LEWISBURG, Pa. — Tulu Bayar, assistant professor of art, at Bucknell University, was granted an international Artist-in-Residency at Camac Centre D'art at Marnay-sur-Seine, France, for March and April of 2006. Bayar was given this opportunity based upon her past portfolio juried by an international panel consisting of art professionals.
During her residency at Camac which took place in conjunction with her junior leave, Bayar worked on a new project, "Addicted," a performance-based multi-media installation. At the conclusion of her residency, she was honored with an invitation to present her new work at Camac and share it with an audience from Paris, Bordeux and Champagne-Ardenne Region in France as well as a panel of international curators.
Born in Turkey, Bayar holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication and photojournalism from the University of Ankara and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has been teaching photography and multimedia courses at Bucknell since 2002.
She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, 825 Gallery in Los Angeles, Artemisia Gallery in Chicago, Istanbul Yeditepe University, Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ankara Photographic Arts Center, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Media Arts Center, the Society for Contemporary Photography in Kansas City and Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul.
Her work recently has been acquired by Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art. She also has received various artist-in-residency grants, most notably from the Center for Photography at Woodstock funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Story posted May 22, 2006