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  • FILIZ CICEK, Ph.D. MFA                                                             
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2004-12 Ph.D.  Major: Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (IN). 
 Minor: Gender Studies Minor: Art History
 Doctoral Dissertation:
"From Margins to Center Through the Film Lens: Gender and German-Turkish Cinema."
1998-04         MA Major: Ottoman & Modern Turkish Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington.                   
​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.           
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.

Peace Corps

RPCV, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia.

​Teaching: Film

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.

​Teaching: Art
2011-17         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, Indiana University. 

Teaching: Gender
2006-13         Adjunct Faculty, Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture, Online Course through Continuing Studies Department, Indiana University.
2007-08         Faculty, Introduction to Women’s Study, DePauw University Women’s Studies Program, Green-Castle.
​2003-06         Associate Instructor, Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture, Gender Studies Department, Indiana University, Bloomington.

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 Eco-Eve segments, (
2003-04         Director, Script Writer, Co-Producer: Sevgili Murat/Dear Murat, The Turkish Film Project funded by Fulbright-Hays Abroad Project Grant,

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, IN, (

Trashion Re-Fashion
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), (

Graphic Design
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.

Set Design
1999-01         Musical Art Center, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Film Curator

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.

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               “Silent Women of Pamuk/Pamuk’un Sessiz Kadınları,” a criticism of the 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.

2009-15        Contributing editor, writer, photographer, graphic designer, The Ryder Magazine and Film Series, Bloomington, IN,
​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.

Podcasts News:
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              The Feminist Art Conference Artist Talk, Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada
​2011-15      The Feminist Art Project, College Art Association Annual Conference, regional coordinator for Indiana, 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 26-30.
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,
2002 "Playing His/Her Game: Berna the Bad Girl Tarkan the Pop Singer," The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Permanent Installations
​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.

Solo Exhibitions
2005               Solo Exhibition, GenderQueer/QueerGender Conference, University of California Santa Barbara, California.          

Group Exhibitions
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, New York City, 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.


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 

Radio- TV
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.
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, (
TraveliN Magazine, for Central Indiana, “International Gallery Exhibit Held Locally” on Bloomington Katmandu Art Exhibit by Lisa Morrison, Indianapolis, Spring 2011, (
Herald Times, “Women 'expose' themselves at weekend art show,” by Katherine Coplen, Special to the H-T, April 28, (
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.
Bloom Magazine, “Arts/Entertainment – At SoFA Gallery, Museum of Broken Relationships,” Bloomington, June-July Issue,
The Ryder Magazine, “Museum of Broken Relationships,” Cover Story, Bloomington, April- May Issue.
Herald Times, “Art Exhibit Benefits Middle Way House,” by Mercedes Rodriguez on 4th Annual Women Exposed Art Exhibit, Bloomington,
March 28, (
IDS News, “Women 'expose' their art,” by Michelle Manchir, Bloomington, January 25.
The Scene: Herald Times, “Women Exposed Show III-Art Exhibition and Live Music,” Bloomington, January 25 (
The Ryder Magazine, “Expressive Bodies, The Kinsey Exhibition,” Bloomington.
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, (
Herald Times, Off The Wall: Stories Behind The Art: Filiz Cicek, by Chris Howell, weekly magazine, The Scene, Bloomington, April 20.
IDS News, “New Film Series Explores Nationality, Race: Cinemat to Show German Turkish Issue Films,” by Michael-Lyn McBride, Wednesday,
Bloomington, April 5, (
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.
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.           
Women’s Affairs Office Newsletter,  “Filiz Cicek: Exploring New Territory With Art,” by Collen Riley, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Woman Made Gallery Spring Newsletter, “‘Fornication’, a piece by Filiz Cicek from the 8th International Open Exhibition,” by Beate Minkovski, Spring issue, Chicago, IL.