Nezaket Ekici

Presented by Fado Performance Art Centre

Opening reception: Friday March 28, 7–10pm
Friday, March 28, 12–5pm
Saturday, March 29, 12–5pm

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 signal control room on a subway platform is converted into the world’s smallest concert hall for 5 days ( Sala dei Concerti performance installation with 40 musicians).

Fado is pleased to host a two-week residency with Turkish/German artist Nezaket Ekici in March 2008. While in Toronto, Ekici will create 2 new video works and will present a new live performance at Gallery TPW on March 28 and 29, 2008. Many thanks to Gallery TPW for hosting Ekici’s new work.

IN ADDITION: Ekici’s video performance Veil Fight is currently being shown at the 2008 Images Festival in Ceremonial Actions (curated by Leslie Peters) at the York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Center. Exhibition runs from March 8 – April 20, 2008

Works by: 
Alissa Firth-Eagland + Brenda Goldstein, Nezaket Ekici, Louise Liliefeldt, Deirdre Logue, Shana Moulton

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Artist Biography

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 in 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.

About Fado Performance

Fado is an artist-directed centre established in 1993 to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art created by local, national and international artists at all stages of their careers. Fado is the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. Our activities include presenting performances, artist talks, festivals, residencies, exchanges and workshops, as well as publishing in a variety of formats, including video.

Contact: Shannon Cochrane (Director, Fado Performance)