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FILIZ CICEK, Ph.D. MFA
2004-12 Ph.D. Major: Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (IN).
Minor: Gender Studies Minor: Art History
"From Margins to Center Through the Film Lens: Gender and German-Turkish Cinema."
2000 ESLC, English as a Second Language, Monroe County Public Library, VITAL Services, Bloomington.
1993-96 MFA, Major: Sculpture, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington.
1995 Overseas Arts Studies, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Summer Program in Florence, Italy.
1988-91 Museum Restoration Training, Hagia Sophia, Istanbula, Kariye and Antalya and Side Archeology Museums, Turkey
1987-91 BFA, Major: Sculpture, Marmara University School of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey.
1983-87 RN, Turkish Health Ministry Ankara Cebeci Nursing School, Ankara, Turkey.
2015-19 Art Specialist: Serving as an approved expert for Art, Art History, Curator and a Museum expert for Fulbright Specialist Project.
2003-04 Director, Script Writer, Co-Producer: Dear Murat, A Film Project funded by Fulbright-Hays Abroad Project Grant.
2016 RPCV, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia.
2007-08 Faculty: Gender and Transnational Cinema, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
2008 Instructor: Through the Film Lens: Gender and German-Turkish Cinema, Collins Living Learning Center, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2006 Instructor: Gender and Turkish Cinema, Collins Living Learning Center Indiana University, Bloomington.
2011-21 Adjunct Faculty: Art Appreciation, Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, IN.
2011-17 Adjunct Faculty: Art Survey & Culture I-II, and Women in Art, Ivy Tech Community College Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington.
1994-96 Associate Instructor, Introduction to Studio Arts for Fine Arts Majors, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts,
2016 TEFL Instructor, Sukabumi City, Indonesia, United States Peace Corps, Indonesia.
2013-15 Instructor & Language Coordinator, English as a Second Language, teaching English to all levels and supervising language teachers, British English Language School, Istanbul, Turkey.
2010-11 Instructor, Elementary Turkish Online Conversation Lessons, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
1998-00 Associate Instructor, Introduction to Turkish, Indiana University, Near Eastern Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2000-03 Associate Instructor, Introduction to Turkish, Indiana University, Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2000-03 Associate Instructor, English as a Second Language for adult immigrants, Monroe County Public Library Volunteers in Teaching Adult Learners (VITAL) Services, Bloomington.
2021 "Engendering Orientalism: Fatih Akin's Head-On and The Edge of Heaven" in, Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond, IGI Global.
2007 “Reverse Glocalization? Marketing a Turkish Cola in the Shadow of a Giant,” in, Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, Volume 1: No1 (c).
2006 “Lola and Bilidikid,” Film Review, Scope: Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, Institute of Film and TV Studies, University of Nottingham, Portals Special Issue, February 11.
2005 “Thoughts on Secularism,” Women’s Affairs Office Newsletter, Indiana University.
2005 “Letters to Sarah: Analysis of E-Mail Responses to an Online Editorial,” New Media and Society, Volume 7:No. 4.
2003 “Providing Digital Language Support”, in Emerging Technologies in Teaching Languages and Cultures, ed. by Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Richard Donovan, Thomas F. Abbott, vol. 2&3, Larc Press, San Diego State University.
2001 “Pamuk's Silent Women/Pamuk’un Sessiz Kadınları,” a critical review of Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk’s female characters, published by Turkish bi-monthly literary magazine Mizan, Istanbul.
2000 “From Non-existence: Feminist Art from Past to Present/Hiçlikten Varlıga “Feminist Art/Kadın Sanatı,” an interview with feminist artist Judy Chicago published in Cumhuriyet Sanat Eki, May 28, 2000.
2010-13 Artist-director: Eve & Eve, 2nd segment of the Eve Trilogy. Combination of Digital art/film, Photography and performance art subverts the Biblical tale of Adam and Eve story by re-telling them from a feminist perspective in Apple & Eve, Eve & Eve, and Lilith & Eve segments.
