Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Who is in the 2011 Istanbul Biennial?

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011

Curators Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann and Istanbul Biennial organizers IKSV have decided not to release all of the names of the artists participating in the 2011 exhibition. 

But we will! If we can find out who they are. 

BREAKING NEWS - on July 6 the curators took 'a bold first move' when deciding to announce a total of eight artists, all of who happen to be women. They are: Claudia Anduja, Martha Rosler, Dora Maurer, Tina Modotti, Geta Bratescu, Letizia Battaglia, Zarina Hashmi and Teresa Burga. 
You can find the posting here: artreview.com

Here's what we know so far:
(if you're in the biennial or know of someone else who is please add relevant names in the comment section)

The exhibition is divided into five group exhibitions named with inspiration from the titles of works by Felix Gonzalez Torres: “Untitled” (Passport), “Untitled” (Ross), “Untitled” (Death by Gun), "Untitled" (Abstraction), and "Untitled" (History).

Additionally, around 45 artists have been lucky enough to receive "solo presentations" in the massive group show. 

The list is expected to exceed 100 artists. 

All known artists participating in the the Biennial :

Meriç Algün Ringborg
Jonathas de  Andrade
Zahouhie  Abdalian

Allora & Calzadilla
Claudia  Anduja
Edgardo  Aragon
Julieta  Aranda
Marwa  Arsanios
Kutluğ Ataman
George  Awde
Taysir  Batniji
Letizia  Battaglia
Mark  Bradford
Geta Bratescu
Teresa Burga

Tom  Burr
Adriana  Bustos
Juan  Capistran
Matt  Collishaw

Elmgreen and Dragset
Cevdet  Erek
Ninar  Esbar
Simon  Evans
Geoffrey  Farmer
Claire  Fontaine
Simryn  Gill
David Haines
Shurug  Harb
Zarina  Hashmi 
Mona  Hatoum
Nazım  Hikmet Richard Dikbaş
William. E.
Ali  Kazma
Runo Lagomarsino
Tim   Lee
Jazmin  Lopez
Renata  Lucas
Kris   Martin
Dora  Maurer
Tina  Modotti
Ernesto  Neto
Rivane Neuenschwander
Ahmet  Öğüt
Catherine  Opie
Raymond  Pettibon
Martha  Rosler
Ira  Sachs
Fernando  Serrano
Wael  Shawky
Soren  Thilo Funder
Mungo  Thomson
Francisco  Tropa
Adrian  Villar Rojas
Hank  Willis Thomas
Ala  Younis
Akram  Zaatari


Confirmed Solo Presentations:
Ahmet Öğüt
Mona Hatoum
Simryn Gill
Zahouhie Abdalian

“Untitled (Passport)":
Dor Guez
Taysir Batniji

“Untitled (Ross)":

“Untitled (Death by Gun)":
Simon Evans
William E. Jones 

"Untitled" (Abstraction):

"Untitled" (History):
Wael Shawky
Ala Younis
Julieta Aranda

*A note about this blog: 
Pedrosa and Hoffman said repeatedly at an Art Basel Salon conversation in June 2011 that the biennial artist-list is not a secret. They explained that they declined to release the names in an attempt to circumvent prejudgment of the exhibition. 

A majority of the names posted here were found on artists' CVs. Other names have come up in casual conversation.  

Please post any additional names in the comments field.