BURCU PELVANOĞLU was born in 1980 in Istanbul. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Art History and got her master’s and Ph.D. She has been an AICA member since 2003. She was the vice president of AICA Turkey from 2005 - 2008 and president from 2009 - 2011. She was also vice president of AICA International from 2010 - 2013. She has organized various exhibitions of contemporary Turkish artists, and writes criticism. She works at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in the Department of Western Art and Contemporary Art as an associate professor.