Lara Ögel

Born 1987 in Izmir, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Intensive Foundation, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, 2011
BA, Clark University, Worcester, MA 2008


Lara Ögel uses a variety of objects, images and other source materials that are the vernacular of her surroundings. In her practice, she reflects and modifies these commodities in site-specific/site- aware installations, videos, sculptures and artist books and comments on their form and function within the greater society. The works develop through a personal urgency and achieve their form through research, meditation and become documentations of our conditions. Ögel appropriates the vernacular materials and studies their ‘stage’ and presents works that comment on experience within these greater social and universal structures.



Terre en force, curated by Evelyn Simons, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2022
Fungal Behaviour, The Talleyrand, Manchester, UK,2022
Rounded by Sleep, curated by Eda Berkmen, Arter, Istanbul, 2022
The Promise of Grass, 5th Mardin Biennial, Mardin, 2022
At the End of the Day, Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, 2020
Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi, Somerset House, London, UK, 2020
I remember, curated by Ballon Rouge, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK, 2019
İmtidad, Galata Greek School, Istanbul, 2018
Liedtjens, Nada Schroer, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 2018
Restless Monuments, curated by Naz Cuguoğlu and Bettina Klein, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, 2018
Come Back! All is Forgiven, Protocinema, Paris, 2016
The Happy Average, Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul, 2014
Restless Monuments, Zilberman Galeri, Istanbul, 2018
Driftwood, or how we surface through currents, Athens, 2017
Past, in Each of its Moments be Citable, DEPO, Istanbul, 2016