“Histories of Post Digital: Media Art in Turkey” by Ekmel Ertan

The talk will take place on 17th of January at 14:30 at Akbank Sanat

Ekmel Ertan works as artist, curator and educator. Ertan is the founder and
artistic director of İstanbul based amberPlatform (by BIS, Beden-İşlemsel
Sanatlar Derneği /Body-Process Arts Association), which is a research and
production platform on art and new technologies. Ertan is the curator of the
international “amber Art and Technology Festival” in Istanbul since 2007. He
curated international amberPlatform exhibitions and performances. Ertan is also
working as the site coordinator and director of international projects based in
Turkey and Europe in the conjunction of art and technology /new media and

Ertan has exhibited his photography work in New York and Turkey. He has
exhibited his new media installations and cooperative performance works in
Turkey and international festivals and venues.
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. He started a
multimedia design company in 1997in Istanbul. Between 1999 and 2006 he
taught new media design at Istanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul Technical
University, and Yıldız Technical University; between 2006 and 2014 he taught at
Sabancı University.
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