NEZAKET EKICI (born 1970, Kirsehir, Turkey) has been living in Germany since 1973. She holds an M.A. in Art Pedagogy, and studied Art History and Sculpture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University and Fine Arts Academy Munich (1994-2000). From 2001 to 2004 she studied Performance Art under Marina Abramović at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Braunschweig. She received a degree in Fine Arts as well as an MFA degree.
Ekici’s artworks derive from multiple toppics, including everyday situations, her dual-cultural background (Turkish and German), art history, religion, culture and politics. Her performances reflect upon and are related to time, movement, space (often site-specific), material, body, action, and interaction. Her work includes mainly performances, video and installation. She presented more than 200 different performances in over 50 countries, more than 150 cities on 4 continents, in galleries, museums, at biennales and festivals. She received renowned awards like the Artist Residency Program from the German Government in Italy Villa Massimo Rom 2016/17 and at the Culture Akademie Tarabya Istanbul 2013/14.