Nesli Gül Durukan

Nesli Gül Durukan (Ph.D) (born in İstanbul, 1986 - lives and works in Amsterdam) is an independent curator, researcher and an art writer who focuses on archives, memory and interactivity in contemporary art and institutional transformations, interdisciplinary art practices, curatorial and exhibition practices, and contemporary museology. She is currently working on her long-term project “The Impact of Contemporary Artists, who moved from Turkey, on Dutch Art Ecosystem” as a curator and researcher, funded by Mondriaan Fonds and Netherlands Institute in Turkey. She is also co-founder of NonSpace, an art, technology and research platform beyond physical borders, based in Amsterdam. Gül Durukan completed her PhD degree on "The Use of Archive and Memory in Exhibition Practices of Contemporary Art Institutions in Turkey" in Art and Design at Yıldız Technical University and was a visiting scholar for her PhD research in Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture at the University of Amsterdam funded by TUBITAK. She holds an MA on "Interactive Spaces in Art Museums" in Museum Studies and a BA in Art Management at YTU. She worked as an academician in the Art Management at YTU (2012-2019) and also worked at SALT Galata (2010-2011), İstanbul. Gül Durukan mostly curates and raises critical issues in exhibitions such as Point Counter Point (Space Debris, 2016-17) and Hidden Screenplays (Sazmanab, 2012) in Turkey, the Netherlands and Iran and develops research-based projects such as ‘The Exhibited Installations in Public Sphere in İstanbul’ (2018). Her articles have been published in both academic journals, professional conferences and art magazines, such as Archives and Records, Metropolis M, Framer Framed, Sanat Dünyamız, and RH+ Art, among others.