Delfina Foundation

SAHA Association

Residencies for Turkish artists and curators

Delfina Foundation has been working in partnership with SAHA since 2013 on developing residency opportunities for Turkish cultural practitioners.

SAHA Association aims to contribute towards the presence and visibility of contemporary art from Turkey and offers its support to artistic projects working in line with this vision. SAHA directly collaborates with international arts institutions for the realization of commissioned or invited projects; acts as a facilitator in the project development phase and raises funds if and when necessary.

Delfina Foundation and SAHA collaborate on residencies to support contemporary Turkish artists and curators as well as build awareness in the UK of contemporary art from Turkey via public programmes at Delfina Foundation.


Merve Ünsal participated in our Research Fellowship programme with Iniva and Goldsmiths.


Artist Isil Egrikavuk and curator Övül Ö. Durmusoglu took part in Delfina Foundation's thematic programme, The Public Domain - Season 1.


Artist Onur Gokmen was in residence as part of Delfina Foundation's summer programme and its autumn thematic focus of The Public Domain - Season 2.


Artist Serkan Taycan was in residence during Delfina Foundation's summer programme The Politics of Food: Markets and Movements.


Özge Ersoy a curator and arts writer based in Istanbul and the programme manager of collectorspace, was in residence for a 4 weeks in summer 2017 as part of the Collecting as Practice programme.