Çağla Ilk

Artist, Dramaturge and Curator

Çağla Ilk works in theory and practice at the interface of architecture, fine arts and performance. She was born in Istanbul/Turkey, studied architecture at the Technical University Berlin and at the Mimar Sinan University Istanbul and until recently worked as a dramaturge and curator at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. During this time she was responsible for interdisciplinary projects and festivals that combined performative and visual arts, often in a transcultural context.

Çağla Ilk has curated numerous exhibitions, most recently “This might be a place for humming birds” in the Berlin Galerie im Körnerpark.

As a researcher she worked on the research project “Baukultur in der multiethnischen Stadt” at the University of Siegen. In the field of cultural politics, she was a member of the presidium of the New Society for Visual Arts (nGbK), a member of the Berlin Council for the Arts, and served on numerous juries for cultural sponsoring.

Picture of Çağla Ilk with Misal Adnan Yıldız.