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Pinar Öğrenci

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Pınar Öğrenci (b. 1973, Van, Turkey) is an artist and a writer based in Istanbul and Berlin. Öğrenci uses various media in her artistic practice, including photography, video, performance and installation. Her works address subjects such as migration, war, forced displacement, collective movements, nationalism and urban transformation. Using the video as a tool to record her daily life practices, she benefits from her personal video archive and ready-made footages. Her works have been exhibited widely at museums and art institutions including at Tensta Konsthall Stockholm (2018), Jewish Museum Hohenems (2018), Kunst Haus Wien- Hundertwasser Museum, 2017; Württembergischer Kunstverein (WKV) Stuttgart, 2017; the Istanbul off-site project for Sharjah Biennial13, 2017; Angewandte, Vienna, 2016; MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2015-6; SALT Galata, Istanbul, 2015-6;  De Las Fronteras Biennial, Tamaulipas, 2015; Sinop Biennial, 2014; Çanakkale Biennial, 2014 and Depo, Istanbul, 2014. Her first solo exhibition abroad was realized at Kunst Haus-Hundertwasser Museum in Vienna, “A Gentle Breeze Passed Over Us” in 2017.