writing

deputy editor & deputy publisher, ArtAsiaPacific

2020

Ho Rui An, Student Bodies : AAP 117, Spotlight

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2020: Editor’s Letter, Festivals, Exhibitions, Books

2019

Liu Chuang, Bitcoin Mining and Field Recordings of Ethnic Minorities : AAP 116, In Depth

Judy Freya Sibayan, “Meta Self Hyper Inter Textual Parody”: AAP 116, feature

Dylan Mira, 밤시각 Night Vision: AAP 115, In Depth

“ACT Festival 2019: FoodHack,” Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju: AAP 115, reivew

Wu Shanzhuan, “Today Became a Holiday,” Long March Space, Beijing: AAP 115, reivew

Aichi Triennale 2019: “Taming Y/Our Passion”: AAP 115, longform review

Haegue Yang, Anthology 2006–2018 : AAP 114, book review

Larissa Sansour, In Vitro : AAP 114, In Depth

58th Venice Biennale, “May You Live in Interesting Times”: AAP 114, longform review

Tuan Andrew Nguyen, The Specter of Ancestors Becoming : AAP 113, In Depth

Sharjah Biennial 14, “Leaving the Echo Chamber”: AAP 113, longform review

Suki Seoyoung Kang: AAP 112, Where I Work

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Blue: AAP 112, In Depth

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2019: Editor’s Letter, Festivals, Exhibitions, Books

2018

Hayoun Kwon: AAP 111, Young & Emerging

Gwangju Biennale 2018: “Imagined Borders,” AAP 111, longform review

Özgür Kar: AAP 110, Young & Emerging

Zao Wou-ki: “Space is Silence,” Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris: AAP 110, review

Mary Maggic Tsang: AAP 109, Young & Emerging

Emre Hüner: AAP 109, Where I Work

Haegue Yang, “ETA: 1994–2018,” Museum Ludwig: AAP 109, longform review

Waqas Khan: AAP 108, Young & Emerging,

Cevdet Erek: AAP 108, feature

Biennale of Sydney: AAP 108, longform review

SALT Beyoğlu reopens in Istanbul: news

Bangkok Biennale reveals artists list: news

İnci Eviner picked for Turkey Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale: news

Jumana Emil Abboud: AAP 107, feature

Karrabing Collective: AAP 107, special feature

Jawad al-Malhi: AAP 107, Where I Work

“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” at Guggenheim Museum: AAP 107, longform review

Busan Biennale names 2018 directors: news

“Koloni”: Kaos GL exhibition, Istanbul: review

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2018: Editor’s Letter, Festivals, Exhibitions, Books

2017

Geng Jianyi: obituary

Monir Museum opens in Tehran: news

UCCA Beijing finds buyers: news

Chung Seoyoung: AAP 106, feature

Osman Kavala Arrested: news

Sharjah Biennial 13, Beirut: part 1, part 2

Videobrasil, Sao Paulo: review

Yapı Kredi Cultural Center opens in Istanbul: news

14th Istanbul Biennial: blog, part 1, part 2

Sharjah Biennial 13, Ramallah:

Documenta 14 (Athens & Kassel): AAP 105, longform review

Lamia Joreige: AAP 105, feature

Tehching Hsieh: Interview: part 1, part 2

57th Venice Biennale “Viva Arte Viva”: AAP 104, longform review

Kunié Sugiura: AAP 104, feature

Art Basel in Basel, 2017: blog

Ei Arakawa works stolen from Skulptur Projekte Münster: news

Documenta 14, Kassel: blog, day 1, day 2, day 3

Eungie Joo appointed curator at SFMOMA: news

Sharjah Biennial 13, Istanbul: review

57th Venice Biennale, blog: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4

Rana Hamadeh: AAP 103, new currents

Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj – Act 1: AAP 103 review

Yüksel Arslan, 1933–2017: obituary

Guggenheim Middle East Exhibition Cancelled in Shanghai: news

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 3: review

Sharjah Biennial 13: March Meeting, day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5

Birmingham Museum of Art, “Third Space”: catalogue essay

Director of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Resigns: news

Jerusalem Show VIII “Before and After Origins”: AAP 102, review

Noor Abuarafeh: AAP 102, new currents

Korean Cultural Minister Charged & Artists Sue South Korean President: news

Saloua Raouda Choucair (1916–2017): obituary

Sharjah Biennial 13: Dakar, “Vive L’Independence de l’Eau”: review

United States Travel Ban Roils Art World: news

Pannaphan Yodmanee Wins Benesse Art Prize: news

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2017: Editors Letter, Festivals, Exhibitions, News

