Pınar Yoldaş

Country ...................... Turkey
City ............................. Durham, NC (USA)
Category .................... Media Art
Recommended by SCHAURAUM Angewandte
Period of stay ............ Dec 14
Solo Exhibitions

2014 An Ecosystem of Excess , Curated by : Heike Katharina Mertens , Schering Stiftung Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 An Ecosystem of Excess , Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013 The Very Loud Chamber Orchestra of Endangered Species, Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
2013 AlterEvolution, curated by :Eda Aksoy, EKAV Art Gallery, Istanbul
2013 CO2ncert, The Very Loud Chamber Orchestra of Endangered Species, Power Plant Gallery, Durham , NC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 thingWorld: International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China , Beijing
2014 learned helplessness, Bergsen & Bergsen Gallery, Istanbul
2013 Cacophony, Acik Ekran Sekerbank Art Gallery, Istanbul
2013 The Phylogenesis of Generosity , The First Prinzessinnengarten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial
Curated by : Warren Neidich Berlin
2013 A little bit of History Deleting,curated by: Isin Onol, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2013 SpecBio, MIX: 26th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, NYC, NY
2013 The Very Loud Chamber Orchestra of Endangered Species ,What is Good Art?, Kenan Institute, Duke University, Durham , NC
2012 Weird Science, Richard Levy Gallery , Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012 Rupture , Reed College , Portland, Oregon
2012 The Coming Disturbance, MIX: 25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, NYC
2012 Marxism and New Media Art Show , Duke University, Durham, NC
2011 WATCH IT! group show, Taubman Museum , Roanoke, VA
2011 Limbique, Visweek 2011, Providence RI
2011 Speculative, curated by Zach Blas and Christopher O’Leary, Los Angeles Contemporary
Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2011 What is Good Art?, Fredric Jameson Gallery, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
2011 Many Times, Many Worlds, curated by Micha Cárdenas, ARTifact Gallery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Public/Private COLLECTIONS
Elgiz Collection, Istanbul, TR
Polimeks, Istanbul, TR
Alarko Holding, Istanbul , TR
Kilazzi Holding, Istanbul , TR

2013 Villem Flusser Artistic Research Residency, Transmediale / Universitat der Kunst Berlin
2012 Research Program at CCA Kitakyushu (declined)
MacDowell Colony Fellow
Ars BioArctica residency (rescheduled for 2014)
2011 Virginia Center for the Arts Residency
Ucross Foundation Residency

2013 The Ernst Schering Foundation Arts & Culture Grant  
Transmediale Villem Flusser Artistic Research Programme Residency Award
Duke University Data Visualization Contest First Prize
Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University
2012 National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Graduate Fellowship  
Duke Science Education Outreach Grant
2011 First Prize, What is Good Art?, Fredric Jameson Gallery, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
1997 TUBITAK BAYG National Chemistry Olympiads, bronze medal

2014 Artist talk , Aksioma Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Feb 12th
Artist talk , Pecha Kucha Berlin, Berlin, Feb 4th
2013 Artist talk , Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Oct 4th
Speculative Biologies Workshop , Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Sept 28th
Artist talk, THINK THANK , Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany, Aug 4th
Speculative Biologies Workshop, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany, July 3rd
An Ecosystem of Excess Reading Workshop, Universitat der Kunst, Berlin, Germany, June 20th
An Ecosystem of Excess, artist talk,Transmediale BWPWAP 2013, Berlin,Germany,Feb 2nd
2012 Pecha Kucha Night , Durham , NC Nov 13th
Artist Talk, Dark Matter, Machine Project, Los Angeles, California, Nov 3rd
Artist Talk, Reed Arts Week, Portland, Oregon, March 2nd
Artist Talk, DorkBot New York, Nyc, NY Feb 1st
2011 Artist talk Pecha Kucha Night ,Raleigh, NC, dec 8th
Artist talk at North/South Mixer organized by UCLA Art|Sci Center, CNSI, UCLA, Los Angeles,November 12
“Limbique” presented at ART SCI Salon , Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) event, NYC , Nov 6,2010
“Knowledge Hacking” Art/Science Panel , chaired by Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley , September 24,
“Art, Brain, Future: Catalyzing Cultural Progress ,Artist talk , Center for Cognitive Neuroscience , Duke University , April 22
Art and New Media, Artist talk , Tech and New Media Tuesday organized by Victoria Szabo , Duke University , March 30

