My Film Alchemic Desire will be shown at EYE Film Museum Amsterdam, 9th May, 19.00

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Radio InterviewDe Brakke Grond, Saturday, 13th May, 11.00

Füsun Türetken will have a conversation on Modern Love, love in the age of online dating with Tamar Shafrir.
How the Swipe right-the algorithm- is replacing Cupid's arrow.




Film Alchemic Desire HNI Fellowship Filmstill

Copyright Images: Füsun Türetken



Talk with HNI Fellow Füsun


Video here
or https://fellows.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/file/7577







Lecture at NEEDS - The First Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies 
Discussing Slow Violence, Environtalism, NYC Response and Safeguard after WTC Collapse, 
9 to 11 December 2015,
University Copenhagen. Thanks to Peer Illner



BAK, Utrecht (NL)
Instituting for the Contemporary – part 2
18.04.2016 19.00–22.00 hrs
second public editorial meeting for Instituting for the Contemporary, with Bernadette Buckley and Füsun Türetken, with respondent Nick Axel
Füsun is invited to address the question of instituting from the perspective of its connection to the entangled matters of slow violence. Following the description of Rob Nixon, these slow violences of global exploitation and imbalance may be old, largely unobserved, undiagnosed, and untreated. Through being bound to neither time nor body, and distinguished from the fast violence of capitalism, they entangle justice, class, and geopolitics with a present and future defined by them.



How to survive socially after the Internet? What will happen to the family with the arrival of smart home technologies in the home? What is contemporary domesticity?

åyr, represented by Octave Perrault and Luis Ortega Govela, will be discussing these topics with Füsun Türetken (visual artist and architect), Peer Illner (writer and theorist), and Jacob Lillemose (curator of X and Beyond).

Sat 19th March 2016 / 2pm
Griffenfeldsgade 27
2200 Copenhagen





Curatorial Work

Opening Opening Opening at Galerie De Kromme Elleboog.

Selected works, Rotterdam February 11-14, 2016


Curatorial Füsun Türetken. Curating Sami Hammana and Lauren Brand.



Füsun Türetken, "Breathing Space The Amalgamated Toxicity of Ground Zero", in Forensis. The architecture of Public Truth, Sternberg Press, February 2014 
Printed Matter


Microsphere Image of WTC Dust




Füsun Türetken, "A note on the unity of theory and pratice in Interior Architecture", in xCity, Making Interior Cities. Initatives on the Interior as a City. Online publication, available on ISUU, 2014 and Printed Matter



Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Füsun Türetken presenting a performance lecture at Göteborg International Biennale for Contemporary Art, Speak Easy, 4 September 2013, Göteborg, Quai of Broken Dreams. More on www.GIBCA.se




Füsun Türetken, "Disequilibirum", at Göteborg Biennial International Biennial for Contemporary Art

5 September - 7 November 2013






Talk and Project

Füsun Türetken with Burak Arikan Mapping Relations of Funding and Knowlegde

at Former West. Documentations, Constellations, Prospects.
18-24 March 2013. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Strand: Infrastructure. Video of talk Here


Workshop Saturday 23 March 2013, 11 am-3pm. Conference Room K2, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Please register via HKW and graphcommons.



Mapping Relations of Funding and Knowledge

Füsun Türetken with Burak Arikan


While established funding structures that promote architectural, artistic, and scholarly work often remain invisible to the public eye outside of sponsorship acknowledgements, they determine research and knowledge production within contemporary Berlin. Whether or not the resultant adaptation to funding criteria on the part of applicants affects the content of the research, it is clear that between individuals and funding institutions there is a struggle for authority. Independent agents are put in competitions, excluded or included depending on their relationships, and are required to be accountable to the authorities that be. Further, institutions are connected to each other through a variety of interests from sponsorship relations to shared board members to social and professional relationships, all of which contribute to an organization's authority, as well as constitute a larger network of institutions that is itself a super-institution. Relationships that form super-institutions, thus their extra-authority, can be mapped as network diagrams in order to problematize the entanglement of knowledge and economic power structures. On a network map, actors naturally find their position through connecting forces, revealing the central actors, indirect links, organic clusters, structural holes, and outliers. During this workshop (in the context of a closed session with students from Learning Place) and panel we view how clusters of institutions on a map show the super-institutions that have high-power concentrations in neoliberal societies.



This collaborative work departs from previous works done separately by Füsun Türetken and Burak Arikan.






Images from HKW Former West. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 18-24 March 2013

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More related work

Füsun Türetken 2004, Neo-liberal Work and Art Market

Images From: Cultural Entrepreneurs and Their Interim Projects, Frankfurt 2004. Mapping their network. Photographs, Research, Maps and Layout, F.Türetken
The Neoliberals






Finalist in Competition Kunst am Bau. Neubau Landtag Brandenburg 2012. Potsdam, Germany. More on this site at Competition and Commissioned work and Here



Architecture and Ideology II: How to intervene

Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin

Sat. 22.09.2012 18:00 Free admission


Ideologies leave their mark not just on certain forms of government and political systems (of thought). In fact, the values and convictions of a society follow the concrete structures of people's everyday lives. Buildings and roads, living and working quarters in a city influence not only milieu and habitus but also the attitudes and morals of their inhabitants. In three panel discussions, architects, city planners and curators address the multi-faceted relationships between architecture, ideology and art.


With Florian Köhl (fat koehl Architekten), Andreas Müller (Architect), Füsun Türetken (Artist, Architect), Francesca Ferguson (Curator); Moderation: Valerie Smith. Thanks to Valerie!

The race for space during cold war


11am, 17 May 2012

Collateral Event to Dak'Art

Lecture 'The life cycle of iron ore'

Füsun Türetken, Victor Mutelekesha

Dak'Art Biennale. Raw Material Company . Centre for Knowledge, Art and Society. Dakar, Senegal

Special Thanks to Koyo Kouoh

Rises to ashes, Sculpture. 2009



Bossing Images

May 4, 2012: Ecstatic Bodies

Are bodies playgrounds for images? Or rather their means of transport? How do bodies become ek-static? How do they cross through fields of power?

Invited guests: Elodie Pong’s video Je Suis Une Bombe (2006), Jakob Lena Knebl, Tim Stüttgen.


Bossing Images is a project of the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, organized by Antke Engel and Jess Dorrance (Institute for Queer Theory) in cooperation with Renate Lorenz.



Article ‘Fluchtlinien entlang 9/11. Episode I bis III’ in ‘Lichter der Stadt’ in Polar, Berlin.
 Magazine for Politics and Theory.



Talking Eyes Lecture Series



'Expert meeting Revisiting Cultural Diversity and the Art System' at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

Monday April 16, 2012

With Nana Adusei-Poku, Defne Ayas, Jay Koh, Vivian Sky Rehberg, Mark Terkessidis, Füsun Türetken and others.




Selected Press





Guardian, 15 March 2011




BBC Turk, 15 March 2011



Haber Pan, 15 March 2011



Ilkehaber, 14. January 2012



Copenhagen Future of Cities, 2007