artist - writer

Full C.V.


Diploma, Cartoon School,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M.A. Political Science, Gerhard-Mercator-Universität - GH,  Duisburg, Germany


Institutional Collectors

Library of Congress (To Separate The Body From The Machine,  Iron Bunnies Hop, Wetrocities)

New York Public Library (NYPL) (To Separate The Body From The Machine)

Stanford University (To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance, Iron Bunnies Hop)

University of California at Los Angeles, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (UCLA)  (To Separate The Body From The Machine)

Grinnell College (To Separate The Body From The Machine, Iron Bunnies Hop)

Wesleyan University  (Iron Bunnies Hop)

University of Delaware Library (To Separate The Body From The Machine, To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance, Iron Bunnies Hop)

Smith College (Iron Bunnies Hop)

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance, Fear City)

University of Colorado at Boulder (Iron Bunnies Hop)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston (To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance, Home of the Brave)

University of Connecticut (UCONN) (To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance, Home of the Brave)

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Libri Selecti II (To Separate The Body From The Machine, Fear City, Home of the Brave) 

St. Olaf College (Iron Bunnies Hop)

Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts, Wits Art Museum (WAM), The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance, Iron Bunnies Hop)

Penn State (To Separate The Body From The Machine)

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (Wetrocities)

Herzog August Bibiothek (Wetrocities, To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance)

Columbia University Libraries (Fear City)

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Special Collections (Memory Patches)

University of California Irvine (Memory Patches, Wetrocities)

Amherst College (Home of the Brave)

Related Fairs

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair 2017, Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2017 (LAABF 2017), Codex International Book Art Fair 2017, Editions / Artists Book Fair 2017 (EABF 2017), Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) 2018, NYC, Codex International Book Art Fair 2019/ Artists Book Fair 2019 (EABF 2019)



2019 “Home of the Brave” editioned book (sole author)

2019 “Memory Patches” editioned book (sole author)

2018 "Wetrocities" editioned book (sole author)

2018 “Verhalen van vrouwen”, comic book (contributing artist)

2017 “Billy” Djerassi Resident Artist Program (sole author)

2017 “Where are you, my Love” Words Without Bordes (contributing artist)

2017 “Iron Bunnies Hop” editioned book (sole author)

2016 “To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance” editioned book (sole author)

2016 “I saw an act of kindness” picture book (sole author)

2015 “Operation Çalagan Courthouse”, Il Becco Giallo (sole author)

2015 “Snapshots of a Girl” Arsenal Pulp Press (sole author)

2015 “To Separate The Body From The Machine” editioned book (sole author)

2014 “Sulla Mia Pelle” Becco Giallo Editore (sole author)

2013 “HOṀŒ - Soul Crime New York” Round Robin Editrice (anthology)

2013 “Gezi Park” Becco Giallo Editore (sole author)

2013 “Writers in the Crowd” Treehouse Press (anthology)

2012 “circumstances” KRASS #2 kritische assoziationen (contributing artist)

2011 “Zakkum - a graphic murder mystery” Treehouse Press (sole author)

2011 The Vicious Red Relic, Love by Anna Joy Springer, Jaded Ibis Press, (contributing artist)

2010 To Kill A Mocking Bird, unfold, issue 3, (contributing artist)

2010 “Fear City” Qunst.mag, issue, 'movement', (contributing artist)

2009 “A girl called Halt” BookBox, Uitgeverij Lucha Libre (sole author)

2009 “My Own Sex in the City” Qunst.mag, issue, 'experiments in living', (contributing artist)

2008 “Fear City” The Girly Comic, issue 17, (contributing artist)

2007 “New York series” Chroma: A Queer Literary Journal (spring/summer issue), (contributing artist)

2007 “It' s a miss egg's world” the flak magazine, weekly cartoon

2007 “Bully Me Not” Girls Change the World!, may, 24 

2005 “sister/outsider” riot angel, august number, (contributing artist)

2005 prime time, poets against war,  (contributing artist)

2005 “thin line”  Surviving in the hour of darkness: Health/Healing/ Herstory, a candid look at the Wellness of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women, edit. by S. Harding, Calgary Press 

2001 “Oguz Atak” Tuntentinte, (contributing artist)

2001 “Oguz Atak and ayip”  Bint-el-nas, (contributing artist)

2000 “ethnic ph.d.” Zami krant #14, (contributing artist)

1999 Talking Home - Heimat aus unserer eigenen Feder, Women of Color in Deutschland, edit. by B. Sezen/ O. Popoola


Solo Exhibitions

2020 Bronx Community College, NYC

2015 Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark “To Separate The Body From The Machine”

2014 Galerie Hooffzaak, Amsterdam “Tender Gender”

2012 De Balie, Amsterdam “Mijn Amsterdam”

2011 Dansmakers Amsterdam Hal 1, Amsterdam “Werkschau”

2009 frauen museum wiesbaden, Wiesbaden “Zakkum”