2016

Tour of Tehran MoCA Collection Canceled : news

Ahmet Güneştekin’s “Konstantiniyye” Sculpture Removed in Istanbul: news

Nara Gets Sued by Korean Cosmetics Company: news

Contemporary Istanbul Raided by Islamist Group: news

“Connect 1: Still Acts” @ Artsonje, Seoul (Lee Bul, Chung Seoyoung, Sora Kim): review

Gwangju Biennale 11, “The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?): review

Halil Altindere, “Space Refugee” @ NBK Berlin: review

Kim Yong-ik, “Closer . . . Come Closer . . . ” @ Ilmin Museum, Seoul: review

Ilmin Museum Chief Curator To Step Down After Sexual Harrassment Complaint: News

Qalandiya International : Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

Sharjah Biennial 13 To Expand Far Beyond the UAE: news

Changes Ahead at SALT: news

Çanakkale Biennial Cancels Upcoming 2016 Edition: news

Mediacity Seoul 2016, Neriri Kiruru Harara: review

First Look: Gwangju Biennale 2016: slideshow

MMCA Seoul director Bartomeu Mari: interview

ArtAsiaPacific 100 interviews: Maria Lind, Yun Cheagab and Beck Jee-Sook

Vajiko Chachkhiani to Represent Georgia at 57th Venice Biennale: news

Zai Kuning to Represent Singapore at 2017 Venice Biennale: news

Shinro Ohtake @ STPI, Singapore: catalogue essay

Tsherin Sherpa @ Rossi & Rossi, London: catalogue essay

Tala Madani @ MIT List Center: review

Tehching Hsieh to Represent Taiwan at 2017 Venice Biennale: news

Samson Young to Represent Hong Kong at 2017 Venice Biennale: news

Deep Focus: The Photography of Abbas Kiarostami: interview

Lee Mingwei @ MCA Sydney : catalogue essay

Hale Tenger: “Tragedy & Farce”: feature

“A Separate Piece” based on “Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia” at Harvard Art Museums: essay

“Just Follow the Leaders: Gulf Labor, Jeddah Sculpture, Slavs & Tatars” : book review

Walid Raad @ ICA Boston: review

“But A Storm is Blowing in From Paradise”: review

3 exhibitions in Istanbul: Even magazine, issue 4: review

Art Basel in Basel: slideshow

Istanbul Officials Block Nightly Screening of Artist Işıl Eğrikavuk’s Video: news

Frieze New York: slideshow

“But A Storm is Blowing From Paradise” @ Guggenheim, New York: slideshow

“Bare, Naked, Nude” @ Pera Museum, Istanbul: essay

Jailed Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Will Be Released in May : news

Cevdet Erek to Represent Turkey at 2017 Venice Biennale : news

Guggenheim Breaks Off Negotiations with Gulf Labor Coalition : news

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige @ MIT List Center : review

Elmgreen & Dragset Announced as Curators of 15th Istanbul Biennial : news

Yana Peel Named CEO of Serpentine Galleries : news

“Not Not an Exit” for Şener Özmen’s “Unfiltered” @ Arter, Istanbul : catalogue essay

20th Biennale of Sydney : slideshow

Nairy Baghramian @ Museo Tamayo: review

Caline Aoun: new currents

Akbank Sanat censors its own exhibition, Istanbul : news

Maliheh Afnan : obituary

Kikuo Saito : obituary

Tenzing Rigdol’s “Our Land, Our People” in “Entry Points: A Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice, no 1”: essay

SALT Beyoğlu Closed for Renovations: news

Esra Ersen: Tarabiya Residency: catalogue essay

“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933–57” @ ICA Boston, in Frieze no. 176 (Jan/Feb, 2016) : review

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2016: Editors Letter, Turkey, Yemen, Five Plus One, News, Festivals, Exhibitions

2015

Hema Upadhyay: obituary

Palestinian artist-poet Ashraf Fayadh sentenced to death: news

Bartomeu Mari appointed director of Seoul’s MMCA: news

“How Did We Get Here” @ SALT, Istanbul: review

Cengiz Çekil: obituary

ACAW Field Meeting: blog

Museum Season in Beirut: news

“The Long Shadow” — commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in three Istanbul exhibitions: essay [pdf]

