Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in San Francisco Bay Area and Istanbul. She is the co-founder of non-profit art initiative “Collective Çukurcuma” and artistic research project “IdentityLab” (SE & TR); and former projects 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, and currently enrolled at the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts.

Selected exhibitions curated by Cuguoglu are: Anger is a solution, if anger means kittens (D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, 2018), Ghosts (Red Bull Art Around Arnavutköy, Istanbul, 2018), Restless Monuments (Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, 2018), House of Wisdom (Various spaces in Nottingham, 2018; 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). 


Interviews with Collective Çukurcuma:
Locate Arts
Scandale Project
The Floating Magazine

(Photo by Nazlı Erdemirel)

(Photo by Nazlı Erdemirel)

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