Övül Durmusoglu

Övül Durmusoglu Photo: Arielle Bier

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. In 2019, Övül has curated the ongoing two part group exhibition 'Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees' in the newly established MMAG Foundation in Amman. 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 and 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). Currently, she is one of the section curators for ARCO Madrid. She has recently started her guest professorship in the Graduate School of the University of Arts Berlin. With her writing Övül contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Frieze.