2006  Kollektieve Identitäten & andere Kleinigkeiten, gallery TekTek, Berlin

2005  miss egg & ander rood werk, gallery Reibach, Amsterdam


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 IPCNY, “Published by the artist - Brooklyn edition”

2018 frauenmuseum wiesbaden, Wiesbaden “Pride being L”

2018 Booklyn, NYC “workspace”

2018 Gowanus Open Studios

2017 Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2017 Diagonal, Santurce/Puerto Rico “Censura - Desconexión”

2016 Comicfestival Hamburg “Queer Comics & Zines”

2015 SmackMellon, NYC “RESPOND”

2015 Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam “Hangen moet je toch”

2014 Salon Arti et Amicitiae “Vakantie Werk”

2013 Salon Arti et Amicitiae “Grenzeloos”

2013 Traveling exposition Turkartoon “#Gezi Park”

2013 Arti et Amicitiae “Nieuwe Leden Tentoonstelling”

2012 The MIXER, Istanbul “Non-Aligned”

2012 Zichtbare lijnen 2012, stripdagen Haarlem

2011 AWA gallery, Amsterdam “come come dear friend”

2010 8th International Women's Art Festival, Aleppo/ Syria

2010 Beirut, Lebanon “Let's Comics”

2010 Galerij Schijnheilig, Amsterdam “Queeristan”

2009 Artellerie, Berlin, “Comic Jam”

2009 Galerie für Kunst & Migration, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin “Zwischenraum”

2009 Art House Tacheles Berlin “Personally Political - Contemporary Sensation”

2008 Luminoso, Galerie 92 - de Liwwadde, Leeuwarden

2008 G-Fest Artsfestival, McKenzie Pavilion, London

2008 Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam “Ladyfest Amsterdam”

2008 Feuerwache, Cologne “Weibsbild”

2007 Drill Hall gallery, London “G-Fest Artsfestival”

2006 Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin “Open air gallery”

2006 Atelier Roy Jongeling, Amsterdam “Open ateliers Jordaan”

2006 hYpe gallery, Post CS, Amsterdam

2005 Gallery LAGOS, Cologne “Uns geht es gut und Danke für den Fisch”

2004 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin “Querschnitt 17”

2004 SUPERMARKET KUNST,  Amsterdam

Film Festivals

2013 Cinedans Amsterdam “InDifference”

2011 24es Instants Vidéo 2011 (M)éditorial/ Rencontres internationales, Marseille “from the diaries of two breast”

2009 Rich Mix, London, G-Fest Artsfestival “from the diaries of two breast”

2009 Queer Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco“from the diaries of two breast”

2008 Roze Film Dagen, Amsterdam“from the diaries of two breast”

2005 Ketelhuis, Amsterdam “erfenis van slavernij” (Sezen/ Pang-Atjok)

2005 Wereldmuseum Rotterdam “erfenis van slavernij” (Sezen/ Pang-Atjok)

2004 World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam “EmotioneelStadsplan”

2003 Roode Loper Festival, Amsterdam “Monuments of forgotten history”(Sezen/ Pang-Atjok)

2001 Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam “shots”


Grants, Awards & Scholarships 

2018 Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst,  awarded with a development grant

2018 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, awarded with the Tijl Fonds grant

2015 Global Arts Fund Award, Astraea Foundation, NYC

2014 Ruth Katzman Scholarship

2011 Treehouse Press Prize for graphic short stories

2010 Turkish Embassy,  Travel Grant

2009 Dutch Embassy, Travel Grant

2008 Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds, Creation Grant

2007 Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst, Research/ Creation Grant

Professional Affiliations (Associations, Alumni & Collectives)

Gowanus Studio Space (since 2018)

Booklyn Inc., Brooklyn NY (since 2015)

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA (2015)

The League Residency at VYT, Sparkill, NY (2014)

Arti Et Amicitae,  Amsterdam (since 2012)



2016 AFTERMATH with Titta Cosetta Raccagni, Lucca, Italy.

2011 COME COME DEAR FRIEND with Jane Porter, Amsterdam.

Professional Positions

2019 Participant at Dialoges of a future communication - Entanglement #4 by Jenny Brockmann/Niama Sandy, NYC

2019 Artist talk at Bronx Community College, NYC

2019 Author Talk at New York Public Library (NYPL)

2019 Panelist at Queer Comics Con NYC (2019)

2018 Juror for apexart, NYC

2018 Panelist at Comics Con NYC (2018)

2017 Artist talk at Bronx Community College, NYC

2016 Artist talk at NYU Tisch and Columbia University, NYC

2010 Drawing collaboration, NGO/ artists Networking during "Let's Comics", Beirut

2010 Internship at Ellen Schippers, exposition Frauensehnsucht, Loods 6, Amsterdam

2008 Mentoring program, 2008 - Mentor Charlie Citron, Kunstenaars&CO, Amsterdam.

2008 Curator, the influence of gender politics in contemporary art, Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam

2007 Guest Lecture, Being a Cartoon Artist, Southbank International School, London

1999 Lecture, Harvey Milk Institute, San Francisco2019