Nezaket Ekici. Oomph. International Festival of Contemporary Dance Body & Eros, 52nd Venice Biennale. 2007. Photo Credit: Andreas Dammertz, Juergen Bernhard Kuck
Nezaket Ekici (born in Turkey, raised and living in Germany) is an internationally recognized performance artist. A student of Marina Abramovic (MFA, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, 2004) and a member of IPG (Independent Performance Group), Nezaket’s work has been presented at International Festivals, galleries and events around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Istanbul, Italy, Taiwan, Holland, France. In 2007 she performed at the 5th International Festival of Contemporary Dance & Eros with IPG in an event entitled The Erotic Body at the 52nd Venice Biennale.
The images Ekici creates in her work are from the everyday environment, presented with either a theatrical sensibility or the beauty of minimalist sculpture. The simple act of eating grapes is attacked with intense energy, a hoola hoop (performance video Hullabelly) is given a political spin, and the signals room in the subway is converted into the world’s smallest concert hall for 5 days (Sala dei Concerti, performance installation with 40 musicians).
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