Misal Adnan Yıldız is a curator, writer, and educator who curated the 2018 edition of Art Projects at London Art Fair. His curatorial approach is based on conversations with an interest in creating connections between studio processes, exhibition methodology and audience development.
Until recently, Yıldız was the Director of Artspace NZ in Auckland (November 2014- June 2017). Previous to that he held the position of Artistic Director at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in Germany (2011 – 2014). His tenure at Artspace received solid reviews including acknowledgments for his vision, the focus on public engagement through collaborations, and the initiating of significant architectural changes to the gallery in 2016.
He is one of the initiators of ASA autonomousspaceagency.org; a collaborative space inspired by the works of Takiyuddin Efendi, El Cezeri, Fahru’l-Nisa and Şêx Evdirehmanê Axtepî among others. Yıldız is set to launch Mutterzunge, an independent programme of studio residencies and mapping of events in Berlin. Revisiting Berlin-based author Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s book of the same name, the proposal by Yıldız was one of three winners for the Curate Award in 2014.