Ebru Kurbak

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Email ebru.kurbak[at]uni-ak.ac.at
Website https://ebrukurbak.net/
Project Name The Museum of Lost Technology
Field of research Art and Technology
Keywords Art and Technology, Women’s Work, Textiles, Politics of Making, Feminist Art History

Ebru Kurbak is an internationally working artist based in Vienna, Austria. She currently is an Elise Richter PEEK fellow and a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In her art practice, Kurbak is driven by her interest in the hidden political nature of everyday spaces, technologies and routines, and how the design of the ordinary is involved in shaping values, practices, and ideologies. Her current research explores textiles in the art-and-technology context and the present-day implications of the historical gendered social and spatial segregation of material practices. Kurbak’s artworks have been exhibited at international platforms including the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts Vienna (Vienna, AT), Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, AT), ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE), Siggraph (US), Microwave (Hong Kong), Istanbul Design Biennial (Istanbul, TR), and Piksel Festival (Bergen, NO), among others. She was artist in residence at La Gaité Lyrique (Paris, FR), LABoral (Gijon, ES), V2_ (Rotterdam, NL), and EYEBEAM (New York, US). Kurbak previously ran the FWF-PEEK arts-based research project “Stitching Worlds” (2014 – 2018, AR 284-G21) at the University of Applied arts Vienna, and was awarded the LACMA Art + Technology Grant (2019) by the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts.