Oda Projesi is an artist collective based in Istanbul; composed of Özge Açıkkol, Güneş Savaş and Seçil Yersel who turned their collaboration into a project in 2000. From January 2000, their space in Galata functioned as a non-profit independent space, hosting projects, gatherings and acts up until march 16th2005, when Oda Projesi was evicted from the apartment due to the process of gentrification.
Since then Oda Projesi has a mobile status and not any more space based; continues to raise questions on space and place; creating relationship models by using different mediums like radio stations, books, postcards, newspapers or giving form to different meeting points; depending on and respecting the creativity of Istanbul and its citizens. Oda Projesi situates itself specifically into the energetics of the city of İstanbul and its main objective has been to look at the rapid physical and social changes in the urban texture and the ways in which different subjectivities respond to these imposed changes by creating alternative modes of space making and establishing links of solidarity through relationships.
A selection of exhibitions Oda Projesi was part of are: (2019)“Come on!”, Participation and Collaborative Practice in Contemporary Art, Plato Sanat, İstanbul; “The World’s Last Exhibition”, Til Vaegs, Copenhagen, Denmark; (2018) “Bize Ait Bir Oda” exhibition at Ark Kültür in İstanbul; (2016) ANA #2, A.N.A. AIR - Astrid Noack’s Atelier residency, Copenhagen, Denmark; (2011) Tongue, (in collaboration with) Nadin Reschke, “Other Possible Worlds –Entwürfe diesseits von Utopia”, NGBK, Berlin; (2009) Migrating Gardens, (in collaboration with) Nis Rømer, Møstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark; (2009) Cultural Agencies project, Oda Projesi co-curating with Nikolaus Hirsch and Philipp Misselwitz, Maltepe/Gülsuyu-Gülensu, Istanbul; (2008) Please Don’tStep On the Green, The Gatherers exhibition (in collaboration with Gökçen
Ergüven), Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, USA; (2005-2007) “Radyo İçinde Radyo 101.7 EFEM” radio programs by Oda Projesi at Açık Radyo 94.9 local radio channel in Istanbul; (2005) From Place to Space, Collective Creativity exhibition in Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany; in 2018 Oda Projesi made a solo exhibition titled as “Oda Projesi” at Ariel, İstanbul. Some of the books Oda Projesi published are; Tongue, with Nadin Reschke, by Revolver Verlag, Berlin, 2012; and Neighbourhood, Room, Neighbour, Guest, by124/3, Istanbul, 2005.