Contracted and Expanded, Black Noise, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul

September 12, 2017

Contracted and Expanded (2010) is exhibited in the “Black Noise” show at Akbank Sanat in Istanbul from September 9 to November 18 December 23, 2017. Contracted and Expanded is part of the “Tension Series“, which is a set of explorations combining dynamic drawing with network processes to explore the self-organizing behavior in complex networks. Black … Continued

Monovacation, Designing Hope, Node Forum, Frankfurt

June 26, 2017

Monovacation (2013) is installed in the Designing Hope exhibition at Node Forum in Frankfurt from 26 June to 2 July 2017. I will be giving a talk on data asymmetry and use of complex networks on Saturday July 1st 1:30pm at Mousonturm Karen Eliot Stage. The talk will be followed up by a two-day Graph … Continued

MyPocket, The New Observatory, FACT, Liverpool

June 26, 2017

MyPocket (2008) is exhibited in the The New Observatory show at FACT in Liverpool from 22 June to 1 October 2017. The New Observatory 22 June 2017 – 1 October 2017 The New Observatory transforms our galleries into an observatory for the 21st century. In collaboration with the Open Data Institute, the exhibition brings together … Continued

Civic Data Solidarity, Allied Media Conference, Detroit

June 25, 2017

I have done a presentation “Civic Data Solidarity” at the “Data and Power” plenary at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, June 17th, 2017. The plenary is moderated by Sasha Costanza-Chock, and with speakers Sadie Barnette, Micha Cárdenas, and Frances Lee. The “Civic Data Solidarity” article will be published soon, below are two moments from … Continued

Penal Systems Network exhibited in Playing Hide and Law, Tranzit, Bratislava

March 8, 2017

Penal Systems Network (2014) is on display in the exhibition Playing Hide and Law at Tranzit in Bratislava from March 10th to May 13th, 2017. Playing Hide and Law A Visual Unraveling of the Latent Power of Law March 11 – May 13, 2017 tranzit/sk, Beskydská 12, Bratislava Participating artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Burak Arikan … Continued

Artist Collector Network exhibited in The Beauty of Concept, Plato, Istanbul

March 8, 2017

Artist Collector Network (2011-) is on display part of the exhibition The Beauty of Concept at Plato Sanat in Istanbul from January 18th to April 16th, 2017. The Beauty of Concept January 18 – April 16, 2017 Plato Sanat, Istanbul Participating artists: Burak Arıkan Elçin Ekinci Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt Yasemin Özcan Sümer Sayın … Continued

Data Asymmetry exhibition at the Winchester Gallery

November 9, 2016

I am happy to announce my solo exhibition “Data Asymmetry” opens today at the Winchester Gallery (at the Winchester School of Art) in the UK. The show is curated by Jussi Parikka and featuring works MyPocket (2008), Monovacation (2012), Islam, Republic, Neoliberalism (2012), and Tense Series (2007-2012) exhibited together for the first time. The exhibition … Continued

Transmediale Graph Commons Workshop, Berlin

February 15, 2016

We did a two-day Graph Commons workshop at Transmediale, Feb 4-5 2016, Berlin. Participants built and discussed network models of complex civic issues, using their own research data as well as data they collectively compiled during the workshop. View the documentation on the Graph Commons Journal Also you can listen “The map is the territory“, … Continued

Networks of Dispossession at MAXXI, Rome

December 10, 2015

Networks of Dispossession is on show at the MAXXI Museum “Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury” exhibition from 11 December 2015 to 08 May 2016. Along with the whole map printed on the wall, 12 sub-graphs about particular issues were selected and displayed under the wall print.

