Işin Önol

Işın Önol (1977, Turkey) is a curator based in Vienna. She is a Dr. Phil Candidate, Cultural and Intellectual History, University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She completed her MAS degree on Curating at ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland (2009-2011). Participated to Ecole du Magasin, International Curatorial Training Programme, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2009-10) and Gwangju Design Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, South Korea (2009). She received her MFA on Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University (2003), and her BA on Art Education from Marmara University (2000), Istanbul, Turkey. She worked as the art coordinator at Bosporus International Schools, Istanbul (2003-2006), and worked as the director and curator at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (2006-2009). Independently, she has curated/co-curated exhibitions in Turkey, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. For a curatorial concern, she focuses on the notions of darkness, shadow, invisibility, absence as strategies for participation, transmitting information, hidden political connotation.