Füsun Türetken is an architect and visual artist from Istanbul. She is lecturer in Visual Culture, Interior and Audio Visual Design, at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts, University Rotterdam. Further, she is Head of Visual Culture, she is a fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) 2016/17.
Prior to her engagement at Piet Zwart Institute she worked as assistant curator on the exhibition 'Forensis' at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin in 2013. Further, she has been working at University College London (UCL). In 2008, she set up Studio features (Studio ft.), a platform for “supporting” critical, collaborative artistic research and work (of others). The same year she was commissioned as director of the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale Venice. From 2004 to 2007 she was assistant curator and researcher with Shrinking Cities in Berlin. In 2002 she was awarded a DAAD scholarship for her Master Studies, which lead her to Los Angeles.
Füsun is working primarily with themes related to spatial and visual culture, the critique of power structures and institutions, i.e. (drone) warfare, militainment, environmentalist violence and materiality. She has shown work at Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art in 2013, Istanbul, London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and the Venice Biennale, Venice in the Italian and German Pavilions in 2006 and 2008 respectively. She has written articles ranging from academic to popular culture, i.e. 'Modern Love' Algorithms and ARTs or 'Encountering the Contemporary' in Volume Magazine, June and September 2016, 'Cubical Warriors', 2015, "Breathing Space: The Amalgamated Toxicity of Ground Zero“ in Forensis, the Architecture of Public Truth, Sternberg Press 2014 and "A note on the unity of theory and practice in Interior Architecture", 2013 and 'Shrinking Cities Volume 2 Interventions', 2005
Füsun has been external examiner at MA levels at the DAI in the Netherlands, the School of Media Arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and is a regular external examiner at the University of Hertfordshire, London. Füsun is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Department Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, London.