Mine Kaplangı (1987, Istanbul) is an independent curator and art mediator based in London. They are the co-founder of the curatorial collective Collective Çukurcuma (2015) and KUTULU (2021). Together with Collective Cukurcuma, they have been curating public programmes of exhibitions and running their reading group events as an ongoing transdisciplinary project since 2016. Mine received their bachelor's degree in Philosophy at Istanbul University and (Certificate Programme) in Philosophy of Arts & Aesthetics at Bologna University/ DAMS Faculty. Currently working as a project manager at VSSL Studio, and a freelance publicity manager at a cross-cultural, multilingual, experimental publisher, Pamenar Press (London).
Collective Çukurcuma is a curatorial collective based in Istanbul, San Francisco and London. Collective was founded in Istanbul in 2015 by Naz Cuguoğlu and Mine Kaplangı and was joined by Serhat Cacekli in 2017. Our experiments mainly focus on collaborative thinking and writing through our reading group meetings, international collaborative exhibitions, curatorial and editorial projects, and public programs. We organize these projects by highlighting the potential of transdisciplinary collaborations within contemporary art and making use of process-based rather than outcome-based research with an intuitive approach.