Open Meeting & Workshop, 6th Moscow Biennial

September 28, 2015

I will be doing an open meeting and a workshop titled “Creative and Critical Use of Complex Networks” at the 6th Moscow Biennial on September 29th and 30th, from 15:00 to 16:30. Participants will map critical relationships about the issues that impact them and their communities. The lecture and the workshop will focus on the … Continued

Structured Journalism and Network Mapping Hackathon

September 27, 2015

Graph Commons organized a two-day hackathon on structured journalism and network mapping at the Chamber of Architects in Istanbul. Participants created semantic network models on topics in the field of human rights, civil society, and journalism. They created network maps and built data tools to compile relatively big data from available sources and turn them … Continued

Talk: Ibraaz Book Launch “Dissonant Archives”, Istanbul

August 31, 2015

Becoming a Book: Ibraaz Book Launch SALT Galata Saturday Sep 5, 2015 16:00 Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, the second volume in their Contemporary Visual Culture from the Middle East series. Edited by Anthony Downey … Continued

Talk: Creative and Critical Use of Complex Networks, Le Printemps Des Laboratoires, Paris

May 30, 2015

I will be participating in the Le Printemps des Laboratoires #3 – Performing Opposition event with a talk on June 6th, and will do a two-day Graph Commons workshop on June 4-5. “Bloggers, Hackers, Wikileakers, Whistleblowers, Youtubbers : communautés intentionnelles et réseaux sociaux” Saturday June 6th, 5pm-7:30pm With Marie Lechner (journaliste), Burak Arikan (artiste), Brian … Continued

Talk: Something You Should Know at EHESS, Paris

May 30, 2015

Artist Collector Network at Human Economy, HEC Paris

November 19, 2014

Artist Collector Network is on view at the ‘Human Economy‘, the new exhibition of Paris HEC’s Contemporary Art Space, from 20 November 2014 to 6 March 2015. Curator: Paul Ardenne, Associate curator: Barbara Polla Artists: Burak Arikan | Conrad Bakker | Yann Dumoget | Jean-Baptiste Farkas | Hervé Fischer | Sean Hart | Marc Horowitz … Continued

Critical Network Mapping talk, Eyeo 2014, Minneapolis

November 6, 2014

Slides below are from my talk at Eyeo 2014 with notes and links are included. Download as PDF. Critical Network Mapping, Burak Arikan talk at Eyeo2014, Minneapolis

Cartographies of Power, 31st São Paulo Biennial

September 12, 2014

Two-day workshop “Cartographies of Power” in the 31st São Paulo Biennial. Cartographies of Power September 11-12, 2014 14:00-19:00 São Paulo Biennial The distribution of power and knowledge is one of the crucial questions of our contemporary moment, yet many of the interconnections and dependencies within the elite are opaque or invisible to most citizens. Making … Continued

Mapping Internet Governance, UngovForum Istanbul and São Paulo Biennial

September 11, 2014

We’ve kicked off a new collective mapping work on the processes that shape the evolution of the Internet, Mapping Internet Governance. Mapping Internet Governance Already a pressing global issue, internet governance debates are taking place across a range of different fora often referred to as an ecosystem. With the revelations of mass government surveillance, … Continued

Talk at Eyeo Festival 2014, Minneapolis

June 10, 2014

I will be giving a talk on the creative and critical uses of complex networks, tomorrow at Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, more info below, come say hi. Also we will do a panel session on Data, Art & Ethics in a Post-Snowden World with Ashkan Soltani, Jer Thorp, Kate Crawford, and Sarah Williams. Critical Network … Continued

Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, ITP CAMP 2014, New York

June 3, 2014

I will be doing a 3 hour Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop at ITP CAMP 2014. Please RSVP if you’d like to participate in the workshop. Thursday, June 5 6pm-9pm RSVP here: This is a 3 hour workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis in order … Continued

A simple and secure voting system with Bitcoin

April 22, 2014

A schema designed to utilize Bitcoin cryptocurrency for secure and simple electronic voting. In the heart of the schema lies the Blockchain, so all the processes of the system are open to public audition. Requirements: All actors of the election should be able to have a Bitcoin account. All actors of the election should be … Continued

