Upcoming & Ongoing

7th Mammoth Lakes
Film Festival
California, US

I’m Meta
Group Exhibition
Shanghai, China

YAM Open
Group Exhibition
Qingdao, China

Slavs and Tatars Studio
Residency and Mentorship Program
Berlin, DE

CV+Bio     


Nihat Karataşlı (born in 1988) is an artist currently based in Beirut. He makes videos, animations, sculptures, performances and installations, mostly concerned with intimacy in the physical and virtual public spaces. In his current projects, he concentrates on rituals of sanitization, care and repair.

Karatasli holds an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and he participated in artist residencies in Lebanon, South Korea, Spain and Turkey; including the Home Workspace Program of Ashkal Alwan and the Research and Production Programme of 16th Istanbul Biennial. He gave artist talks/lectures in institutions like Koc University (Istanbul), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Framer Framed (Amsterdam), Akbank Sanat (Istanbul), Borusan Contemporary (Istanbul) and YKY Kültür (Istanbul). He published articles and interviews in Istanbul-based arts magazines Art Unlimited and border_less. He is the co-founder of hüzünArchive run under Koç University (Istanbul). Beside his art practice, he has been teaching several new media arts related courses on the Shanghai-based art and technology platform OFcourse. 

Some of the group shows and film festivals he participated are; 7th Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, California (2021); 14th Documentarist, Istanbul (2021); YAM Open at Yellowbox Art Museum, Qingdao (2021); I’m Meta at Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai (2021); 37th Kasseler Dokfest (2020); Stand Firm, Stand Here at Ohklahomo, Chicago (2019); Border/less Space at Istanbul Literature House, Istanbul (2019); Positive Space at Operation Room, Istanbul (2018); Within Receding Horizons at Sullivan Galleries, Chicago (2018); The Moving Idea at Ses Dotze Naus, Ibiza (2018); 2_gather at Art Center Nabi, Seoul (2017); Plugin at Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul (2015).



Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA. in Studio
Chicago, US
2016-2019

İstanbul Bilgi University
BA. in Visual Communication Design
BS. in Computer Science
İstanbul, TR
2009-2014

Free University of Bolzano
BA. in Visual Communication Design (Exchange)
Bolzano, IT
2013

University of Liverpool
BS. in Computer Science (Exchange)
Liverpool, UK
2012


Teaching & Research

OFcourse
Lecturer
Shanghai, CN
2020-ongoing

Xi’an Eurasia University
Media Arts Workshop
Xian, CN
2020

Koç University
KUAR Lab Guest Researcher
Istanbul, TR
2018


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Part-time Teaching Assistant
Chicago, US
2016-2019

İstanbul Bilgi University
Full-time Research Assistant
İstanbul, TR
2015-2016

İstanbul Bilgi University
Part-time Researcher 
İstanbul, TR
2014-2015

Artist Residencies

Slavs and Tatars Studio
Residency and Mentorship Program
Berlin, DE
2021
~upcoming

Ashkal Alwan
Home Workspace Program
Beirut, LEB
2019-2020


16th Istanbul Biennial
Research and Production Programme
Istanbul, TR
2018-2019


Ses Dotze Naus
Ses Dotze Naus Artist Residency
Ibiza, ESP
2018


Art Center Nabi
Nabi Artist Residency
Seoul, KR
2017



Scholarships & Awards

SAHA
Support Grant
in partnership with Slavs and Tatars
Istanbul, TR
2021

SAHA
Support Grant
in partnership with Ashkal Alwan
Istanbul, TR
2019-2020

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
New Artists Society Full Merit Scholarship
Chicago, US
2016-2019

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dean's Professional Development Award
Chicago, US
2017

Türk Petrol Vakfı
TPV International Graduate Fellowship
Istanbul, TR
2016

Istanbul Bilgi University
Full Merit Scholarship
Istanbul, TR
2009-2014

University of Liverpool
Laureate Exchange Fellowship
Liverpool, UK
2012
Selected Screenings

7th Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
California, US
2021

14th Documentarist
Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR
2021

37th Kasseler Dokfest
Kasse
l, DE
2020

9th Mumbai Shorts Int.Film Festival
Mumbai, IND
2020

Danscentrumjette Film Festival
Brussels, BEL
2012


Selected Group Exhibitions

YAM Open
Yellowbox Art Museum
Qingdao, C
N
2021

I’m Meta
Shanghai Plaza 138
Shanghai, 
CN
2021

Stand Firm, Stand Here
Ohklahomo
Chicago, US

2019

Border/less Space
Istanbul Literature House
Istanbul, TR

2019

Positive Space
Operation Room
Istanbul, TR

2018

Within Receding Horizons
Sullivan Galleries
Chicago, US

2018

The Moving Idea
Ses Dotze Naus
Ibiza, ESP

2018

Annual Art Competition Exhibition
Bridgeport Art Center
Chicago, US
2018

2_gather
Art Center Nabi
Seoul, K
R
2017

LA Art Book Fair
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Los Angeles, US

2017

Iterative Information, Origin Ongoing
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, US

2016

ArtAround Moda
RedBull ArtAround
Istanbul, TR

2016

X-Change / Plugin
Contemporary Istanbul
Istanbul, TR
2015

Across the Earth, Hear Head is on the Balcony
Piartworks
Istanbul, TR
2015

SeeSaw
AmberFest
Istanbul, TR
2015

AmberPlatform
Contemporary Istanbul
Istanbul, TR
2014

Project01
santralistanbul Energy Museum
Istanbul, TR
2014

SeeSaw
santralistanbul Contemporary Art Museum
Istanbul, TR
2012