Ebru Kurbak

Ebru Kurbak is one of our local artist who had a studio space at studios das weisse haus in spring and summer 2013, in Vogtgasse 28, 1140 Vienna.

Ebru is an artist, researcher and educator, currently based in Vienna. Her practice involves experimental design as a tool to uncover psychological and cultural implications of shifting body-technology-space relations. In her recent projects, she developed works in various formats including body-worn pieces, electronic-textiles, and responsive environments.

Ebru was born in Izmir, Turkey. She studied architecture at the Istanbul Technical University. After receiving her Master’s degree, she started teaching at the Department of Visual Communication Design in the Istanbul Bilgi University. She is currently a lecturer at the Department of space&designstrategies in the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz.
At studios das weisse haus, Ebru is engaged in a few works-in-progress simultaneously. The greater part is an experimental artistic research that started during a residency at the V2_ Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam and in collaboration with Irene Posch. The project explores using textile technology subversively as a method to fabricate electronic objects from scratch. In the Studios, Ebru built a small-scale textile-electronics workshop in order to continue the experimentation. Currently she is also preparing the work entitled Feather Tales for the exhibition at the FILE Festival in Sao Paolo in July.

Exhibitions

2013: [Upcoming] Feather Tales, FILE Festival, Sao Paolo; Feather Tales, Toolkit Festival, Venice.
2012: Drapery FM, Test_Lab at V2_, Rotterdam; News Knitter, Microwave Festival, Hong Kong; Data Catchers, Amber Festival, Istanbul; Feather Tales, LABoral, Gijon; Data Catchers, TodaysArt, Den Haag.
2011: Tuneable Touch, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz; Feather Tales, Open House at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris.
2010: News Knitter, Portable Art: Amber, Istanbul; Taiknam Hat, Speculum Artium, Trbovlje.
2009: News Knitter, CIANT, Prague; Taiknam Hat, Piksel Festival, Bergen; Hot and Cold Whisperer, FILE Festival, Sao Paulo; News Knitter, Siggraph, New Orleans; White Shadow, 80+1 at Linz 09, Linz; News Knitter, Speculum Artium, Trbovlje; Taiknam Hat, Ich-Maschine, Oldenburg.
2008: News Knitter, CStem, Torino; Hot and Cold Whisperer, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz; Taiknam Hat, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz; Taiknam Hat, Test_Lab at V2_, Rotterdam; News Knitter, ecoAesthetics, Amsterdam; Taiknam Hat, Social Fabrics, Dallas; News Knitter, Seamless 08, Boston.

Ebru Kurbak & Ricardo O’Nascimento: “Feather Tales II”, 2012
Commissioned by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
video credits: Jona Hoier & Sergio Redruello
2_featherTales_1Ebru Kurbak & Ricardo O’Nascimento: “Feather Tales II”, 2012
Commissioned by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
photo credits: Sergio Redruello
Ebru Kurbak & Irene Posch: “Drapery FM”, 2012
Produced at V2_Lab
video credits: Jona Hoier & Antoine Turillon
5_draperyFMEbru Kurbak & Irene Posch: “Drapery FM”, 2012
Produced at V2_Lab
photo credits: Antoine Turillon
6_draperyFM_closeUPEbru Kurbak & Irene Posch: “Drapery FM”, 2012
Produced at V2_Lab
photo credits: Ebru Kurbak & Irene Posch