Vasif Kortun is an educator, writer, advisor and curator on the field of contemporary art. He is the director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, in Istanbul. His writing and interviews over the last years have appeared in many books, magazines and exhibition catalogs. Jahresring 51: Szene Turkei: Abseits aber Tor, a book on Turkey co-authored with Erden Kosova was published in December 2004. Exhibitions in 2005 were 9th International Istanbul Biennial (co-curator), Ahmet Ögüt, Mala Galerija, Ljubljana and Normalization 1 through 4 (co-curator), Platform.