Julie Upmeyer is an artist and initiator based in Istanbul working with everyday materials and space: paper, plastic, food, the Internet, her home, the street. Born in 1980 in Detroit, USA, her work as an artist has been highly influenced by the repurposing of everyday materials, with an emphasis on interaction and process-based practice. Curiosity lead her to work with Res Artis, the international network of artist residencies, and a three-year nomadic life - living and working in India, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and Greece.
Having been first invited to Istanbul, Turkey as an artist-in-resident, she has now returned independently, making it a base for her artistic practice. In 2007 she initiated Caravansarai, a project space and meeting point in Istanbul.