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İpek Ulusoy Akgül (1985)

Writer, Editor, Curator

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Independent writer, editor and curator Ipek was involved in many exhibitions and public programs at arts organizations including Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Curators International, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Borusan Contemporary and Istanbul Biennial.

 

Having served as editor for Elif Uras’s monograph (Galerist, 2018), translator of Control Rooms: A Self-critical Introduction to Bager Akbay’s Art Practice + (Fictitious) Essays (2019) and managing editor of ArteEast Quarterly (2014-16), İpek has consulted Protocinema, SALT and After the Archive? on editorial projects. Her texts have been published in international art publications such as Artforum, ArtAsiaPacific and Ibraaz, as well as Merve Ertufan’s exhibition brochure (Waiting on a Scratch, Depo, Istanbul, 2020-21); Porozine (Protocinema, New York & Istanbul, 2020) and Sinem Dişlis exhibition catalog entitled Hollows and Mounds (Ara Güler Museum & Leica Gallery, Istanbul, 2019-20). Some recent publications that İpek has contributed to include: Center for Spatial Injustice’s book Ecological Manifestos for Post-Pandemic World (Istanbul, 2021) and De Appel’s Curatorial Programme publication (Amsterdam, 2020).

 

A Cultural Studies graduate of Sabancı University, İpek continued her studies at Boğaziçi University’s History department and then received her MA in Museum Studies from New York University with Fulbright Scholarship.