Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is a curator and writer working in the intersection of contemporary art, politics, critical and gender theory and popular culture. She was guest curator for the MMAG Foundation in Amman; 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, 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). Durmusoglu was a guest professor for curatorial theory and praxis in Nuremberg Fine Arts Academy and continues to teach as a visiting lecturer in Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel. With her writing she contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Frieze.