Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art

10th Istanbul Biennial
8 September - 4 November 2007

Istanbul / 2007 / Dates & Facts

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List of artists


The links under the biographical data
lead to the artists' archive in Universes in Universe
with further information, texts and photos.




Hamra Abbas

* 1976 Kuwait. Lives in Berlin, Germany, and Lahore, Pakistan.
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Adel Abdessemed

* 1971 Constantine, Algeria. Lives in Paris, France.
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Formed in 1987 by Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich and Evgeny Svyatsky, all born in Moscow, Russia.

Vahram Aghasyan

* 1974 Yerevan, Armenia; lives there.

Buthayna Ali

* 1974 Damascus, Syria; lives there.

Allora & Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora: * 1974 Philadelphia, USA.
Guillermo Calzadilla: * 1972 Havana, Cuba.
Live in Puerto Rico.
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Selçuk Artut

* 1976 Turkey. Lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kutluğ Ataman

* 1961 Istanbul, Turkey; lives there and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Fikret Atay

* Batman, Turkey. Lives in Paris, France.
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Jonathan Barnbrook

* 1966 Luton, UK. Lives in London, UK.

Ramazan Bayrakoğlu

* 1968 Balıkesir, Turkey. Lives in İzmir, Turkey.

Justin Bennett

* 1964 Nuneaton, UK. Lives in The Netherlands.

Ege Berensel, Banu Ornat,
Serhat H. Yalçınkaya

E. Berensel: * 1968 Muğla, Turkey.
B. Ornat: * 1977 Eskişehir, Turkey.
S.H. Yalçınkaya: * 1968 Antalya, Turkey.

Ursula Biemann

* 1955 Zürich, Switzerland; lives there.
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Cao Fei

* 1978 Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Lives in Beijing, China.
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Banu Cennetoğlu

* 1970 Ankara, Turkey. Lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Lia Chaia

* 1978 São Paulo, Brazil; lives there.

Paul Chan

* 1973 Hong Kong, China. Lives in New York, USA.

Chen Hui-Chiao

* 1964 Tanshui, Taiwan. Lives in Taipei, Taiwan.

Chen Chieh-Jen

* 1960 Taoyuan, Taiwan. Lives in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Teddy Cruz

* 1962 Guatemala. Lives in San Diego, USA.





Nancy Davenport

* Vancouver, Canada. Lives in New York, USA.

Burak Delier

* 1977 Adapazarı, Turkey. Lives in Istanbul, Turkey.







Atom Egoyan

* 1960 Cairo, Egypt; Armenian parents; raised in Canada. Lives in Toronto, Canada.

Idil Elveris, Zeren Göktan



Art project, started in 1997; Turkey.





Daniel Faust

* 1956 New Rochelle, New York, USA. Lives in New York, USA.

Didier Fiuza Faustino

* 1968. Lives in Paris, France, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Christoph Fink

* 1963 Gent, Belgium.

Nina Fischer, Maroan El Sani

N. Fischer: * 1965 Emden, Germany.
M. El Sani: * 1966 Duisburg, Germany.
Work together since 1993. Live in Berlin, Germany.

Claire Fontaine

Paris-based collective, founded in 2004.

Vicky Funari, Sergio de la Torre

V. Funari: Filmmaker, grew up in Mexico, lives in California, USA.
S. de la Torre: * 1967 Tijuana, Mexico; lives there and in Oakland, CA, USA.
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Bodil Furu, Beate Petersen

B. Furu: * 1976 Norway.
B. Petersen: * 1962 Norway.
Live in Oslo, Norway.





Rainer Ganahl

* 1967 Austria. Lives in New York, USA.

Jean Baptiste Ganne

* 1972 France. Lives in Nice, France.


* 1964 Seoul, Korea; lives there.
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Renée Green

* 1959 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Lives in New York and San Francisco, USA.

Ivan Grubanov

* 1976 Belgrade, Serbia; lives there and in London, UK.





Ha Za Vu Zu

Artists group, works since 2005 in Istanbul.

Erdem Helvacıoğlu

* 1975 Bursa, Turkey. Lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Huang Yong Ping

* 1954 Xiamen, China. Lives in Paris, France.

Emre Hüner

* 1977 Istanbul, Turkey; lives there and in Milan, Italy.





Sanja Iveković

* 1949 Zagreb, Croatia; lives there.
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Eleni Kamma

* 1973 Athens, Greece; lives there.

Kan Xuan

* 1972 Anhui, China. Lives in Beijing, China, and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Ömer Ali Kazma

* 1971 Istanbul, Turkey; lives there.

