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Berin Gölönü

Berin Gölönü is a doctoral candidate in the Visual and Cultural Studies program at the University of Rochester. She holds an MA from the California College of the Arts, and a BA from Vassar College. Her research interests include Turkish and Middle Eastern contemporary art, late Ottoman history, post-colonial critiques of Orientalism, art and environmentalism in developing Asian countries, and photographic histories of the Middle East. Gölönüs feature articles and reviews have appeared in numerous national and international arts publications, including Afterimage, Aperture, Art in America, Art on Paper, Art Papers, Contemporary, frieze, Sculpture, Third Text, and Zing Magazine, among others. A recent book project, Recipes for an Encounter, complied in collaboration with Candice Hopkins and Marisa Jahn, was released by Western Front Editions in Winter 2010. The book was presented as an exhibition at the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City (September 2010). Past curatorial projects include "The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Spheres" (fall 2008), "The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics" (Spring 2008), "Bay Area Now" (2004 and 2008), "The Zine UnBound" (2005), "Peer Pleasure" (2006), and "Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos" (2006), all presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco where Gölönü served as Associate Curator (2003-2008); Other curatorial projects include "Picturing AIDS and Its Publics: Educational Posters from the Atwater Collection" presented in the Department of Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Rochester (May 2012); and "Retrofuturist" (2003) presented at New Langton Arts, San Francisco. Recent grants and fellowships include a teaching fellowship from the Susan B. Anthony Institute of Gender and Women's studies (Fall 2012), a Getty Library Research Grant (Summer 2013), and a dissertation fellowship from the Darat Al Funun Foundation, which will bring her to Amman, Jordan to conduct on-site research on Arab art and photography (Winter-Spring 2014).



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