About Us

Apartment Project is an organization devoted to collaborative artistic practice with a focus on global-local idea exchange. Our central areas of interest are: politically engaged art, transdisciplinary experimentation, and cultural community outreach.

Apartment Project was established in 1999 by Selda Asal as the first artist-run space in Istanbul. Since its inception, Apartment Project has served as a platform for collaboration and cooperation, bringing together artists from different backgrounds to create provocative and innovative work.

In 2012, Apartment Project moved to Berlin-Neukölln and became legally recognized in Germany as an Eingetragener Verein (registered association). Since then, it has also functioned as a mentoring and umbrella organization for a small group of art collectives whose philosophies are in line with Apartment Project’s mission.

Apartment Project supports artistic initiatives that embody the spirit of interdisciplinarity and collaboration, often in mobile or international contexts. The organization has realized numerous projects in Turkey, Germany, the South Caucasus, the Balkans, and Iran. In all of these localities, Apartment Project fosters work that fits within its central areas of interest.

Projects

Our central areas of interest are: politically engaged art, transdisciplinary experimentation, and cultural community outreach.

Art in Political Context 
Projects addressing systems of power and social/physical violence.

Apartment Project supports art that questions dominant narratives of social and political order, and unflinchingly aims to build forms of solidarity. We facilitate work that uses inspiration and creativity to counter forces of nationalism, discrimination, and oppression.

Transdisciplinary Experimentation 
Cross-pollination. Discovery of new forms and functions.

Apartment Project invites practitioners from a wide range of traditions to come together and create works that push the boundaries of art, media, and science.

Cultural Community Outreach
Socially conscious art and education.

Apartment Project is committed to engaging its broad community through social, cultural, and educational initiatives. Our organization reaches out of neighbors, youth, and at-risk or oppressed populations to empower them to tell their own stories across all forms of media.

Recent Work

Network

Collectives

ON/OFF is a young network of designers, architects, curators, filmmakers and urbanists with a curiosity on the city and its processes.

SPACEDIGGER is a transdisciplinary Berlin-based group of researchers and designers dedicated to questions regarding the urban sphere.

autoscopie is a virtual reality research group with a focus on alteration of mind states through the use of emerging virtual reality tools.

The projectgroup 2+1 gives young people the possibility to try forms of expressing themselves through writing songs, play music and films.

Team

Selda Asal

Selda Asal

Founder - Artistic Director

Tristan Biere

Tristan Biere

Urbanist - Spacedigger

Filiz Avunduk

Filiz Avunduk

Artist

Duygu Kaban

Duygu Kaban

Jr. Project Coor. - Spacedigger

Jeremy Pine

Jeremy Pine

Researcher - Spacedigger

Reni Bauman

Reni Bauman

Artist

Mert Akbal

Mert Akbal

Artist

Ozgur Erkok Moroder

Ozgur Erkok Moroder

Performance Coordinator

Berk Asal

Berk Asal

IT - ONOFF

Zeynep Akbal

Zeynep Akbal

Artist

Partners

Contact Us

Apartment Project Kulturverein e.V.

Hertzbergstr. 13,

12055 Neukölln, Berlin

info@apartmentproject.org

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