Ceren Ozpinar


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Personal profile

Scholarly biography

I am a scholar of modern & contemporary art, art historiography and feminist art & art histories. At the University of Brighton, I teach across the College of Arts and Humanities. Prior to this, I was a British Academy Newton International Fellow at the University of Sussex (2015-17) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (2013-14). I have taught art history, art management and visual culture at undergraduate and graduate levels in Turkey and the UK since 2008. I received my PhD in History of Art at Istanbul Technical University in 2015. 

My first book, Turkiye'de Sanat Tarihi Yazimi (1970-2010) [The Art Historiography in Turkey (1970-2010)], was published in 2016 by Tarih Vakfi Press. My latest articles appear in the Art & the Public Sphere (2018), Art in Translation (forthcoming 2018) and the Art Journal (forthcoming 2019). I am currently co-editing a book with Dr Mary Kelly (neé Healy) (UCC) on feminist art from the Middle East and North Africa and writing my next monograph, which investigates the relationship between art history and women artists in Turkey, both for the British Academy/OUP.

External positions

British Academy Newton International Fellow, University of Sussex


Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds



  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Women's art
  • Feminist theory
  • Art historiography
  • D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
  • Contemporary Art
  • Turkey
  • Middle East
  • Post-Colonialism
  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • Gallery studies
  • Biennials and fairs
  • Curating

Research Output 2016 2019

Re-contextualizing the Shield of Gülsün Karamustafa: The Politics of Writing Feminist Art Histories in Turkey

Ozpinar, C. 1 Dec 2019 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feminism and Art History Now, Lara Perry and Victoria Horne (eds), London: I.B. Tauris, 2017

Ozpinar, C. 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to journalBook Review

Istanbul Biennials and the Reproduction of Social Space

Ozpinar, C. 1 Jul 2018 7, 1, p. 7-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘Why Not See Farther and Enlarge the Visual Orb’: Revisiting Fahrelnissa Zeid

Ozpinar, C. 20 Nov 2018 p. 1-7

Research output: Contribution to journalBook Review

Open Access

Playing Out the “Differences” in “Turkish” Art Historical Narratives

Ozpinar, C. 2017 Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World. Langford, M. (ed.). Montreal, p. 42-61

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter