Selay Karasu
Multidisciplinary Artist & Multimedia Director

‘’I believe both science and art are attempts to understand the existence, consciousness, as well as everything 
that is known or yet to be discovered, and my work focuses on creating a hybrid connection between these
phenomena to make sense of the universe in a way of my own.’’



Selay Karasu is a multidisciplinary artist and creative director based in Istanbul.
 
10 years in the industry she did numerous projection mapping and public art installations.
Her A/V performances were exhibited on substantial platforms around the globe such as CERN Particle Physics Laboratory,
Society For Arts And Technology [SAT], MOMA NY, Burning Man Festival (USA), WIRED, Fubiz, Vimeo(Staff Pick), Prix Ars Electronica,
Signal Light Festival (CZ), IX Immersion Experience Symposium (CAN).

Currently, she is concentrated on generative art, exploring the organic movement and liquidity through code in her works.
Fascinated by science, Selay is trying to embody science-oriented subjects using today’s emerging
technologies and digital art medium.




EDUCATION

Istanbul Bilgi University (BA), Visual Communication Design (POV)  2010 - 2020

Besiktas Anatolian High School 2004-2009



AWARDS

2016 - ''Bioinspire'' Prix Ars Electronica - Honorary Mention


2016 - '' Bioinspire'' - Vimeo Staff Pick
2015 - ''Homeomorphism'' Prix Ars Electronica - Honorary Mention
2015 - ''Homeomorphism'' - Vimeo Staff Pick



EXPERIENCE


Multimedia Coordinator (2019 – 2021)

ILLUSIONIST DIGITAL ARTS STUDIO


Visual Artist & Project Manager (2017 – 2019)

XOXO THE MAG & CO ISTANBUL


Visual Artist & Project Manager (2015 – Now)

VOID


Designer & Art Director (2015)

CASHMEREINLOVE


Visual Artist & Project Manager (2010 - 2015)

OUCHHH


Videographer (2009 – Jan 2011)

BILGI UNIVERSITY


Photographer (Sep 2008 – Jan 2010)

FREELANCE




EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

2018 - WHCD Dreams, w/  Refik Anadol, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA, USA
2018 - Interconnected, w/  Refik Anadol, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, USA
2018 - Abysmal, w/  VOID, Ars Electronica, Linz
, Austria
2017 - Lines, w/ VOID, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania
2016 - Bioinspire, w/ VOID,  IAIA | Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico, USA 
2015 - "Polyhx'', w/ Ouchhh, Signal Light Festival, Letohrádek Kinských, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 - "Asymptote", w/ Ouchhh, Kernel Festival, Duomo Di Messina, Messina, Sicily
2015 - "Solenoid", w/ Ouchhh, IX Immersion Experience Symposium, Montreal, Canada
2015 - "Solenoid", w/ Ouchhh, Elektra 16, Montreal, Canada
2015 - "AVA", w/ Ouchhh, Alter Paname, Paris, France
2015 - "Homeomorphism", w/ Ouchhh, CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear Research , Geneva, Switzerland
2014 - "Homeomorphism", w/ Ouchhh, The Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico, United States
2014 - "Homeomorphism", w/ Ouchhh, Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, New Mexico, United States
2013 - ''Mentalis Structuram'', w/ Ouchhh, Kernel Festival, Villa Tittoni Traversi, Milano, Italy
2013 - YAP Istanbul Modern & MoMA PS1, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NewYork, United States
2013 - YAP Istanbul Modern & MoMA PS1, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 - "Track 10", ÇSM, santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 - "Shadow Lab", santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 - "Track 09", ÇSM, santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey




PUBLICATIONS & TALK

2017 - Talk: Science Art, Mira Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2016 - Interview: Turkish Media Art, Lumen Club, Austria
2015 - Talk: Signal Light Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 - Talk: Kernel Festival & AreaOdeon, Messina, Sicily
2015 - Talk: IX Immersion Experience Symposium, Montreal, Canada
2015 - Article: Using 3D Mapping to Recreate, Renovate and Reinterpret, Screencity Lab Journal, Milano, Italy
2013 - Talk: Kernel Festival & AreaOdeon, Milano, Italy