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Övül Ö. Durmusoglu

Portrait of Övül Ö. Durmusoglu
source: Christina Dimitriadis

Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu is a curator, writer and educator living in Berlin. Her interests lie in the intersection of contemporary art, politics, critical and gender theory and popular culture. As a curator, she acts between exhibition making and public programming, singular languages and collective energies, material and immaterial abstractions, worldly immersions and political cosmologies. 

She is currently one of the section curators of ARCO Madrid. Her very recent curatorial work Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees has taken place in the newly established MMAG Foundation in Amman in the form of two exhibitions and various public program sessions. In the past, she was curator for steirischer herbst festival in Graz; curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; curatorial advisor for Gülsün Karamustafa’s Chronographia at Hamburger Bahnhof, artistic director for the festival Sofia Contemporary 2013 titled as Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground. Övül curated programs within 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials; coordinated and organized different programs and events at Maybe Education and public programs for dOCUMENTA (13). As an educator, she taught in Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts, Linz University of Arts and Muthesius Arts University in Kiel. With her writing she contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunstand Frieze.