Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce the first solo UK show of the Kurdish/Turkish artist Ahmet Öğüt, in residence at Delfina Foundation in partnership with Tate Learning’s community programme.
Working across a variety of media, Öğüt has gained international acclaim for his subtle references to complex topics including religion, social and rural customs, and the spectre of war, often offset by an edge of humour. He co-represented Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennial (2009) and has exhibited widely including the 9th and 12th Istanbul Biennials, the 4th Moscow Biennial and 5th Berlin Biennial – among many others.
At Delfina Foundation, Öğüt will exhibit the videos Light Armoured (2006) and Things We Count (2008), alongside his latest work Oscar William Sam (2012), which was shot in Zuccotti Park days before the NYPD violently removed the Occupy Wall Street camp. Together, the videos explore the notion of resistance within varying types of relationships, through the simple acts of repetition and continuity.