b. 1981, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Ahmet Öğüt’s work tackles socio-political issues through a mixture of media including, film, photography, drawing and installation. Often targeting the gaps in history that are glossed over, his work seeks to magnify the issues of cultural trends and anomalies.
Ahmet Öğüt is a founding member of the Silent University. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Strategies for Radical Democracy, The Blackwood Gallery at University of Toronto, Canada 2014; Giving Contours to Shadows, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, 2014; Fahrenheit 451: Reprinted, Checkpoint Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (2013); and Or whistle spontaneously, Delfina Foundation, London, UK 2013, Nouvelles Vagues - A History of Inspiration, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013; Signs Taken in Wonder: Searching for Contemporary Istanbul, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria, 2013.