Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of Övül Ö. Durmusoglu from 10 to 16 March 2020

ACROSS #26 – March 2020

Övül Ö. Durmusoglu 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. Currently, Durmusoglu is mentor and program leader in the Graduate School in University of the Arts in Berlin; section curator for ARCO Madrid and guest curator in CA2M Madrid. Her very recent curatorial project ‘Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees’ has taken place in the MMAG Foundation, Amman.

In the past, Övül 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’. 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).

She has 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 Kunst and Frieze.


Friday 13 March at 7:00PM, at Le Narcissio