Due to public health measures to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teen Council is halted temporarily.
Teen Council aims to explore diverse art disciplines with twenty participants, who are middle-school students in the districts of Beyoğlu and Şişli, offering them tools to develop their own languages for expression. Teen Council is made up of different participants every year, and is geared towards between the ages of 10 and 14.
During the first edition, between October 2019 and May 2020, Teen Council will work with artist Güneş Terkol. Participants will meet with Terkol every weekend, becoming acquainted with different materials and processes of artistic production. By way of the connections the Teen Council will forge with the Arter staff and with artists, it will be possible to interpret and transform the programme through the perspective of its young members. In accordance with the needs and interests of the council members, the programme that will come to life out of this first period will be shaped by the programme facilitator and participants and will come to an end with a closing event.
Teen Council Facilitator
Güneş Terkol (b. 1981, Ankara) graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University. Afterwards, she received a masters degree in the Art and Design Department at Yıldız Technical University. In 2018, she completed her pedagogical formation at Mimar Sinan University. Using fabric, sewing, sound, and drawing the artist deals with issues around gender in her body of work. Believing in the great importance of collective work and coming together with a common goal, the artist has produced collective works in workshops in different countries and cities, departing from participants’ everyday realities and imaginaries as inspiration. Since 2005, the artist has produced works individually, as well as with the art collective Ha Za Vu Zu, and she continues to perform in her music group GuGuOu.