This project strand offers short residency opportunities in partner cities for 30 emerging artists. Each UEO city partner will send two artists on a residency to another partner’s city of a different art form, thereby seeking to enrich their professional practice through inter-disciplinary residencies. Artists are chosen on the basis of having demonstrated an interest in the hosting city’s Arts & Society contemporary European theme. They must also practice a different art form from that of the hosting city’s public event. The project offers the emerging artists the opportunity to travel without the pressure to produce work and ideally to experience UEO’s public events.
Cenal Unal Hopkins will travel to Berlin
Istanbul’s other artist Gizem Aksu will travel to Leeuwarden
I’ve always had a special interest in short films. I am from the last generation that used analog editing and am trying to adapt to today’s technologies. When it comes to writing; It is something that has always been easier for me than talking, drawing, running. That is why I write. I write to change the sad-boring perspective of daily life. If asked what I would say about myself, I would go; Mother, Wife, Immigrant, Criminology, Collage and filming.
I was born in Ankara, Turkey and attended TED ANKARA COLLAGE and DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS FACULTY CINEMA TELEVISION. I worked for many feature films with prominent directors and producers in various capacities. I have worked as a copy writer and a playwright. I live in Berlin and Istanbul producing multi media work. Currently I am working on multi media/documentary project titled Upload your profile picture and I have two sons.
Ceylan Unal Hopkins was born in Ankara Turkey and attended TED ANKARA COLLAGE and DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS FACULTY CINEMA TELEVISION. She has worked with prominent directors and producers in various capacities on many feature films. She also worked as a copy writer and a playwright. She now lives between Berlin and Istanbul producing multi media work and is currently working on a multi media / documentary project entitled Upload your profile picture. She has two sons.