Ebru Kurbak is an artist and designer. She 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.
Ebru received her MSc degree in Architecture from the Istanbul Technical University in 2002. She lectured at the Departments of Visual Communication Design and Photography and Video at İstanbul Bilgi University (2003 – 2006), and the Department of Space & Design Strategies at the University of Arts and Design in Linz (2007 – 2013). She worked at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna as Project Leader (PI) of the four-year arts-based research project Stitching Worlds (2014 – 2018). She carried out artistic residencies at La Gaité Lyrique (Paris, FR), LABoral (Gijon, ES), V2_ (Rotterdam, NL), and Eyebeam (New York, US) and exhibited at international platforms such as the 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. Ebru received the Erste Bank MoreValue Design Prize in 2015 and the LACMA Art + Technology Grant in 2019.