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Collective Çukurcuma

Collective Çukurcuma is a non-profit art initiative based in Istanbul, Turkey. It was founded by Naz Cuguoğlu and Mine Kaplangı in 2015. The collective mainly focuses on collaborative thinking and creating processes through its reading group meetings and cross-national collaboration projects. Through curatorial projects and editorial work, they raise questions about the power of books and libraries. Founded in response to a need for building a platform generating progressive dialogues and discussions on contemporary art – Collective Çukurcuma aims to rebuild the nearly-forgotten ‘neighbour’ experience among the new generation through forming collaborations locally and internationally.

Collective Çukurcuma participated with the work “Laqlaq Sessions: Speculations on a Conversing Museum” in documenta 15 (2022) in Kassel, Germany. In 2017, Collective Çukurcuma curated the group exhibition House of Wisdom at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.


Exhibition: House of Wisdom

Curated by Collective Çukurcuma (Naz Cuguoğlu and Mine Kaplangı)


Finissage: Collectively (Re)shaping the Archive
Finissage of exhibition House of Wisdom, in collaboration with Casco and 7 Hills Foundation.
Collective Çukurcuma invites... Day 2: Curator tour + House of Wisdom artist talks
An extensive program tying into the House of Wisdom exhibition theme.
Collective Çukurcuma invites... Day 1: Curator tour
A public program tying into the House of Wisdom exhibition theme.
Exhibition opening: House of Wisdom
With an opening performance by Istanbul Queer Art Collective.
New Democracy: Digital Commons
Can we revitalise democracy by designing and developing community owned digital and online spaces?