October 27th, 2014 New York City

Starting with a focus on memory shifts, New York-based Turkish curator Ceren Erdem introduced her recent projects, which were based on the intersection of the near-past and the present; how changes in political and economic systems shaped the global and local, and how self, memory, history, and resistance exists within this. With curatorial projects spanning from Seoul, Istanbul, Oslo, and New York, Ceren reflected on her engagement with memory shifts in different projects, striving to reveal alternative vocabularies on the streets, in nature, in technology, and elsewhere—as opposed to hegemonic structures.

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Bio – Ceren ERDEM (New York)
Ceren Erdem is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Co-founder and Co-curator of Court Square Project Space in Long Island City, is also Co-founder and Co-editor of Interventions, a web-based journal and curatorial platform. Ceren received her MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and her MFA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University in Istanbul. She previously worked as Exhibition Manager in the 9th and 10th Istanbul Biennials and provided curatorial assistance, and later as Arts and Creative Economy Manager at the British Council where she developed an extensive program across all art forms and creative sectors of Turkey and wider South East Europe.


Alexandra Lerman, Memory Negatives, 2014. Ceramics; Set of 22 pieces, dimensions variable. Shown at Tina Kim Gallery during the exhibition, Immediate Release