Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu is a curator and writer based in Berlin, Istanbul and Graz. After her guest professorship for curatorial theory and praxis in Nuremberg Fine Arts Academy, she is currently one of the curators for Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz. In Istanbul she acted as the director/curator of YAMA screen between 2015-16. She was curatorial and public program advisor for Gülsün Karamustafa's retrospective 'Chronographia' at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin).
Among recent exhibitions are 'Brief Flashes Against A World (Languages of the Future), Kunsthal ExtraCity, Antwerp (2017); 'The Finger That Shows The Moon Never Moons’, Dan Gunn, Berlin (2017); 'Future Queer', the 20th year anniversary exhibition for Kaos GL, ARK Kultur Istanbul (2016). In the past, she organized/coordinated programs and events as a Goethe Institute fellow at Maybe Education and Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13). She was the artistic director of the festival Sofia Contemporary 2013, 'Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground’ and curated programs for 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials.
Durmuşoğlu lectured in institutions such as Central European University (Budapest), Grand Union (Birmingham), Dhaka Art Summit’ 16, Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (Sao Paulo), 98weeks (Beirut), SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin), Akademie der Bildende Kuenste (Vienna). She has contributed to print and online publications such as Zeit Online, Frieze Online, WdW Review and Art Agenda. She is also among the co-founders of Altyazi Monthly Cinema Magazine in Istanbul.