Suat Ögüt, belit sağ, Merve bedir and Alican Inal
The exhibition departs from the idea that architectural space is the founding base of the personal, public, and societal relations, and thus the artists focus on the assemblage of the architectural design strategies, its imaginations and images that establish these relations, in order to understand the underlying legal, political and social infrastructure that produce the spaces they analyze.
Suat Ögüt was born in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1986, lives and works in Amsterdam. Ögüt is a graduate at the Fine Art Education Faculty of Marmara University, Painting and Sculpture Department in 2007. Ögüt has been a guest artist at HISK, Ghent, for the post-graduation program in 2012-2013. In 2013 he was one of the winners of the Akbank Contemporary Artist Prize. Since 2014 Ögüt is a co-founder of Corridor Project Space in Amsterdam.
Belit Sağ is a visual artist living in Amsterdam. She studied mathematics in Ankara, audiovisual arts in Amsterdam. Her video background is rooted in video-activist groups in Turkey, where she co-initiated bak.ma, online audiovisual archive of social movements. She completed residencies in Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, 2014/2015; International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, 2016. Her work was presented in EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; MOCA, Taipei; Tabakalera Film Seminar, San Sebastian; Toronto/Rotterdam/New York International Film Festivals; documenta14, Kassel.
Merve Bedir is an architect and researcher. She studied architecture at Middle East Technical University and has a phd from TUDelft / Faculty of Architecture. Merve is the co-founder of Land and Civilization Compositions; member of "Matbakh I Mutfak" (Kitchen), a transnational women collective in Gaziantep; and a founding member of "Mekanda Adalet Derneği" (Center for Spatial Justice) in Istanbul. Merve is part of Future+ / Aformal Academy, an independent school for urbanism and public art in Shenzhen.