Talk with Bige Örer, director of the Istanbul Biennial

within the frames of Curating Institution

The Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art has the pleasure to host Bige Örer, director of the Istanbul Biennial. The meeting, led by Małgorzata Ludwisiak, will take place as part of the Curating Institutions series.

Since 2003, Bige Örer has been coordinating cultural and artistic projects organised by the Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation. She is an independent expert in the evaluative process of the European Union division for cultural funds as well as a member of the project Capacity Building for Cultural Policy in Turkey. Örer currently teaches at Istanbul Bilgi University.

The theme of this year's 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, was "The Seventh Continent" a huge island of plastic rubbish drifting in the Pacific Ocean. We will talk with Bige Örer about the anthropocene, both in the context of the Turkish biennial as well as of the project Plasticity of the Planet implemented this year at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.

The series Curating Institution is a programme of meetings based on talks, lectures, or seminars. Both curators as well as directors of valued and significant international contemporary art institutions have been invited. At the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, we are creating the opportunity to share professional practical and theoretical knowledge in running institutions as well as programming exhibitions with both professionals and the public.