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Göksu Kunak (Ankara, 1985) a.k.a Gucci Chunk is a writer based in Berlin. Ze performed zir texts and lectures at Batard Brussels 2016 (invited by Tom Engels), Stadtsprachen Festival 2016, Poesie Festival 2017, Fuchsbau Festival 2017, BDP reading series at Tropez Berlin curated by John Holten, Pioneer Works NYC curated by Belladonna* Collaborative. The short book #225 I thought this would is published by Belladonna* Collaborative. Zir texts have appeared on the official page of The Absence of Paths, the Official Tunisian Pavillion of the 57th Venice Biennial and on the blog The History of Painting Revisited in collaboration with Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle for the Fahrelnissa Zeid Retrospective. Invited by Meg Stuart and Maria F. Scaroni, as a part of City Lights -- a continuous gathering, ze had the pleasure to perform with amazing female artists of Berlin at the old and renowned theater Hebbel am Ufer.As an art-dance critic, Göksu has been contributing to several magazines and blogs such as frieze d/e, Ibraaz, m-est, TanzRaumBerlin, Berlin Art Link, sleek, e-skop, crap=good, The Carton, Paper Journal, Freunde von Freunden. Göksu has conducted interviews with various artists, curators, directors such as Hito Steyerl, Meg Stuart, Ahmet Öğüt, Monira Al Qadiri, Hanne Lippard, Annemie Vanackere. Ze is one of the editorial correspondents of Ibraaz, worked in the editorial team of quarterly interview magazine mono.kultur (2012-2016) and as a writer and project developer.with Apartment Project Berlin (2012-2014). Göksu is one of the co-founders of the blog Viereinhalbsaetze that consists of 4,5-sentence-dance-criticism. Ze is working on zir PhD on queer chronopolitics in relation to performance and contemporary dance with Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst. Göksu’s flash stories and poems, as well as interviews and essays, can also be read on goksukunak.tumblr.com.
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