June 4, 2021

Ekin Pinar (MA'09, PhD'15) Receives 2021-22 Canyon Cinema Curatorial Fellowship

Ekin Pinar is an Assistant Professor in the Architecture Department at the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. from the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania with a dissertation titled “Canyon Collective Artists: Micropolitics in West Coast Experimental Film, 1960-79.” Her work has appeared in animation: an interdisciplinary journal, Film Criticism, the essay collection Mobility and Fantasy, and Camera Obscura (forthcoming). Ekin’s current research focuses on histories of expanded cinema and moving image exhibition spaces and practices. For Discovered, Ekin’s program “will highlight how the dynamic conflictual force field of collective protest found its expression in a wide range of formal techniques and experimental, found footage, as well as expository documentary modes.”

Aiming to bring fresh perspectives to experimental media curation, this year-long program will support four curatorial fellows as they assemble programs from Canyon’s unique collection of artist-made films for online streaming in spring 2022 and a possible screening tour (conditions permitting). Each fellow will curate their own program of works chosen from both inside and outside of Canyon’s holdings and write accompanying essays to be published on Canyon’s website and in a printed catalog. Fellows will also have the opportunity to catalyze new exhibition prints and digitizations of selected works as part of the program.