A curator and writer living in Istanbul and Amsterdam, she organized the Turkish pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale. Installed in the Arsenale, it featured a room full of colorful, hissing pipes—a water purification system—by Ayse Erkmen. Since 2008 Erdemci has been director of SKOR (Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte) Foundation For Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam.
Erdemci previously served as director of the Istanbul Biennial from 1994 to 2000, and has worked on an array of international biennials, from São Paulo to Moscow. She was exhibitions curator at Istanbul Modern (2004–05).