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.