SOM / Advisory Board

  • Leyla Arsan

    Leyla Arsan

    Born in 1966 in Ankara, she graduated from the Middle East Technical University Statistics Department. After developing and managing many Information Technology projects in the banking and finance sector for 11 years, she developed and managed analytical CRM projects based on Strategic 1to1 Marketing Consulting and Solution services. She developed B2B e-business project for the manufacturing SMEs industry, as well as developing the European Union Communication Platform as a portal, namely “”. Being one of the main founders of TAGES Industry and Information Technology Research Development Implementation, she develops new business lines for meeting SMEs’ requirements in order to increase their competitive advantage through science, technology and international activities. She provides project development and management consulting to SMEs on EU funded technology projects in collaboration with technology foundations and public SME organizations enabling technology transfer and knowledge dissemination activities through SMEs.

  • Denizhan Özer

    Denizhan Özer

    Born in 1966 in Hopa, he graduated from the Uludağ University Painting Department. He performed in theater and music during his university years as well as working in stage design. He performed in Bursa State Theater as artist. He participated in archeological excavations in Spain. He moved to London in 1987. He received his master degree in the field of Sociology of Art. He attended TV production trainings of the London University Birkbeck College in 1993. He founded London “Meydan” Theater. He worked as director in Arcola Gallery between 2000-2004 in London. He participated to the management board of the “Karşı Sanat” Gallery in 2004. He is the founder of Koridoor Contemporary Art Programme developing artist in residency programmes and international exhibitions since 2007. He has been involved in many national and international exhibitions including the Paris Short Film Festival, House of Photography/ Uzbekistan, Castle of Rion/Greece, Space/ London, Busan Biennale/ South Korea, Tirana Biennale/Albania, Art Caucasus/Georgia, Aksanat/Turkey, La Casa Del Arte/ Turkey etc. as artist as well as curator.