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Deniz Ova

Expert visit in Göteborg 21-23 November and Stockholm 23-26 November.
Born in Germany, Stuttgart, Deniz Ova graduated from the University of Stuttgart in Political Science and Linguistics. Assistant Director on several theatre productions at the Stuttgart State and City Theatre, she began to work for the management and organisation of festival events in Stuttgart. Her first hospitality management was during the Şimdi Stuttgart festival in 2005 which put her in contact with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). In 2007 she moved to Istanbul to lead the international projects department of İKSV and since then she has developed and organised İKSV festivals and events in European cities, including co-productions for the 400th anniversary celebrations of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey, 2012; “Şimdi Now”, Sweden and Denmark, 2011; Head of the Turkish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation; Spot On: Turkey Now, Vienna 2009; “Turkey at one Glance: Excerpts from Life and Culture”, Vienna 2008; the Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour, Turkey Department of Music and Performing Arts, 2008. In addition to the festivals she coordinated the Pavilion of Turkey at the Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and the artist residency studio “Turquie” at Cité internationale des arts. In 2009 Deniz Ova was appointed with Görgün Taner and Deniz Unsal to author a critical report on the arts and culture scene in Amsterdam following the nomination of Görgün Taner as Art Advisor for the Amsterdam City Council. Deniz Ova has been Director of International Projects in İKSV since 2010 was the director of the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2013.

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