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Ceren Ozpinar


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Personal profile

Scholarly biography

My research comprises contemporary art, art historiography and feminist art & art histories with a special focus on Turkey and the Middle East since 1960. At the University of Brighton, I teach across the Schools 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 have appeared in the Art & the Public Sphere (2018), Art in Translation (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 under contract with 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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 ReviewResearchpeer-review

Istanbul Biennials and the Reproduction of Social Space

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Periods in the Art History of Turkey

Ozpinar, C., 18 Dec 2018, 10, 3, p. 249-276

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Politics of Writing Art Histories: Narratives of Contemporary Art, Feminism and Women Artists from Turkey

Ozpinar, C., 30 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) (British Academy Monographs)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

Activities 2017 2019

Association for Art History

Ceren Ozpinar (Member of programme committee)
4 Apr 20196 Apr 2019

Activity: EventsConference

Association for Art History: 2017 Annual Conference

Ceren Ozpinar (Chair)
6 Apr 20178 Apr 2017

Activity: EventsConference

College Art Association Annual Conference

Ceren Ozpinar (Chair)
15 Feb 201717 Feb 2017

Activity: EventsConference