2003-04 Director, Script Writer, Co-Producer: Sevgili Murat/Dear Murat, The Turkish Film Project funded by Fulbright-Hays Abroad Project Grant.
The Feminist Art Project
2011-19 Regional Coordinator for Indiana & Istanbul, Institute for Women & Art at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Women Exposed Art Exhibit
2006-13 Organizer, Artistic Director, Curator, Artist, Graphic Designer, The Middle Way House, Bloomington.
BloomingtonKatmandu Art Exhibit
2010-13 Organizer, Artistic Director, Curator, Artist, Graphic Designer, Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Bloomington.
2010-2012 Co-Organizer, Board member, designer, Center for Sustainable Living, Bloomington.
2010-2012 Co-organizer, board member, designer, Center for Sustainable Living, Bloomington.
Museum of Broken Relationships
2010 Regional Organizer, Co-curator, Artist, Graphic Designer, Indiana University Grunwald Art Gallery, (Formerly SoFA Gallery).
2009-13 Poster: 4 & 5th Annual Women Exposed Art Exhibition, The Lodge 101, Bloomington.
2010 Poster: BloomingtonKatmandu, TMBCC, Bloomington, IN.
2010 Poster: Museum of Broken Relationships Exhibition, Sofa Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2008 Poster: 1st Annual Cans International Short Film Festival, Bloomington.
2004-06 Art: Inscribing Tradition on Female Bodies, Bloomington.
2002-07 Poster: German-Turkish Film Festival, Bloomington.
1999-01 Musical Art Center, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2004-06 German-Turkish Film Festival, The Cinemat, Bloomington, IN.
2002-04 Turkish Film Series,International Student Center, Bloomington, IN.
Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist
2009 Migrant Prostitutes in Berlin, IU Gender Studies Department, Bloomington.
2007 Foundations of Feminist Art, IUPUI Women’s Studies & Art History Departments, Indianapolis.
2006 "Islam in the Wake of 9-11," Harmony School, Bloomington, Indiana.
2006 "Honor Killings and Islam," IUPUI Women’s Studies Department, Indianapolis.
2005 "Gender, Nationalism and Hybridity in Turkish Sci-fi film Gora," pre-screening, The Cinemat, Bloomington, Indiana.
2005 "Fantastic Turkish Cinema," Harmony School, Bloomington, Indiana.
2009-15 Contributing editor, writer, photographer, graphic designer, The Ryder Magazine and Film Series, Bloomington.
2000-05 Writer, International Students Desk, IDS News, Bloomington.
2019 Producer, ArtBeat!, WFHB Community Radio, Bloomington, IN
2011-16 Co-producer, editor, correspondent, Eco-Report, WFHB Community Radio, Bloomington.
2009 "Muslim Women in the Media," in Muslim Voices: Voices and Visions of Islam from Global Perspective, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 24, 2009.
2008 "Orientalism in Film and Television," in Muslim Voices: Voices and Visions of Islam from Global Perspective, Indiana University, Bloomington, November 24th.
2015 Looking Forward, Looking Back, The Feminist Art Conference Artist Talk, Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada.
2015 "Faith, Traditions, Spirituality and Feminism," in Looking Forward, Looking Back,
2011- 16 The Feminist Art Project, College Art Association Annual Conference, regional coordinator for Indiana and Istanbul, Turkey, various locations in the USA.
2013 Women Voices Now Short Film Festival, Istanbul Chapter, Minevra Place, Istanbul, Turkey.
2006 "Gender and Nationality in Turkish-German Cinema," International Conference on Migrant and Diasporic Cinema In Contemporary Europe at University Oxford University Lincoln College, England.
2006 "Tensions Between Art, Feminist Activists and Islam," Creative Action: Gender and The Arts Conference, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
2005 "Turkish-German Cinema: Lola And Bilidikid," AmericanComparative Literature Association Conference, March, Pennsylvania State University.
