Workshop: Food as a source of inspiration for performances

Sunday, September 29, 2019 to Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Food as a source of inspiration for performances

Sunday Sept. 29, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Sept. 30 + Oct. 1st, 2019 (Mon-Tue) – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

$65 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $150, non-eligible rate)

Open to artists of all disciplines

In English

This workshop takes place at STUDIO 303 - Registration here


In addition to this workshop, the artist will be performing at the festival VIVA! Art Action September 27, 8pm, at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant.

Food is usually not the subject of art, except that food has been very present in painting and theatre over the past centuries. At the beginning of the 17th century, a still life was even created as a subject of its own, in order to give aesthetic expression to the question of vanitas (the transient nature of being) through food, flowers and animals: what makes food special is its beauty, which is limited in time. In this sense, there are similarities and comparisons between food and performance: in both, the moment plays a central role. A performer needs to be able to express the intensity of a moment with aesthetic means in the flow of time. Food is part of our daily lives and has many references to culture, religion and art history. In many cases, food is culturally, socially but also politically motivated and influenced and becomes an expression of our coexistence in society. Food is therefore very suitable as a source of inspiration for performance ideas.

The workshop is practice-oriented and works with examples of the artist’s work, concentration exercises and the implementation of performances. Small improvised performance ideas will be discussed, analyzed and concretized in plenary sessions and small groups as a result of co-creation.

Nezaket Ekici was born in 1970 in Kırşehir, Turkey. At the age of three she emigrated with her family to Germany. From 1994 to 2000 she studied art pedagogy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, where she completed her master’s degree. From 1996-2000 she studied art education with a focus on sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 2001-2003 she continued her performance studies with Prof. Marina Abramović at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Braunschweig, where she graduated as a master student in 2004. In her works and performances, the artist concentrates on themes such as social gender, religion, Turkish-German identity, art history and architecture. She has presented her works and 200 different performances in more than 50 countries on four continents, in over 150 cities, in various museums, galleries and at biennials. From December 2013 to the end of September 2014, she was a scholarship holder at The Tarabya Cultural Academy in Istanbul. From September 2016 to June 2017 she was a scholarship holder Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo in Rome. In November 2018 she received the Paula Modersohn-Becker Art Prize in Worpswede. Further information can be found at

More info and registration here

Participating artist(s): 
Nezaket Ekici (BLN)
Location - Venue: 
Studio 303
372 Saint-Catherine St W
Montreal, QC H3B 1A2

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