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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 also international amberPlatform exhibitions and performances. He is the initiator of amberConference, the only Science, Technology and Art Conference in Turkey. Ertan is also working as the site coordinator and director for several international projects based in Turkey and Europe in the field of art and technology / new media and society.

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 multimedia / visual communication design at Istanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul Technical University, and Yıldız Technical University and since 2006 he has been teaching at Sabancı University.

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