To complement the residencies that form part of The Public Domain, Delfina Foundation will transform its project space into an open studio for two months, featuring finished artworks, research materials, films and videos serving as starting points for the investigations taking place at Delfina Foundation.

Bringing arts practitioners and the public together in the context of the open studio, Delfina Foundation seeks to explore how creative strategies have and can be used to address wide-ranging issues related to the commons and public space, both the real and the imagined, from the city square to the computer screen.

As an evolving exhibition of artworks and works-in-programme, the list of participating artists and works changed over time includes: Azin FeizabadiDecolonizing Architecture Art Residency, Carlos Felipe Guzmán, Işıl EğrikavukMaxime HouraniForensic OceanographyRene Gabri & Ayreen AnastasYoung in HongMosireen CollectiveAhmet ÖğütLarissa Sansour and Keg de Souza.


Digitalizing dissent: a discussion and screening with the Mosireen Collective – whose YouTube channel was the most watched in the world during the Egyptian Revolution. With Basia Lewandowska Cummings.

The Politics of Irresponsibility: Human Rights & the Commons – Lorenzo Pezzani on migrants and the EU’s maritime border; Basia Lewandowska Cummings on ‘hacktivism’ and the digital commons; and Juha van ’t Zelfde…

Temporality in architecture, food and communities – a discussion, picnic-lunch and live-mapping exploring food and space, hosted in Keg de Souza’s handmade inflatable.

A Collective Memory: Poetics, Politics & Love Letters – a screening-cum-lecture performance by Azin Feizabadi that maps transitional moments in the recent history of Iran and the greater Middle East. Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Mass Media as Medium – Resident artist and Turkish newspaper columnist Işıl Eğrikavuk on the use of mass media as a medium in her artistic practice. In conversation with curator Övül Durmuşoğlu.

How and where to draw the circle? – A discussion on biennales and publics. With resident curator Övül Durmuşoğlu, Simon Sheikh, Jochen Volz, Freee Art Collective and more…

Open Media Ecologies – a screening of films presented by UK Associate Basia Lewandowska Cummings that use open data as source material, followed by a discussion with curator Shama Khanna and artists Fabienne Hess and Julie Freeman.

The Politics of Food & Outer Space – two short talks that bring research from Larissa Sansour and Sonya Dyer, who were UK Associates for The Politics of Food, into our current theme The Public Domain.

Architecture After Revolution – A discussion with Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman) in conversation with Ilan Pappe and Okwui Enwezor at Tate Modern.

Supported by

Our individual patrons and institutional supporters and Australia Council for the Arts, British Council, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Magic of Persia, SAHA, Tate Modern and The Showroom.