In our project space, Pete & Repeat, we’re pleased to host Protocinema in the form of their recent series of zines Protozine; extending the notion of co-operation and collaboration.

Protozine is a publication project of commissioned texts accompanying programming, initiated in 2020 by Protocinema. The first gu of Protozine accompanied a recurring multi-city exhibition, A Few In Many Places, of art interventions across North America, Europe, and Asia. Protozine was born out of a desire to connect these installations and the communities that both made and experienced these artworks. Envisioned as a thoughtfully-localized and globally interconnected format, Protozine is distributed in person at each exhibition site, by social media and mass emails from It is online in a viewing version and a printing version so that it could be printed at your local or home xerox machine.

Protocinema is a cross-cultural art organization that commissions and presents site-aware art around the world. Its purpose is to support dialogue between cultures on equal footing and create opportunities for listening & expression. By doing so, Protocinema aids the development of relationships both at the mindfully local & globally interconnected levels. Protocinema advocates for empathy, working towards an understanding of difference across regions through its exhibitions, commissions, public programs, publications, and mentorship. Founded in 2011 by Mari Spirito, Protocinema is an ambulant nonprofit 501(c)3, free of ‘brick and mortar,’ its locations are varied, responding both to global concerns and changing conditions on the ground.

Pete and Repeat is a platform for artists’ publications, editions, online projects and content. It takes its name from a fanzine we published for the gallery back in 2008/9. Pete and Repeat has a physical presence in the Brussels gallery within a structure designed by Anna Barham as part of her ongoing ‘Crystal Fabric Field’ series.


February-March 2021, Istanbul,
in partnership with Pose Artist Run Space

Artists: Baha Görkem Yalım, Cansu Yıldıran, Dorian Sarı and Istanbul Queer Art Collective (Tuna Erdem & Seda Ergul)

curated by Alper Turan
within Protocinema Emerging Curator Series 2021.

Designed by Can Küçük


March-April 2022, New York, in partnership with The Clemente, NY Artists: Eleana Antonaki, Orlee Malka, and Sara Ouhaddou

Curated by Lila Nazemian within Protocinema’s Emerging Curator Series 2022

Protozine contributors: Lila Nazemian, Eleana Antonaki, Orlee Malka, and Sara Ouhaddou.

Designed by Alireza Asadi

May-August 2021
Seoul, Bangkok, Istanbul, New York, Santurce, Guatemala City

Co-curated by Mari Spirito and Abhijan Toto, A Few In Many Places ’21 includes collaborators: Gahee Park, Gim Ikhyun, Miji Lee, Welcome to Ogasawara (Hyun Woomin, Min Guhong Manufacturing, Park Daham, Yuri An, Yun Choi), Komtouch Dew Napattaloong, Thanart Rasanon, Alper Turan, Zeynep Kayan, Kathryn Hamilton, Deniz Tortum, Lila Nazemian, Vartan Avakian, Kristine Khouri, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Embajada, Taller Comunidad La Goyco, Jorge González Santos, Esvin Alarcón Lam, Antonio Pichillá, Camilla Juárez.

Protozine contributors: Collective Rewilding (Sara Garzón, Ameli Klein, and Sabina Oroshi), Erik Bordeleau, Kathryn Hamilton & Deniz Tortum, Zeynep Kayan, Mari Spirito, Jorge González.

Designed by RAR Editions, Yogyakarta

September-October 2021, Istanbul

Artists: Abbas Akhavan, Hera Büyüktasçıyan, Banu Cennetolu,
Ceal Floyer, Gülsah Mursaloglu, Zeyno Pekünlü, Paul Pfeiffer, Amie Siegel, Mario García Torres

Protozine contributors:
Alper Turan, Lara Fresko Madra, Mari Spirito