Candaş Şişman is an artist, who uses digital and mechanical technologies as a medium for expression. Directed by his curiosities, Sisman’s works touch many different fields such as immersive and multisensory installations, sound, kinetic sculptures, animations and audiovisual performances.

Candaş Şişman aims to manipulate our notion of time, space and motion by his work, using digital and mechanical technologies.

In 2011, he co-founded Nohlab, a studio producing interdisciplinary experiences around art, design & technology. Since 2014 he gives lectures about soundart in various universities and he is also a member of NOS Visuals, which is a collaborative platform that creates real-time, sound-reactive audiovisual performances.

He has received Honorary Mention from Prix Ars Electronica and Jury Selection Award from Japan Media Arts Festival. He participated in many exhibitions and festivals, such as Venice Architecture Biennale, Ars Electronica, TEDX, File and Todaysart.  The artist lives and works in Istanbul.


Eskisehir Anadolu University - animation department ( 2003 - 2009 )
Noordelijke hogeschool multimedia design - Leeuwarden,Netherlands(2006 - 2007)
Izmir fine art high school ( 1999 - 2003 )

Work experience
Co-founder & Director of Nohlab ( 2011 - present )
Co-founder & Performer of NOS Visuals ( 2014 - present )
Sound art Lecturer, Bilgi University Music Department (2016 – 2020 )
Sound art Lecturer, Yeditepe University Visual Communication Design (2013 – 2015 )
Art director & Motion Designer, Nerdworking (2010 - 2012)
Freelance (2010 - 2011)
Co-founder & Director of Silo-1 (2008 - 2010 )

Selected Exhibitions
2022 Alternate Realities Exhibition, Akbank Art Space - Istanbul, Turkey
2022 Metabody in Kinesphere Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
2021 Nooshock Online Exhibition, CreArte Gallery, Venice - Italy
2019 Experientia Exhibition, Château de Lunéville - France
2019 ‎Jerusalem Design Week, Hansen House, Jerusalem - Israel
2018 Dystopie Sound Art Festival, Berlin - Germany
2017 Future Tellers exhibition, Zorlu PSM / Digilogue Space, Istanbul - Turkey
2015 Waves exhibition, BlokArt Space - Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Histories of the Post-Digital: 1960s and 1970s Media Art Snapshots, Akbank Art Space - İstanbul, Turkey
2014 MAPP’ing exhibition, E-fest digital culture festival, Tunis – Tunus
2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, The Pavilion of Turkey - Places of Memory Exhibition. Venice, Italy
2014 FILE: Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janerio – Brazil
2014 Micro Macro Exhibition, Exit Festival, Maccreteil – Creteil, France
2014 ‘0II’ Candas Sisman solo exhibition, HUB art space, CerModern museum – Ankara, Turkey
2014 Vitra Contemporary Architecture Series, Istanbul Modern Art Museum – Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Scientific Inquiries Exhibition – Curator: Basak Senova, Koç University Campus – Istanbul, Turkey
2013 ‘SYN-phon’ Candas Sisman solo exhibition, Budapest Art Factory – Budapest, Hungary
2012 ‘01’ Candas Sisman solo exhibition, PG Art Gallery – İstanbul
2012 Commons Tense / New Media Arts from Turkey exhibition, Todays Art festival- Den Haag, Netherland
2011 Affective State, Parlor X - Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center - İstanbul
2011 Hikikomori group exhibition, Piha art gallery – İstanbul
2010 İlhan Koman: Hulda Festival, Journey into Art and Science Exhibition, Plato Art Space-Istanbul
2010 İstanbul 2010 European capital of culture, Live and works in istanbul exhibition , Sanat Limanı
2008 Karanliktan sonra group exhibition , 5533 gallery - Istanbul
2008 00000000,-10 Group exhibition , Daralan gallery - Istanbul
2008 Candas Sisman solo exhibition , Gallery 3/4 - Istanbul
2006 International student trienal ,Marmara University - Istanbul 

2014 18th Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division category, Jury Selection Award
2013 Prix ARS Electronica Computer Animation/Film/VFX, Honorary Mention (As Nerdworking)
2011 Prix ARS Electronica Computer Animation/Film/VFX, Honorary Mention
2011 Digital Graffiti festival, Best Animated submission prize
2009 Viedram Video and sound design festival , Best sound video prize
2008 Nokia short film competition 3th prize
2006 TAPDK against cigarette advertisement spot competition , mention prize
2006 Apple i-can competition animation category best image prize
2006 Kisa cek uzun olsun competition animation category best image prize
2006 3th Istanbul international animation festival best visual effect prize

Art Residencies and Workshops
2015, 22 – 29 May, Art Residency, Le Shadok Strasbourg – France
2013, 4 – 30 June, Cross cultural Art Residency, Budapest Art Factory – Budapest, Hungary
2013, 13–28 April, Lunchmeat festival, National Gallery – Prague ( Czech Republic )
2010 European capital of culture, Live and works in istanbul workshops, İnstructor: PETER KOGLER – Kadırga Art production center, İstanbul

Selected Performance
2015 Espèces d'Espaces_Audiovisual performance, Le Shadok Strasbourg – France
2015 Waves exhibition closing event, Cezayir Restaurant - Istanbul, Turkey
2014 TED X, Performance as NOHlab - Istanbul, Turkey
2014 FRISCHZELLE Festival für intermediale Performance Cologne, Germany
2014 Espèces d'Espaces with Anil Eraslan and Nano Voila Tout,  Strasbourg - France
2014 Music of Displacement, Hezarfen Ensemble at Klangzeit New Music Festival Münster, Germany
2013 Scriabin Museum, Moscow – Russia
2013 Scriabin fest, performance with Rusian State Orchestra, Gorky Park, Moscow – Rusia
2013 Lunchmeat festival, performance, with Chris Clark, National Gallery – Prague ( Czech Republic )
2013 Audiovisual performance with WEED, Borusan Music House – İstanbul
2013 Off İstanbul festival, performance with Hazavuzu, Brussel - Belgium
2012 Deep Space Music, ARS Electronica Festival – Linz, Austria
2012 ’Under An Alias’ Projection mapping performance, Genius Loci festival,

Selected Screenings
2014 INSANITUS Festival – Vilnius, Lithuania
2013 ARS Electronica Festival – Linz, Austria
2012 OFFF Istanbul Festival – Turkey
2012 ‘FLUX’ Harmon corner Las Vegas - USA
2012 ‘Colloid’ Target City Light, Minneapolis – USA
2011 ARS Electronica, Animation Festival, Lİnz - Austria
2011 Campus party Millennium, Granada - Spain
2011 Remusica Contemporary music festival Festival, Pristina (Kosovo)
2011 Jauna Muzika electronic music Festival, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2011 Muv Music and digital art Festival, Florence (İtaly)
2011 Fiber Audiovisual network Festival, Amsterdam – (Netherlands)
2010 The State of the art, Romanian academy of Rome – (İtaly)
2010 Time square – Newyork ( America)