Nurbanu Asena
Visible to me...

06.01.14 24.01.14

SUB30 resident Nurbanu Asena is the first Turkish artist visiting Buenos Aires in our residency program who also will inaugurate the new year 2014. Nurbanu will be working during the month of January in her project Visible for me, visible for you,  which involves a reflection on the places and  personal interpretations as well as a dialogue among traditional drawing and photography.

Nurbanu Asena is a freelance animation and illustration artist with a passion for writing stories, poems and living around the world as much as possible. She worked on various commercial and independent productions. Her short film, “One Random Day In Istanbul” got selected to be produced with Canlandiranlar(Animators) Talent Camp in Istanbul and shown in various festivals around the world. The following year, she worked as a creative animation lead for the animated parts of PABLO, the feature  documentary about Pablo Ferro. Currently she works freelance between Istanbul and New York as a commissioned illustrator and animator.


Inspired by my Sketchbook Diaries Project, I would like to visit different countries around the world and get inspired by new cultures and art forms and create location based illustrations / art to be combined and exhibited with photos taken at those locations. As we all have different state of moods and minds, our “looking” and “seeing” things/places and people change.  While learning new and traditional art forms, I would like to create a series of art/ illustrations, that will serve like “diaries” or “Collection of memoirs” . In the end, they will carry the sincerity of a diary while showing/ illustrating the scene through my mind and eyes.

Nurbanu Asena
1988 | Born in Turkey.
Lives and works between London, UK and Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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