Monovacation, Datascape, LABoral, Gijon

March 17, 2014

Monovacation is on view at the LABoral Datascape exhibition, March 14th – September 21st, 2014. Monovacation 2013. Custom software, interactive map on 47” touchscreen, video on 42” LCD screen, projection Monovacation cordially invites you to “the vacation” of vacations… The official tourism commercials of countries in competition with each other have been selected and each … Continued

Artist Collector Network, Critical Machines, AUB, Beirut

March 8, 2014

Artist Collector Network is on view at the Critical Machines exhibition at American University of Beirut Art Gallery from March 6 to July 26th. Critical Machines 6 March–26 July AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery Artists in the Exhibition Art & Language, Burak Arikan, Freee art collective, Janah Hilwé, Khalil Rabah, Vadim Zakharov A Bookshelf with … Continued

Graph Commons Workshop, 5th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco

February 24, 2014

Graph Commons Workshop will be held at the 5th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco on Friday 28th February 9:00 – 13:30, in Marrakech (exact location to be confirmed). The workshop will explore complex networks through mapping and visual analysis in order to expand the individual’s understanding of the network as a creative medium. Starting from hand drawn … Continued

Monovacation, 5th Marrakech Biennale

February 24, 2014

Monovacation is on view at the 5th Marrakech Biennale, February 26th – March 31st, 2014. The installation is located at the historic Bank Al Maghrib stands on the Jamaa El Fna square of Marrakech. Monovacation 2013. Custom software, projection, digital print (180×120 cm), video on 42” LCD screen Monovacation cordially invites you to “the vacation” … Continued

Penal Systems Network, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo

January 30, 2014

Penal Systems Network, a network map of world’s penal systems that evoke controversy is at Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter “We are living on a star” exhibition, January 30th–April 27th, 2014. The Hannah Ryggen tapestry We are living on a star is the leitmotif for the exhibition. The tapestry hung in the government building in Oslo was bombed … Continued

Karmaşık Ağların Yaratıcı Kullanımı, Bilgi Üniversitesi E3 Mimarlık Ve Tasarım Kulübü Konferansı

December 23, 2013

24 Aralık Salı, 2013 13:00 Mimarlık Ve Tasarım Kulübü Konferansı E3 303 Yüksek Lisans Atölyesi İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Karmaşık Ağların Yaratıcı Kullanımı Son yaptığım işlerin üzerinden giderek ağ haritalaması neden bugün önemli ve kendi işlerinizde nasıl kullanabilirsiniz tartışacağız. Konuşmada MyPocket (2008), Yüksek Öğrenim Endüstriyel Kompleksi (2013), Mülksüzleştirme Ağları (2013) ve Graph Commons kolektif “ağ haritalama” … Continued

Creative Networking / Data Viz Workshop, CTM Parsons, New York

November 18, 2013

Tomorrow I am conducting a full day Creative Networking / Data viz Workshop at the Center for Transformative Media Parsons, NYC, Tue Nov 19th. CTM Guest Workshop: Creative Networking / Data Viz The Center for Transformative Media Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Full day workshop: 10.30 AM – 1.30 PM, and 2.30- 6.30 PM (EST) morning … Continued

Higher Education Industrial Complex, Scientific Inquiries, Koc University

November 10, 2013

Higher Education Industrial Complex is a new work on the 68 private universities and their boards of trustees connected to a network of corporations and institutions in Turkey. The works is on show at the Koç University Campus in Istanbul, as part of the Scientific Inquiries exhibition. Curated by Basak Senova, research by Zeyno Ustun. … Continued

Talk: Networks of Dispossession, GEZI NYC Forums #11

November 10, 2013

We are going to present the Networks of Dispossession project and the Graph Commons platform at GEZI NYC Forums #11 hosted in the The New School. Networks of Dispossession // Mülksüzleştirme Ağları Burak Arikan and Zeyno Üstun November 12th, 8PM The New School, 66 West 12th, Room 510, New York, NY Arikan and Ustun will … Continued

