Canan Batur

Curator of Live Programmes at Nottingham Contemporary

Canan Batur is the curator of Live Programmes at Nottingham Contemporary, where she leads the partnerships between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University and works on numerous collaborative research programmes, including the multi-platform commission series Emergency & Emergence (2022 – ongoing), Seeing Through Flames (2022 – ongoing), The Adventure Playground: Architectures of Contemporary Play (2022 – ongoing) and After Growth: A Symposium on Post-Capitalist Imaginaries (2022). 

Recently, Batur worked at De La Warr Pavilion, where she developed exhibitions Alexi Marshall: Cursebreakers, All in the Same Storm: Pandemic Patchwork Stories, Holly Hendry: Indifferent Deep, Marc Bauer: Mal/Etre and Zadie Xa: Child of Magohalmi and the Echoes of Creation; as well as programmes Care and Citizenship and Rock Against Racism: Militant Entertainment on Radio. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Museum for the Displaced. Batur has written and developed projects for Platform Asia (2021); NTU CCA, Singapore (2020); RAW Material Company, Dakar (2019); Rupert, Vilnius (2019); 1.1, Basel (2019); Shanghai Biennial XII, Shanghai (2018). She co-directed in London (2016-2018) and was a member of the Baltic Triennial XIII curatorial team (2017-2018).

A portrait of Canan Batur.