Instructors / Bilal Yılmaz & Lydia Chatziiakavou
Bilal Yılmaz & Lydia Chatziiakavou
Bilal Yılmaz is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Istanbul. He uses light, sound and interaction to create sculptural objects, installations and experiences that s...
Bilal Yılmaz is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Istanbul. He uses light, sound and interaction to create sculptural objects, installations and experiences that shift the spectator’s perception and bring joy of collectivity. Alongside his interdisciplinary artworks and designs, he works on social and collective projects. What he finds to be crucial for all collective efforts is the notation of production, because besides uniting people, it activates them to engage with their environment and question the way of things. Lydia Chatziiakovou is a curator who, since 2004, co-directs ArtBOX, a creative arts management office based in Thessaloniki (GR), that conceives, designs and implements contemporary art projects revolving around the exploration of art as agent of social change, based on long-term strategic planning. In this context, she conceives, curates and coordinates projects that emphasize art for social change and the relationship between art and technology, bringing together communities, artists and institutions from Greece and abroad.