2nd Mardin Biennial “Double Take” is curated by Paolo Colombo and Lora Sarıaslan.

Rä di Martino, No More Stars (Star Wars) 2010 Lambda prints on barytate paper, 30cm x 30cm Courtesy of the artist and Monitor gallery, Rome

2nd Mardin Biennial “Double Take”
21.9.-21.10.2012, Mardin, Turkey

Paolo Colombo has been an art advisor at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art since 2008. He was a curator for the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial in 2011 and the curator of the 6th Istanbul Biennial in 1999. From 2001 to 2007 he was the curator of the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo in Rome. He has been associate producer of a number of award-winning films.

Lora Sarıaslan is an art historian and freelance curator based in Istanbul. She has curated exhibitions both abroad and in Turkey, most recently Life in the UK/ Balance of Probabilities as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 2011, UK. She was the curator at Istanbul Modern from 2005 to 2011. Prior to this post, she was the McDermott Curatorial Assistant from 2001 to 2005 at the Dallas Museum of Art, USA.


  • Nasra Şimmes
  • Fatih Akın 1973, DE
  • Fikret Atay 1976, TR
  • Seyit Battal Kurt 1978, TR
  • Sami Baydar 1962, TR
  • Manfredi Beninati 1970, IT
  • Eli Cortiñas 1976, ES
  • Latifa Echakhch 1974, MA
  • Edy Ferguson , US
  • Francesca Gabbiani 1965, CA
  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 1965, FR
  • Nurullah Görhan , TR
  • Mona Hatoum 1952, LB
  • Hakan Irmak Rä di Martino 1975, IT
  • Marisa Maza 1965, ES
  • Sebastian Moldovan 1982, RO
  • The Museum of Everything
  • Mike Nelson 1967, UK
  • Eleni Panouklia 1972, GR
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini 1922-1975, IT
  • Murat Sahinler 1961, TR
  • Anri Sala 1974, FR, AL
  • Hrair Sarkissian 1973, SY
  • Anne Sauser-Hall 1953, CH
  • Hiraki Sawa 1977, JP
  • Shahzia Sikander 1969, PK
  • Rosemarie Trockel 1952, DE
  • Pae White 1963, US
  • Wood & Harrison UK
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