OPENHAUS - open studios, performances, videos, installations and resident talks

OPENHAUS - open studios, performances, videos, installations and resident talks

ZK/U is part of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM festival in January again and will participate with its own format OPENHAUS. The themes of the current projects are about rethinking the use of public space, will elaborate on the connection between digital culture and human emotions and carry the topic into new contexts.

The OPENHAUS is a regular public format that takes place every month in ZK/U, inviting audiences to connect with the hosted projects and to explore the process of its residency program.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and researchers in residence and explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings, to ask questions, to discuss and to exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices.

19.00-22.30 Open studios, installations & food
20.00 Guided tour
Free entry

Photo © Yasemin Oezcan, Run-2010, HD film, 3’40”, Photograph, 40x60cm

Yasemin Özcan

Lives and works in İstanbul. She received her degree in Ceramics and Glass from Mimar Sinan University. The artist Yasemin Özcan deals with identity, cultural policies, gender, esotericism and psychology. In her early works since 1990, she has taken an auto-ethnographical approach, analysing personal experiences in order to make cultural circumstances understandable. Özcan uses various media, including photography, video, sound, publications and ceramics.

Özcan’s works have been shown at institutions such as SALT Beyoğlu, WKV Stuttgart, Secession-Vienna, Arter, CCS Bard-New York, İstanbul Modern, Bochum Museum, DEPO and Ludwig Forum Museum. Recently she has been in Aylaklar, FKM(2017), Harbor, İstanbul Modern(2017), Dead-End of Bliss, .artSümer (2017), Kiev, Moscow and Beyond– 20 Years of Spring at DEPO (2015); Century of Centuries at SALT Beyoğlu (2015), This Secret World That Exists Right There In Public at Rampa (2014), What Is It That You Are Worried About?, RODEO (2014) in Istanbul. She attended residencies at Cite des Arts, Paris (2012), Can Xalant Center for Contemporary Art, Mataro (2009) and transfer, NRW (2006).

She was an artist in residence at Cite des Arts (2012), Can Xalant Center for Contemporary Art (2009) and transfer (2006). Along with Budak Akalın she was the set designer in Poyraz, a nominee at the short film category at the 59 th Cannes Film Festival.

Byungseo Yoo

A long-term project will be planned during the one year residency by the artist Byungseo Yoo.

Firstly, the personal daily practice of the artist question death, fear, desires. The 'dark practice takes foam of non-materiality, such as sounds and the writings. Another artists Byungseo Yoo approach - working on the soap opera script for TV, as well as field recording project 'Music for Everyday'.

Secondly, enveloping the concept of "Food Lab" at the ZK/U Residency Kitchen in the party/gathering format. The main goal is making cooking as an art format.


Noa Heyne

Home Taxidermy

Between January and May I will slowly build up a large interactive, architectural installation. Looking at the history of decorated tiles – from the Middle East to Europe and back – I will tell the story of migration, refuge and forms of colonialism but also of mutual cultural exchange. As part of my larger practice, this project will look at urban cycles of building and destruction, and the attempts of migrant communities to rebuild their homes in a new place. The interactive nature of the installation asks the viewers to experience the piece through their body, and to imagine possibilities of movement and change in seemingly immobile structures.


Cesar Cornejo

The Instagram Drawings series reflect on using digital platforms as ways to look back at traditional and emotionally charged processes, to portray contemporary culture. Please find attached a couple of drawings made at last years's Documenta in Kassel. I would like to propose showing 10 of these drawings, which would be uploaded to instagram to a specific account which will be accessible online and also physical samples of the drawings displayed on frames on a wall.