Neoliberalism(s), 11th Sharjah Biennial

March 14, 2013

Neoliberalism(s) is a software-questionnaire-mapping work exhibited in 11th Sharjah Biennial, 13 March – 13 May 2013. It aims to grasp the diverse perceptions of expatriates living in UAE about the fierce nature of the neoliberalism. Neoliberalism(s) 2013, Custom software, touchscreen (42” LCD screen), digital print (180×120 cm) “Almost everybody who lives in Dubai also lives somewhere … Continued


Monovacation, 11th Sharjah Biennial

March 13, 2013

Monovacation is in 11th Sharjah Biennial, 13 March – 13 May 2013. Monovacation 2013, custom software, projection (300×120 cm), digital print (180×120 cm), video (42 inch LCD screen) 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 film has … Continued


Mono-vacation, Istanbul Modern

February 5, 2013

“Please do not disturb” VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series Presents Istanbul Modern, February 7th – April 7th 2013 Curator: Ertuğ Uçar Coordinator: Pelin Derviş Artists: Burak Arikan, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Nermin Er, Meriç Kara, Metehan Özcan Mono-vacation Mono-vacation cordially invites you to “the vacation” of vacations… The official tourism commercials of countries in competition with each … Continued


Konuşma: Hacktivizm, İnternet, Teknoloji ve Sanat

January 25, 2013

Hacktivizm, İnternet, Teknoloji ve Sanat Özgür Uçkan, Burak Arıkan, Ali Miharbi 26 Ocak Ctesi 14:30 Empire Project http://www.facebook.com/events/121112174729636/ The Empire Project’te Dr. Özgür Uçkan’la Sanat Felsefesi Konuşmaları serisinin sonuncusu 26 Ocak Cumartesi günü galeri oditoryumunda gerçekleşecek. Burak Arıkan ve Ali Miharbi’nin de konuk konuşmacı olacağı yedinci ve son bölüm, “Hacktivizm, İnternet, Teknoloji ve Sanat: Hack … Continued


Selling Snails in the Muslim Neighborhood, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

January 10, 2013

I will be participating in a panel discussion on art institutions and societal networks at Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster. The focus will be on decentralized institutionalization and funding systems for art. SELLING SNAILS IN THE MUSLIM NEIGHBORHOOD Marwa Arsanios, Dilek Winchester Westfaelischer Kunstverein Münster Thursday, January 10, 2-5 pm STAMMTISCH 1: INSTITUTION & STRUKTUR Welcome: … Continued


Nam June Paik Award Exhibition, Bochum

October 21, 2012

I will be participating in the Nam June Paik Award exhibition along with Cevdet Erek, Florian Hecker, Thomas Köner, Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, and Carlos Fadon Vicente. The exhibition will take place at Kunstmuseum Bochum between Nov 1st, 2012 and January 13th, 2013.


Structures and Networks Panel, IdeaCity, Istanbul

October 10, 2012

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul is a three-day conference featuring a series of workshops organized by the New Museum, in conjunction with the first Istanbul Design Biennial and the Audi Urban Future Initiative. The conference will be a primary resource for identifying key issues around this year’s overarching festival theme of Untapped Capital, while further developing an … Continued


Islam, Republic, Neoliberalism, Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012

October 10, 2012

Showing a new work at the Istanbul Design Biennial. Islam, Republic, Neoliberalism comprises of three network maps where mosques, republican monuments/ museums and shopping centers dispersed throughout Istanbul connect to each other within their areas of influence. These maps present a comparative display of network patterns that are formed through associations linking those architectural structures that represent … Continued


Truth is Concrete Network Maps, Graz

September 21, 2012

Truth is Concrete 24/7 marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art organized in Graz, September 21-28, 2012. I am contributing with two network maps below –being exhibited in the hall– and a tactic talk titled “Network as a Medium of Critique and Action” on Sep 25 Tuesday, 8pm at Black … Continued


Sommerakademie 2012, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

August 18, 2012

Participating in the Sommerakademie 2012 at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern with guest curator Marta Kuzma, fellows, speakers and the extended community. Workshops, lectures, river rafting, cooking, and tasting Swiss goodies.


Keynote at Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks Conference, NetSci2012, Chicago

May 15, 2012

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Northwestern University in Evanston/IL http://artshumanities.netsci2012.net The abstract of my keynote: “The network does not exist, it has to be created” * If the network does not exist and one has to capture this complexity, what happens when we capture … Continued


Everyone For Themselves: Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, Witte de With, Rotterdam

May 8, 2012

Everyone For Themselves: Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 12:00-19:00 Witte de With, Rotterdam One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis in the context of the art world. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions on the … Continued


Critical Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, 7th Berlin Biennale

April 29, 2012

Critical Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop Sunday, May 6th, 2012 7th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis in the context of art and politics. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions on … Continued


