Prof. Asli Serbest
Asli Serbest (born in Istanbul) develops projects in different media to negotiate the evolving relationship between art, architecture, and media society. Her work includes temporary spaces, exhibitions, installations, stage and set designs, as well as video-texts, concepts, and publications.
She established the collective m-a-u-s-e-r (together with Mona Mahall) exhibiting and publishing internationally at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2015, upcoming), Pinakothek der Moderne Munich (2017), Istanbul Design Biennial (2016), Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2015), Art Center Los Angeles (2015), Storefront for Art and Architecture New York (2014, 2015, 2016), Biennale di Venezia (2012, 2014), Sinopale: Sinop Biennial (2014), Vancouver Art Gallery (2013), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2013), HKW Berlin (2012), New Museum New York (2009) and other venues; in e-flux journal, Volume Magazine, Perspecta, The Gradient: Walker Art Center, AArchitecture, Deutschlandfunk, and other online and offline publications.
She is the editor of Junk Jet (since 2007), an independent magazine on art, architecture, and media.
Asli Serbest worked as a professor of Spatial Dynamics at Rhode Island school of Design and of Experimental Architecture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. She studied Architecture and Visual Media in Istanbul, Stuttgart, and Vienna before completing a PhD at the intersection of these fields and in critical reflection of modern speculative culture.