Interview: Ez Sbini
Luca Curci talks with Ez Sbini during HYBRID IDENTITIES, first appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR 2023, held in Venice, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
An ambitious, passionate architect and designer, practicing over the past decade. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Near East University in North Cyprus. He started his career working with the biggest companies in Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, and Turkey. He has also worked with prominent architects and teamed with other engineers, and participated in many architectural competitions. He has designed various types of projects in several countries, he has designed numerous residential projects, and other types of projects ranging from social, educational, and commercial, to mega private and state projects which are either completed or currently under construction.
Luca Curci – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
Ez Sbini – Very interesting concept, it’s inspiring to see various content from different artists, and the contemporary use of artificial intelligence in fields such as architecture.
LC – What are you currently working on?
ES – As an architect, I’m currently working on multiple projects, mainly high-end residential projects.
LC – What issues do you intend to deal with in the future?
ES – I would like to spend more time in the future on solving the global housing crisis, due to the amount of homeless & displaced populations as a result of constant conflicts, poverty, and migration. There is an urgent need for suitable low-cost housing that meets the latest human housing needs.
LC – Is there an unrealized or unrealizable project, even a crazy one, that you would like to work on?
ES – Small rehabilitating contemporary working towns in major countries for homeless people. The idea is to create new communities focusing on farming and industry, it would create jobs and put the needy population to work. The project would be split into 4 stages: rehabilitation, education, work, and redemption. This project is highly feasible and theoretically would bring enormous gains, but realistically the project is unrealizable due to many fundamental reasons.
LC – What are the three hashtags essential to define your poetics that you could not give up?
ES – Noble purpose, Constructability, and Feasibility.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the exhibition’s theme?
ES – My AI artwork is an attempt to bring freedom and rethink new ways of life, to redesign the space in the contemporary world, where the physical borders and the social barriers fade away.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
ES – 12 projects assisted by ai, are imaginations of constructible and feasible projects that would be built based on concept and theme. These projects, unlike most AI-generated works, are not a single random result. But instead, it’s a different approach I have tried to take by introducing the interior and exterior to AI in a single channel. This would theoretically help the AI understand and realize a project as a whole single entity divided into multiple image results.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
ES – I believe ITSLIQUID Group is a great platform for inspiration, a meeting hub for enthusiastic artists from all around the world to share their unique works in art, design, architecture, and fashion, with professional manners in the most prestigious locations around the civilized world.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
ES -The organization of the event was great and quite professional.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
ES – Absolutely! I would like to attend future events organized by ITSLIQUID platform