Monovacation, TSMD Architecture Center, Ankara

November 3, 2013

Ankara’da TSMD Mimarlık Merkezi‘ndeyiz, 4 Kasım Pazartesi akşamı saat 19.00’da açılışa bekleriz. “Please do not disturb” VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series Presents TSMD Mimarlık Merkezi, 5 Nov – 30 Nov 2013 Curator: Ertuğ Uçar Coordinator: Pelin Derviş Artists: Burak Arıkan, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Nermin Er, Meriç Kara, Metehan Özcan Mono-vacation Mono-vacation cordially invites you to “the … Continued

Talk & Workshop: Creative Use of Complex Networks, Bilkent Cyberpark, Ankara

November 3, 2013

I will give a talk and do a workshop in a one day event titled “Creative Use of Complex Networks” on November 3rd at Bilkent Cyberpark in Ankara, organized by TTGV (Technology Development Foundation of Turkey) IdeaPort. Creative Use of Complex Networks Dr. Fikret Yücel Konferans Salonu, Bilkent Cyberpark, B Blok 1.Kat – Bilkent Monday, … Continued

Network of Foundations and Corporations Through Shared Board Members: Turkey Edition, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

October 30, 2013

First exhibited at ARTER’s “Second Exhibition” in Istanbul, Network of Foundations and Corporations Through Shared Board Members: Turkey Edition (2010) is now on show at Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present exhibition in Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany. Art & Textiles Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg 12.10.2013 – 02.03.2014 Network … Continued

Talk: Critical Network Mapping, Talk Turkey Conference, New York

October 3, 2013

I will be participating in the “Talk Turkey: Re-thinking Life Since Gezi” conference at The New School with a talk titled “Critical Network Mapping” at 4:30pm on Friday October 4th. You can also watch live here Friday, October 4th, 2013 4:30pm GMT+5 Kellen Auditorium, 66 5th Ave (13th Street) New York Critical Network Mapping I … Continued

Monovacation, Bunny Smash, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

September 28, 2013

Monovacation will be shown in the Bunny Smash exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo from October 3 – January 19, 2014. Curated by Yuko Hasegawa, other participants of the exhibition are Atelier Bow-Wow + Tokyo Tech + Tsukuba University, Bureau d’études, CAMP, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Leandro Erlich, Alexandra Daisy … Continued

Artist Collector Network, 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 24, 2013

Artist Collector Network is at the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana curated by Deborah Cullen, on view from Sep 14 to Nov 24, 2013. This new edition of the map includes 9 collectors and 360 artists from Slovenia.

Talk: Critical Network Mapping, Fritt Ord Foundation, Oslo

August 17, 2013

I will give a talk titled “Critical Network Mapping” on August 19th at “A Free Image. A Free Word. A Free Gesture: A Seminar on Speech”, Fritt Ord Foundation (Free Word Foundation) in Oslo. Monday, 19 August 2013 9:00-17:30 Fritt Ord Foundation Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo Organized by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in collaboration with Fritt Ord … Continued

Save as: Social Memory

June 23, 2013

Image: A section from Network Of Foundations And Corporations Through Shared Board Members: Turkey Edition Organizing a symposium on media archaeology and software art, June 26-27 at SALT Galata in Istanbul. Please see the information below: Save as: Social Memory June 26-27, 2013 SALT Galata Atelier IV, Istanbul One of the major concerns during … Continued

Mapping Dispossession Workshop, Gezi Park, Taksim

June 5, 2013

Mapping Dispossession Workshop June 6th, Thu 11:00-13:00 Gezi Park Müşterekler Boot Taksim Istanbul About Network Mapping Workshops

A Critical Network Traversal, Home Works, Beirut

May 23, 2013

I will do a lecture on critical network traversal on Saturday May 25th starting 4:45pm at Home Works along with D. Graham Burnett whose talk titled “Systematics, Taxonomy, And Practices Of Collecting”, come join us if you are in Beirut. A Critical Network Traversal Ashkal Alwan | Home Workspace, Beirut Saturday May 25, 2013 4:45 … Continued

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