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14 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

Objective: To enable young artists and artist candidates to develop their portfolio both in terms of design and content.

General Information: In addition to the production of art, the presentation of the works produced for various applications such as schools, artist residencies and exhibitions also has an important role in the professional journeys of the artists. This workshop, which aims to improve the artists’ portfolio, web sites and oral presentation, focuses on portfolio content, criticism, design, production and presentation. It is an intensive workshop program for technical design and content aspects of the portfolio, both to discuss the participants’ already existing portfolios and to help them prepare new online and printed ones. Students leave the village with a portfolio which is as ready and presentable as possible.

Target audience: Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students studying in Visual Arts departments of universities, graduates of Art faculties, students who are preparing portfolios to apply to universities abroad, young artists who are preparing for exhibitions, high school students who are applying to Fine Arts departments of universities, high school graduates and all artists who need to improve their portfolios.

Fee: The fee of the program is 2410 TL for dormitories and 1810 TL for tents including accommodation, lessons, four meals a day and basic needs.Excursions are not included in the price.

Availability: 20 people.

For questions: Aycan Şahin (

Application: Click here for the application form. Applications are assessed regularly and the results are sent by email.

Registration: Your application result will be sent via email within 15 days of your application. All transactions related to your payment and registration will be processed after your application has been approved.

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Program team


Işın Önol  (1977, Turkey) has been working as an independent curator predominantly in Austria and Turkey since 2009. She lives in Vienna. Önol worked as the director/curator of Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul for three years (2006


Gülçin Aksoy, completed her postgraduate degrees in Art at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She has been managing the Tapestry Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts there, as part of the teaching staff of the Painting Department since 1993. Without

Burak Arıkan

Burak Arıkan is an artist based in New York and Istanbul. He works with complex networks and investigates societal issues and develops his findings into abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces, results in performances, and procreates predictions to render inherent power relationships visible and discussable. Arıkan is the founder of Graph Commons, a collaborative platform for mapping, analyzing, and publishing data-networks.