Born in Adana/Turkey in 1984.
Banu Çiçek Tülü is a Berlin-based artist, researcher and DJ with a background in urban design originally from south-east Turkey. Her ideas and research are based primarily in sound and sonic methodologies. Her practice-based artistic approach involves participation, social design, ecology, feminist and queer theory and draws on the artistic, cultural and political imagination as a tool for social change. The process of artistic production is key to her work, which is presented predominantly as multi-channel video and sound installations, sculptural elements and diverse other objects.
Her recent fellowships include IdeasCity, New Orleans/USA, an initiative of The New Museum, New York/USA (2019), Sound of Our Cities, Roeselare/Belgium, organized by Idensitat/Spain with the Creative Europe Program (2020) and the Ankara Queer Art Residency (2021) organized by Kaos GL (Ankara/Turkey) and supported by SAHA Association (Istanbul/Turkey).
Banu Çiçek Tülü received an MA from the University of Barcelona/Spain, faculty of Fine Arts (2011), subsequently completing an independent study program at MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) (2012). She is currently a PhD candidate at the HFBK Hamburg/Germany (University of Fine Arts of Hamburg) and the recipient of a fellowship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. She has held the position of lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin/Germany since 2018. She is involved with different activist groups in Germany, developing her political engagement as a BA student in Istanbul (2003–2009).