Devrim Bayar is Senior Curator at KANAL-Centre Pompidou in Brussels.
Previously she was curator at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, where she curated exhibitions of artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, R.H. Quaytman, Huguette Caland, René Daniëls, Sammy Baloji, Pierre Leguillon, Thomas Bayrle, Daan van Golden, Helena Almeida, among others, as well as major group shows, including Something Stronger Than Me*, exploring recent developments in collaborative art practices. Bayar also organized a series of exhibitions Un-Scene featuring emerging artists working in Belgium.
A Brussels native, she was the founding director of the editorial and curatorial platform Le Salon, dedicated to the local art scene, between 2011 and 2016. Her independent curatorial projects include the multi-disciplinary festival Indiscipline at Palais de Tokyo (2016) and the Geneva Biennale — Sculpture Garden (2022). Bayar is an author and editor of numerous publications and exhibitions catalogues, most recently the monograph of Jacqueline de Jong, The Ultimate Kiss (Fonds Mercator, 2021) and an artist book with David Douard (Ness Books, 2022). Her current research interests include the intersection of alternative music and art scenes.