Nezaket Ekici, an internationally known performance artist, lives and works in Berlin and Stuttgart. Born in 1970 in Kırşehir, she immigrated to Germany with her family at the age of three. She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and received a master’s degree in art education from the University of Munich. At the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig, she was a master class student of Marina Abramović in the field of performance (graduated in 2004). She has presented more than 250 different performances and installations in more than 60 countries on four continents in over 170 cities, museums, galleries and at biennials. In 2016/17, Ekici was awarded the Rome Prize of the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo, in 2018 the Paula Modersohn-Becker Art Prize, and in 2020 the Cultural Exchange Grant of the State of Berlin for Fine Arts: ISCP New York.
Nezaket Ekici was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from December 2013 to October 2014.