Can Sungu

Curator and Artistic director of bi’bak and Sinema Transtopia

Can Sungu is a freelance artist, curator and researcher. He studied film, interdisciplinary arts and visual communication design in Istanbul and Berlin. He has given lectures on film and video production, curated various programs and events on film and migration, and taken part in numerous exhibitions. Selected publications include Please Rewind – German-Turkish Film- and Video Culture in Berlin (Archive Books, 2020), Bitter Things – Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families (Archive Books, 2018). He has worked as a juror and consultant for the Berlinale Forum, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the DAAD, among others. He is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of bi‘bak and Sinema Transtopia in Berlin.

Recent curatorial projects include Cinema of Commoning (2022), The Invitees (2021), Sinema+++ (2021), Interferences (2019) all with Malve Lippmann, Outernationale (2020-21), Please Rewind (2019) and Fiktionsbescheinigung at Berlinale Forum (with Enoka Ayemba, Karina Griffith, Jacqueline Nsiah, Biene Pilavci, 2021-23)

A portrait of Can Sungu smiling with his arms crossed.

Image: Marvin Girbig.