BM Contemporary Art Center
Beral Madra, a critic and curator, directed Gallery BM (1984-1990) and directing BM Contemporary Art Centre (since 1990); lives and works in Istanbul.
She coordinated the 1st (1987) and the 2nd (1989) Istanbul Biennale, curated exhibitions of Turkish artists in 43rd, 45th, 49th, 50th and 51st Venice Biennale, co-curated the exhibition Modernities and Memories-Recent Works from the Islamic World in 47th Venice Biennale. Curated Central Asia Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, (2009). 2011 Advisory Curator of the Pavilion of Azerbaijan at 54th Venice Biennale.
Selection of exhibitions since 2008: Bahcesaray, Crimea, Contemporary Art Exhibition (Turkey, Greece, Russia, Ukraine) (2008); Neighbours in Dialogue Exhibition, Sarajevo (2008); A week of Art and Culture from Turkey, Pamplona (Huarte Contemporary Art Center), Spain (2008); Istanbul Diptychs, Istanbul Centre in Brussels (2008); Contemporary Art Collection for Point Hotel, Istanbul (2009); Next Wave, Exhibition of 17 Women Artists from Turkey, Berlin Academy Pariser Platz (2009); 2010 Cityscapes, Lothringer 13, Munich.
She is representing Istanbul Scholarship of Berlin Senate since 1995. She is founding member DiyarbakÄ±r Art Centre (established September 2002) ; founding member of Foundation of Future Culture and Art; founding member and honorary president of AICA, Turkey (established 2003). 2008-2010 Visual Arts Director of Istanbul 2010 European Culture Capital.