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A project by Benji Boyadgian

010 / 10 August 2018
This book was produced alongside theDISCORD project on Hydraulic Tiles and its stories, accompanied with an exhibition co-curated by Basak Senova and Jack Persekian in Jerusalem.
theDISCORD is edited by Basak Senova.

Published by Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art.
ISBN 978-9950-385-75-7.
View theDISCORD by clicking on the cover below.

About the author

Benji Boyadgian

Benji Boyadgian (b.1983, Jerusalem) studied architecture at ENSAPLV School of Architecture (L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette), attaining a Masters of Architecture. Boyadgian works on research-based projects that explore themes revolving around perception, heritage, territory, architecture and landscape. He works with multiple media by employing painting and drawing as his primary tools.

His exhibitions include 2017: Sharjah Biennial 13 Offsite: Shifting Ground, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah; Armenia Standart: Mount Anlalogue, the Triennial of Contemporary Art in Armenia Gyumri;  Around About, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah; AQUA, Contemporary Artists and Water Issues, Chateau de Penthes, Geneva; 2016: Traces, Art Rooms, Kyrenia, Cyprus ; The Jerusalem Show VIII: 'Before and After Origins', Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; De lova de oss en skola, de lovade en Simhall, Skånes konstförening, Lund ; Lines of Passage (in media res), the Municipal Art Gallery, Lesvos; 2015: Line, Art Rooms, Kyrenia; Stepping over the Borders, European Mediterranean Art Association (EMMA), Nicosia; Shared Religious Places, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM), Marseille; 2014: The Jerusalem Show VIII: 'Fractures', Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; and Spinning On An Axis, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria; 2013: A journey into Abstrabesque, Al Ma'mal Foundation, Jerusalem; and 2010: Vanishing Landscapes, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem Boyadgian was a studio grant holder of the Iaspis (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) programme (2015); attended the Young Artists Residency Programme of Confrontation Through Art Project, organized by EMAA and Rooftop Theatre Group (2015), Nicosia. He has been awarded the Ismail Shammout Prize 2015 in Palestine.

About the author

Başak Şenova

Başak Şenova is a curator and designer; studied Literature and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design and Ph.D. in Art, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University) and attended the 7th Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam. She has been writing on art, technology and media, initiating and developing projects and curating exhibitions since 1995.


Senova is is an editorial correspondent for ibraaz.org; Turkish correspondent of Flash Art International, and one of the founding members of NOMAD, as well as the organizer of ctrl_alt_del sound art project and Upgrade!Istanbul. She curated Zorlu Center Collection for two years (2011-2012). Senova is an advisory board member of the Istanbul Biennial (2014-present). As an assistant professor, she lectured in various universities in Istanbul such as Kadir Has University, Bilgi University, Koç University and Bilkent University. At the moment, she is lecturing at Ankara Social Sciences University and the resident fellow at the University of the Arts, Helsinki in co-operation with HIAP. Senova was the curator of the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale. She co-curated the UNCOVERED (Cyprus) and the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2014, she acted as the Art Gallery Chair of (ACM) SIGGRAPH 2014 (Vancouver) the curator of the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014 and the Jerusalem Show. In 2015, she curated the Pavilion of Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale and in 2016, Lines of Passage (in medias res) Exhibition in Lesvos.


Currently, Senova is working on the CrossSections project in Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm.