Visiting Artist Talk: Atif Akin

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Venue: SP/N Gallery
Admission: Free
Season: 2019-20

Atif will discuss his current work and his role as co-curator of ‘Apricots from Damascus’—an exercise that engages publication as an artistic practice in an effort to connect through cultural commons, or the shared inter-disciplinary knowledge acquired by varied communities—on view at SALT Galata in Istanbul, Turkey.

Atif's installation is currently on view at UTD’s SP/N Gallery as part of the ‘Zarafa Unfolding’ Exhibition now through February 15th. View catalogue.

Atif Akin is an artist and designer. He studied engineering and design at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. There he taught various courses in the context of contemporary art and design in Europe and Istanbul. He is currently living in New York as Associate Professor of Art & Design at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. His work examines science, nature, mobility, and politics through an (a)historical and contemporary lens. Please visit his website for more information.

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Greg Metz
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