Self Diversity

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Nezaket Ekinci performances and exhibition at Kasa Gallery

Sabanci 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 Kırsehir, 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

Exhibition : 9 Nov – 30 Dec 2006
Performances: 8-9-10 November 2006, ´18:30 h

Sabancı Universit Communication Center, Kasa Gallery, Bankalar Cad. No:2 Karaköy - İstanbul
tel: 0212 292 49 39/1508

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