HUMA KABAKCI

b.1990 in London, United Kingdom
Lives and works between Istanbul,
Turkey and London, United Kingdom

Huma Kabakcı (born 1990 in London) graduated from BA Advertising & Marketing at London College of Communication in 2011, and later completed an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art (London). She has worked and interned in various galleries, museums and auction houses, both in the UK and Turkey, including Sotheby’s New Bond Street (Contemporary Art Sales department), The Albion Gallery (London), Pera Museum (Turkey), as well as three major collection exhibitions she worked on in museums during the 2010 Ruhr & Pecs Capital of Culture project. Since graduating from Royal College of Art (London), Kabakcı founded Open Space Contemporary and has been collaborating with various projects and organisations including Alt, Artkurio, Block Universe, IKSV, Open Dialogue Istanbul, The Art Department and SALT.

 

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Independent Projects

Istanbul, Huma Kabakcı Collection: A Travelling Private Turkish Collection Exhibition

… ALL SILENT BUT FOR THE BUZZING…

SOMEWHERE IN-BETWEEN: A GROUP EXHIBITION 

Memory and Continuity

MADE IN ISTANBUL 

Her recent curatorial projects include; the group exhibition titled ‘Past meets Present’ at Anna Laudel Contemporary (7 September-13 October 2017) and a new art installation titled ‘LUNAR’ by young Turkish artist SARP hosted by Elgiz Museum (15 September-15 November 2017). She has contributed to various publications including Guggenheim Blog and Ibraaz Online Publication. Kabakcı recently started her MPhil in Curating Contemporary (commencing September 2016) at the Royal College of Art, London. Through her work as a researcher and curator, Kabakcı explores issues such as: diaspora, identity, nationalism, belonging, memory, and nostalgia. She lives and works between Istanbul and London. 

See also Huma Kabakci collection

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