2005 "Gender and Turkish Melodramas," International Communication Association Annual Conference in New York, May 26.
2005 "Reverse Glocalization? Marketing a Turkish Cola in the Shadow of a Giant," co-presenter, International Communication Association Annual Conference in New York, May 26-30.
2004 "Letters to Sarah: Analysis of E-Mail Responses to an Online Editorial," co-presenter, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention.
2003 "Providing Digital Language Support," co-presenter, in Emerging Technologies in Teaching Languages and Cultures Conference, Monterey, CA.
2002 "Playing His/Her Game: Berna the Bad Girl Tarkan the Pop Singer," The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
2015 The Kinsey Institute, three pieces, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 The Kinsey Institute, two pieces, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 Terry M. Dworkin Private Collection, two pieces, Bloomington.
2004 Gender Studies Library, one piece, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 Solo Exhibition, GenderQueer/QueerGender Conference, University of California Santa Barbara, California.
2015 Our Body Our Blood: Art Project, Halifax, Canada
2015 The Feminist Art Conference Exhibit, Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada
2014 Kinsey Institute Art Exhibits: “Creative Minds” and “Artistic Types: Text in Visual Art," Bloomington, IN
2014 International Art Exhibition, Chicago Urban Retreat Art Center, Chicago, IL
2013 The Female Project, The Article Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
2013 Engendered, The Davis Feminist Film Festival’s Annual Art Show, University California Davis, California.
2011 BloomingtonKatmandu, TMBCC, Bloomington.
2011 Your Art Here, 6th Street Billboard, April-May, Bloomington.
2005-13 Women Exposed Art Exhibition, various locations, Bloomington.
2010 Museum of Broken Relationships Exhibition, Sofa Gallery, Bloomington.
2009 Eros in Asia: Erotic Art from Iran to Japan, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington.
2008 Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, NY.
2007 Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from the Kinsey Institute, The SoFA Gallery, Bloomington.
2006 Creative Action Coalition Conference Art Exhibit, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.
2006 Intersections: Locating Acts of Courage, National WCA and NWSA Art Exhibition, juried by feminist artist Yolanda Lopez, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA.
2005 8th International Open -Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1998 Current Art, Güncel Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
1995 All Campus Faculty Art Exhibition, one figurative bronze piece, Editions Limited Gallery of Fine Art, Bloomington.
1994 Mathers Museum Special Exhibition, one figurative bronze piece, Alliance of Bloomington Museums competition, Bloomington.
1992 Art and Artist of Modern Turkey, group show, two pieces, Istanbul, Turkey.
1991 Young Talents Show, selected by jury, one permanent piece, Istanbul.
1990 Open Air Exhibition, three structural metal pieces, Istanbul.
1989 Developments in Turkish Plastic Arts, three metal pieces, Istanbul.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2015-19 Fulbright Specialist Program: Serving as an approved expert for Art, Art History, Curator and a Museum expert.
2007 Fulbright-Hays Groups Project Abroad Grant - Turkish Film Project.
2002-03 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship for Persian - Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University.
2003-07 Gender Studies Fellowship – Gender Studies Department, Indiana University.
1998-02 Fellowship award - Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University.
2001 Travel Grant - College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University.
2000 Teaching Aid Grant - Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University.
1993-96 Fellowship award - School of Fine Arts, Indiana University.
