Extramural Performance | Alexandra Bridge — Gatineau / Ottawa

Connected / Connecté

Nezaket Ekici

Extramural Performance

Performance, 2019, Alexandra Bridge — Gatineau / Ottawa
Performers : Nezaket Ekici et Alejandro Marchena, Aymara Alvarado Sanchez, Maxime Beauregard, Annie Cloutier, Vanessa Couture, Coco Simone Finken, M. A. Marleau, Sylvie Myriam, Judith-Anne Poitras, Nathalie Ralph, duration: 1h30min.

Nezaket Ekici (Berlin, Germany) premieres performance Connected/Connecté as a result of an intensive research and creation residency at AXENÉO7 (October 2 - October 12, 2019), in collaboration with Articule (Montreal), continuing her circulation in Canada following her performance at VIVA! Art Action (Montreal) and her workshop at Studio 303 (Montreal). AXENÉO7 would like to thank its collaborators Articule, Studio 303 and VIVA! Art Action (Montreal) which allowed the circulation of the artist.

Born in Turkey in 1970, Nezaket Ekici has lived in Germany since 1973. She holds an MA in Art Pedagogy and has studied Art History and Sculpture at the LMU and Fine Arts Academy Munich. She studied Performance Art under Marina Abramovic at the Braunschweig University of Art, where she also received an MFA Degree.

Ekici’s artworks derive from multiple subjects, including everyday situations, her dual-cultural background, and art history. Her confrontations with the ordinary allow her to explore the social and cultural atmospheres in which she operates. These confrontations are then translated and expressed as performances, installations and video art. The subjects she deals with are related to time, movement, space, material, body, action and interaction. She uses her body as a means of expression and investigation, and always keeps her works in relation to the audience. She has presented more than 200 different performances in four continents and over 50 countries.