Nezaket Ekici performances and exhibition at Kasa Gallery

Sabanc› University Kasa Gallery, presents Nezaket Ekici's performances/installations with the exhibition 'Self Diversity' between dates  8 November - 30 December. Curated by Derya Yücel, the exhibition brings together Ekici's performances, which carry the mixed traces of the cultures she was born into and she lives with, in a new way of presenting.

For her solo exhibition at Kasa Galeri, Ekici displays performance/installation works in the way that the concepts of time and space collide, match and diffuse into each other.The exhibition ‘Self Diversity’, which will display the remaining installation and documentation of the three performances, planned to take place in three subsequent days in three rooms, somewhat parallel to gallery layout,  displays the vigorous energy of Ekici’s productions. Three related performances, while tracing the temporal/spatial and personal alienation, represent an investigation concerning life through art:  'Screaming Feathers’ on 8 November,  ‘Daydream’ on 9 November and ‘Zeitgeist’ on 10 November.

While registering the social, political and cultural agenda through her works, Ekici’s performances full of activism and frankness bear a poetic aesthetic as well.
As she invites the viewers to participate in the  exuberance of the performance, she constructs  an area for them where reality and life merge with art.

Nezaket Ekici  - 1970 K›rsehir, Turkey. Lives and works in Berlin and Stuttgart.


2004 MFA-Degree, with Prof. Dr. Marina Abramovic, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
2001 – 2003 Degree in Fine Arts, with Prof. Dr. Marina Abramovic, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
1996 – 2000 Studies sculpture, with Prof. Heribert Sturm, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München
1994 – 2000 M.A. Degree in Art Pedagogy and Art History, with Prof. Wolfgang Kehr, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
1990 – 1993 Degree in Layout Operator and Printing Plate training, Duisburg and München


Solo Exhibitions:

2006 „Emotion in Motion#7“ Kunstverein Malkasten Düsseldorf
2005 „Gözü Kara/ Fearless“ Karsi Sanat Calismalari, Istanbul
2005 „National Anthems“ Videoinstallation, Proje 4L Artvarium, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art
2005 „Orientación-Nezaket Ekici“ Performance, Video, Fotoeditions; Goethe Institut Madrid, Spain
2004 “Fountain” Install./Performance/Foto Galley Breitengraser, Room for Comtemporary Sculpture
2002 “Lee(h)rstellen- Beauty lies in the eye of the Beholder”; Instal./Perform.Academy Galery Munich 
2002 “Werkschau”  Instal./Performance Gallery White Elephant Berlin
2002 „Emotion in Motion“ Kissperfor./Instal. Gallery Valeria Belvedere Milano
2000 „Emotion in Motion“ Kissperformance Kaskadenkondensator Basel, Switzerland
1999 "Lab Control"  Installation/Performance Academy Gallery Munich

2006 group exhibitions:

- Blessed are the Merciful Groupexibition, Galerie Feigen, New York
- Best of, Galerie Breitengraser Room for contemporary sculture
- CONTENEDORES-Action-Art International Festival (Seville-Spain),
- Foi#3 International Performancefestival Singapore
- Satu Kali Festival Malaysia,
- “Islam- Die Ringe der Künstler”, Pasinger Fabrik München,
- EHF 2010, Konrad Adenauerstiftung, Berlin
- Videoscreen at HVCCA, Peekskill New York
- Centrifug,, Festival of Performance art, Dansstationen, Malmö,
- “Into me, Out of me- “PS1 New York ,
- Outvideo ’06 3-d international video-art festival in public spaces
- Skulpturale Handlungen, Galerie der Künstler, BBK München
- First Sinop Biennale, Turkey
-"Depicting Action"  “Galerie 18th”, Performanceseries, Festival, Santa Monica,
- Goethe Institut Los Angeles,
- “Das kritische Auge” Neue AschaffenburgerKunstverein,Aschaffenburg
- Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum. Integration. Soziale Stadt, Mainz-Bischofsheim
- All for one, One for all, aeroplastics Contemporary, Brüssel
- “Meltem of Istanbul”, Proje 4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
- Into me, Out of me , Kunst Werke Berlin



Performances: 8-9-10 November 2006, 18:30 h.

Exhibition : 9 Nov – 30 Dec 2006


Sabanc› University Communication Center, Kasa Gallery, Bankalar Cad. No:2 Karakoy- Istanbul
Info:  tel: 0212 292 49 39

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