Levent Calikoglu (1971, Istanbul) is a curator and art critic. He is currently the Chief Curator at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Calikoglu has degrees in Art History and Museum Studies. He is a lecturer at the Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul) in the Art Management Department. He has various published articles and books on Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art.
Since 1998 he has curated many exhibitions for diverse institutions and museums both nationally and internationally. Recently, he set up the Sarkis: Site and the New Works New Horizons at Istanbul Modern (2009). Some of the other most recent exhibitions include: Is-tanbul: New Continent (2009, Seul Museum of Modern Art), Istanbul Modern Berlin (2009, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin), Held Together with Water (2009, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art); Cihat Burak Retrospective (Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, 2008); Hybrid Narratives (Akbank Culture and Art Center, Is-tanbul, 2007); Twilight Notebook (Yildiz Technical University Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2006); Stranger with An-gelic Faces (Space Triangle Gallery, London). He is also art consultant for the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacibasi Foundation and Akbank Culture and Art Centre.