The neo nomad project is the first initiative of Sapar Contemporary Incubator. It consists of series of multi-media exhibitions, screenings, and presentations that evolve around the notion of traditional and digital nomadism and aesthetics connected to nomadic experiences. The project explores the relationship between traditional nomadic cultures of Asia and Middle East, as well as other geographies in terms of conditions and realities of migration, globalization and hyper mobility. (www.neonomadproject.com)
artists exploring traditional and contemporary nomadic experience through new media
neo nomad project consists of series of multi-media exhibitions, screenings, and presentations that evolve around the notion of traditional and digital nomadism and aesthetics connected to nomadic experiences. The project explores the relationship between traditional nomadic cultures of Central Asia and Middle East, as well as other geographies in terms of conditions and realities of migration, globalization and hyper mobility.
neo nomad project focuses on artistic researches and projects in the same frequency and unpredictability. For accumulative production, more production drives more input. Therefore, the project is an attempt to build a network architecture, which enables jumps from one node to another by gathering content from diverse sources through artistic research and practice. To grasp and compare different realities of diverse locations, cases, positions and situations would enrich this project. It will be an accumulative process, which concentrates on strong content and criticality in the research-based art works, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies.
neo nomad project site will develop content in time by documenting all editions of the exhibitions, screenings, activities, presentations, concepts, and the development of the entire project.
Basak Senova, Ph.D. is a curator of the neo nomad project. She has been writing on art, technology and media, initiating and developing projects and curating exhibitions since 1995. Senova was the curator of the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale. She co-curated the UNCOVERED (Cyprus) and the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2014, she acted as the Art Gallery Chair of (ACM) SIGGRAPH 2014 (Vancouver) the curator of the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014 and the Jerusalem Show. In 2015, she curated the Pavilion of Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale. Senova is the editor of art-ist 6, Kontrol Online Magazine, Lapses book series, UNCOVERED and Aftermath among other publications. She is an editorial correspondent for ibraaz.org and one of the founding members of NOMAD, as well as the organizer of "ctrl_alt_del" and "Upgrade!Istanbul". She is a lecturer at Bilkent University. She studied Literature and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design and Ph.D. in Art, Design and Architecture at Bilking University) and attended the 7th Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam.
neo nomad artists
Artists involved in the Neo-Nomad project are interested in new media and advanced technologies, and have a substantial body of work using moving images, digital media, sound art, web-based applications, software computing, data visualization, data driven and user activated works, biotechnologies as well as other emerging technologies. Through their outstanding projects, these artists show different viewpoints, observations, and analysis of subject matter related to neo-nomadism by highlighting shared connections and content between art, science, social dynamics, cultural discourses, spatial and ecological inquiries, archives and networks, personal stories and collective memory. The Neo-Nomad project gathers these correlated critical approaches, perspectives, creative practices through these artworks. Among the artists who have joined this project are Kate Armstrong (Canada), Refik Anadol (Turkey/US), Annemie Maes (Belgium), Rachel Riley (US), Zohar Kfir (Israel/Canada), Candas Eisman (Turkey), Daniel Garcia Andujar (Spain), Yael Kanarek (Israel/US), Petko Dourmana (Bulgaria), Mushon Zer-Aviv (Israel), Sara Schnadt (US), rootoftwo Cezanne Charles and John Marshall (UK-Scothland/US), Burak Arıkan, Paul Devens (Netherlands), Stanza (UK), Jesper Just (Denmark/US).