Zeynep Öz is an independent curator whose interests lie in the field of artistic production. She co-founded SPOT Contemporary Art Projects in Istanbul in 2011 and is the curator of the Produce.
Among Öz’s curatorial projects are the off-site project BAHAR for Sharjah Biennial 13, Istanbul (2017); Aichi Triennale 3 (2016); Produce III: The Game Settled into a Cagey Midfield Match, SPOT Production Fund, Istanbul (2016); Greatest Common Factor, SALT, Istanbul (2016); Produce II: Anybody Could Be a Sculptor One Day, SPOT Production Fund, Istanbul (2014); Plastic Veins, Home Works 6, Beirut (2013); Selling Snails in the Muslim Neighborhood, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2013) and Produce I: Change Will Be a Sculptor, SPOT Production Fund (2012). Öz has also developed curatorial and artistic projects at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, US; Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore and Frankfurter Kunstverein, among others.
Öz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Studio Arts from Dartmouth College, Hanover, US and a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, US. Born in 1982 in Istanbul, she lives and works in Istanbul.