Iz Öztat born in 1981, lives and works in Istanbul. She completed her MAat Sabanci University, Istanbul and her BA with high honors at Oberlin Collage,Ohio, USA. She initiated cura bodrum residency in Mugla in 2008. She recentlytook part in Shatana Workshop, Jordan, EASSI Meeting organized byfreeDimensional in Canada, Pristina Contemporary Arts Library Services, Kosovo,the 11th General Resartis Meeting, Amsterdam and unitednationsplazaMX, Mexico City, all related to the development of independent artists’networks, dialogues, and collaborations. She had her first solo show inIstanbul at PiST, titled OKU/ READ (2008).