Bige Örer is currently the Director of the Istanbul Biennial and contemporary art projects at İKSV. There she directs the artistic vision and program for the Istanbul Biennial as well as a wide variety of cross disciplinary projects, including the Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale; learning, residency and public programs which are developed together with a multitude of international and local collaborators.
Çelenk Bafra, curator and writer, lives and works in Istanbul. Since August 2018, Bafra has been the director of SAHA Association that supports contemporary art from Turkey globally: www.saha.org.tr. As a freelance curator, Bafra curated two group exhibitions in 2018: ‘School Square Galatasaray’ at the Pera Museum and ‘An Exile on Earth’ at the Zilberman Gallery-Istanbul following her curatorial residency in Berlin.