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Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in Istanbul. She is the co-founder of non-profit art initiative “Collective Çukurcuma” and artistic research project “IdentityLab” (SE & TR); and former program manager of Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul & Berlin). Her writings have been published in various online and published art magazines, including Art Asia Pacific, Hyperallergic, Art South Africa, and Istanbul Art News. Recently, she took part in ICI New Orleans Curatorial Intensive funded by SAHA, and TATE Intensive (London) funded by Roberto Cimetta fund. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Social Psychology focusing on cultural studies. She is currently getting her MA in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with merit scholarship. Selected exhibitions curated by Cuguoglu are: Ghosts (Red Bull Art Around Arnavutköy, Istanbul, 2018), Restless Monuments (Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, 2018), House of Wisdom (Public Program of 15th Istanbul Biennial; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Dzialdov, Berlin; 2017), Survival Kit (Cultural Transit Foundation, Yekaterinburg; Space Debris, Istanbul; 2017), Asymmetric Kin (COOP Gallery, Nashville; Mixer, Istanbul; 2016), and After Alexandria, the Flood (5533 and Recai Mehmed Efendi Library, Istanbul, 2015).
Based on the power of the libraries, curators Naz Cuguoğlu and Mine Kaplangı organized an archive-library in Berlin.read more »
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2017 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have developed over the course of the program.read more »