Övül Durmuşoğlu is a curator and writer who completed an MFA in the theory branch of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design at Sabanci University, Istanbul. She also participated in the Critical Studies program at Malmö Art Academy, Malmö (2005–2006). In 2007 Durmuşoğlu was awarded the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi Young Curators Award for her exhibition Data Recovery, GAMeC, Bergamo, and in 2010 she received a Rave Scholarship to work on a collaborative project of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Stuttgart and the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. Recent curatorial projects include: Another Country–Eine andere Welt, ifa Galerie Stuttgart, 2010 and ifa-Galerie Berlin, 2010–2011; The New Horizon, STROOM, The Hague, 2010; and My Voice My Weapon of Choice, Kasa Galeri, Istanbul, 2010. Her projects in the public space of Istanbul include Radikal Art: Face to Face, 2007 and Exociti, 2006. Durmuşoğlu lives and works in Istanbul and Berlin.