Isin Onol

Wednesday, Apr. 20:

Isin Onol portrait by Fatih Pinar

Isin Önol is a curator and writer based in New York and Vienna and has been working independently since 2009. Before that, she led the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art Istanbul as its director and curator. (2006-2009). Her curatorial research focuses on interconnecting archival information with oral histories to create platforms for collective memory through collaborative art practices. She is a research scholar at the Center for the Study of Social Difference, Columbia University. She has been appointed as a guest professor and curator at University of Applied Arts, Vienna Austria for 2021-2022. She served as a lecturer at Montclair State University, Department of Art & Design for five years. Önol co-founded and directs the Nesin Art Village, an independent art school in Turkey. Her recent exhibitions include A Knot in the Throat: Foraging for Vanishing Present (Vienna), Thinking Food Futures (New York), Women Mobilizing Memory (Istanbul, Vienna, New York, Madrid), and When Home Won’t Let You Stay (Vienna). She co-curated the International Sinop Biennial in 2012, 2014 and 2021. She has produced more than 50 exhibitions internationally, and published on the intersection of social justice and art. Önol holds an MFA from Sabanci University, Istanbul, a MAS from Zürich University of the Arts, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Isin Önol has been elected twice among the Board of Directors of Roberto Cimetta Fund for the period 2018-2021 and 2021-2024.