Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in San Francisco and Istanbul. She is the co-founder of Collective Çukurcuma, experimenting with collaborative thinking processes through its reading group meetings and international collaborative exhibitions. She curated exhibitions and public programs for the 15th Istanbul Biennial, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco), Asian Art Museum San Francisco, Framer Framed (Amsterdam) and held research positions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and de Young Museum (San Francisco), among others
Epistolary narrative, dialogism, intertextuality, speculative narrative — we imagine this text to be letters between the two of us across different temporalities, making use of a speculative and fragmented narrative in line with the themes we explore in our work: archiving the unarchivable, emotions, memories, and other human conditions within the horizon of extinction.
An open-source, collaborative diary for creating archival alliances. We identify “commoning the archive” as a disobedient, decolonized, autonomous, subversive, and rogue practice. Hereby, we can approach it as a collective mnemonic practice.