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Ekmel Ertan (MA)

Ekmel Ertan works as a curator, cultural manager, artist and educator. Ertan is the founder and artistic director of İstanbul based amberPlatform/BIS (Body- Process Arts Association), which is a research and production platform on art and new technologies. Ertan was the director of the international “amber Art and Technology Festival” in Istanbul between 2007-2015. He curates new media works as an independent curator in Turkey and abroad. Ertan has exhibited his new media installations, photography and collaborative performance works in Turkey, Europe, and The States. Since 2007, Ertan has been working as the site coordinator and director of EU supported multi-partner international projects on behalf of BIS.

Ertan received his BSc degree in Electronics / Communication Engineering from the Technical University of Istanbul and his MA degree on Interactive Media Design from Yıldız Technical University. He worked as a design and test engineer on telecommunication systems in Turkey, Germany, and Belgium. Since 1999 he has taught new media art and design at Istanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul Technical University, Sabancı University, İzmir Economy University, Berlin Internal University. Ertan lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul.

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Ekmel Ertan (MA)

Ekmel Ertan arbeitet als Künstler, Kurator und Pädagoge. Ertan ist Gründer und künstlerischer Leiter der amberPlatform/BİS (Beden-İşlemsel Sanatlar Derneği / Body-Process Arts Association), die eine Forschungs- und Produktionsplattform für Kunst und neue Technologien ist. Ertan ist seit 2007 künstlerischer Leiter des internationalen "amber Art and Technology Festival" in Istanbul. Er kuratierte internationale Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen von amberPlatform

und weitere als unabhängiger Kurator. Ertan war lokaler künstlerischer Leiter bzw. Koordinator internationaler Projekte (8 davon unterstützt von Creative Europe, eines von Horizon 2020 etc.) in der Türkei und Europa, die sich an der Schnittstelle von Kunst, Technologie und Gesellschaftpositionieren.

Ertan hat seine New Media-Installationen, Fotografien
und kollaborativen Performancearbeiten in der Türkei, Europa und den USA ausgestellt.

Ertan erhielt seinen BSc-Abschluss in Elektronik / Nachrichtentechnik von der Technischen Universität Istanbul und seinen MA-Abschluss in Interactive Media Design von der Technischen Universität Yıldız. Er arbeitete als Design- und Testingenieur für Telekommunikationssysteme in der Türkei, Deutschland und Belgien. Er gründete 1997 in Istanbul ein Multimedia-Designunternehmen. Von 1999 bis 2006 lehrte er New Media Design an der Istanbul Bilgi Universität, der Technischen Universität Istanbul und der Technischen Universität Yıldız; von 2006 bis 2014 lehrte er an der Sabancı Universität. Derzeit lebt und arbeitet er in Berlin und İstanbul.

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Ekmel Ertan (MA)

Ekmel Ertan küratör, sanat yöneticisi, sanatçı ve eğitimci olarak çalışır. Sanat ve teknoloji alanında araştırma, sanatsal üretim ve sergileme yapan, İstanbul’da kurulu amberPlatform /BİS Beden İşlemsel Sanatlar Derneğinin kurucu üyesi ve sanat yöneticisidir. 2007-2015 yılları arasında “amber Sanat ve Teknoloji Festivalinin” yöneticiliğini yapmıştır. Bağımsız küratör olarak Türkiye ve yurtdışında sanat ve teknoloji kesişiminde sergi ve etkinlikler düzenlemektedir. Ertan Amerika, Avrupa Ülkeleri ve Türkiye’de kendi sanatsal üretimini sergilemiştir. Ertan 2007’den bu yana sanat ve teknoloji bağlantılı birçok Avrupa Topluluğu destekli uluslararası projenin yerel koordinatörlüğü veya yöneticiliğini yapmaktadır.

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesinden Elektronik ve Haberleşme mühendisi olarak mezun oldu, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesinden Etkileşimli Medya Tasarımı master derecesini aldı. Turkiye, Almanya ve Belçika'da tasarım mühendisi olarak çalıştı. İstanbul’a 1997-2005 arasında kendi multimedya tasarım şirketini yürüttü. 1999 'dan bu yana Bilgi Üniversitesi, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, Sabancı Üniversitesi tasarım bölümleri ve İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi TBT programı, İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi, Yeditepe Üniversitesinde tasarım ve medya sanatı dersleri verdi / veriyor. İstanbul ve Berlin’de yaşıyor ve çalışıyor.

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Ekmel Ertan (MA)

Ekmel Ertan works as a curator, cultural manager, artist and educator. Ertan is the founder and artistic director of İstanbul based amberPlatform/BIS (Body- Process Arts Association), and the director of the international “amber Art and Technology Festival” in Istanbul between 2007-2015 and amberNetworkFestival in 2021. He curates new media works as an independent curator in Turkey and abroad. Ertan has exhibited his new media installations, photography and collaborative performance works in Turkey, Europe, and The States. Since 2007, Ertan has been working as the site coordinator and director of EU supported multi-partner international projects on behalf of BIS. Ertan teaches new media art and design at various universities. Ertan lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul.

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