Ahmet Rüstem Ekici
Ahmet Rüstem Ekici is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses on the relationships between the body, architecture, and optical perception. In his series on gender and space, he explores how spaces are transformed by experience through the use of digital visualization and the storytelling language of archaeological surfaces and objects.
Rüstem's work, which incorporates augmented and virtual reality, has been exhibited at various venues, including the Ars Electronica Concrete House, CADAF Online, XX Art Flaneire, Museari Queer Arts Museum, YARAT Contemporary and Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival. He also curated the VR experience "Sauna" after creating "Hamam," one of Turkey's pioneering augmented reality exhibitions. Ahmet Rüstem continues to work on projects related to space and archaeology and is currently a brand ambassador for the Artivive AR app and a participant in the "Meta Creators of Tomorrow" program.
In 2019, he was selected for the American Arts Incubator Amplify program by the U.S. Educational and Cultural Affairs and ZERO1 and is currently working on digital projects and exploring the potentials of augmented reality.