Istanbul Design Biennial
Taking place since 2012, Istanbul Design Biennial aims to bring together a diverse cross section of design ideas once every two years, exploring a wide range of fields concerning design. Seeding ideas and fostering dialogue and intersections within the creative and academic community, the biennial operates on a network of national and international collaborations with cultural agents, institutions, universities and companies. Using the city as a dynamic space for projects, actions and interventions, the biennial tackles global design problems, brings the notion of design into scrutiny, stimulates critical debate, foregrounds underexplored or overlooked aspects of society and prompts further investigation into and exchange about emerging conditions of the world. In addition to its biennial exhibition and various activities, Istanbul Design Biennial seeks to ensure a long, deep and interdisciplinary conversation that will help rethink the question of design by multiplying the number of voices and assembling an inspirational design archive. Committed to design as a tool for understanding its complex role in today’s society, the biennial as a progressive discussion platform is in permanent transformation.

Istanbul Design Biennial is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution. Since 1973, the Foundation continues its efforts to enrich Istanbul’s cultural and artistic life. İKSV regularly organises the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, autumn film week Filmekimi and realises one-off events throughout the year. The Foundation hosts cultural and artistic events from various disciplines at its performance venue Salon İKSV, located at the Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building, and offers creative events programme for children and youngsters at İKSV Alt Kat.

İKSV organises the Pavilion of Turkey at the International Art and Architecture Exhibitions of la Biennale di Venezia, conducts studies and drafts reports with the aim of contributing to cultural policy development, and supports artistic and cultural production through presenting awards at its festivals, commissioning works, taking part in international and local co-productions and coordinating an artist residency programme at Cité Internationale des Arts in France, as well as the annual Aydın Gün Encouragement, Talât Sait Halman Translation, and Gülriz Sururi-Engin Cezzar Theatre Encouragement Awards.

İKSV is a member of the General Assembly of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, since 2018.
Team

5TH ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL

Director
DENİZ OVA

Fundraising and Project Coordinator
GÜLÜM BALTACIGİL

Communications Coordinator
CAN KOÇAK

Operations Associate
PELİN KUŞ

Public Programme Associate
EYLÜL ŞENSES

Exhibition Coordinators
SELEN ERKAL
MERT RECEP KARAÇIKAY
GAMZE ÖZTÜRK

Production Assistants
CEYDA YANKI ÇALIŞKAN ÖZTAŞ
EDA HİSARLIOĞLU

Installation Assistants
DAMLA ERTEM
MELİKE KANMAZ
MELİKE TARAKÇI
ESRA YAVUZ

Electrical Infrastructure
SONER KELEŞ

Purchasing Associate
NİHAT KARAKAYA

Exhibition Attendants
SEYFİ AKBULUT
ÖYKÜ ALPARSLAN
ARDA TUNÇ AYDINOĞLU
AYLİN BUĞDAYCI
NAZ DEMİRTAŞ
GÜLÇİN KAYNAK
ÖZDEN ÖZDEMİR
BAHADIR UZUN
İDİL ÜNÜVAR
ŞEBNEM SALGINCI
BARTU TÜRKMEN
ZEYNEP ŞENSES

 

GENERAL DIRECTORATE

General Director
GÖRGÜN TANER

Deputy Director General
DR. YEŞİM GÜRER OYMAK
 
Assistant to General Director
NİLAY KARTAL

 

MEDIA RELATIONS

Communications Group Director
AYŞE BULUTGİL

Media Relations Director
AYŞEN ERGENE

Media Relations Coordinator
ZEYNEP TOPALOĞLU

Media Relations Coordinator
NESLİHAN ÖZATA ÖRNEK

Media Relations Coordinator
ELİF EKİNCİ

Social Media Associate
ECE KARTAL

Media Relations Associate
AYŞEGÜL ÖNEREN

Media Relations Associate
DERYA BOZCUK

Visual Content Editor
COŞKU ATALAY

Photo Editor
ERGÜN BAYDI

 

CORPORATE IDENTITY AND PUBLICATIONS

Director
DİDEM ERMİŞ

Editorial Coordinator
ERİM ŞERİFOĞLU

Digital Projects Coordinator
BAHAR HELVACIOĞLU

Editor
ITIR YILDIZ

Senior Prepress Graphic Designer
FERHAT BALAMİR

Graphic Designer
ESRA KILIÇ

Graphic Designer
AYŞE EZGİ YILDIZ

Webmaster
SEZEN ÖZGÜR

 

İKSV STUDIO

Stüdyo Coordinator
EBRU GÜMRÜKÇÜOĞLU

Stüdyo Associate
KAMİL KULAKSIZ

 

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME

Director
ZEYNEP PEKGÖZ

Manager
ZEYNEP KARAMAN AKÇA

Coordinator
MERVE PEKER

Associate
DERİN TEKİN

Associate
AYKUT BALIKÇI

 

