Banu Çiçek Tülü was born in Adana, Turkey and now lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. In 2002 she worked as a writer at the magazine XXI and as an editor of the magazine Yeni Mimar. In 2009 Tülü began an Independent Study Program (PEI) at MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona), where she has also worked as Assistant Curator. She is developing her final project about gift economy for this program, which uses polysystem theory to question the relation between the economy and art production and focuses on e-flux journal as a case study. Tülü earned a bachelors degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. In 2009, Tülü began a masters program in Urban Design: Art, City and Society at Barcelona University Fine Arts Faculty.