Network Map of Artists and Political Inclinations, 7th Berlin Biennale

April 22, 2012

Network Map of Artists and Political Inclinations 320 x 525 cm Custom software, digital print, mounted on the wall Network map of artists and their political inclinations based on artists’ statements in their application to the 7th Berlin Biennale. The map includes 4592 artists and 395 unique political inclinations. Artists without connections on the map are … Continued


Creative Networking Workshop, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

April 10, 2012

Three day workshop & lecture focusing on the design of large scale networks as a creative activity and expanding the individual’s thinking about the network as a creative medium. Starting from hand drawn simple graph models, participants gradually build complex network diagrams. Emphasis on network mapping, modeling, analysis, relational thinking, centrality, clustering analysis, and information … Continued


Creative Networking Workshop, UPenn Design

March 29, 2012

I will do a two day Lecture & Workshop on the design of complex networks at The University of Pennsylvania School of Design on March 30th – 31st, 2012. The workshop will focus on the design of large scale networks as a creative activity and expanding the individual’s thinking about the network as a creative … Continued


Network Mapping & Analysis in Architecture, ITU Architecture, Istanbul

February 22, 2012

I will be giving a lecture (Feb 22) and a workshop (Feb 29) consecutively as part of the “Methods of Environmental Analysis in Architecture” course at ITU Faculty of Architecture. The workshop will focus on the design of networks as a creative activity in the context of environmental analysis in architecture, and we will employ … Continued


Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, ITU Architecture Dept., Istanbul, 2012

February 14, 2012

One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions in the computer. Emphasis on network topology, relationship types, information modeling, visual analysis, centralization, and clustering. Participants learn the most through sketching and participating in the … Continued


Artist Talk & Creative Networking Workshop, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul

November 28, 2011

In accordance with the BURAK exhibition at Maçka Sanat Galerisi, I will do a talk and a workshop in two consecutive days. Artist Talk: Burak Arıkan Nov 29th, 18:30 Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Eytam Cad. 31/A Maçka Talk on the new work “Collector Artist Network: Phase II” and my general practice. Keywords: network vs. image, iconoclasm … Continued


Creative Networking Workshop, Performa 11, New York

November 9, 2011

Creative Networking Workshop, Performa 11 Saturday, November 12, 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm http://11.performa-arts.org/event/burak-arikan-creative-networking One day workshop focusing on the design of large scale networks as a creative activity and expanding the individual’s thinking about the network as a creative medium. Starting from hand drawn simple graph models, participants gradually build complex network compositions. Emphasis … Continued


Artist Collector Network: Phase II, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul

November 2, 2011

BURAK Maçka Sanat Galerisi November 01 – December 13, 2011 Curator: Nazlı Gürlek Collector Artist Network: Phase II (2011) is the second phase of an ongoing data collecting and mapping research project on the “nature” of the society of art. In the process of generating the data, each collector in the map was asked to … Continued


Artist Collector Network: Phase I, Borusan Perili Kosk, Istanbul

September 16, 2011

Collector Artist Network: Phase I is the first phase of an ongoing data collecting and mapping research project on the “nature” of the society of art. Each collector in the map was asked to contribute a list of artists in their art collection; these lists of shared artists connect the collectors on the diagram, which … Continued


Meta-Control Performance with Klaustro at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

September 16, 2011

Meta-Control performance with Kalustro at Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.  For the first time, Meta-Control will be performed on a U shaped screen setup. September 16th, 9pm Gaîté Lyrique Grande Salle


Becoming Istanbul Concept Network Movie, SALT

September 12, 2011

I created a new work as part of the Becoming Istanbul project, opening tomorrow at SALT Beyoğlu in Istanbul. The internal dynamics of Becoming Istanbul’s database as a whole, not visible in individual navigations, is interpreted as an animated network map, a work deciphering the relationships between concepts and time. Becoming Istanbul explores contemporary Istanbul … Continued


Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, General Assembly, New York

August 9, 2011

Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, General Assembly, New York Wednesday, August 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm http://www.generalassemb.ly Network mapping is a popular and highly creative medium. From the popularity of The Tipping Point’s theories about social networks to the widely heralded infographics on nytimes.com, industry leaders are turning their knowledge of trends into engaging … Continued


Network Mapping & Analysis Workshop, Xanadu Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar

July 3, 2011

One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions on the computer. Emphasis on network topology, relationship types, information modeling, visual analysis, centralization, and clustering. Participants learn the most through observing, sketching, collaborating, and participating … Continued


Network Mapping & Analysis Workshop, Xindanwei, Shanghai

June 24, 2011

Time: Talk/Lecture: June 28th, Tuesday, 19:00-21:00 Workshop: June 29th, Wednesday, 19:00-22:00 Venue: Xindanwei, 50 Yongjia Rd., Shanghai Cost: 30 rmb/person/night, coffee and tea served Organizer: Xindanwei, Arthub Asia One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions … Continued


Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, ITU Architecture Dept., Istanbul

May 10, 2011

Two day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions in the computer. Emphasis on network topology, relationship types, information modeling, visual analysis, centralization, and clustering. Participants learn the most through observing, sketching, and participating in … Continued


