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Izmir Mediterranean Biennial

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Located on the western coast of Turkey, Izmir is one of the important port cities in the Eastern Mediterranean, located on the historical Silk Road route.

Izmir Mediterranean Biennial

LOOKING AT THE SAME WATER

If the sea is considered as a symbol for various levels of consciousness, how can societies living on the same waterfronts connect with these levels of collective consciousness through different perspectives and spatial relations? If these perspectives and forms of relationship are revealed in a common area, can the Mediterranean identity be evaluated through an objective reality?

Izmir Mediterranean Biennial

Curator /
Caroline David

Caroline David is a specialist in contemporary art and she has curated many exhibitions. She was Director of the Regional Fund for Contemporary Art (FRAC) Nord Pas de Calais in 1984 and then Director of the Foundation for Architecture in Brussels in 1996. In 2000 she was part of the founding team of lille2004 European Capital of Culture where she headed the department of visual arts and exhibitions. She continued the adventure in 2006 as Director of Visual Arts for the city of Lille (France) and then for lille3000. In 2015 she moved to Turkey for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of the French Institute of Izmir. Since 2020 She has been artistic advisor and exhibition curator at lille3000.

The main exhibition dates of the Izmir Mediterranean Biennial, the scope of which has been expanded, have been revised as 21 March - 7 May 2023. Artists under the age of 35 from Mediterranean countries, who will take part in the main exhibition curated by Caroline David, will be announced on the Day of the Mediterranean, 28 November 2022. Within the scope of the Biennial, public workshops will be held in 7 designated creative areas, and the documentation exhibition of these works will be held simultaneously with the main exhibition. Additionally, in the Biennial program, there will be trainings, conferences, artist talks, performances and film screenings.