We are delighted to announce that Seyhan Musaoglu from Turkey, Tetiana Kochubinska from Ukraine and Teona Burkiashvili from Georgia will work together on the fourth exhibition of the digital platform. 

All applications were reviewed by the jury which will consist of the following people:
Gemma Hollington, Director Exhibitions, British Council, Moira Lindsay, Head of Collection, British Council, Ying Tan, Curator, British Council, Esra A Aysun, Head of Arts, British Council, Turkey, Maya Darchia, Arts Manager, British Council Georgia and Ilya Zabolotnyi, Visual Arts Programme Manager, British Council, Ukraine. 

Museum without Walls had successfully hosted three exhibitions bringing together works from the British Council Collection and from artists from Turkey. The platform has been awarded with multiple Golden Spider Web Awards including best website of the year and a Silver Medal at the International Design and Communications Awards. 

The curators will travel to the UK and different countries to work together collaboratively but also alongside experienced arts professionals from the British Council to develop their exhibition concept, digital knowledge and international networks. 

Exhibition concept: ‘In Between’:

In today’s highly globalised world, characterised by a constant exchange of information due to the Internet breaking down national barriers and driving a high level of mobility among individuals who become members of multicultural societies, the definition of ‘national’ is itself being challenged. To work within this internationalism, a shared purpose to increasing knowledge and experience is to find ways in order to make a leading contribution to aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion.

The exhibition will focus on themes of dislocation, displacement, degrees of separation, cultural identity and moments captured in between spaces. Curators are asked to think on ideas of transience, migration, journeys, shifting identity to collaboratively curate a digital exhibition from the British Council Collection as well as local artists from their own contexts. 

Seyhan Musaoglu (Turkey)

She is an initiator, sound artist and performer as well as curator and founding director of Space Debris; an independent art space with a focus on innovative dialogue with a collective soul. 

Musaoğlu holds her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Brandeis University with high honors and received her Master’s of Fine Arts Degree from Parsons, New York. She has also exhibited in numerous galleries in New York, Boston, Istanbul, Tokyo and Curitiba. In 2009 Musaoglu founded the sound, new media & performance festival {SØNiK}Fest in New York City and organised and curated it until 2012. She served as the art director at Broadway 1602, New York for four years, then founded Space Debris in Istanbul in 2014 where she still works as curator and director. She works between New York and Istanbul.

Tetiana Kochubinska (Ukraine)

Tatiana Kochubinska is a curator, researcher and lecturer. Tatiana is in charge for programming the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv) conducting research and curating exhibitions. In her curatorial practice, she focuses on questions of responsibilities, memory and reconsideration of artistic phenomena bridging the latest Soviet past with today. She curated PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2015 and 2018 and co-curated Future Generation Art Prize in 2019 and the FGAP @ Venice as a collateral event of the 58th Venice Biennale.

Teona Burkiashvili aka Teo Burki (Georgia)

Teona Burkiashvili is a visual Artist from Georgia. Currently, she is undertaking an MFA at Central Saint Martins Collage, University of the Arts London. 

Her core practice is concentrated principally, within the investigation of the visual overload and random everyday pop-up imaginary. Her interest spans the fields of painting, moving image, advertising, art education and philosophy, employing multidisciplinary attitudes and transmedia methodology. As an independent artist and curator, she had been participating in various art projects and exhibitions such as ‘Avatar-Yes’ (CASB open call winner), ‘We are, here we are’ at Apiary Studios and ‘Tate Exchange’ collaborative interactive program at Tate Modern.

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