Ferhat Özgür (1965, Ankara) lives and works in Istanbul. Some of the issues that Ferhat Özgür tackles in his works include urban transformation, gentrification, migration and civil rights. He focuses on the tension between the modern city and poor conditions of everyday life. He also addresses survival tactics and rituals articulated in response to suppression and establishes a critical voice that borders on irony. His work has been exhibited extensively internationally, at PS1/MoMA (solo, 2012) 6th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2010); 10th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2007); 22nd Alexandria Biennial, Egypt (2003); 1st Tirana Biennial, Albania (2001). His works also take place in the collections of major museums including the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, MUMOK, Vienna Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.