Ahmet Öğüt on Radical Pedagogy: Tuesday, 23 April 2024 at 6.30pm

On 23 April 2024, Ahmet Öğüt will discuss alternative structures and modes of pedagogy, drawing upon a diverse range of projects, from Debt: Student Loan Project to the Silent University.

The talk is part of a series of events to activate CASTRO’s growing Library on Alternative Education, involving local and international artists, researchers and curators to offer their perspectives and approaches to the topic of alternative education, radical pedagogy and informal learning. The event is realised in collaboration with Fondazione Giuliani and will take place at the Foundation.

This event will be mediated by Chris Rawcliffe, Director of FORMA Arts and Media, London, and Kiera Blakey, Director of New Contemporaries, London.

Born in Diyarbakir, Öğüt currently resides in Istanbul and Amsterdam. He received his BA from the Fine Arts Faculty of Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2003, and his MA from the Art and Design Faculty of Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul in 2006. He works with a broad range of media including video, essay documentary, painting, installation, instruction piece drawing and printed media. He is the initiator of ‘The Silent University’, an education platform outside of the restrictions of migration laws, language limitations and the other bureaucratic obstacles. Ahmet Öğüt has been a guest artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2007-2008. In 2009, Öğüt represented Turkey with Banu Cennetoğlu at the 53rd Venice Biennale. He exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions in institutions including Van Abbemuseum, State of Concept Athens, Kunstverein Dresden, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Chisenhale Gallery; Berkeley Art Museum; and Kunsthalle Basel. Selected group exhibitions include the 6th Mardin Biennial; Dhaka Art Summit; FRONT International 2022, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art; 17th Istanbul Biennial, the 7th Liverpool Biennial; the 4th Moscow Biennial; Performa 09 in New York and the 5th Berlin Biennial.