Selva Gurdogan received a B Arch (2003) from the Southern California Institute for Architecture. She has worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and New York on such projects as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Beijing Books Building, and the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas. In 2006, she founded Superpool in Istanbul together with Gregers Tang Thomsen. She has been in charge of several projects, including the Open City: Istanbul and Becoming Istanbul exhibitions, Mapping Istanbul (2008–09), and the Caravansarai Art Production Space (2009). As of November 2013 she is the Director of Studio-X Istanbul.