Visiting Assistant Professor
Born in Turkey in 1981, Merve Kayan received her MFA in Visual Arts at UCSD. She has been making films since 1999, which have been screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco International Film Festival, AFI Fest and Jeonju International Film Festival. Her first feature film The Blue Wave which she co-wrote and directed with Zeynep Dadak made its world premiere at the Berlinale after winning “Best First Feature”, “Best Screenplay” and “Best Editing” awards in Turkey. Kayan currently lives, teaches and works in New York.
MFA, 2010, Visual Arts, University of California San Diego