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Nezaket Ekici

source: Nihad Nino Pušija

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.