All the graduation exhibitions in the Netherlands visited
Exhibition organizers, art critics and curators visit the graduation exhibitions of the Dutch art academies to select the nominations for the TAA. All the Dutch academies participate, supplemented with a selection from the art vocational training courses in Turkey, namely: Yeditepe University, Sabancı University, Bilkent University, Istanbul Kültür University and the Yıldız Teknik University.

The scouts for 2012 are: founder of FULL Art Prize Istanbul Oyku Ozsoy, program maker Stroom Maaike Lauwaert, Karina van Bezooijen director KOP Breda, filmmaker Ari Deelder, artist Han Hoogerbrugge, artist and co-founder of Trendbeheer Niels Post, webmaster of Mister Motley Irene de Craen, apprentice curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Britte Sloothaak, webmaster of Metropolis M Jolien Verlaek, film critic and programmer at EYE International Mustafa Özen, director of Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem Jaring Dürst Britt and director of platform TAG, The Hague Suzanne Wallinga.

The nominees for TAA 2012 are:
Inge Meijer – ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem
Eli Walter – AKV St. Joost, s’-Hertogenbosch
Simon Bus – Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht
Vera van Wolferen – ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Enschede
Michal Owsinski – Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Thomas de Rijk – Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam
Teun Vonk – Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag
Carina van der Ham – CABK Artez Zwolle
Albert Hofman – Academie Minerva, Groningen
Eef Hilgers – AKV St. Joost, Breda

The nominees of the TAA for Best Foreign Film 2012 from Turkey are:
Emre Gülcan – Yildiz Teknik University, Istanbul
Ahmet Baturay Tavkul – Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul
Handan Oral – Bilkent University, Ankara
Deniz Taygaroglu – Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Ceren Paydas – Sabanci University, Istanbul

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Data Award show TAA 2012
Date: Friday 13 July 2012, TAA show
Time: 19.30 hrs
Location: Filmtheater Cinerama, Westblaak 18, Rotterdam
Admission: full price € 5, students € 3

13 July – 19 August 2012: Exhibition TAA 2012 in TENT
October 2012: TAA 2012 in Melkweg Mediaroom and Cinema, Amsterdam
December: Exhibition TAA 2012 in Pera Museum, Istanbul

The TAA 2012 is made possible thanks to: Dienst Kunst & Cultuur Rotterdam, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Stichting Organisatie van Effectenhandelaren te Rotterdam.