Övül Ö. Durmusoğlu is a Berlin-based curator, author and lecturer. In her work she grapples with the intersection between contemporary art and politics, both critical and gender theory, and pop culture. She is currently part of the curatorial team for the Opening section at ARCO Madrid. She recently curated two exhibitions and a variety of public programmes as part of Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees in the newly founded MMAG Foundation in Amman.
Previously she worked as a curator for the steirischer herbst festival in Graz; as a curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; as a curatorial advisor for Gülsün Karamustafa’s Chronographia at the Hamburger Bahnhof and as artistic director of Sofia Contemporary 2013 festival, held under the title Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground. She curated programmes at the 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennales; coordinated and organised various programmes and events at Maybe Education and the public programme for documenta 13.
Durmusoğlu has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, the University of Art and Design Linz and at the Muthesis University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel and is currently a visiting professor at the Graduate School within the BAS at the UdK Berlin. She has contributed texts to a variety of publications, online platforms and magazines, including Texte zur Kunst and Frieze.