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Ekrem Serdar (he, him) is a curator, writer, and arts administrator. He works on media arts across histories, practices, and economies. He is particularly interested in work that is transnational, and traces power across geographies and technologies.

He is the curator at Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY), where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and residency programs. Recent exhibitions and projects include Jason Livingston, with Phoebe A. Cohen: In the Sun’s Absence; Jordan Lord | The Voice of Democracy; and the project [Speaking in Foreign Language]. During his tenure, Squeaky Wheel became certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy, and launched the Workspace Residency program. Since 2016, the residency has supported over 50 artists and researchers, including 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. He is from Ankara, Turkey.

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