Ali Kazma, artist of the Turkish pavillon at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013

Ali Kazma’s Video “OK”, produced for the 2011 Istanbul Biennial.It shows an Istanbul notary public, who is shown rubber-stamping stacks of documents at mind-blowing speed, on seven separate video screens.

Ali Kazma will represent Turkey at the 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2013. Having received 2010 Nam June Paik Award from the Art Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and 2001 UNESCO Award for the Promotion of the Arts and participated to the Istanbul Biennial in 2011, 2007 and 2011, Ali Kazma will realise a new project for the Pavilion of Turkey.

The Pavilion of Turkey in Venice Biennale, coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), will be curated by Emre Baykal. Baykal had also curated Ali Kazma’s exhibition titled “Obstructions” at YKY Kâzim Taskent Art Gallery in 2010.

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