Nezaket Ekici was born in Kırşehir in 1970. Since 1973 she has lived and worked in Berlin and Stuttgart. In 1993, she received a degree on layout operator and printing plate training in Duisburg and Munich. In 2000, she completed her Master’s degree in Art Pedagogy and Art History with Prof. Wolfgang Kehr at Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munich. Between 1996 and 2000 Ekici studied sculpture with Prof. Heribert Sturm at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. She continued her study with Prof. Dr. Marina Abramoviç at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Brauschweig between 2001 and 2003, and received a MFA degree in 2004.
She tries to create works of art that leave for the viewer, free space for associations and new possibilities. The subjects she deals with are time, movement, space, material, body, and action/interaction. Using the body as a means of expression, she aims to create art where all of the elements are connected together to form a whole work of art.
Ekici has held many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions both in Germany and abroad. She has published her book Rezeptionsästhetische Theorien und deren praktische Anwendung bei der Vermittlungsarbeit im Museum, aufgezeigt anhand des Gemäldes ‘Die Vision des heiligen Franziskus’ von Carlo Sareceni in der Alten Pinakothek München (München 2000) and some articles for exhibition catalogues. Ekici currently continues her work in Germany.
Reference: ekici-art.de; saatchi-gallery.co.uk