14th Istanbul Biennial: longform review

Dane Mitchell: feature

Art International, Istanbul: art fair report

Christine Tohmé named Sharjah Biennial 13 artistic director: news

14th Istanbul Biennial: preview & photo tour

Shigeko Kubota: obituary

On Kawara “Silence” @ Guggenheim, New York: review

Art Basel 2015: art fair report

Haro Cümbüşyan : profile 

56th Venice Biennale : longform review

“Hong Kongese” @ Duddell’s, Hong Kong : review

Parviz Tanavoli @ the Davis Museum, Boston : review

Gulf Labor Members Denied Entry to UAE : news

Venice Biennale 2015: blog (part 1), blog (part 2), blog (part 3)

Nevin Aladağ : feature

Sharjah Biennial 12 : review [pdf]

Sharjah Biennial 12 : slideshow

Semiha Berksöy @ Galerist, Istanbul: review

Apinan Poshyananda, Playing with Slippery Lubricants: book review

VS Gaitonde @ Guggenheim, New York: longform review

Füsun Eczacıbaşı: profile

“The Roaming Eye: Art from Southeast Asia” @ Arter, Istanbul: review

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2015: Turkey, Yemen, Five Plus One, Exhibitions, Festivals

2014

Lawrence Abu Hamdam: new currents

Gu Wenda: profile

Nevin Aladağ @ Art Space Pythagorion, Samos: review

Akram Zaatari, “Sentimental Dedication”: feature

Burçak Bingöl: new currents

Kesang Lamdark, Zürich: where I work

Art Basel Basel: art-fair report

Füsun Onur @ Arter, Istanbul: review

Joao Vasco Paiva @ Fundação Oriente, Macau: review

Hera Buyuktaşçiyan: new currents  [pdf]

“Neighbors: Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond” @ Istanbul Modern: review

Extrastruggle @ Galeri Non, Istanbul: review

“Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary Chinese Art”: @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: longform review

“Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary Chinese Art” @ Met, New York: slideshow

2013 Carnegie International @ Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: review

Ankara: field trip

Istanbul: Frieze city report [pdf] [link]

2013

Hajra Waheed, “Sea Change” @ Experimenta, Kolkata, India: catalogue essay [pdf]

Closing of TANAS, Berlin: news

Hale Tenger: “20/20: 1997: Where the Winds Rest” [pdf]

Art International, Istanbul: art-fair report

Sarkis @ Galeri Mana, Istanbul: review [pdf]

Carlos Marreiros: Macao Pavilion, Venice Biennale: interview [pdf]

FX Harsono, “This is History” : feature [pdf]

Istanbul Biennial 2013, “Mom am I a Barbarian?”: field trip

Vikram Divecha: new currents

Art Basel 2013: art fair report

Art Basel Basel 2013: blog [part 1] [part 2]

Report from Turkey: Frieze [response]

Venice Biennale: field trip [part 1] [part 2] [part 3]

Taipei: field trip

Meriç Algün Ringborg: new currents

Ibraaz Platform 5 : response

Fulya Erdemci: profile

Haegue Yang, “Raw, Unsentimental Dignity’ @ Singapore Tyler Print Institute: catalogue essay [pdf]

Hemali Bhuta: new currents

Emre Hüner @ Rodeo, Istanbul: review

Ashley Bickerton, Bali: where I work

Slavs & Tatars @ Art Space Pythagorion, Samos: review

Füsun Onur & Nilbar Güreş: influential & emerging

Nuri Kuzucan, “Delirious [City Name]” @ Eduoard Malingue, Hong Kong: catalogue essay

Ali Kazma: profile

Abraaj Art Prize 2014 recipients: news

Hassan Khan @ SALT, Istanbul: Portal 9 review

“Envy, Enmity & Embarrassment” @ Arter, Istanbul: review

Lee Bul: where I work

Abstraction (Etel Adnan, Byron Kim, Raafat Ishak, Fahd Burki, Masood Kamandy, Palden Weinreb): feature

Damien Hirst @ White Cube, Hong Kong: review

Haegue Yang @ Strasbourg Museums: review

Istanbul exhibitions: what’s up

Santral Istanbul closes: news

Burhan Doğançay: obituary

Vahap Avşar, “Design & Crime” : catalogue essay

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac: Turkey, Global Exhibitions, Festivals, 5+1,

2012

Erinç Seymen “Mirrored Menagerie” @ Rampa, Istanbul: catalogue essay:

