Nezaket Ekici

Nezaket Ekici

About Nezaket Ekici

born 1970 Kirsehir/ Turkey
Performance/Installation and Videoartist
Lives and works in Berlin and Stuttgart

Artist Statement: Nezaket Ekici

The idea, the thought, the draft are the bases for the execution of my artwork. Ideas come from everyday life situations, social and cultural atmospheres. Then the idea expresses itself in the performances and installation art. As well as this, I use the body as a means of expression.

The artistic idea is expressed using the body alone, as part of the installation and within the context of an audience.

The subjects I deal with are time, movement, space, material, body, action/interaction. I try to create works of art that leave for the viewer, free space for associations and new possibilities. I take a special situation from everyday life and without illustrating this one for one; I place it into a new context.

I aim to create art where all of the elements are connected together to form a whole work of art ( Gesamtkunstwerk)


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

Scholarships, Grants, Awards:
1998 Bursary for foreign Student from Bavarian Free State Munich
2000 Antonio Ratti Foundation, International Summer Academy Como, Italy with Ilya Kabakov
2001 Brazier's International Artist Workshop Oxfordeshire, England
2001 Project grant from Kulturreferat der Stadt Mnchen und Dresdner Bank
2002 Artist and Authors Bursary by the Else-Heiliger-Fonds, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
2002 Project grant from Goethe Institut Inter Nationes Mailand/ Italy
2003 Bursary for Artist in Residencies , Stiftung Knstlerdorf Schppingen, for 5 months
2003 Project grant from Goethe Institut Inter Nationes Damascus/ Syria
2004 Bursary for Artist in Residencies, Barkenhoff-Stiftung Knstlerhuser Worpswede, for 9 months
2004 GASAG Art Award Berlin 2004
2005 Bursary for Artist in Residencies BM Contemporary Art Center ISTANBUL, for 6 months
2005 Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn
2006 Kunststiftung Baden-Wrttemberg

Solo Exibition:
1999 "Lab Control" Installation/Performance Academy Gallery Munich
2000 Emotion in Motion Kissperformance Kaskadenkondensator Basel, Switzerland
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
2004 Fountain Install./Performance/Foto Galley Breitengraser, Room for Comtemporary Sculpture
2005 Orientacin-Nezaket Ekici Performance, Video, Fotoeditions; Goethe Institut Madrid, Spain
2005 National Anthems Videoinstallation, Proje 4L Artvarium, Elgiz Museum of
Contemporary Art
2005 Gz Kara/ Fearless, Gallery Karsi Sanatlar Calismalari, Istanbul
2006 Emotion in Motion#7Knstlerverein Malkasten, Dsseldorf

Group Exibition:

-Groe Kunstaustellung Mnchen/Haus der Kunst 2002 Museum of contempery Art in Munich
- Advanced Course in Visual Arts ILYA KABAKOV Foundatione Ratti, Chiesa San Francesco COMO
-Zimmer Frei Hotel Mariandl Munich
- Gestrandet Container Ausstellung Odeonsplace Munich
- Galerie Unartig Munich

- Iceprincess" Interim Munich
- "Step by Step" Gallery KHG Leo 11, Munich
- Translation, Transformation The 7th Performance Studies Conference / Mainz
- base.ment Subway U6 Munich
- Course of ILYA Kabakov in Gallery Via Farini Milano
- Brazier's International Artist Workshop Oxfordshire
- Real Presence - Generation, 25. May Museum, Belgrad
- Marking the territory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
- Get that Balance Sculputure Factory Cork
- A little bit of History Repeated/ Kunst-Werke Berlin
- Autoren Gallery Munich

-Durch die Zeit Kunstraum 10, Hannover
- Common ground#1, Landesvertr. Niedersachsen, Berlin
- Random Ize Film and Video festival, London
- No Place , Ifa Galerie Bonn
- "Magnetmusicport- the electronic Woddstock" in Wittstock bei Berlin
- "Short Play" Workshops "Clean the House/ Marina Abramovic Museum Galego de Arte contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela,
- frisch eingetroffen Zeitraum _ex!t Bro fr Kunst e.V., Mannheim
- Braunschweiger Kulturnacht 2002, Braunschweig
-TransArt02 Franzensfeste/Fortezza Brixten
-Pret porter Via Farini Milano
-Body Power/ Power Play Wrtembergisches Kunstverein Stuttgart
- Stipendiaten Ausstellung (EHF 2002) der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Berlin

-MAX5 Show/ Film & Video Festival at the Foundry, London England
- Rituale- in der zeitgenssischen Kunst Akademie der Knste Berlin
- Womens Art Festival 5TH International Aleppo/Syria
- Random Ize Film and Video festival, Taipei/ Taiwan
- As soon as possible/ Performance Loop, PAC Milano
- Recycling the future, Venice Biennale
- Performance in der Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel
- Mediatatic Super Salon Amsterdam,
- 6 Kunstvereine 6 Standorte, Landesgartenschau Gronau/Losser
- Dialogues on artistic production and contemporary cultures, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin
- Random Ize Film and Video festival, Malm Sweden
- 4th International Performancefestival Odense, Dnemark
- Ab in die Mitte Cityoffensive Schppingen, Knstlerdorf Schppingen
- SconfinArt Expo dArte Contemporanea, Trento
- 40 Heures/ 40 Stunden, Ausstellungsprojekt im Kloster La Tourette, Lyon
- 20. Ka


Future Shows: 2006
- Into me, Out of me- PS1 New York
- Gallery 18th, Performanceseries, Festival, Santa Monica, Los Angelas,
-Goethe Institut Los Angeles
-Skulpturale Handlungen,Gallery BBK Mnchen
- Das kritische Auge Neue AschaffenburgerKunstverein,
-Proje 4L, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul