Levent Çalıkoğlu was born in Istanbul in 1971. He is a curator and art critic. He is currently the Chief Curator at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Çalıkoğlu graduated from the Department of Art History and Museum Studies at Ankara University. He continued his master’s degree at Yıldız Technical University. He is a lecturer in the Department of Art Management at the Istanbul Yıldız Technical University. He has various published articles and books on Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art. Since 1998, he has curated many exhibitions for diverse institutions and museums both nationally and internationally. Recently, he set up the “Sarkis: Site” and the “New Works New Horizons” at Istanbul Modern (2009). Some of the other most recent exhibitions include: “Istanbul: New Continent” (2009, Seul Museum of Modern Art), “Istanbul Modern Berlin” (2009, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin), “Held Together with Water” (2009, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art), “Cihat Burak Retrospective” (Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, 2008), "Hybrid Narratives" (Akbank Culture and Art Center, Istanbul, 2007), "Twilight Notebook" (Yıldız Technical University Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2006), and "Stranger with An-gelic Faces" (Space Triangle Gallery, London). Çalıkoğlu is also art consultant for the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation and Akbank Culture and Art Centre.
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