Venice Biennale Broadcast: Safina Radio Project

Posted by Ian on May 7, 2015 in news

I am participating in the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale from Hong Kong courtesy of the Safina Radio Project platform. My contribution to the project, No permanence is ours; we are a wave, is a series of conversations, music, and an occurrence with artist Fiona Hallinan and curator Oscar Ho connect Istanbul, Hong Kong […]

Exhibition Announcement: The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 2, 2015 in news

For the next few weeks, I will be working with Oscar Ho and a team of faculty and students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong on a special exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival is a celebration of the stories, sentiments, and artistic […]

Talking in Detroit at Wayne State

Posted by Ian on Aug 2, 2014 in news

I will be visiting Detroit to participate in and speak at a workshop on Critical Engagements with Post-Industrial Transformations hosted by Wayne State and organized by Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney. Information on the participants and plans can be found at:

“An Innocent City” opening in Istanbul

Posted by Ian on Jul 8, 2014 in news

I am happy to announce the opening of “An Innocent City” at the RCAC Gallery on Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul next Thursday, 17 July 2014, from 1830-2000. An Innocent City is an exhibition of stories and illustrations of the everyday objects of Istanbul. The objects presented here were inspired by objects on display in the cases of […]

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary

Posted by Ian on Oct 3, 2013 in news

I am happy to announce that I will be taking part as a presenter in the “Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary” workshop organized by Alice Jim and Henry Tsang as part of the Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul co-organized and co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of […]

Betsey Biggs’ Postcard Project featured in Bettery Magazine

Posted by Ian on Nov 13, 2012 in news, press, reviews

Ayun Halliday & Betsey Biggs 2012 “How can we keep pre-digital communication’s most pleasurable rituals from becoming extinct?” in Bettery Magazine, November. Read it here.

Celebrity bike tour guide for Providence Gallery Night

Posted by Ian on Sep 19, 2012 in news

With my co-guide and arts advocate Flannery Patton, I’ll be leading a bike tour for Providence Gallery Night tomorrow, Thursday, September 20, 2012. Hope to see you there with your pedals spinning! More information here.

Contemporary Istanbul launches a free iPhone/iPad app

Posted by Ian on Jun 12, 2012 in blog

Now you can follow all the buzz (and criticism) around the every expanding and booming Istanbul contemporary art scene with Contemporary Istanbul‘s iPhone/iPad application. Free to download, you can check it out here: Tags: art, technology Article source:

Elif Batuman’s Diary: Pamuk’s Museum

Posted by Ian on Jun 2, 2012 in blog

It wasn’t long before I heard that Orhan Pamuk was in town, building a museum. The museum was said to be full of stuff that had ‘belonged’ to the protagonists of his last novel, The Museum of Innocence. If you knocked on the door, he would let you in and show you the heroine’s old shoes. I […]

Streetmapping: Artist Lian Bell from Out of Site Festival 2007

Posted by Ian on May 23, 2012 in blog

Dean Street pavement, Dublin Sunday 26 Aug 12pm-6pm  I planned to draw a map in chalk on the pavement of the Liberties area of Dublin, by asking passers-by for advice. The Liberties is an old area of the city full of intricate streets which have seen vast development recently and which looks set to continue […]