Özlem Sulak is participating in the art residency program at Cite International des Arts from September to December 2011.
The work of Özlem Sulak (1979) embraces the personal and political in subtle and equal measure: all of her film works and installations articulate personal perspective and represent public discourse while asserting their elemental reciprocity. Born in Kayseri (TR), she lives and works in Hanover (D). In recent years, she received the grant of the Kunstverein Hildesheim (2005), the grant of the Künstlerstätte Bleckede (2006) and the Villa Minimo grant (2008-10). She has been awarded the fair: Play '06 Video Festival Award (2006), the Bremer Videokunstpreis (2008) and was shortlisted for 2010 Henkel Art Award. She had solo shows at Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen (2009), Kunstverein Cuxhaven (2010), Kunstverein Hannover (2011) and participated in group shows at ZKM Karlsruhe, Kunsthaus Graz and Kunsthaus Dresden. Her first feature film September 12 (2010) was screened at numerous film festivals such as Locarno, Toronto and Vancouver International Film Festival.
The selection of the artists, who will be invited to the residency program consulted by Banu Dicle and Çelenk Bafra, is coordinated by IKSV's International Projects Directorate and conducted with an open call system. Artists, who wish to participate in the September-December 2011 period residency program, should send their applications to IKSV by Sunday, July 24.
Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year. With its exhibition halls, rehearsal studios, concert and performance venues, along with its various workshops, Cite des Arts gives the artists the opportunity to improve themselves and actively create. In the institution, which accommodates artists from various countries and disciplines, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan and Iran have 20,17,16,14 and 4 workshops, respectively.