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Vasif Kortun

SALT, Istanbul

Vasıf Kortun is the Director of Research and Programs at SALT, an İstanbul-based cultural institution that cultivates innovative programs for research and experimental thinking. A curator and writer, Kortun lectures on contemporary art, cultural institutions and exhibition practices at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) and İstanbul Bilgi University.

Kortun is a member of the Executive Board of International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) for the 2010-2016 term.

Kortun was the founding director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, İstanbul, which he initiated in 2001. He was also the founding director of Proje 4L, İstanbul Museum of Contemporary Art between 2001 and 2003. From 1994 to1997, he worked as the founding director of the Museum of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and received the 9th annual award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in 2006.

 

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