(forthcoming, 2014)
Pinar Yoldas : An Ecosystem of Excess Pinar Yoldas (Author) , Heather Davis(Author) , Kristoffer Gansing(Author) , Heike-Catherina Mertens (Editor) Argobooks
(forthcoming, 2014)
Book chapter “Plastics and Pelagic Death” , Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Politics, Aesthetics, Environments and Epistemologies, edited by Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin
Ann Arbor: MPublishing/Open Humanities Press.


2014 Under the Skin: Revealing Invisible Data, moderator : Alessandro Delfanti, Pinar Yoldas, Salvatore Iaconesi ,Rüdiger Trojok , Transmediale , Jan 30th
An Ecosystem of Excess, moderator : Daniela Silvestrin, Bernd Scherer, Jennifer Gabrys, Heather Davis, Pinar Yoldas, Transmediale, Jan 31st
2013 Arts & Sustainability , Duke Arts Week, Durham, Oct 30th
A Matter of Life & Death, Metabody Conference, Media Lab Prado, Madrid, July 27th
The Very Loud Chamber Orchestra of Endangered Species, Across the Threshold, Duke University , Durham, Feb 28th - March 3rd
College Art Association Conference, Computation and the Non-Human: New Directions in Queer Theory and Art, New Media Caucus panel, New York, NY Feb 15th
The Very Loud Chamber Orchestra of Endangered Species SCANZ 2013: Third Nature HUI and Symposium, Australia, Feb 1st-3rd
2012 Panelist, Computation and the Non-Human: New Directions in Queer Theory and Art,American Studies Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Panelist , ISEA 2012, Weird Science , Albuquerque , New Mexico Oct 27th
Panelist , Health Horizons , Institute for the Future , Palo Alto, California Oct 18th
Panelist , Marxism and New Media , Duke University , Durham , NC Jan 20th
Panelist , Queer Viral Aesthetics , SXSW, Austin , TX March 9th
2011 Is gaming the ultimate medium for art?, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Istanbul, Turkey


“SuperMammal Dissected: Towards a Phenomenology for a New Species” ,Media-N, CAA Conference Edition, Summer 2013: V.09 N.02
“A matter of life and death”, Phylogeny of Generosity V.01 , 2013

2014 the Creators project, Pinar Yoldas Imagines Future Life Inside the Pacific Trash Vortex , by DJ Pangburn
2013 Transmediale Magazine, Interview with Pinar Yoldas by Daniela Silvestrin , Print
AliceOn, Korean Media Arts Journal, Interview with Pinar Yoldas by Jung Choi
Artful Living, An interview with Pinar Yoldas
Art Ukraine, Your Desiring Deviant Body ,


Distilling the Sky is an artistic research project on air quality and air pollution that is severely deteriorating in many cities around the world. The project aims to communicate environmental science and pollution research to the larger public as well as creating a platform for increasing public awareness. Formerly relegated to developing countries, air pollution is now a global problem effecting innumerable urban settlements. One notorious example is Beijing where air pollution reached such alarming levels that the effects of pollution are comparable to that of a nuclear winter . As human beings 1 we love the open sky.
It is the sun, our star, that lights up the sky and we call it the day. When the sun is gone, it is the moon and the stars and we call it the night. In cities like Beijing, we lost the sun, and the stars. ! For this project, I would like to design a large scale mechanism or a group of architectural elements that can receive and “condense” polluted air into liquid form. From air to liquid, the result of Distilling the Sky is highly condensed, extremely thick, highly precious drops of air pollution, delicately contained in a custom designed glass vessel.