Ba§ak Tuna


Başak Tuna, Istanbul 1992, is a critical spatial practitioner, currently based in Rome, graduated in 2021 from the Design Academy Eindhoven with an MA in Contextual Design.

Her work investigates networks concerning human beings, infrastructures and power relations. Coming from an industrial design education, her artistic research feeds itself from the agency of everyday objects; she breaks, dissects, documents, intervenes, adds, substructs, overlays, and uses reverse engineering.

Also co-Founder of funduk and part of ATI.


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Projects and Exhibitions ︎︎︎

This is not a folly, Designer in Residence for Biennale Urbana at Tangente Festival, St. Polten AU

AIR BB15 as Funduk, Linz AU
AIR InSilo, Day Light Computer , Hollabrunn AU
AIR Guestroom Maribor as Funduk, Maribor SI
AIR IASPIS as Funduk, Umea SE
Roma Non Esiste, project coordination by DOM, 1 of 25 Performers, Rome IT

No Sleep, Group Exhibition, Eindhoven NL, Curated by Artist/Designer Run Studio- The Foot, Eindhoven NL

While We Are Waiting, Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show- Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven NL

Downtown Daydreaming Upward Public Walk, with Matteo Locci, curated by Maximilian Lehner, KunstlerHaus Stuttgart DE

“Faceva la plus pulchra tempestas von der welt”, Upward Public Walk, 5020 Gallerie, Salzburg AU, with Matteo Locci curated by Maximilian Lehner 

Merdivenler/ Ladders, Utopia and Island-Group Exhibition curated by Meliha Coşkun, Bozcaada TR
Hide and seek for the control room, video performance, Freiraum Festival, Goethe Institute with Matteo Locci and Natalia Agathi

Fences, “CHEAP Festival”- Street Art Festival, Collectively Curated , Bologna IT

Roma Non Esiste, project coordination by DOM, 1 of 25 Performers, Rome IT

Education ︎︎︎

MA-Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven NL
BA-Industrial Design Department, Faculty of Architecture, Cum Laude, İstanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul TR

Selected Work Experience ︎︎︎

Exhibition Production and Management, A School of Schools curated by Jan Boelen, LUMA, Arles FR

Exhibition Production and Management, A School of Schools - 4. Design Biennial curated by Jan Boelen, Istanbul TR

Artin’s School, Design Collective, Co-Founder/ Designer, Istanbul TR

Exhibition Coordinator Assistant, Are We Human? - 3. Design Biennial Istanbul curated by Beatriz Colomina & Mark Wigley, Istanbul TR

Exhibition Coordinator Assistant, A Good Neighbor -15. Istanbul Biennial curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Istanbul TR