Beldan Sezen is an artist and writer whose 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 an associate curator of artists books, she is part of the Booklyn team, an artist-run, non-profit, artists' and bookmakers' organization in Brooklyn. 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. Her books are collected privately as well as by institutions such as the U.S. Library of Congress, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the German National Library.