Born in Istanbul in 1996, Esen Küçüktütüncü is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist and researcher in affective computing. After shooting two mini documentaries during her studies in Lycée Français Notre Dame de Sion, she received her BA from Bahçeşehir University with the thesis “Obsol-escence: Pursuit of Rewriting One’s Past” along with an interactive installation.

Between 2018-2020, she was a part of TDA Global Cycling, doing long distance cycling expeditions through West Africa and Southeast Asia and documenting the journey. After the exhibition Ayn-ı Galip, she started producing works in Augmented and Virtual Reality. Her latest work “Disintegrate” was exhibited in +D within the Virtual Museum Project (MEKAN.SPACE), an exhibition event under Sonar Istanbul 2020.

Along with ther artistic work she pursued MA in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (UPF) where she designed a software for dynamic modulation of mobile device interface in adaptive systems. Her prior research was on usage of thermal cameras to measure affective states and cognitive load.

Currently she is pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Virtual Reality in Event Lab Barcelona. Her research focuses on virtual social spaces and remote collaboration. She also is a Transdisciplinary Studies cerficate student in New Centre for Research and Practice.