Based in Berlin, queer-living DJ, producer and curator, İpek İpekçioğlu has an established reputation across nightlife scenes worldwide.
Ipek Ipekcioglu is regarded as one of the most popular and diverse DJ’s of the Berlin club scenes and internationally known as Queen of Eklektik BerlinIstan. Besides djaying and producing music, Ipek Ipekcioglu has a strong social-critical agenda related to women, immigrant, queer and gender topics. She focuses on contemporary, everyday issues and transports these issues into her music.
In all musical events she has curated and participated in, she maintains a principle of cultural – gender diversity and pushing boundaries within the ethnic and electronic music scene for over a decade.
The politically minded producer, DJ, activist and member of female: pressure network is consistently on the cutting edge throughout the cultural arena. Ipek is also Patron (Schirmherrin) at the „Aktion Courage – School against racism“ and Boardmember at Gladt e.V. (LGBTQI* with immigrant background from Turkey) and in 2018 she received an award of lesbian visibility for her engagement.
She has toured across Europe, the US, North-Africa and South-Asia.
Ipek Ipekcioglu offers dj workshops for female participants. Its goal is to promote visibility amongst female DJs and acts Ipek has been offering dj-workshop for female participants in Vienna, Graz, Beijing, Tunis, Istanbul, Montréal and in Berlin. This vibrant mix and her work have earned her a place as “one of Berlin’s most important cultural contributors” [Zitty Magazine]. She proudly carries the title of “MC of cross-cultural understanding” (Daniel Bax – TAZ).
Ipek was invited to take perform her Hybrid identities performance to MIT, UMass Amherst, Goethe Institute Montréal, and in cooperation with IfA (Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen und der Deutschen Botschaft Japan, she offered workshops f.a. at the Sophia University Tokyo, MiT- Boston, Doshisha University Kyoto, DZGO Osaka.
Photo: Uygar Önder Simsek