Isin Önol (1977, Turkey) is a writer and curator based in Vienna and New York. She is a member of Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University, New York. She works as a guest critic at the Arts & Design MFA program at Montclair University, New Jersey and as a visiting curator at the Social Design – Art as Urban Innovation MA Program at University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Since 2009, she has been working as an independent curator in Vienna and abroad. Before that, she leaded the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art as its director and curator in Istanbul for three years.
Önol is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. She has completed her Master of Advance Studies on Curating at ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland (2009-2011). She participated to Ecole du Magasin, International Curatorial Training Programme, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France and Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, South Korea (2009). She received her MFA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University (2003), and her BA in Art Education from Marmara University (2000), Istanbul, Turkey.
Vienna, Austria/New York City, USA Tobi Maier,
São Paulo, Brazil Alia Swastika,
Yogyakarta, Indonesia Petros Touloudis,
Athens/Tinos, Greece Arquitectura Expandida,
Bogotá, Colombia Pakui Hardware,
Berlin, Germany/Vilnius, Lithuania Andrew Nicholls,
Perth, Australia Francisco Guevara,
Mexico City, Mexico & Lima, Peru Iaroslav Volovod,
Moscow, Russia Livia Alexander,
New York City, United States Dr. Travis Kelleher,
This roundtable is the third in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. The first set of responses on urban planning can be found here, and issue two’s responses on safe haven hosting can be found here.