Alper Turan

Born in 1993 in Ankara, Alper lives and works in Istanbul. He is a freelance curator and co-founder of Das Art Project, a curatorial collective that uses thematically-specific buildings, often with historical significance, to realise 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 thesis research in which he merges critical reading of art works with (auto)ethnographic accounts. Turan works on curating as ethnography, queer curating and exhibition making strategies.