FIELD MEETING: THINKING PERFORMANCE

Nezaket Ekici (Berlin; Stuttgart)

99 Commandments

In Nezaket Ekici’s performance 99 Commandments, the artist invented her own cathartic ritual to declare herself free from the controlling commandments of all the world’s religions.

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Nezaket Ekici’s performance works invite viewers to focus on intense tasks that she endeavors to repeat until her goals are either achieved or until she reaches a level of total exhaustion. The end results yield a combination of humor as well as pain. Ekici received her diploma in Fine Arts and MFA-degree in Performance. She had a retrospective exhibition at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin this year. Her works include an exhibition in Cultuurcentrum, Bruges, Belgium; Neighbours – Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, Istanbul Modern; and Islamic Chapel, Städtische’ Galerie, Ostfildern, Germany.  She has received three project grants from the Goethe Institute.

Nezaket Ekici’s participation in FIELD MEETING is supported by Pi Artworks (Istanbul & London)
Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.