Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is mentor and program co-leader in the Graduate School in University of the Arts in Berlin and a visiting professor for Art and Discourse in Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig. In the past, Övül was curator for Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz; curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; artisticdirector for the Sofia Contemporary 2013 ‘Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground’. She curated the programs of the 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials; coordinated and organized different programs and events at Maybe Education and Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13). She has very recently co-initiated "Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity” together with Joanna Warsza in windows and balconies of Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg where they both live. With her writing Övül contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Frieze.
Joanna Warsza is a Program Director of Curator Lab at Konstfack University of Artsin Stockholm, and an independent curator interested in how art functions politically and socially outside the white cubes. She was the Artistic Director of Public Art Munich 2018, curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale among others. In Spring 2020 together with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu she co-initiated Die Balkone. Life, art, pandemic and proximity in windows and balconies of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, where they both live.
Ovul and Joanna co-curate 3rd Autostrada Biennale in Kosovo in 2021