Didem Yıldırım Boström is a researcher and exhibition producer from Ankara, Turkey. She lives in Stockholm, where she works at the contemporary art institution Tensta konsthall. With a background in different artistic fields, she is fascinated by the connection, interplay and possible interface between literature, theatre, performance and visual arts. Didem’s current artistic research focuses on the heritage, memory, and ruins of the medieval Armenian city of Ani located in Eastern Turkey, which has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Start a new position as project manager at the National Museums of World Cultures in Sweden. The three year project is called Bringing the objects to life – and challenging the museums’ colonial histories.
The National Museums of World Culture consists of four museums with global collections. The collections have been acquired for various purposes and at dif­ferent times. Through the multipart exhibition project, these museums will explore their history and role in the ideology of colonialism.
The results of the project will include four “provocations” at the entrance of each museum, which, starting from specific objects, lead the visitor towards the challenging questions; a new permanent exhibition about a colonial history at The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm; and lastly an exhibition on repatriation, colonialism and reconciliation at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg.