Ahmet Öğüt (born 1981 in Diyarbakir, Turkey) is a conceptual artist living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He works with a broad range of media including video, photography, installation, drawing and printed media.
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. Öğüt has been a guest artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2007-2008.
He is the founder of 'The Silent University', a programme for and with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to give and take courses. Parts of the participative project were hosted between 2012 and 2013 at Tate Modern, Delfina Foundation, and The Showroom in London, UK.
In 2020, Öğüt had a solo exhibition at Yarat Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan. Due to the institution's use of the exhibition banner as a propaganda means in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he asked for his exhibition to be taken down.
- 'Ahmet Öğüt', Mala Galerija / The Museum of Modern Art of Ljubljana, 2005
- 'Ahmet Öğüt and Borga Kantürk', Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, 2006
- 'Softly But Firmly', Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, 2007
- 'Across the Slope', Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2008
- 'Mutual Issues, Inventive Acts', Kunsthalle Basel, 2008
- 'Things we count', Künstlerhaus Bremen, 2009
- 'Speculative Social Fantasies', Artspace, Sydney, 2010
- 'Ahmet Öğüt: No Protest Lost', curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer, at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017-2018
- 'Ahmet Öğüt: No poem loves its poet', curated by Mari Spirito, at Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2020
- 9th Istanbul Biennial, 2005
- 'Normalization', Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, 2006
- 1st Contemporary Art Biennale of Thessaloniki, 2007
- 'Stalking with Stories', Apexart, 2007
- 'Car Culture', Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008
- 'Be[com]ing Dutch', Van Abbemuseum, 2008
- 'Fuild Street', Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008
- 5th Berlin Biennial, 2008
- 7th SITE Santa Fe Biennial, 2008
- 'The Generational', The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009
- 'Take the Money and Run', De Appel, Amsterdam, 2009
- 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 2009
- 'Lapses', Turkish Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Basak Senova, at the Arsenale, Venice, Italy, 2009
- Today in History (published by Book Works, London and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, 2007) ISBN 978-1-906012-02-1
- Softly but Firmly (published by Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, 2007) ISBN 978-3-86588-420-6
- 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) ISBN 978-975-00290-5-9
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- "LAPSES / CONCEPT". venicebiennial-turkey.org. Archived from the original on 2018-10-14. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
- Higgins, Charlotte (2009-06-09). "Venice Biennale: the don't miss list". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 2021-02-21. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- Golonu, Berin (2009-06-09). "Report From Venice The Wrap". Art in America. ISSN 0004-3214. Archived from the original on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- "Ahmet Ögüt: The Silent University". Delfina Foundation. Archived from the original on 2021-02-21. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- "Ahmet Ögüt: The Silent University Resource Room". The Showroom. Archived from the original on 2020-10-26. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- Thorne, Sam (2012-09-01). "Opinion – New Schools". Frieze (149). ISSN 0962-0672. Archived from the original on 2020-12-03. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- "YARAT CENTRE: AHMET ÖĞÜT NO POEM LOVES ITS POET - YARAT". Yarat Contemporary Art Space. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- Sansom, Anna (2020-10-30). "Artist demands Baku art centre pulls his exhibition for using it as a 'propaganda tool' in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict". The Art Newspaper. ISSN 0960-6556. Archived from the original on 2020-12-05. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- Dafoe, Taylor (2020-10-30). "Artist Ahmet Ögüt Has Withdrawn His Work From an Azerbaijani Museum After It Used His Name in a Propaganda Campaign". artnet News. Archived from the original on 2020-11-27. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- "Ahmet Öğüt: No Protest Lost". Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- http://www.bookworks.org.uk/asp/detail.asp?uid=book_E9872CEF-886D-49DD-B679-64218164C541&sub=past[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2009-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Catalogues • Kunsthalle Basel". Kunsthalle Basel. Archived from the original on 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- "Pandora - Ahmet Öğüt : Kayıtdışı Vukuatlar - Informal Incidents - Halil Altındere - Kitap - ISBN 9789750029059". www.pandora.com.tr. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2009-06-19.