Artist: Ahmet Öğüt

Ahmet Öğüt (b. 1981) is a Turkish artist based in Istanbul, Amsterdam, and Berlin. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Strategies for Radical Democracy, The Blackwood Gallery at University of Toronto, CA (2014); Fahrenheit 451: Reprinted, Checkpoint Helsinki, Helsinki, FI (2013); When the axis of the Hamster’s wheel is lodged inside Sisyphus’ boulder, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, KV (2013); Ahmet Ögüt, Protocinema/Itinerant, New York, US (2012); Or whistle spontaneously, Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2012); among others. His work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, AU (upcoming, 2014); Performa 13, The Fifth Biennial of Visual Art Performance, New York, US (2013); Nouvelles Vagues – A History of Inspiration, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2013); 7th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2012); 4th Moscow Biennial, “Rewriting Worlds”, Moscow, RU (2011); 53rd Venice Biennial, The Pavilion of Turkey, Venice, IT (2009); among others. Öğüt recently completed a year-long residency at Tate and the Delfina Foundation in London, resulting in the major ongoing project The Silent University (2012), as well as a month-long residency in Finland with Checkpoint Helsinki producing the installation/performance Fahrenheit 451: Reprinting. He is winner of the 2010 Europas Zukuft prize from the Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK Leipzig), the 2011 Volkskrant Art Prize, The Special Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize (2012).

Events

Mar 4, 2014
Public Program
What Now?: Operating in Multiple Realities