bang. Art Innovation Prix
bang. Art Innovation Prix program is organized by ArtBizTech and curated by Esra Özkan. It aims to inspire innovative business and technology ideas and support young people from different disciplines such as fine arts, engineering, design and genetics who combine science and technology with artistic perspectives.
1951 Manisa doğumlu olan Ferit F. Meriçten, İzmir Maarif Koleji (Bornova Anadolu Lisesi) ve İ.İ.T.İ Akademisinden mezun oldu. 1973 yılında öğrenim hayatından sonra sırasıyla Firnak İnşaat Uluslararası Taşımacılık Ltd. Şti. ortağı ve genel müdürü olarak çalıştı. 1983-1991 yılları arasında Okan Holding yönetim kurulu üyesi ve ortağı olarak inşaat-turizm grubunu yönetti.
İnşaat, gayrimenkul geliştirme ve turizm alanında faaliyet gösteren FERKO İNŞAAT TURİZM TEKSTİL SAN. ve TİC. A.Ş.’ni 1990 yılında kuran Ferit F. Meriçten, şirketin majör ortağı ve Yönetim Kurulu Başkanlığı görevini yürütmektedir.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toner
MGH, Harvard Medical School & Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Mehmet Toner is the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Mehmet received a BS degree from Istanbul Technical University and an MS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently he completed his PhD degree in Medical Engineering at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1989. Mehmet is the co-founding Director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine, and BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems Resource Center (BMRC) at the MGH to explore the applications of bioengineering in basic biology, systems biology, diagnostics and clinical medicine. He is also the Director of Research at the Shriners Hospital for Children Boston. Mehmet holds over 50 patents, has more than 350 publications, and is a co-founder of multiple biotechnology start-ups.
Mehmet is a “Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering”, “Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers”, and “Fellow of the Society for Cryobiology.” In 2012, he was given the “Luyet Medal” by the Society for Cryobiology. In 2013, he received the “H.R. Lissner Medal” from the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Özyeğin University in Turkey, and served as a member of the President’s Council of Olin College of Engineering. In 2010, he was selected to the Board of Advisors of the National Science Foundation for a 3-year term. He is a member of the “National Academy of Inventors” and “National Academy of Engineers.”
Dr. Pınar Yoldaş
UC San Diego
1Pinar Yoldas is an infradisciplinary designer/artist/researcher currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience.
Her solo shows include The Warm, the Cool and the Cat at Roda Sten Konsthall (2016), Polyteknikum Museum Moscow (2015),An Ecosystem of Excess, Ernst Schering Project Space among many. Her group shows include ThingWorld, NAMOC National Art Museum of Beijing (2014); Transmediale Festival, Berlin (2014), ExoEvolution at ZKM (2015),14th Istanbul Biennial (2015) ,Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts(2016).
Pinar’s residencies include the MacDowell Colony, UCross Foundation, VCCA, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University, Quartier21 Künstlerstudio-Programm, Transmediale Villem Flusser research residency at UdK Berlin. She has been an invited speaker at SAIC, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Northwestern University, Angewandte Kunst, University of Arizona, Reed College, University of Buffalo, BacNet15, Penn State and UCLA among many others. Her work has been featured in Arte TV, Die Welt, The Creators Project, Art21 Blog, Der Spiegel, Vogue Turkey and Artlink BioArt issue to name a few.
She holds a Ph.D. from Duke University where she was affiliated with Duke Institute of Brain Sciences and Media Arts and Sciences. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Middle East Technical University, a Master of Arts from Bilgi University, a Master of Science from Istanbul Technical University and a Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Los Angeles where she worked at the Art|Sci Center and the UCLA Game lab. Her book An Ecosystem of Excess was published by ArgoBooks in 2014. Pinar is a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in the Fine Arts and a 2016 FEAT Future Emerging Arts and Technologies Award recipient.
She holds a bronze medal in organic chemistry in the national science olympics and had her first solo painting exhibition when she was five.
İstanbul’da doğan Refik Anadol, UCLA’in Tasarım Medya Sanatları Bölümü’nde yüksek derece ile güzel sanatlar yüksek lisans eğitimini tamamladı. Şu anda Los Angeles, California'da yaşamaktadır. Microsoft Research ve Research at Google gibi bir çok ödüllere sahip medya sanatçısı ve araştırmacı olan Refik Anadol canlı görsel/işitsel performans ve izleyiciyi çevreleyen mimari enstelasyon alanlarında dünyanın bir çok yerinde projeler yapmaktadır. Parametrik veri heykel yaklaşımı ile mekana özel kamusal ve izleyiciyi çevreleyen enstelasyon yaklaşımı ile ise canlı işitsel-görsel performans alanında çalışmaktadır. Çalışmaları özellikle mimari ve medya sanatları arasında melez bir ilişki yaratarak dijital ve fiziksel arasındaki mekanı incelemektedir.
Mekana özel yaptığı bazı görsel/işitsel enstelasyonlar şunlardır:
Walt Disney Konser Salonu’nda Los Angeles Filarmoni (Amerika Birleşik Devletleri), Hammer Sanat Müzesi (Amerika Birleşik Devletleri), Uluslararası Dijital Sanatlar Bienali Montreal (Kanada), Arts Electronica Festivali (Avusturya), l’Usine | Cenevre (İsviçre), Arc De Triomf (İspanya), Zollverein | SANAA’s School of Design Binası (Almanya), Santral İstanbul Çağdaş Sanat Merkezi (Türkiye), İstanbul Tasarım Bienali (Türkiye), vb.