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Seçil Yersel (born 1973) is an artist and the co-founder of the artist collective Oda Projesi (together with Özge Açıkkol and Güneş Savaş). Oda Projesi is based in Istanbul and its main objective is to multiply the possibilities for making art by drawing attention to the issue of community in the urban condition. The project invites artists and other people with different backgrounds to realize their projects in Galata, Istanbul. A selection of these projects includes: NowHere Europe – Trans:it. Moving Culture Through Europe, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, 2006; 9th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, 2005; and EindhovenIstanbul, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2005. Recent exhibitions by Seçil Yersel include: STADTanSICHTen: Istanbul, ifa-Galerie Berlin, Berlin, 2004 and Mediterranean: Between Reality and Utopia, Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2004. Yersel lives and works in Istanbul.


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