Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in San Francisco and Istanbul. Currently, she works as a Curatorial Fellow at Asian Art Museum. She held positions at KADIST, Wattis Institute, de Young Museum, SFMOMA, among others. She was an artist advisor for Joan Mitchell Foundation and a juror for Sondheim Artscape Prize 2021. Her writings were featured in SFMOMA Open Space, Art Asia Pacific, Hyperallergic, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and elsewhere. She co-founded Collective Çukurcuma, a curatorial collective experimenting with collaborative thinking practices through reading group meetings and international multi-venue exhibitions. She received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and holds degrees in Psychology (BA) and Social Psychology (MA) from Koç University, Istanbul.
Love Letters is an exchange of letters and poems between two collaborators, work partners but also good friends who used to share the same city but departed due to personal decisions. As the co-founders of Collective Çukurcuma, Mine Kaplangi and Naz Cuguoglu have been experimenting on collective writing in recent years. For this special issue they write Love Letters to one another.