Report on the World Social Forum 2011, Dakar, Senegal

April 18, 2011

The World Social Forum 2011 took place in Senegal February 6th to 11th. Its slogan “Another world is possible” proved especially resonant as anti-government protests shook Egypt during that time. Developed since the first forum in Porto Alegre 2001, the 11th forum in Senegal’s capital Dakar brought together civil society groups from around the world … Continued


Artist Talk at ARTER, 2011

March 8, 2011

I will give a talk today on the two network maps exhibited at Arter’s “Second Exhibition” in Istanbul. “Network of Foundations and Corporations Through Shared Board Members: Turkey Edition” and “Network of Artists Who Exhibited Together: ARTER “Second Exhibition” Edition”. With this talk, I will open the data of the two network maps to public, … Continued


Virtualization of the Art Market

January 22, 2011

The VIP Art Fair, opening today, will be an experiment in art and capitalism, another step on the virtualization of the art market. Organizers of the online art fair, James Cohan and Co., convinced the established galleries and other art professionals, with a hope to take the entire art fair experience, and put it online. … Continued


A Visit to Banu Cennetoğlu in Venice

December 30, 2010

My selections from Banu Cennetoğlu’s CATALOG form. “Lapses”. Lapses/*4. The Book Series of Pavilion of Turkey in the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial. Ed. Basak Senova. Trans. Nusin Odelli & Funda Senova, Fourth Vol. IKSV. Istanbul. Burak Arıkan, November 1st, 2010 Upon meeting her in Venice, I asked Banu Cennetoğlu, “Aren’t you … Continued


“The network does not exist, it has to be created”, CHANCE Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France

December 10, 2010

CHANCE Conference 18th of December 2010, Aix-en-Provence, France “The network does not exist, it has to be created” * The network inherently does not exist, one has to capture this complex event. What happens after you capture it? Network itself turns into a commodity? A power tool? A creative medium that is different than representation? … Continued


Second Exhibition, ARTER, Istanbul, 2010

November 24, 2010

Second Exhibition 28 November 2010-27 February 2011 ARTER – sanat için alan | space for art İstiklal Caddesi 211, Beyoğlu Istanbul, Turkey Curator: Emre Baykal Artists: .-_-., Halil Altındere, Burak Arıkan, Volkan Aslan, Vahap Avşar, Banu Cennetoğlu – Yasemin Özcan Kaya, Ayşe Erkmen, Hafriyat (Murat Akagündüz, Antonio Cosentino, extramücadele, İnci Furni, Mustafa Pancar), Ali Kazma, … Continued


Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, Istanbul, 2010

October 26, 2010

Two day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from simple exercises participants gradually build complex compositions. Emphasis on network topology in the city, urban dynamics, and information design. Participants learn the most through observing, sketching, and participating in the discussions. PART I: Graph Theory and … Continued


Network Mapping Workshop, 4th Upgrade!International Conference, São Paulo

October 20, 2010

Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop 4th Upgrade!International Conference, São Paulo, http://softborders.art.br/eng October 20th, 2010 UNESP sala/room: 517 One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from basic hands on mapping exercises participants gradually build complex compositions. Emphasis on network topology, centralization, and clustering. Participants learn … Continued


Antakya Biennial Artist Network, 2010

October 16, 2010

Antakya Biennial Artist Network, 2010. digital print, 220cmx110cm (View large) The work processes the outcome of the survey on recent group exhibitions of the Antakya Biennial artists (listed below). This data reveals the entire list of the artists who were presented together in the group exhibitions throughout 2009 and 2010. The map presents relational situations … Continued


Contracted and Expanded (Tension Series, No.3), Antakya Biennial, 2010

October 16, 2010

Contracted and Expanded (Tension Series, No. 3) 2007-2010 3 archival ink prints Contracted and Expanded will be shown in the 2nd International Antakya Biennial 2010. http://www.antakyabienali.org Contracted and Expanded is the 3rd piece of the Tension Series. It is a software that combines drawing with generative processes to explore the expansion and contraction in the … Continued


Digital Networks and the Politics of Urban Governmentality Panel, Istanbul, 2010

October 8, 2010

Digital Networks and the Politics of Urban Governmentality DataCity Seminar Series Saturday, October 9 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm Amber Platform Necatibey Cad. No: 66 Karakoy Istanbul, Turkey Speakers: Özgür Uçkan (Dr., Bilgi Üniversitesi), Burak Arıkan (Artist), Ahmet Misbah Demircan (Mayor, Beyoğlu), Silvia Cazacu (Journalist, Romain), Prokop Istvanek (ZTOHOVEN, Czech Republic) Technological networks and digital data … Continued


Network Map of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly International

October 1, 2010

A preliminary network map of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (hCa) International (partial view). The map depicts the international hCA network, which has been emerging as a political civil movement beyond national borders. The complete map will be presented today at the 20th Anniversary of hCa gathering in Istanbul at Cezayir 16:00-19:00. The gathering program has rich … Continued