Zeynep Öz

Zeynep Öz Curator

Zeynep Öz is a curator and writer based in Istanbul. She curated the Pavilion of Turkey at the 58th Venice Biennale a (2019), and the BACA Award exhibition of Marwan Rechmaoui at the Bonnefantenmuseum, which travelled to the Sharjah Art Foundation in 2019. She was one of the interlocutors of the Sharjah Biennial 13, curating the biennial’s off-site project in Istanbul (2017) as well as co-curator of the Aichi Triennale 3 (2016). Öz was co-founder of Spot Projects in Istanbul and director of the Spot Production Fund from 2011 to 2017, during which she curated the Produce series (I, II, III), commissioning over 30 projects. She also curated the film programme Greatest Common Factor at SALT, Istanbul (2016), Plastic Veins at Home Works VI, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013), and Selling Snails in the Muslim Neighborhood at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2013). Öz has been teaching at the Bogazici University in Istanbul and has been on the curricular and selection committees of the Home Workspace Program of Ashkal Alwan since 2015. She has contributed to various publications, including Ibraaz, Istanbul Art News, and Artful Living, and to catalogues for exhibitions at CCS Bard College, Athens National Museum of Contemporary Art, Rampa Gallery, Full Art Prize, British Council, and Kunstverein Medienturm.

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