Candaş Şişman (1985, İzmir-Turkey) studied fine arts in high school and graduated from the Animation department of Eskişehir Anadolu University. He spent one year at university in the Netherlands, studying multimedia design. In 2011 he co-founded Nohlab, a studio producing interdisciplinary experiences around art, design & technology. He is also a member of NOS Visuals, which is a collaborative platform that creates real-time, sound-reactive audiovisual performances. For the last five years, he gives lectures on the interaction between sound and visuals in university.

Candaş Şişman has received several awards since 2007, among which is an Honorary Mention from Prix ARS Electronica Computer Animation/Film/VFX and Jury Selection Award in Art Division from 18th Japan Media Arts Festival. He participated in many exhibition and festival, such as Venice Architecture Biennale, TED X, ARS Electronica, Todaysart Festival and Japan Media Arts Festival. Candaş Şişman recently exhibited Sonicfield-01 Sound Installation in Venice Architecture Biennale and ‘FLUX’ audiovisual installation among İlhan Koman Hulda festival in İstanbul.

Candaş Şişman aims to manipulate our notion of time, space and motion by his work, using digital and mechanical technologies. Taking the natural sciences and universe as his reference point, the artist combines physical forms with digitally produced images. Thus a bridge between the physical world and the digital world becomes visible. The works of Şişman build on complex bases, but the forms are simple, allowing the audience to engage in intellectual interaction with the artwork, in which the “process” is the utmost important structural element.

The artist lives and works in İstanbul, and is represented by PG Art gallery in Turkey.

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 of NOHlab - Design and Direction ( 2011 - present )
Yedi Tepe University Visual Communication Design Department, Sound design studio Lecturer (2013 – Present )
Freelance (2010 - 2011)
Nerdworking – Art direction, Animation (2010 - present)
Co-founder of Silo-1 visual solutions - (2008 - 2010 )

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 competation 3th prize
2006 TAPDK against cigarette advertisement spot competation , mention prize
2006 Apple i-can competation animation category best image prize
2006 Kisa cek uzun olsun competation animation category best image prize
2006 3th Istanbul international animation festival best visual effect prize

Selected Exhibitions
2015 Borders and Boundaries, Mixer – Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Weltschmertz, PG Art Gallery, Maslak Art 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 Made by Makers Studio-X Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair - Plugin New Media Section as NOHlab
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 Contemporary İstanbul Art Fair – PG Art gallery
2013 ‘SYN-phon’ Candas Sisman solo exhibition, Budapest Art Factory – Budapest, Hungary
2013 ‘Parabole’ Artup group exhibition, Goethe institut – Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 ‘INN London’ , group exhibition – London, England
2013 The Language of Silence, Nevra Karaca No:7 Exhibition with NOHlab, Joyce Gallery – Paris, France
2012 ‘01’ Candas Sisman solo exhibition, PG Art Gallery – İstanbul
2012 Contemporary İstanbul Art Fair
2012 Amber festival 2012, İstanbul Technical University – İstanbul
2012 Commons Tense / New Media Arts from Turkey exhibition, Todays Art festival- Den Haag, Netherland
2012 Purification Group Exhibition, PG Art Gallery – İstanbul
2011 Affective State, Parlor X - Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center - İstanbul
2011 Uncannygames, PG art gallery -Tahtakale Turkish Bath, İstanbul
2011 TİMEless exhibition, Superfront – Pacific design center, Los Angles (USA)
2011 Hikikomori group exhibition, Piha art gallery – İstanbul
2011 Symmetry / Gates exhibition, Young projects gallery – Pacific design center, Los Angles (USA)
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 G-Design fair , (Korea )
2008 Resfest sinektaaruz illustration exhibition - Istanbul
2008 Katman collective web exhibition , - Kurye video
2008 Candas Sisman solo exhibition , Gallery 3/4 - Istanbul
2007 17th. Istanbul art fair - Istanbul
2007 NIKE and Bant magazine vintage exhibition , Kanyon - Istanbul
2006 Instant istanbul exhibition, Sodra theatre in Stockholm (Sweden)
2006 International student trienal ,Marmara University - Istanbul
2006 Candas sisman - Onur senturk collective exhibition, Anadolu University
2003 Igsl student exhibition ,Cetin Emec art gallery - Izmir (Turkey)

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, Weimar – Germany
2012 ‘Ses & Isık’ with Ankara State Choir, Ankara ( Turkey )
2012 ‘Lucifer Fall’ EA Theatre, Utrecht - Netherland
2011 Sperm festival, Mapping performance, Meet factory–Prague( Czech Republic )
2011 Kayıtdışı design week, audiovisual performance with ZEER, İndigo - İstanbul
2011 Mapping performance with Deniz Kader and Islak köpek, Borusan Music House - İstanbul
2010 Melting pot Free Improvised Music From Istanbul concert series – Nublu, İstanbul
2010 Tepe İnşaat-"Narkule" Indoor Projection Mapping – The seed, istanbul
2010 Haydarpaşa da bahar festivali -Yekpare- projection mapping performance- Istanbul
2010 Babylon Audiovisual Monday, stereoscopic audiovisual performance - Istanbul
2009 Babylon lounge Audiovisual monday - Istanbul
2009 Arka oda - Istanbul
2009 Opening of IV Kargart Video days with Daire 2:GG - Istanbul
2008 Spektro Experimental music festival with Cenk Ergun, Dogzstar - Istanbul
2008 00000000,-10 Group Exhibition Daralan , Istanbul
2008 Eskisehir open air art festival - Eskisehir
2008 Kargart other sounds music festival - Istanbul
2008 Gallery 3/4 Candas Sisman solo exhibition audiovisual performance - Istanbul
2007 Repelstij audiovisual performance - Leeuwarden , (Holland)
2007 Gevende concert ,oyun atolyesi – Istanbul

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)
2010 Nemo festival – Paris ( France )
2009 Olympia Experimental Music Festival - Washington (America )
2009 Offf 2009 catologue - Oerias (Portugal)
2009 Viedram Video and sound design festival Roma ( italy )
2009 A wee tasty experiment - Glasgow (Scotland)
2009 Kurye video art festival , Akbank sanat , Bilgi university - Istanbul
2009 Audiopleasures.blogspot audiovisual festival - Amsterdam (Holland)
2009 20th Ankara film festivali , 35 video from turkish video art - Ankara (Turkey)
2008 3th.Upgrade International Gathering video screenings - Skopje (Macedonia)
2008 Appliances 8 , Cafe oto - London (England)
2008 10, Animated dreams animation film festival - Talinn (Estonia)
2008 Lab Partner 2008 screenings - Oxford (England)
2008 Light night leeds festival , Outdoor AV night - Leeds (England)
2008 Zlin dog international student film festival - Zlin (Czech Republic )
2008 Resfest digital film festival - Istanbul
2008 Kargart videoart festival - Istanbul
2008 IF Istanbul film festival - Istanbul
2007 Leeuwart festival - Leeuwarden (Holland)
2006 Istanbul modern art museum short film days - Istanbul
2006 TAPDK commercial spot competation - istanbul
2006 Istanbul International animation festival - Istanbul
2005 Apple i-can competation - Istanbul