Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.



During 2004 - 2010 OCA offered a 3-months residency programme for artists ,curators and critics at Platform Garanti, Istanbul. Platform Garanti functioned as a public contemporary art gallery, archive and research center for artists, researchers, curators and students. The programme provided a studio for the resident.