International Focus: Nazli Gürlek / Istanbul

Please join us for a talk by the Istanbul-based curator Nazli Gürlek on Monday, 1st June, 5 pm, at NO99 theatre cafe.


Istanbul rose to prominence with the initiation of Istanbul biennial in 1987, and today accommodates three very influential art institutions – SALT, Arter, and Istanbul Modern – as well as more than 200 galleries.


Nazli Gürlek is an independent curator and art critic. She is currently a guest curator at the Borusan Contemporary art collection, and also collaborates with a variety of local and international institutions. Her more recent curatorial projects include: Common Ground: Earth, Water, Air (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2014-15); Excuse My Dust (CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 2014); and Trocadero (Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul, 2014). She is the initiator of Sarkis and When Attitudes Become Form (SALT, Istanbul, 2013), and the editor of the Turkish artist Inci Eviner’s first extensive monograph. Nazli writes for Frieze, Flash Art International, and The Exhibitionist. She obtained her MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and BFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence.


Nazli Gürlek is visiting Tallinn as part of the ECADC’s Visiting Curators Programme and will be exploring the local art scene as well as visiting several artist studios for further research.