Marcus Graf (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) was born in 1974 in Germany, and lives and works in Istanbul since 2001. He holds a fulltime position as Assoc. Prof. for Contemporary Art History and Theory at the Fine Art Faculty at Yeditepe University, where he teaches since 2003. Besides this, since 2010, he is the resident curator for the exhibition space Plato Sanat in Istanbul, as well as currently consultant for Artfulliving.com.tr. Graf was the Program Director of the 9th and 10th Contemporary Istanbul art fair, and has been the resident curator of institutions such as Siemens Sanat (2003 – 2007), Aviva Art Program (2006- 2007) and Under Construction – Tepe Inşaat Contemporary Art Space (2005- 2007).
He also was the co-curator of the 10th Istanbul Biennial Project nightcomers, and was invited to curate exhibitions for Baksı Museum (ON), Elgiz Museum (Young Collectors 2), Papko Art Centre (By Marcus Graf 1 and By Marcus Graf 2), Caleidoscope Europe in Evora, Portugal (Not a Lens but a Prism) as well as for the Gallery CDA Projects in Istanbul (Hans & Helga) and for Istanbul 2010 – European Capital of Culture (Temporary Harassment). Additionally, Graf is the co-founder of the off-space-gallery 5533 – IMÇ Contemporary Art Space, and was the art consultant for Artfulliving.com.tr (2015 – 2016).
Marcus Graf (Doç. Dr.), 1974, Almanya’da doğdu, ve 2001’den beri İstanbul’da yaşıyor. 2003 yılından beri Yeditepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesinde öğretim üyesi ve 2012’de doçentlik ünvanı kazandı. 9. ve 10. Contemporary İstanbul’un Program Direktörü olarak çalışmadan önce, Siemens Sanat (2003 – 2007), Aviva Art Program (2006 – 2007), ve 2005 – 2007 Under Construction – Tepe İnşaat Güncel Sanat Mekanı’nın daimi küratörü ve 10. Istanbul Bienali gecegezenler video projesi gibi çeşitli kurum ve etkinliklerde (örneğin Baksı Müzesi (ON), Elgiz Museum (Genç Koleksyonerler 2), Caleidoscope Europe Evora, Portugal (Not a Lens but a Prism), CDA Projects (Hans & Helga) ve İstanbul 2010 – Avrupa Kültür Başkent (Geçici rahatsızlık)) küratörlük yapmıştır. 5533 – İMÇ Güncel Sanat Mekanı‘nı kurucularından olan Graf, halen Plato Sanat’ın daimi küratörü (2010’dan beri) olarak görevine devam etmektedir, ve ayrıca Artfulliving.com.tr’in sanat danışmanıydı (2015 – 2016).