Born in Diyarbakir, Turkey 1981. Lives in Amsterdam.
With an eye for daily encounters and moments of improvisation his works address topics such as structural inequality, state suppression, censorship and forms of resistance. Singular acts of non-alignment or collective struggles against militarized powers equally tend to inspire the aesthetic and thematic reflections that occur in Ahmet Öğüt's work just as the way he operates in the institutional ecology surrounding his practice.
Ahmet Öğüt received his BA from the Fine Arts Faculty of Hacettepe University in 2003, and his MFA from the Art and Design Faculty of Yildiz Technical University in 2006.
He was a guest artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2007-2008 and in 2009 he represented Turkey at the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial.
He had solo shows among others at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2015), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2012), Kunsthalle Lissabon (2011) and SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul (2011). He has participated in group shows such as the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), Manifesta 11 (2016), “Museum On/OFF” at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016), the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015), “Political Populism” at Kunsthalle Wien, the Kyiv Biennial (2015) and many more.
Publications include: Today in History (published by Book Works, London and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, 2007) Softly but Firmly (published by Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, 2007); On The Road to Other Lands (published by A Prior and 5th Berlin Biennial, 2008); Informal Incidents (published by art-ist contemporary art, Istanbul, 2008)