ELA KAZDAL

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Exhibitions & Screenings

upcoming

11 June 2024 (Preview) Degree Show at Central Saint Martins



past

Open Studios · 6 December at Central Saint Martins

In Days of Heatwave · 5-7 October at hARTslane

Light Beams Under a Bridge w/ Street Soundsytem

CCI Graduate Showcase · 15-24 June at The Hub - Eagle Wharf

Odd Seeds · 19-21 May at Greatorex Street

Cinema CSM · 9-11 May at Central Saint Martins

A Night of Opera and Film, Earthquake Fundraiser · 28 April at Central Saint Martins 

4th Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival  · November 2022

The Creation of the World, the Now, the End - June 2022

ELA KAZDAL

︎︎︎ About

︎ Email

︎ CV

︎ Instagram

︎ Vimeo


upcoming


11 June 2024 (Preview) Degree Show at Central Saint Martins

EDUCATION

Fine Art with Creative Computing
Central Saint Martins (2020-2024)

+ Creative Computing Diploma Year at Camberwell College of Arts (2022-2023)
+ Erasmus Exchange at KABK, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2022)


WORK

Assistant Editor at MUBI
(Oct 2023 - ongoing)

Supporting MUBI’s video team, focusing on the development and localisation of video assets,
trailers, and social media video content.

- Post-Production Intern - MUBI
June-August 2023


Voiceover for Querida - Mañana Production Company
April 2022

Was the voice of the chair designed by Reisinger Studio in the documentary “Hortensia.”


Visible / Invisible Filmmaker
Jun 2021 - Oct 2021

Visible / Invisible is a  collaborative project bringing together The Line (London’s first dedicated public art walk), the National Portrait Gallery and London College of Fashion to explore themes of identity and representation in the digital and public realms. Worked as the filmmaker to produce a film that documented the process and outcomes of the project that seeks to address the lack of diversity, equality and access of opportunity within the arts in East London for local young people and their communities.

->Our work with East London students on the Visible / Invisible programme by National Portrait Gallery
-> Exploring identity with Visible / Invisible with Visible / Invisible by London College of Fashion, UAL.


Okay Temiz & Helio Pelosi’s Rehearsal Documentation
March 2020

Photographed and produced a video of the collaboration of Helio Pelosi, a Brazilian vinyl DJ, and Okay Temiz, a Turkish fusion jazz percussionist and musician, in Temiz’s studio. Watch here


Film Production & Photography at Soho House Istanbul Event
Jan 2020

Worked as a photographer and videographer at Put Out’s event Warhol’s Factory hosted by Soho House Istanbul. Watch here


Put Out Istanbul
2019-2022

Videographer and photographer for Put Out, a platform for artistic expression. Made after-movies of all the events and contributed to the editing of the Youtube Series Put Out Foursome.


Internship at BluTV
Feb 2019

Translated titles and descriptions of films and TV shows available on BluTV, Turkey’s largest digital TV platform. Made a trailer for the documentary “David Bowie: The Last Five Years.”



Internship at Pep Design Studio
Feb 2018, Istanbul


Internship at Awesome Bros Design Agency
Feb 2018, Istanbul
EXHIBITIONS

Currents Magazine Feature
April 2024

UK tour: Germinate between March & April 2024
19, 20 March and 4 April 2024 in London, Brighton, Colchester

Germinate is a touring programme featuring artists’ film and video works by seven filmmakers from West Asia, including artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye. The programme took place in Royal College of Art in London, Fabrica Gallery in Brighton and Firstsite in Colchester.


✶ TONBU x Five Points: Дім
19 July 2023 in London
Screening at The Glove That Fits.


Cinema CSM · Winner
9-11 May 2023 in London

The films Looking for Nothing and Early Stages of Carrying the Boulder were chosen to be in the selection of Central Saint Martins’ first-ever film festival sponsored by MUBI, Girls in Film (GiF), Two Tribes and Square Root. Looking for Nothing was chosen as the winning film by Girls in Film.


A Night of Opera and Film
28 April 2023 in London

Organised a night of collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music and Central Saint Martins, fundraising for the ongoing recovery efforts in response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.


Slowdance Radio · Sonic Corpse’s Guest
22 April 2023 in London

Live at FAWN Gallery. Listen here.


✶ ‘Just the powder of the flute’
3 March 2023 in London

Group exhibition at Safehouse 2. 


ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (IIEFF)
25 November 2022 in Istanbul

Hosted by SALT, the 4th Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival brings together works of experimental cinema. The selection presented 58 short films from 30 countries in 5 different categories. Early Stages of Carrying the Boulder won an Honorary Mention in the category First Experiment.


THE CREATION OF THE WORLD
    THE NOW
    THE END
17 June - 19 June 2022 in Berlin

“Early Stages of Carrying the Boulder” was shown in ÆDEN as part of “THE CREATION OF THE WORLD, THE NOW, THE END” curated by COUNCIL+. The exhibition showcased 30 artists in Berlin.


COVIDEO.19 ART PLATFORM
14 July - 21 July 2021 (Online)

As part of the program Second Wave, the film “Leke” was featured on the COVIDEO.19 website.


EVERYMAN FOR THEMSELVES - An exploration of Chance, Chaos and Co-Curation
30 June 2021 in London

The film CONCERTO OF AMBIGUITIES was screened in an event taking place at Everyman Cinema in King’s Cross with Central Saint Martins BA Culture, Criticism and Curation students. The project aimed to dismantle the curator-viewer hierarchy by inviting the audience to participate in the act of “live curation” as they select the sound elements from their device.


Yaşar Kemal’in İzinden: Çukurova (Following the Footprints of Yaşar Kemal: Çukurova)
18th of February 2019 in Istanbul

As the director, went to Çukurova for three days to film the places that have influenced Yaşar Kemal, an internationally recognized Turkish author and poet, with the guidance of Nebil Özgentürk and Yaşar Kemal’s wife Ayşe Baban. The documentary was made for educational purposes and it premiered at the Caddebostan Cultural Center (CKM) on the 18th of February, 2019.

past

Open Studios · 6 December at Central Saint Martins

In Days of Heatwave · 5-7 October at hARTslane

Light Beams Under a Bridge w/ Street Soundsytem

CCI Graduate Showcase · 15-24 June at The Hub - Eagle Wharf

Odd Seeds · Group Exhibition: 19-21 May at Greatorex Street

Cinema CSM · 9-11 May at Central Saint Martins

A Night of Opera and Film, Earthquake Fundraiser · 28 April at Central Saint Martins 

4th Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival - November 2022

The Creation of the World, the Now, the End - June 2022