Banu Cennetoğlu

The List of 34,361 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within or on the borders of Europe since 1993. Documentation as of 5 May 2018 by UNITED for Intercultural Action. Facilitated by Banu Cenneto?lu. Presented at Great George Street, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Mark McNulty

List of 13.824 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants due to the restrictive policies of Fortress Europe. Documentation as of 17.06.2010 by UNITED for Intercultural Action. 72 posters in German. 31 January – 8 February 2011. Basel, Switzerland. In collaboration with Kunsthalle Basel.

The List of 34,361 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within or on the borders of Europe since 1993. Documentation as of 5 May 2018 by UNITED for Intercultural Action. Facilitated by Banu Cenneto?lu. Presented at Great George Street, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Mark McNulty

Banu Cennetoğlu (b. 1970, Ankara, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul. Cennetoğlu explores the political, social and cultural dimension of the production, representation and distribution of knowledge and asks how this feeds into a society’s collective thinking and becomes part of its ideology. In 2006 she initiated BAS, a project space in Istanbul focusing on the collection and production of artists’ books and printed matter. In 2016 she was a guest at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. 

Compiled and updated each year by UNITED for Intercultural Action, an anti-discrimination network of 550 organisations in 48 countries, The List traces information relating to the deaths of more than 34,000 refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within, or on the borders of Europe since 1993. Since 2007, in collaboration with art workers and institutions, Banu Cennetoğlu has facilitated up-to-date and translated versions of The List using public spaces such as billboards, transport networks and newspapers. An updated edition of The List is presented at Great George Street in Liverpool and can be accessed online at guardian.co.uk. Copies of The List, which were distributed by The Guardian newspaper on World Refugee Day on 20 June, are also available at exhibition venues.

Download a PDF of The List here

Recent exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2018); documenta 14, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany (2017); Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy (2017); 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2014); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy (2009); 3rd Berlin Biennale, Germany (2008); 1st Athens Biennale, Greece (2007); and 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2007). 

This edition of The List is produced by Liverpool Biennial and Chisenhale Gallery, London as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018 and in conjunction with Cennetoğlu’s exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery (28 June – 26 August 2018)

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