Aslı Çavuşoğlu & Işıl Eğrikavuk: Full Art Prize, Istanbul: news

2012 Gwangju Biennale: review

Gwangju Biennale: field trip

KIAF: art fair

Seoul: field trip

Figuration (Tala Madani, Rokni Haerizadeh, İnci Eviner): feature

Nortse, “Dharma Underground” @ Rossi & Rossi, London: catalog essay

Burak Delier: review

Documenta 13: review

Documenta 13: field trip

Güneş Terkol @ Galeri Non, Istanbul: review

“Dream & Reality: Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey”  [part 1] [part 2]

Mona Hatoum @ Arter, Istanbul preview [pdf]

Ayşe Erkmen: feature [pdf]

New York: field trip

Istanbul Modern censorship: news

Vahap Avşar: feature [pdf]

Janane al-Ani: feature

Museum of Innocence: review

Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt: new currents

Pratchaya Phinthong: new currents:

“Archipelagoes of Fiction” in Aslı Çavoşoglu, art-ist publications İstanbul & Revolver, Berlin: catalogue essay

Ali Taptık: new currents

Mircea Nicolae: In Focus, in Frieze, no. 150, October, 2012.

Danh Vo: feature

Wassan al-Khudhairi: news

Doha, Qatar: field trip

Istanbul Biennial: “Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial)”: review

Rit Premnath: new currents

Dor Guez: profile

“What Is Jalal Toufic Talking About?”: essay

Hajra Waheed: New currents

Lhasa, Tibet: field trip

ArtAsiaPacific ALMANAC: Turkey, Global Exhibitions, Festivals, 5+1,

2011

Cevdet Erek: where I work

Palestine: No Occupation Without Representation: feature

The Exhibition of Design: blog

Hüseyin Alptekin & Friends: blog

SALT, Istanbul: a new kind of platform: blog

Picasso in Palestine: blog

Slavs and Tatars: feature

Jack Persekian fired from Sharjah Biennial: news

Ahmet Öğüt, “Getting Around”: feature [pdf]

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian @ Third Line, Dubai: catalogue essay

Hassan Khan: “Basically Your Mentality Is the Mentality of Slaves”: RES: Art World magazine: profile [pdf]

ArtAsiaPacific ALMANAC: Turkey, Global Exhibitions, Festivals, 5+1,

2010

Cengiz Çekil @ Rampa, Istanbul: review [pdf]

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, “Fractured & Dissolved into Brilliance” : feature [pdf]

“Aeolian Presence” in Fereydoun Ave: Sacred Elements, @ Rossi & Rossi Gallery, London: catalogue essay

Homai Vyarawalla, Pushpamala N., Dayanita Singh: “Photography in South Asia: The Rest of the Picture”: feature [pdf]

“Enlightenment Might Not Be Possible in This Lifetime: Strive For Your Own Liberation With Laughter and Diligence” in Tradition Transformed: Contemporary Artists from Tibet, Rubin Museum of Art, New York: catalogue essay

Danh Vo & Takashi Murakami: “Interior Decorum”: last word

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, “Agrarian Reincarnations of Cinema” : feature [pdf]

“Abu Dhabi: Disorientation II,” review [pdf]

Wu Guangzhong (1919–2010): obituary

Chosil Kil: where I work [pdf]

Homeworks 2010, Beirut, Lebanon: “An Epidemic of Archive Fever”: essay

Sigalit Landau: “Sugar-Rich Cannibalism” : feature [pdf]

Istanbul Art Scene Expands: news

March Meeting, Sharjah: essay

“Expanding the Process” in Palden Weinreb: This World is Flat @ Rossi & Rossi Gallery, London, 2010

ArtTLV 2009, Tel Aviv, Israel: review [pdf]

Artist Evictions from Beijing Art Zones: news

ArtAsiaPacific ALMANAC

2009

Palden Weinreb, “Expanding the Process” @ Rossi & Rossi, London: catalogue essay

Guy Ben-Ner, “Solitary Refinement” : feature [pdf]

Walid Raad, “Those Who Lack Imagination Cannot Imagine What Is Lacking”: feature [pdf]

Raqs Media Collective, “The Talking Cure”: feature [pdf] [pdf]

Haegue Yang, “A Strange Kind of Optimism”: feature [pdf]

Yin Xiuzhen “The Fabric of Society”: feature [pdf]

ArtAsiaPacific ALMANAC

2008

An-My Lê, “Theater of Observation”: feature

“Biennials Gone Wild”: feature

Alia Syed: profile

An-My Lê @ Murray Guy: review

Mona Hatoum: feature

Yoko Ono: feature

Xu Zhen @ James Cohan, New York: review

Huma Bhabha @ Salon 94 : review

ArtAsiaPacific Almanac:

2003

Telluride Film Festival: wake review