Festival, Pixxel Point 11th International New Media Art Festival, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
March 27, 2010 Educational Critique: How To Swot Curating A Critical Review Of The Curatorial Study Programmes
Panel Discussion as Part Of The Symposium: “Institution As Medium. Curating As Institutional Critique?”
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
March 7, 2008 Representation of Female Body throughout Modern and Contemporary Art
Presentation, 5533, Istanbul
November 15, 2007 PERSPEKTİF 2, “Tendencies, Enterprises, Politics and Words in Art and Culture”
Panel Discussion, Yeditepe University Fine Arts Dept., Art Management Program
October 25, 2007 Water Between Poetics and Politics
Symposium, Overtures/North-South-Expedition Hydroformance Istanbul
October 20, 2007 Female Body and it’s Appearance in Modern and Contemporary Art
Seminar, International Women’s Association, Istanbul
August 7 – 9, 2007 XOP (Exchange of Operators and Producers)
Symposium, Mooste, Estonia