Innominate Spaces

1.9.2013 - 30.11.2014
Izmir, Wroclaw

Gizem Akkoyunoğlu - IO/Input Output (Izmir/Turkey)
Karolina Bieniek - Art Transparent (Wroclaw/Poland)

Innominate Spaces project focused on public spaces, urban transformation and joint actions. Artists from Poland (Tomasz Opania & Maria Wrońska) and Turkey (Input/Output) carried out performances in public spaces during their two meetings in Izmir and Wroclaw.

The first meeting was in Izmir on February 5-7, 2014. At this meeting, the Polish artist Tomasz Opania, who addresses current social and political problems in his works, presented a performance series titled "Right now the same wind is blowing into our hair in Konak Square, Izmir. Following the performances which generated great interest, a talk was organized in IO workshop with the participation of 2016 Wroclaw European Capital of Culture curators Michal Bieniek and Karolina Bieniek.

The second meeting was held at the annual SURVIVAL Art Review Festival organized by Art Transparent in Wroclaw. During the 12th SURVIVAL Art Review Festival held through June 27-July 1, 2014, the IO Team (Ezgi Yakın, Ahmet Hamdi Soydemir, Yunus Emre Erdoğan, Gizem Akkoyunoğlu, and Orhan Yıldız) together with Tomasz Opania and Maria Wrońska staged a performance titled Bon appétit. DEPO (Istanbul) Program Coordinator Asena Günal attended the panel on cultural and social developments in Turkey and Ukraine organized in scope of the Festival.
All the project outcomes were exhibited at Mieszkanie Gepperta Gallery in Wroclaw on December 11, 2014 – January 16, 2015.


Supporting Organizations: Adam Mickiewicz Institute Poland, Academy of Fine Arts Wroclaw.


Art works' mastheads:
Right now the same wind is blowing into our hair, 2014, 6’47’’
Performance: Tomasz Opania
Support: Michal Bieniek

Bon appétit
, 2014, 24’53’’
Performance: Ahmet Hamdi Soydemir, Yunus Emre Erdoğan, Orhan Yıldız, Ezgi Yakın, Gizem Akkoyunoğlu, Tomasz Opania, Maria Wrońska
Camera: Emrah Gökdemir

Map of Izmir
, 2014, gouache and gold on paper, 70x100
Artist: Cansu Çakar
Support: IO team
Deutsche Bank Collection

Map of Wroclaw, 2014
Executed by: Karolina Bieniek, Karolina Błażejczak, Anna Gołębiowska, Ola Konopko, Mirek Korzeń, Katarzyna Niepogodzińska, Marta Przeciszewska, Monika Ratajczak, Zuza Wollny