Fellowship

Fellow 2020

Aylin Kuryel

Aylin Kuryel

Aylin Kuryel is an academic working at the Literary and Cultural Analysis department of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. She completed her undergraduate education at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and her MA and PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Amsterdam. Her fields of research include nationalism, image politics, aesthetics/resistance, and politics of emotions. She is the co-editor of Essays on Boredom (2020); Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of Experiences (2017); Aesthetics and Resistance in the Age of Global Uprisings (2015); and Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas and Possibilities (2010). She also works as a documentary filmmaker. Among her documentaries are Balcony and Our Dreams (2020), CemileSezgin (2020), Heads and Tails (2019), Welcome Lenin (2016), Image Acts (2015), and Taboo (2009). Kuryel lives and works in Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Aylin Kuryel

Aylin Kuryel is an academic working at the Literary and Cultural Analysis department of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. She completed her undergraduate education at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and her MA and PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Amsterdam. Her fields of research include nationalism, image politics, aesthetics/resistance, and politics of emotions. She is the co-editor of Essays on Boredom (2020); Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of Experiences (2017); Aesthetics and Resistance in the Age of Global Uprisings (2015); and Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas and Possibilities (2010). She also works as a documentary filmmaker. Among her documentaries are Balcony and Our Dreams (2020), CemileSezgin (2020), Heads and Tails (2019), Welcome Lenin (2016), Image Acts (2015), and Taboo (2009). Kuryel lives and works in Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Fellowship Research Trajectory

For the 2020 BAK Fellowship, nine Fellowships are awarded to practitioners engaged with local communities and struggles for developing a focus on long lasting, mutual support with and through BAK as a public art institution. Former BAK Fellow and artist Jeanne van Heeswijk joins this strand as BAK Associate to conceptually guide the research and work on forms of proximity and building connections.

Next to these nine selected Fellows, six members of the collective freethought have been invited to participate in the 2020 edition of the Fellowship.

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