Övül Ö. Durmusoglu
Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is a curator, writer, and educator living in Berlin. As a curator, she acts between exhibition-making and public programming, singular languages and collective energies, worldly immersion, and political cosmologies. Currently, Övül is a guest professor and program co-leader in the Graduate School at the University of the Arts in Berlin and a visiting professor in Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig. She has co-initiated “Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity in Berlin with Joanna Warsza in April 2020. Her recent curatorial project Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees took place in the MMAG Foundation, Amman in 2019. In the past, Övül was curator for steirischer herbst festival in Graz; curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; curatorial advisor for Gülsün Karamustafas Chronographiaat Hamburger Bahnhof, artistic director for the festival Sofia Contemporary 2013 titled as Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground. She 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).
Curating under Lockdown: Die Balkone, Streets, Lines, Walks, Drips, and Drops Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza in conversation with Elena Sorokina, and Tiago de Abreu Pinto A conversation between Curatorial Intensive alumna Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Joanna Warsza, Elena Sorokina, and Curatorial Intensive alumnus Tiago de Abreu Pinto, about three interrelated public art projects held […]read more »
Simeon Barclay, installation view of The Feast Wagon, The Tetley, Leeds, 2015. Photo by Jules Lister. The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial with ICI and CACTUS gallery in Liverpool. The program offers 10 artists based in the North of England an international framework for artistic development and […]read more »