Ian Kiaer

* 1971 London, UK; lives there.

Sora Kim

* 1965 Seoul, Korea; lives there.
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Taiyo Kimura

* 1970 Kamakura, Japan; lives there.

Gunilla Klinberg

* 1966 Stockholm, Sweden; lives there.

Aleksander Komarov

* 1971 Belarus. Lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Rem Koolhaas / AMO

* 1944 Rotterdam, The Netherlands; lives there.

Markus Krottendorfer

* 1976 Austria. Lives in Vienna, Austria.





Lee Bul

* 1964 Korea. Lives in Seoul, Korea, and New York, USA.

Minouk Lim

* 1968 Korea. Lives in Seoul, Korea.

Lu Chunsheng

* 1968 Changchun, China. Lives in Shanghai, China.
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Cristina Lucas

* 1973 Jaén, Spain. Lives in Madrid, Spain, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Ken Lum

* 1956 Vancouver, Canada; lives there.
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MAP Office

Laurent Gutierrez: * 1966 Casablanca, Morocco.
Valérie Portefaix: * 1969 Saint-Etienne, France.
Since 1996 in Hong Kong, China.
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Ramón Mateos

* 1968 Madrid, Spain; lives there.

Julio César Morales

* 1966 Tijuana, Mexico. Lives in San Francisco, USA.
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Agency for territorial investigation, based in Milan, Italy. A network formed by architects, geographers, artists, urban planners, sociologists, etc.





Els Opsomer

* 1968. Lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Ou Ning

* 1969 Zhangjian, Guangdong, China. Lives in Beijing, China.

Ferhat Özgür

* 1965 Ankara, Turkey; lives there.





Peng Hung-Chih

* 1969 Taiwan. Lives in Taipei, Taiwan, and New York, USA.

Anu Pennanen

* 1975 Kirkkonummi, Finland. Lives in Helsinki, Finland.

Alexandre Périgot

* 1959 France. Lives in Paris and Bastia, France.

Tadej Pogačar

* 1960 Ljubljana, Slovenia; lives there.

Bik Van der Pol

Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol. Live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Julien Prévieux

* 1974 Grenoble, France. Lives in Paris, France.





Radek Community

Group of artists, activists and authors founded in Moscow, Russia, in 1999.

Michael Rakowitz

* 1973 Great Neck, NY, USA. Lives in Chicago, USA.
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Raqs Media Collective

Jeebesh Bagchi: * 1965.
Monica Narula: * 1969.
Shuddhabrata Sengupta: * 1968.
All born in New Delhi, India; live there.
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Jewyo Rhii

* 1971 Seoul, Korea; lives there.

Porntaweesak Rimsakul

* 1979 Udornthani, Thailand; lives there and in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Lordy Rodriguez

* 1976 Philippines. Lives in San Francisco, USA.





Sam Samore

* 1953 Washington D.C., USA. Lives in New York, USA.

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

* 1970 Madrid, Spain; lives there.
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Allan Sekula

* 1951 Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Lives in Los Angeles, USA.

Taro Shinoda

* 1964 Tokyo, Japan; lives there.





Sophia Tabatadze

* 1977 Tbilisi, Georgia; lives there and in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

David Ter-Oganyan

* 1981 Russia. Lives in Moscow, Russia.

Nasan Tur

* 1974 Offenbach, Germany. Lives in London, UK, and Frankfurt/Main, Germany.





Katleen Vermeir, Ronny Heiremans

K. Vermeir: * 1973.
R. Heiremans: * 1962
Live in Brussels, Belgium.





Wong Hoy Cheong

* 1960 Penang, Malaysia. Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Xu Zhen

* 1977 China. Lives in Shanghai, China.
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Yan Lei

* 1965 Hebei Province, China. Lives in Beijing and Hong Kong, China.

Yan Pei Ming

* 1960 Shanghai, China. Lives in Dijon, France.
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Yang Jiechang

* 1956 Guangdong Province, China. Lives in Heidelberg, Germany, and Paris, France.

Tomoko Yoneda

* 1965 Akashi, Hyogo, Japan. Lives in London, UK.
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Young Hae Chang
Heavy Industries

Established in 1999 by Young-Hae Chang (* Seoul, Korea) and Marc Voge (* USA). Based in Seoul, Korea.
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Yushi Uehara / Berlage Institute

* 1964 Japan. Lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.





Zhou Hao, Ji Jianghong

Both * 1968 China; live there.

Zhu Jia

* 1963 Beijing, China; lives there.
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