Billur Tansel is an instructor, independent curator and writer that specialises in Contemporary Art.
illur Tansel is an instructor, independent curator and writer that specialises in Contemporary Art.
After finishing the French High School Pierre Loti in Istanbul, she graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, USA and obtained two majors in economics and philosophy. She then received a joint MBA degree from the Sorbonne and the Dauphine Universities.
In 2006, Tansel started her career as an academician at the Department of Visual Communication Design in the Faculty of Communication at Yeditepe University. This is where she also completed her second master’s degree in visual communication design with the thesis entitled “Study And Analysis of the Traditional Aesthetics in Art As Opposed to the New Aesthetics in Digital Art.” She currently teaches Art Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Yeditepe University.
Since 2008, besides being an academician, Tansel has been actively enrolled in the art scene as the director of reputable art galleries in Istanbul, such as Casa Dell’Arte and 44A, she also worked as the Art Director of the Casa Dell’Arte Art Hotel in Bodrum. She has curated several exhibitions in Turkey. Her articles have been published in art magazines and books. Between 2011-2014, Tansel has worked as the Director and Curator of Proje4L/ Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul. She gives seminars about collecting, museum, gallery & collection management. She is the founder and Director of Open Dialogue Istanbul.
Mehmet Uğur Mete
Born in Istanbul at 1991. Graduated from Industrial Product Design division of Yeditepe University with honors degree at 2015. He had internships at Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum with Billur Tansel and polymer composite fabrication fields. He designed the layout, ergonomics and aerodynamics of Yeditepe University’s YUEMT Team electric race car. He worked as a product designer and archiver at RekSan Electrical Company and graphics/3D designer at 16:9 Photography & Design firm.
He’s currently assistant organizer and designer for Open Dialogue İstanbul and studying E-MBA at Okan University.