beldan sezen

Amsterdam - NYC

+31(0)648790448, (+1)3474521048

Beldan Sezen

Born 1967, Wiesbaden, Germany

 

Education

Diploma, Cartoon School,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Concentration: Animation, Drawing.

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

Concentration: Political Sciences, German linguistic, Street Art.

 

Institutional Collectors

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

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

Stanford University (To Keep That Bit of Physical Distance)

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)

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

 

Publications

2017 Iron Bunnies Hop, editioned book (sole author)

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

2016 One Question, editioned book (sole author)

2016 I saw an act of kindness, picture book (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, BeccoGiallo Editore (sole author)

2013 HOMŒ , Soul Crime New York, Round Robin Editrice (anthology)

2013 Gezi Park , BeccoGiallo 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, 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

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 Herr Pawloves Kaffee & Kunst, Berlin

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

2014  TenderGender, Galerie Hooffzaak, Amsterdam

2012 Mijn Amsterdam, De Balie, Amsterdam

2011 Werkschau, Dansmakers Amsterdam Hal 1, Amsterdam

2009 „Zakkum“ Krimi-Comic-Ausstellung, frauen museum wiesbaden, Wiesbaden

2006  Kollektieve Identitäten & andere Kleinigkeiten, gallery TekTek, Berlin

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

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017

Censura • Desconexión, Diagonal, Santurce/Puerto Rico

2016

Queer Comics & Zines, Comicfestival Hamburg

2015

RESPOND, SmackMellon, New York City

Hangen moet je toch, Arti et Amicitiae

2014

Open Studios at Vytlacil, Sparkill, NY

Vakantie Werk, Salon Arti et Amicitiae

2013 

 Grenzeloos, Salon Arti et Amicitiae

#Gezi Park, traveling exposition Turkartoon, The Netherlands

Nieuwe Leden Tentoonstelling, Arti et Amicitiae

2012 

Non-Aligned, gallery The MIXER, Istanbul

Zichtbare lijnen 2012, stripdagen Haarlem

2011 

come come dear friend, AWA gallery, Amsterdam

2010

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

"Let's Comics", Beirut, Lebanon

Queeristan, Galerij Schijnheilig, Amsterdam

2009

Comic Jam, Artellerie, Berlin, Germany 

Zwischenraum, Galerie für Kunst & Migration, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

Personally Political – Contemporary Sensation, Art House Tacheles Berlin, Germany

2008

Luminoso, Galerie 92 - de Liwwadde, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

 G-Fest Artsfestival, McKenzie Pavilion, London, UK

Ladyfest Amsterdam, Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Weibsbild , Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany

Democratie is een Kunst, De Piramidesgallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007

G-Fest Artsfestival,  Drill Hall gallery, London, Uk

Kuipers Jongeling Sezen, Open ateliers Westerpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

Open air gallery Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin, Germany

Open ateliers Jordaan, atelier Roy Jongeling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

hYpe gallery, Post CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005

Uns geht es gut und Danke für den Fisch, gallery LAGOS, Cologne, Germany

2004

Querschnitt 17, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

SUPERMARKET KUNST,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Film Festivals:

2013 InDifference, Cinedans Amsterdam

directed by Ruth Meyer / choreography Michael Schumacher & Ederson Rodrigues Xavier

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

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

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

2008 from the diaries of two breast, Roze Film Dagen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005 erfenis van slavernij, (Sezen/ Pang-Atjok), Ketelhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005 erfenis van slavernij, (Sezen/ Pang-Atjok), Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2004 EmotioneelStadsplan, (St. Belissima), World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

2001 shots, Cavia Animation Festival, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam

 

Grants, Awards & Scholarships

2015 Global Arts Fund Award, Astraea Foundation, NYC

2014 Ruth Katzman Scholarship

2011 Treehouse Press Prize for graphic short stories Fear City, Girls, and Demons.

2010 Turkish Embassy,  travel grant, 8th International Women's Art Festival, Aleppo/ Syria

2009 Dutch Embassy, travel grant, exhibition "Zakkum"

2008 Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds, creation grant, Made in Holland 2008, The Netherlands

2007 Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst, research/ creation grant, New Technology, The Netherlands

 

Professional Affiliations (Associations, Alumni & Collectives)

2015 Booklyn Artist Alliance

2015 Djerassi Resident Artists Program

2014 The League Residency at VYT

2012 Arti Et Amicitae  Amsterdam

 

Collaborations

2016 AFTERMATH with Titta Cosetta Raccagni, Lucca, Italy.

 

Professional Positions

2016 Artist talk at NYU Tisch and Columbia University, New York City

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 Francisco