MARKETING

Marketing Manager
HAYRİYE CANSU AŞKIN

Marketing Manager
FATMA MERİÇ YİRMİLİ

Marketing Assistant
MERVE BAYSAL

 

SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Director
DİLAN BEYHAN

Membership Programme Manager
GÜLCE ŞAHİN

Sales Operations Coordinator
NEVA ABRAR

Sales and Business Development Coordinator
HAMDİ SARIOĞLU

CRM Coordinator
ÖZGE GENÇ

Sales Operations Associate
CANAN ALPER

Membership Programme Associate
METİN ERİM PALA

Membership Programme Assistant
MERVE BEGÜM ÇAVUŞOĞLU

Sales Operations Assistant
HIZIR EMRE SEYMENOĞLU

Sales Operations Assistant
FİTNAT GAMZE GÜRGENÇ

Membership Programme Assistant
DİLARA KONGUR

 

PRODUCTION

Production Coordinator
ALİ ULUÇ KUTAL

Production Associate
BAŞAT KARAKAŞ

Production Assistant
FERHAT ASNİYA

Production Assistant
NİHAT KARAKAYA

Production Assistant
ULAŞ BÖLÜK

Production Assistant
SERHAT AKA


HOSPITALITY

Hospitality Coordinator
MURAT ÖZÇAYLAK

Hospitality Assistant
ERDEM RAMANUJA AKYER

 

INFORMATION AND RECORD CENTER

Manager
ESRA ÇANKAYA

Photo Archive Assistant
ZEYNEP ÖZEN

 

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Head Finance and Administration
AHMET BALTA



FINANCE

Manager (Finance)
BAŞAK SUCU

Manager (Budget and Accounting)
AHMET BURUK

Accounting and Finance Operations Associate
DENİZ YILMAZ

Accounting and Reporting Associate
KADİR ALTOPRAK

Accounting Associate
ÖZLEM CAN YAŞAR
 

PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL GRANTS

Public and International Grants Manager
ASLI YURDANUR

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

System Administrator
KADİR AYYILDIZ

Information Technologies Assistant
TAHSİN OKAN ERDEM


HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION

Director
SEMİN AKSOY

Human Resources Manager
MUSTAFA EREN ERTEKİN

Human Resources Associate
BESTE KAYACAN

Building Administration and Security Manager
ERSİN KILIÇKAN

Reception Officer
DİLARA ÇETİN

Warehouse Officer
ŞERİF KOCAMAN

Warehouse Officer
SERCAN DERİCİOĞLU

Warehouse Officer
AHMET BİRKAN KARAÇAM

Service
ÖZDEN ATUKEREN

Service
AYDIN KAYA

Service
HAYRULLAH NİŞANCI

Service
AŞKIN BİRCAN


CULTURAL POLICY STUDIES

Director
ÖZLEM ECE

Strategic Planning and Project Manager
EZGİ YILMAZ

Research Associate
FAZİLET MISTIKOĞLU

Project Assistant
MEHMET CANER SOYULMAZ

 

İKSV ALT KAT

Manager
ELİF OBDAN GÜRKAN

Assistant
IRMAK ERDURAK


The Istanbul Design Biennial would like to thank the following for their support in realising the biennial.

Abdullah Tutuk

Açık Radyo

Adalar Denizle Yaşam ve Spor Kulübü Derneği

Ahmet Kaplan

Ahmet Onur Altun

Ahu Kırmızıoğlu

Alev Karaduman

Ali Sadedemir 

Alina Abouelenin

Alişan Çapan

Alp Arısoy

Ana Fernandes

Anadolu Meraları

Andrea Berger

Arts Catalyst

Arzu Öztürkmen

Aybike Zengin

Aycan Tüylüoğlu

Ayça İnce

Aysun the milkmaid – equinox farm

Bahar Türkay

Baptiste Gacoin

Barbaros Ozalit

Barış Bilgen 

Barış Kıbrıs

Bart van Bolhuis

Batuhan Akkaya

Batuhan Olguner

Beatrice Galilee

Beatrice Leanza 

Begüm Akkoyunlu Ersöz 

Bekir Gündoğmuş

Berbu Demircioğlu

Berivan Yurtsevener

Berna Ergan

Betül Feyzan Azizoğlu

Bihter Çelik

Birim Metal

Brown Swag Cabinet (Meneesha Kellay, Jayden Ali, Joseph Henry)

