Nezaket Ekici's performances are intensive and task oriented, combining energy and humour as well as moments of pain and physical endurance.
The nucleus of each performance is a task, such as chiselling out of a clay cast, chewing coloured gum until there is enough to create an image of the American flag, or kissing a wall until it is full of lipstick, which the artist endeavours to repeat until her goal is achieved or she reaches a level of complete exhaustion.While each performance is pre-planned, factors outside the artist's control effect its realisation, creating a sense of risk and potential failure.

Nezaket Ekici, b. 1970, Germany, lives and works in Germany 


Major exhibitions include; Forum Migration, Tiroler Landesmuseen Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria (2018);  Mother Tongue, Oslo Museum, IKM, Oslo, Norway (2017); Under Surveillance & Zeitgeist (solo), Goethe-Institut, Dublin, Ireland (2017); Einwand (solo), KAS Foundation, Berlin, Germany (2017); Nezaket Ekici (solo), Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy (2017); Alles was man besitzt, besitzt auch uns (solo), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany (2015); Einzelausstellung: Zwei Welten, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany (2014); Neighbours - Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, Istanbul Modern, Turkey (2014); Personal Map, to be continued... (solo), in cooperation with Marta Herford, De Bond, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium (2013). Ekici has received 15 separate project grants from the Goethe Institute for projects around the world. Major collections include; Samdani Art Foundation, Bangladesh ; Momentum Collection Bangladesh; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada;  GASAG Aktiengesellschaft Berlin, Germany; Kunstmuseum Heidenheimm Germany; The Foundation Frances, France; Culturale Pamplona, Spain; Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Turkey and Koc Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Turkey.


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