Canan Batur

Canan Batur is a Turkish curator, researcher and writer based between London and Istanbul. She is currently devising a project at 1.1, Basel, and working on establishing a new space in Istanbul with a specific focus on preservation, historical reenactments, and alternative education (to be announced soon).  Previously, she co-curated Baltic Triennial XIII (2017-2019), I was, but just awake under Art Night 2019, and It was a dream of a trip in Shangai in collaboration with Shanghai Biennial XIII (2018). She was one of the co-founders of clearview, a project space/ residency programme in London (2016-2018); and worked with Cell Project Space, Chisenhale Gallery, and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (notably). She was a curatorial fellow in Shanghai Curators Lab, 2018 and RAW Material Company, Dakar in 2019. Her current research topics include; the objecthood in performance; and the ways to devise radical translocality, and to facilitate quantum thinking.