Short biography

© Nihad Nino Pušija
© Nihad Nino Pušija

Nezaket Ekici

Visual Arts

June, July, August 2021

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Nezaket Ekici, born 1970 in Kırşehir/Turkey, emigrated with her family to Germany at the age of three. 1994–2000, she completed an M.A. in Art Education at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. At the same time, she studied Art Education in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. 2000–2004 she completed her diploma and was a master-class student in performance with Prof. Dr. Marina Abramović at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Braunschweig. She has presented her works and 250 different performances in more than 60 countries on four continents, in over 170 cities, in various museums, galleries and at biennials. In 2013/2014, she was a fellow at the Cultural Academy Tarabya in Istanbul and in 2016/2017, she was a fellow at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. In 2018 she received the Paula Modersohn-Becker Art Prize, and in 2020, she was selected for the cultural exchange fellowship of the Berlin Senate to participate in the ISCP Residency Program in New York.

In her work, the artist focuses on themes such as identity, religion, art history and architecture. The ideas for her works originate from everyday life, the social and cultural atmosphere, and are presented as performances and installations. The artist uses her body as a narrative instrument. She lives and works in Berlin, Stuttgart and Istanbul.

During the 3-month fellowship in Wiepersdorf, the artist will realize the video performance Apeiron Forest—Apex (working title) in the park and the adjacent forest. This new work builds on her photographic work Apeiron Forest, which was created in 2007 in Schloss Wiepersdorf.