LARA AT BAR
The project of Lara is defined by her accidental encounters with decontextualized objects in the urban landscape. Documenting the choreography of these seemingly nonchalant testimonies of human presence resulted in the creation of a video installation. A site-specific installation mirrors the puzzling outlines that are drawn between public and private spaces, manifest in the outlook of the city through the subtle composition of patterned apartment curtains.
Dates of residency: Jan 4 - Feb 15, 2016
Lives and works: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: MFA Screen Studies/ Film at Clark University
Statement: My artistic practice is occupied with how the images and objects can be re-read and mobilised to construct alternative histories. By looking art history as well as personal history and through reappropriating them into different contexts, I aim to challenge the way they are read and applied. I experiment with found materials and images and work in a variety of mediums ranging from artist books to installations.
Bio: Lara Ögel (b.1987, İzmir) is an artist and writer based in Istanbul. Recent solo projects include; Protocinema presents Lara Ögel,(2016), One Wall One Pedestal by Plato Sanat at Contemporary Istanbul (2014), The Happy Average, Oktem&Aykut (2014), 1+1=3 Un-Known (2013). Recent group projects include; Prizma Group Show (2015), The Moving Museum Istanbul (2014), Merz 3000, Plato Sanat (2014), Art Barter Istanbul, 5533 (2013), The Book Lab, Poligon (2013), Social Animals, ALAN Istanbul (2013), Can Boyan / Lara Ögel, Karaköy Külah (2013).