1995 Fellowship Award - for I.U. Summer Program in Florence, Italy.
1994 Special Award - The Alliance of Bloomington Museums, Indiana.
1992 Second Place - selected by jury, Young Talents Show, Istanbul.
1991 First Place in BFA Thesis Show - Marmara University, Istanbul.
English, Turkish, French, Italian, Persian, Ottoman, German, Italian, Azeri
2014 Açık Radyo, Erguvani İstimbot: "Filiz Çiçek ile Duvara Karşı'yı Konuştuk"
2011 WFHB, Classical Spot interview for Women Exposed Benefit Art Exhibit
2011 WFHB, BloomingOUT, LGBTQI News & Public Affairs interview for Women Exposed Benefit Art Exhibit, Bloomington, April14th and April 21st
2010 WRTV Indianapolis, “Exhibit Provides Solace To Broken Hearted,” Indiana News Story, Indianapolis,
2010 WFIU/NPR, “Museum of Broken Relationships Showcases Souvenirs Of Heartbreak,” by Yael Ksander, June 1, Bloomington.
2010 WFHB, “Art That Mends Hearts -Museum of Broken Relationships,” with Chad Carrothers, Bloomington.
2010 IDS News, “International Touring Exhibit Reveals Broken Hearts,” by Allison Tyra, Bloomington,
2006 CATS TV, an interview about German-Turkish Film Series, Bloomington.
1998 Channel 8 Wish TV, “Earthquake in Turkey Affects Local Students,” an interview on the earthquake that killed over 20 thousand people, Indianapolis.
Newspapers and Magazines Exposure
2013 Bianet News Center, “Resist Eco-Warrior/Diren Eko-Savasci,” by Murat Turker, Istanbul, August 31.
2011 TraveliN Magazine, for Central Indiana, “International Gallery Exhibit Held Locally” on Bloomington Katmandu Art Exhibit by Lisa Morrison, Indianapolis, Spring 2011.
2011 Herald Times, “Women 'expose' themselves at weekend art show,” by Katherine Coplen, Special to the H-T, April 28.
2010 Herald Times, ““The heart was made to be broken.” — OSCAR WILD -Emotional purging via artistic preservation- Museum of Broken Relationships, a traveling exhibit, visits IU’s SoFA Gallery,” by Ashley Albrecht Special to the H-T, Bloomington, May 23.
2010 Bloom Magazine, “Arts/Entertainment – At SoFA Gallery, Museum of Broken Relationships,” Bloomington, June-July Issue.
2010 The Ryder Magazine, “Museum of Broken Relationships,” Cover Story, Bloomington, April- May Issue.
2009 Herald Times, “Art Exhibit Benefits Middle Way House,” by Mercedes Rodriguez on 4th Annual Women Exposed Art Exhibit, Bloomington, March 28.
2007 IDS News, “Women 'expose' their art,” by Michelle Manchir, Bloomington, January 25.
2007 The Scene: Herald Times, “Women Exposed Show III-Art Exhibition and Live
Music,” Bloomington, January 25.
2007 The Ryder Magazine, “Expressive Bodies, The Kinsey Exhibition,” Bloomington.
2006 Bizim Gazete, “The Unrecognizable Left,” by Ali Er, The piece focuses on the parallels between the democratic party in America and leftist parties in Turkey, Istanbul, October 3.
2006 Herald Times, Off The Wall: Stories Behind The Art: Filiz Cicek, by Chris Howell, weekly magazine, The Scene, Bloomington, April 20.
2006 IDS News, “New Film Series Explores Nationality, Race: Cinemat to Show German Turkish Issue Films,” by Michael-Lyn McBride, Wednesday, Bloomington, April 5.
2004 Herald Times, “Both Side Ready For Challenges …Filiz Cicek, 9551st (and final) person to register as an absentee voter in Monroe County,” by Katy Murphy, front page, Bloomington, November 2, 2004.
1998 Herald Times, “Earthquake Hits Turkey,” an interview about collecting donations for the earthquake victims, Bloomington.
2005 Gender Studies Department Newsletter, “Filiz Cicek: Inscribing the Female Body,” by Cindy Stone, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 Women’s Affairs Office Newsletter, “Filiz Cicek: Exploring New Territory With Art,” by Collen Riley, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 Woman Made Gallery Spring Newsletter, “‘Fornication’, a piece by Filiz Cicek from the 8th International Open Exhibition,” by Beate Minkovski, Spring issue, Chicago, IL.