Protocinema commissions and presents Site-Aware Art around the world. We produce context-specific projects of the highest artistic quality that are accessible to everyone. Protocinema evokes empathy towards understanding of difference, across regions though exhibitions, public programing and mentorship. Founded by Mari Spirito in 2011, Protocinema is a non-profit 501(c)3, free of 'brick and mortar', sites vary to respond both to global concerns and changing conditions on the ground.


Mari Spirito
Executive Director, Curator
+1917 660 7332, +90541 468 02 14

Tansa Mermerci Ekşioğlu 
Head of International Patronage


Ela Persembe
Media & Funding Manager
+90531 923 3778 

Asli Seven
Curator, Protocinema Screening Tour

Board of Trustees:
Defne Ayas, Dillon Cohen, David Howe, Jane Lombard, Ari Melşulam, Jason Heard and Sheldon La Pierre

International Commissioning Committee:
Haro Cümbüşyan and Bilge Öğüt, Andrew Francis, Afroditi Panagiotakou, Juan Carlos Verme, Adnan Yerebakan 

Advisory Committee
Augusto Arbizo, Yona Backer, Elizabeth Baribeau, Ömür Bozkurt, Tamara Corm, Adib Dada, Koray Duman, Anne Ellegood, Reem Fadda, Kate Fowle, Lia Gangitano, James Lingwood, Rose Lord, November Paynter, Tuce Peksayar, Renaud Proch, Yasmil Raymond, Helen Warwick

Protocinema is a legally registered non-profit in the United States with a branch in Turkey.
501(c)(3) EIN Registration number 46-1366509
© 2019 Protocinema, New York, Istanbul, all rights reserved.

Emre Hüner, opening, Protocinema, New York, 2017, coproduced by Platform 0090 and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Rodeo, London; photo by Civan Özkanoğlu