Ahmet Ogut

AHMET ÖĞÜT born in Diyarbakir Turkey. He currently resides in Amsterdam and Istanbul. Winner of the Volkskrant Art Prize 2011, Ahmet’s recent solo exhibitions include Modern Essays 1: Across the Slope, SALT, Istanbul, 2011; Once upon a time a clock-watcher during overtime hours, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome; Exploded City / MATRIX 231, The MATRIX Program at the UC Berkeley Art Museum; Speculative Social Fantasies, Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney; Europas Zukunft 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig; and Mutual Issues, Inventive Acts, Kunsthalle Basel. Selected group exhibitions include Liverpool Biennial 2012; 12th and 9th Istanbul Biennials; 4th Moscow Biennial; 2011 Asian Art Biennial, Taichung; Trickster Makes This World, Nam June Paik Art Center; Performa 09, New York; 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art and Stalking with Stories, Apexart, New York. In 2009 he co-represented Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale together with Banu Cennetog˘lu.