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De Appel | Naz Kocadere

SAHA, as part of the curatorial program of SAHA Studio, has launched a collaboration with De Appel in Amsterdam. SAHA supports the participation of Naz Kocadere, who was invited to the De Appel Curatorial Programme from Turkey, September 3, 2019 – June 26, 2020.  De Appel is a contemporary art institution that brings together people, objects and ideas. With an experimental, open-minded and inclusive focus, the program serves the intellectually and emotionally curious, (non-) specialized art enthusiast. De Appel’s curatorial program, made up of research trips and courses, brings together six curators for a period of 10 months at the end of which they present a collaborative curatorial project.

About Naz Kocadere

Naz Kocadere is a curator and writer based between Amsterdam-Istanbul. Since September 2019, with SAHA Association’s support, she is a participant of the Curatorial Program organized by Amsterdam based contemporary art institution De Appel. She previously curated the group exhibition “Meditations on self-togetherness” at Bilsart in Istanbul (2019). In 2018, she assisted the program dedicated to managing the archive, research and discussion on the cases in Turkey, which was conducted in collaboration with Asociación de Arte Útil platform at the Office of Useful Art at SALT in Istanbul. In 2017, she co-organized the group exhibition “Utilitarian efforts, non-utilitarian works” at MARSistanbul. Between 2014-2016, Naz served as an artist liaison and gallery coordinator in Öktem&Aykut where she contributed to the production and research procedures of gallery’s exhibitions. She received her MA in Cultural Management from Istanbul Bilgi University and BA in Graphic Design from Izmir University of Economics. Her writings have appeared in Art Unlimited Magazine, Borusan Contemporary Blog and SALT Online Blog among others.