Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in San Francisco Bay Area and Istanbul. She is the co-founder of “Collective Çukurcuma,” experimenting with collaborative thinking processes through its reading group meetings and international collaborative exhibitions. She currently works as Americas Collection Fellow at KADIST and held various positions at The Wattis Institute, SFMOMA Public Knowledge, Zilberman Gallery, Maumau Art Residency, and Mixer. Her writings have been featured in SFMOMA Open Space, Art Asia Pacific, Hyperallergic, Art South Africa, M-est.org, and elsewhere. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Social Psychology focusing on cultural studies, and currently enrolled at the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with a fellowship.
Cuguoğlu has curated exhibitions at fused space (San Francisco, 2019), Playspace (San Francisco, 2019), D21 Kunstraum Leipzig (2018), Red Bull Art Around Istanbul (2018), Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul, 2018), Public Program of 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017), Framer Framed (Amsterdam, 2017), Cultural Transit Foundation (Yekaterinburg, 2017), Space Debris (Istanbul, 2017), COOP Gallery (Nashville, 2016), Mixer (Istanbul, 2016), and 5533 (Istanbul, 2015). She co-edited two books: After Alexandria, the Flood and Between Places, and presented at institutions such as Joan Mitchell Foundation, SALT, Norköpping Art Museum, Contemporary Art Center (New Orleans) and Curb Event Center (Nashville).
The Book mentioned in the interview is titles Staying With The Trouble by Donna J. Haraway.