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Ekrem Serdar (he, him) is a curator, writer, and arts administrator. He is from Ankara, Türkiye.
He is the curator at Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY), where he is responsible for their exhibitions, public programming, and residency programs. He focuses on interpreting media art across practices, economies, and technologies, including non-fiction film, memes, video games, machine learning, sound art, cybersecurity, activist films, home movies, among others. Recent exhibitions and major projects include Jenson Leonard: Gland Prix; SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY: i would’ve said goodbye if i thought you loved me back; and Punctures: Textiles in Digital and Material Time. During his tenure, Squeaky Wheel became certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy, and launched the Workspace Residency program. The residency has supported projects that have been featured in the Whitney Biennial, The New York Times, the Toronto Film Festival, among other festivals, venues, and publications.
Previously, he was a co-founder of Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX), a roving micro-cinema that showed experimental film and video, and a writer and programmer of Küçük Sinemalar, a showcase of experimental moving image from Türkiye, taking place in Türkiye and abroad.
His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Millennium Film Journal, 5harfliler, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2017), a SAHA Fellowship with Independent Curators International (2017), and a Professional Development Fellowship for the Flaherty Seminar (2015).
In his spare time, he enjoys copy-editing Wikipedia, playing video games (mostly in the platform/adventure/metroidvania genres), and bothering his cats Lâle and Memo.
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