Ahmet Öğüt (born 1981 in Diyarbakır, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul and Amsterdam. Since 2014 he has been visiting professor at the art academy Kuvataideakatemia in Helsinki. He initiated The Silent University and Aciliyet Mektebi (Studio of Urgency) and represented Turkey in 2009 at the 53. Venice Biennale. Öğüt was awarded the Visible Award der Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto & Fondazione Zegna for The Silent University. His work has been presented at the Bienniale of Sydney (2014), ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012), 7. Liverpool Biennale (2012), 5. Bukarest Biennale (2012), 12. Istanbul Biennale (2011) i. a.