Cankaya Public Art Festival 2011

Çankaya International Public Art Manifestation 2011

Curator: Jerome Symons, Umut Sumnu


Ece Akay
Volkan Aslan
Kostana Banovic
Cemil Batur Gökceer
Marco Cops
Jeroen Eisinga
Emre Erkal
Özlem Günyol/Mustafa Kunt
Geert Mul
Suat Öğüt
Metehan Özcan
Ferhat Özgür
Rob Sweere
Jerome Symons
Liesbeth van Woerden

The Çankaya International Public Art Manifestation took place in May and June 2011.
Seven Dutch and nine Turkish artists made temporary installations in the public
space of Kızılay, a central district of Ankara. The title of the manifestation was „Benim
de Kalbim Var – I also Have a Heart‟. The theme was „human relations in the public
space‟. All artists used the medium of photography, in a broad sense.
The manifestation was an initiative of the Dutch artist Jerome Symons and the
Turkish architect Umut Şumnu, who were also the curators. The project was
supported by the Municipality of Çankaya and the Netherlands Foundation for Visual
Arts, Design and Architecture.

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The Çankaya International Public Art Manifestation 2011 was meant as a pilot project
for a second edition in 2012 and eventually a regular annual or biennial public art
manifestation in Ankara.

Ece Akay

Ece Akay

Volkan AslanVolkan Aslan

Rob Sweere

Jeroen EisingaJeroen Eisinga

Cemil Batur GökceerCemil Batur GökceerCemil Batur Gökceer

Ferhat ÖzgürFerhat Özgür

Jerome Symons

Liesbeth van WoerdenLiesbeth van Woerden             Liesbeth van Woerden

Marco Cops           Marco Cops Marco Cops

Özlem Günyol/Mustafa Kunt

Metehan Özcan

Erkan Özgen

Kostana Banovic