Alper Turan

Alper Turan born in 1993, lives and works in Istanbul. Turan is freelance curator and co-founder of Das Art Project, a curatorial collective that uses thematically-specific buildings, often with historical significance, to realize ephemeral exhibitions with mostly younger generation artists. Turan, most recently, curated Positive Space, an exhibition project on HIV/AIDS in Istanbul. This project also lays the ground of his Cultural Studies master research in which he merges critical reading of art works with (auto)ethnographic accounts. Turan works on curating as ethnography, queer curating, exhibition-making strategies as well as queer archive and intangible heritage.