Beldan Sezen is an artist and writer. Her work includes graphic novels, artists’ books, drawings, essays, and installations. She is Turkish by ethnicity, German by birth, and a resident of both the Netherlands and the U.S. — all of which allows her to observe society as an insider and outsider simultaneously. As a curator of artists books, she is part of the Booklyn team. She is the editor and co-publisher of Cypher, a digital comics magazine that brings audiences into the radical lives and dangerous work of human rights defenders around the world.

She is the recipient of the 2022 Herzog August Bibliothek Artists’ Book Prize fellowship. Her books are collected privately and by institutions including three national libraries — the US Library of Congress, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and KB nationale bibliotheek van Nederland.

Beldan lives and works in Amsterdam and New York.