Ahmet Öğüt

Style of Art : Artist / video and installation artist
Branch of Art : Video, photography, installation, drawing and printed media
Art Profile :

Ahmet Öğüt was born in Diyarbakır in 1981. He graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University in 2003. He then completed his master’s degree in the Faculty of Art and Design at Yıldız Technical University in 2006. He went to Amsterdam and studied at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for a year. He published his books Today in History with Book Works and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (2007) and On the Road to Other Land with A Prior and 5th Berlin Biennial (2008). In 2009, Öğüt represented Turkey in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial. In 2010, he received the Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft award from the Museum of Contemporary Art (GFZK) in Leipzig. Currently, Öğüt lives and works in Amsterdam, where he creates his installations and video works.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2005, Ahmet Ögüt, Mala Galerija / The Museum of Modern Art of Ljubljana
2006, Ahmet Ögüt and Borga Kantürk, Platform Garanti CAC, Istanbul
2007, Softly But Firmly, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
2008, Mutual Issues, Inventive Acts, Kunsthalle Basel
2008, Across the Slope, Centre d′Art Santa Monica, Barcelona
2009, Mind The Gap, Peep-Hole, Milan
2009, Things we count, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen
2010, Exploded City / MATRIX 231, The MATRIX Program at the UC Berkeley Art Museum
2010, Het Oog 3, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2010, Informal Incidents, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA)
2010, alpha 2000 - Art Prize „Europas Zukunft“, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig
2010, Speculative Social Fantasies, Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney
2010, Ricochet # 4, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (upcoming)
2010, Underestimated Zones, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis (upcoming)

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2002, The Pavement; Under the Beach Proje4L Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
2002, I am bad and I am proud! Refika, Istanbul
2003, Force of the Language Keci Burcu, Diyarbakir
2003, I am too sad to kill you! Proje4L Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
2004, Placebo effect, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin
2004, 5th Cetinje Biennial, National Museum Montenegro
2004, Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac & Belgrade
2004, I need a radical change! Gallery Nova, Zagreb
2005, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
2005, Free Kick, Antrepo No: 5, Istanbul
2005, Posit 9B, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2005, SCHADENFREUDE, The Artists Cinema, Frieze Art Fair, London
2005, Situated Self,  Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, YU / Tennis Palace Art  Museum, Helsinki
2005, Others′ Chance, K2 Art Center, Izmir
2006, Home and Away, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor
2006, EurHope 1153, Contemporary Art from the Bosphorus, VILLA MANIN Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Codroipo (UDINE)
2006, Art Without Borders, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art
2006, LISTE 06, Performance Project, Basel
2006, Check-in Europe / P2P, European Patent Office, Munich
2006, Ethnic Maketting, Azad Gallery, Tahran
2006, Normalization, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo
2006, SHIFTSCALE; Sculpture at the Extended Field, KUMU Tallinn Museum of Modern Art
2007, Stalking with Stories, Apexart, New York
2007, The Emergency Biennial, world tour / stop 9 / 10th Istanbul Biennial
2007, Pensa, Piensa, Think, Centre d′Art Santa Monica, Barcelona
2007, Open Ateliers, The Rijksaklademie Van Beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
2007, Every Wind That Blows, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
2007, Heterotopias, First Contemporary Art Biennial of Thessaloniki
2007, Be a realist, demand the impossible!, Karsi Sanat, Istanbul
2007, A Forest and A Tree, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2007, Petroliana, Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Petrovka
2008, 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2008, Auto-Stop, Malmo Konsthall
2008, Alphabetical Order, Index, Stockholm
2008, Candid Stories, Insa Art Space, Seoul
2008, The Salon of the Revolution, 29th Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb
2008, Be[com]ing Dutch, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2008, Scenes du Sud-Volet 2, Carre d′Art Museum, Nimes
2008, Lucky Number Seven: SITE Santa Fe Biennial 2008, New Mexico
2008, Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
2008, 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Fuild Street, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2008, 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Middle East Channel, Guangzhou
2008, The Use of Every Sunbeam, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart
2008, SPAPORT, Banja Luka
2008, Home Works IV, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
2009, 53rd Venice Biennial, The Pavilion of Turkey, Venice
2009, Performa 09, the Third Biennial of Visual Art Performance, New York
2009, Warsaw in Construction, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art
2009, Happy Together - Critical Reflection on Collective Identities, Tallinn Art Hall
2009, 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
2009, Take the Money and Run, De Appel, Amsterdam
2009, The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York
2009, The Malady of Writing, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona – MACBA
2009, Not easy to save the world in 90 days, Tanas, Berlin
2009, Socially Disorganised Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2009, In The Between, First Floor, Passage Petit Champs, Istanbul
2009, Today in History, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bukarest
2009, Auto, Dream and Matter, LABoral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon
2009, Auto, Dream and Matter, Dos de Mayo Art Centre, Madrid
2010, 6th SCAPE 2010 Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space (upcoming)
2010, Trickster Makes This World, Nam June Paik Art Center, Republic of Korea
2010, To the Arts, Citizens!, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto (upcoming)
2010, MANIF D′ART 5, Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec
2010, When Ideas Become Crime, Depo, Istanbul
2010, Blind Dates, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York (upcoming)
2010, Starter, ARTER- Space for Art, Istanbul
2010, It’s a Set-up, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2010, Nicht einfach, die Welt in 90 Tagen zu retten, Kunstforeningen 44 Moen
2010, DWELLING-IN-TRAVEL, Art Today Association - Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
2010, FAQ Serbia, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
2010, Destroying Public Harmony, the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu
2010, (Istanbul) Transit, Passage de Retz, Paris
2010, Tactics of Invisibility, Tanas, Berlin
2010, Tactics of Invisibility, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
2010, Critical Complicity, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (upcoming)
2010, Arrangements, Sextant et plus, LA FRICHE LA BELLE DE MAI, Marseille

Selected film/video screenings:
2005, This May Be What Parallel Play Looks Like, Sculpture Center, New York
2006, SCHADENFREUDE, The Artists Cinema, LUX Touring Project, FACT, Liverpool, Arnolfini, Bristol, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Phoenix Arts, Leicester, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Buenos Aires
2007, The Shadow Cabinet, De Appel, Amsterdam
2008, "She does not think so but she is dressed for the h-bomb", Tate Modern, London
2009, The first Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival, Massachusetts
2009, Istanbul International Film Festival, Ankara
2009, Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara

Reference: ahmetogut.com, en.wikipedia.org, Unleashed Contemporary Art from Turkey, (ed. Hossein Amirsadeghi, London: TransGlobe Publishing, 2010), p. 218-219.

Web Site : www.ahmetogut.com
Email : ahmetogut7@yahoo.com
City : Amsterdam
Country : Turkey / Holland
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English / Dutch
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