HUMA KABAKCI

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

Huma Kabakcı (b. in 1990 in London) graduated from BA Advertising & Marketing at London College of Communication in 2011, and later on graduated from her MA in Curating Contemporary Art at Royal College of Art (London). She 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.

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 

She curated the group exhibition with artists Radhika Khimji, Kate McMillan, Suzanne Moxhay and Sam Padfield titled “Somewhere In-between” at Karavil Contemporary, London (November 26, 2015- January 26, 2016). Kabakcı co-curated “Memory and Continuity” along Esra Aliçavuşoğlu, a selected exhibition from the Huma Kabakcı Collection at the Pera Museum (24 February-8 May 2016). She contributed in various publications including Guggenheim Blog and Ibraaz Online Publication. Kabakcı recently started her Mphil in Curating Contemporary (commencing September 2016) and is a PhD Candidate at Royal College of Art, London. She currently lives and works between Istanbul and London.

See also Huma Kabakci collection

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