Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2011) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Following a competitive bid process, ISEA2011 had been awarded to the
proposal from Sabanci University led by Dr. Lanfranco Aceti, Associate
Professor in Contemporary Art & Digital Culture and supported by Prof.
Mehmet Bac, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The ISEA International Foundation Board, the governing body of the
international ISEA network, made the selection of Istanbul.
The Board was impressed by the proposal, which focuses on Istanbul as a
gateway between Europe and Asia, representing a cultural and creative
meeting point for current debates in the fields of art, science and
Following Istanbul as European Capital of Culture in 2010, ISEA2011 will be
held in September 2011, to coincide with the prestigious Istanbul Biennale.
The proposal from Sabanci University aims to bring the academic community of
Istanbul together and embrace the vibrant visual art scene, which is
flourishing in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of contemporary Istanbul.
With an academic conference, accompanied by a programme of exhibitions,
performances and workshops, ISEA2011 will be an international gathering of
leading and emerging thinkers and practitioners working at the interface of
art and technology.
It continues the established and dynamic series of ISEA events, established
in 1988 in the Netherlands. ISEA has been held across the world including
symposia in Japan, Australia, USA and Europe. ISEA2009 was held in Belfast,
Ireland with ISEA2010 being staged in the RUHR region of Germany.
For further details please contact ISEA Director Sue Gollifer at ISEA
Headquarters, University of Brighton, UK