Ebru Kurbak received her Masters degree in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. She lectured at the Departments of Visual Communication Design and Photography and Video at the Istanbul Bilgi University and the Department of Space & Design Strategies at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz.
In her artistic work, Ebru 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 individual and societal values, practices and ideologies.
Kurbak carried out artistic residencies at La Gaité Lyrique (Paris) LABoral (Gijon), V2_ (Rotterdam), and at Eyebeam (NY) and has shown her work at international platforms such as Ars Electronica Festival (Linz), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Siggraph (US), Vienna Design Week Microwave New Media Arts Festival (Hong Kong), TodaysArt Festival (Den Haag), and Piksel Festival (Bergen) among others. She received the Erste Bank MehrWert Design Prize in 2015.
She currently runs the collaborative artistic research project Stitching Worlds at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Kurbak lives and works in in Vienna.