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Kuzey Topuz
Istanbul
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Turkey
01. January 2020 - 31. May 2020

Born 1995 in Istanbul/Turkey.

Kuzey Topuz is a writer based in Istanbul. She studied film at Istanbul Bilgi University focusing on film semiotics, and earned her BA in 2018.

In several literary magazines her works were published: Muhayyel (Prose, Kopya Zine, 2017); Zeta Orionis (Prose, Cevrimdisi Istanbul Magazine, 2018); Bahar Sigaralari Uretilmeye Baslanmadan Once Bir Bahar (Prose, Cevrimdisi Istanbul Magazine, 2018); Hamile Gunlugu/Pregnancy Diary (Prose poetry, Orlando Magazine, 2019); Kristal Beyin (Prose, Orlando Magazine, 2019); Carekuran’i Anlamak (Poetry, Orlando Magazine, 2019).

In her creative process she uses the tools of different genres and paradigms to generate a sense of multi-layered experience. She seeks the pieces – dime novels, memoirs, testimonies, found photographs, pseudo-scientific texts, graffities, urban myths, etc. – which have served to a paradigm once authentically. By experimenting on the innate nature of things and the occasional errors they show, she aims to catch a momentary nuance to reveal the essence of them, then reconnect these within another piece of narrative which functions as the absolute constant. 

Topuz is fellow of the program »Be Mobile – Create Together!«. It is led by the Institut français de Turquie, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ankara, the Goethe-Institut and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). It seeks to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between Europe and Turkey through the establishment of a multi-national and multi-disciplinary network of artist residencies. Whilst stimulating young talents, the project aims to foster the development of durable ties between art scenes in Turkey and Europe.