4th Biennial LAM 360°
In 2016, the Biennial will again be realized for a period of 4 weeks in the region of Shiliin Bogd and Altan Owoo, a mountain area in southern Mongolia, near the Chinese border. It will be curated by Istanbul based Basak Senova.
Başak Şenova is a curator and designer. She studied Literature and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design and PhD in Art, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University) and attended the 7th Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam. She has been writing about art, technology and media, initiating and developing projects and curating exhibitions since 1995. Among other publications, Senova is the editor of art-ist 6, Kontrol Online Magazine, Lapses book series, UNCOVERED, Aftermath, Yane Calovski. Obje’ctand Scientific Inquiries. She is an editorial correspondent for ibraaz.org and Flash Art International and one of the founding members of NOMAD, as well as the organizer of ctrl_alt_del and Upgrade!Istanbul.
Senova was the curator of the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale. As an assistant professor, she lectured in various universities in Istanbul such as Kadir Has University, Bilgi University and Koç University. At the moment, she is lecturing at Bilkent University. She curated Zorlu Center Collection for two years (2011-2012). She is a member of the advisory boards of the Istanbul Biennial and the Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Senova co-curated the UNCOVERED (Cyprus) and the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2014, she acted as the Art Gallery Chair of (ACM) SIGGRAPH 2014 (Vancouver), the curator of the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014 and the Jerusalem Show VII. Recently, she curated the Pavilion of Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale.