Pinar Yoldas
Professor of Robotics in Art

Dr. Pinar Yoldas is an infradisciplinary architect and a professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience.

Her solo shows have been exhibited at Roda Sten Konsthall, Polyteknikum Museum Moscow and Ernst Schering Project Space. Her group shows have been at National Art Museum of Beijing; Transmediale, ZKM, HKW, HeK, Nordic Biennial, 14th Istanbul Biennial,Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, MAAT and V&A. Dr.Yoldas’ residencies include the MacDowell Colony, UCross Foundation, VCCA, Quartier21 Künstlerstudio-Programm, and UdK Berlin. Her work has been featured in Arte TV, Die Welt, Vice, Art21, Der Spiegel and Vogue Turkey, to name a few. She holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. Her mixed background includes a BArch from Middle East Technical University, a MA from Bilgi University, an MS from Istanbul Technical University, an MFA from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Duke University. Pinar is a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 Future Emerging Arts and Technologies Award recipient. She holds a bronze medal in organic chemistry in the national science olympics and had her first solo exhibition when she was five.