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Ceren Erdem is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Co-founder and Co-curator of Court Square Project Space in Long Island City, is also Co-founder and Co-editor of Interventions, a web-based journal and curatorial platform. Ceren received her MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and her MFA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University in Istanbul. She previously worked as Exhibition Manager in the 9th and 10th Istanbul Biennials and provided curatorial assistance, and later as Arts and Creative Economy Manager at the British Council where she developed an extensive program across all art forms and creative sectors of Turkey and wider South East Europe.