Ahmet Ögüt

Artist

Istanbul, Turkey

Ahmet Ögüt consistently seeks out collaborators from outside of the art world, finding unique ways to grapple with complex social issues ranging from religion to civil unrest with a sense of humor. During a recent residency in Helsinki he collaborated with local firemen in creating a temporary book-printing workshop inside of a fire truck, culminating in the collaborative printing of 1,500 banned books in a weeklong performance. Ögüt is known for the 2013 Visible Award winning project The Silent University (2012-present), a knowledge exchange platform for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants that seeks to challenge the idea of silence as a passive state. The project originated in the UK and and has since extended to Stockholm and France. Ögüt has participated in a multitude of international exhibitions including the Sydney, Istanbul, Berlin and Venice Biennales. He currently resides between Amsterdam, Berlin, and Istanbul.