Who are you anyways?

The basic facts:


  • I am an artist, initiator based in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • I have lived there for a year and a half, making it my home after living in various places throughout the world for the four years following my university studies.
  • I have a degree in fine arts, I studied ceramics, sculpture and design.
  • I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, USA, my parents still live there.
  • My father is a civil engineer, my mother started Arts & Scraps when I was about 10.
  • I have a sister, she is a zoologist and works in the African savanna at Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
  • Eight months ago I started an independent project space in Istanbul – Caravansarai
  • I can’t live without carrots, yogurt, tea and Skype.


my website: www.active-ingredient.net
our project space in Istanbul: 
www.caravansarai.info
julie (at) 
active-ingredient.net