Burak Güç

Burcu Özgen

Burcu Şalikoğlu

Büşra Mutlu

Carolina Bagulho

Carolyn Kelly

Celal Öcal

Ceren Uzer

Ceyda Yılmazdoğan

Christina Liata

Christopher Oliver

Christos Carras

Clare Muraben

Cüneyt Bender

Çadır Sirk Stüdyosu

Çağdaş Yıldız

Çelenk Bafra

Çiğdem Öztürk

Deniz Keskin

Deniz Kızık Durmaz

Diana Jiménez

Didem Kılıçkıran

Dinçer Taşçıkar

Dr. Reimar Volker

Dursun Kaplan

Durukan Dudu

Duygu Etikan – Hiphop Ladies

Dünya Mirası Adalar

Ece Balekoğlu

Eda Göknar 

Eda Tutar

Ekin Tunçeli 

Elif Çatıkkaş

Elosa Copy Center

Emine Şeküre Nazlı Arda

Enes Şener

Erdem Karabıyık

Erol Aktaş

Esprint

Esra Aysun

Esra Koraltan

Ezgi Yılmaz

Fabrika Basım

Fenerbahçe Parkı Topluluk Bahçesi Gönüllüleri

Francesca Reddin

Francien van Westrenen

Füsun Eczacıbaşı

Gamze Okumuş Solmaz

Gizem Bayıksel 

Gizem Kozanoğlu

Gökhan Eryaman

Görkem Kızılkayak

Gözde Cöbek

Güçlü Talu

Gülfem Köseoğlu 

Gülsen Akbal

Gülşah Kartaloğlu

Gürhan Çiftçioğlu

Gürol Aktaş

Hacer Yılmaz

Harika Le Jeune

Haro Cümbüşyan

Hatice Özdemir

Hayri Dağlı

Haytham Nawar

Hazal Altun 

Hazel Özmen 

Helen Muggli

Hülya Muratlı

Ingrid Woudwijk

Ipek Sür Van Dijk

Irmak Wöber 

Işınsu Kaya

İlkay Civelek

İlyas Tutuk

İnanç Kıran

İpek Mengü

İpek Miscioğlu

İsmail Akbaş

Izi Muraben

James Pike

Jemal Akbar

Jessica Sim

Joana Pestana

João Ferreira

Joyce Hanssen

Kaan Şener

Kadir Has University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Architecture.

Kayhan Kaygusuz

Kayhan Yalınkılıç

Kemal Yorulmaz

Kim Bouvy

Kokopelli Şehirde

Kuzguncuklular Derneği

Lale Yıldırım

Levent Kurnaz

Leyla Gacoin

Leyla Terzi

M. Özalp Birol

Magnus Ericson

Mahir Polat

Mithat Sinan Bolak

Manisa Vakfı

Marina Otero

Mário Tiago Paixão

Marta Ricón

Matilde Azevedo Neves

Mehmet Ali Cömertler

Mehmet Ali Köseoğlu 

Mehmet Mandacı

Melek Özgür Pekbaş

Melih Kıraç – Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası

Melissa Larner

Mert Ege Köse

Merve Bildirici

Michael Bode 

Mirel Akdemir

Murat Fidan

Murat Yahya

Müge Terlan

Münevver Canan Çelik

Myriam González

Myrthe Kramer

Nadas İstanbul

Nazım Gürel

Nazlı Yayla 

Nazire Taşkın

Nejat Pars

Nick Axel

Nikolaus Hirsch

Omar Kahwaji

Onur Atay

Onur Değirmenci

Onur Öztürk

Özel Saint-Joseph Fransız Lisesi

Özkan Şener

Özlem Ketenci Çolakoğlu

Pamir Kargin

Paul Georges

Paula Leal Da Silva

Pedro Borges de Araújo

Pedro Lino

Pedro Mota

Petra Diehl

Pınar Akyüz

Pınar Yalçınkaya

Piyalepaşa Bostanı

Quirine van der Hoeven

Raife Polat

Raquel Mesa

Recep Turan

Reha Öztunalı

Roma Bostanı İnsanları

Rosa Ferré

Roxanne Minten

Rümeysa Boz

Safa Bayar Yavuz

Sandra Kohen Filizer

Sarah de Villiers

Sebastian Haeger

Seda Baydur

Seher Alaca

Selda Yıldırım

Selen Konuk

Selin Karcı

Semi Hakim

Serkan Dündar

Serkan Karataş

Serdal Taşkın

Sermet Tolan

Shirley Kaston

Sibel Karadağ

Silvie van Oost

Simgenur Güdeberk Korkmaz

Sonnur Mutlu

Studio Unit G

Su Başbuğu

Sümer Perde

Şafak Ekmen

Şener Bozdemir

Şevval Su İstanbullu

Şeyda Öztürk

Şükran Toy

Talia Ekinci

Tarlataban Boğaziçi

The Decorators

Tolga Güleç

Tolga Kıran

Tuğçe Tuna

Tuna Öğüt

Tülay Atabey

Uğur Çelikten

Ulya Soley 

Urban.koop

Volkan Şenozan 

Yağmur Yıldırım

Yaman Dekor 

Yasemin Kırkağaçlıoğlu

Yasemin Ülgen

Yasha Muraben 

Yasir Ahıskalı

Yasmin Kurşun

Yedikule Bostancıları Derneği

Yeşim Apaydın

Yunus Kaan Yalman

Zeynep Dolanay

Zeynep Fırat

Zeynep Kantemir 

Zeynep Ögel