Beral Madra

Guest Curator

Beral Madra, a critic and curator, directed Gallery BM (1984-1990) and directing BM Contemporary Art Centre (since 1990) www.beralmadra.net; artistic director of Kuad Gallery (2012-)Lives and works in Istanbul. She coordinated the 1st (1987) and the 2nd (1989) Istanbul Biennale, curated exhibitions of Turkish artists in 43rd, 45th, 49th, 50th and 51st Venice Biennale, co-curated the exhibition Modernities and Memories-Recent Works from the Islamic World in 47th Venice Biennale. Since 1984 she has organized more than 250 local and international artists in her art centres and in other official art spaces in Istanbul. 2008- 2010 Visual Arts Director of İstanbul 2010 ECOC, conducted the major projects www.supremepolicy.blogspot.com. Mentored Istanbul Scholarship of Berlin Senate (1995-2013). Curated international shows in Borusan Art Gallery (1997-2000). Curated the exhibitions in West LB, Istanbul (1999-2002). Lectured in the Art Management Department of Design of Yıldız Technical University (1998-2002). Yeditepe University (2015). Founding member: Diyarbakır Art Centre (2002-2010) ; Foundation of Future Culture and Art (since 1994); honorary president of AICA, Turkey (established 2003) Publications: "Identity of Contemporary Art" (1987), "Post-peripheral Flux-A Decade of Contemporary Art in Istanbul" (1996); “İki Yılda Bir Sanat” (Essays on Biennale) (2003); “Neighbours in Dialogue” (2005); “Maidan” Essays on Contemporary Art in South Caucasus and Middle East, BM CAC Publications, 2007. “Home Affairs”, Essays on Contemporary Art in Turkey, BM CAC Publications, 2009.

Beral Madra