Ferhat Özgür was born in Ankara and lives and works in Istanbul. He graduated from Gazi University Education Faculty Department of
Painting and completed his master and Ph.D degree in Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty where he taught for more than a decade.
His recent solo shows were held ind MoMA PS1 New York and Marabouparken-Sweeden in 2013. Özgür’s work has been presented at numerous institutions and biennials all over the world, including the 6th Berlin Biennial; 10th International Istanbul Biennial; 1st Tirana
Biennial; 3rd Örebro Open Art Biennial; 1st Mardin Biennial; 1st & 3rd Sinopale; Centre Georges Pompidou-Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt-
Berlin; Museum der Moderne-Salzburg; MUMOK-Vienna; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo-Turin; Ludwig Forum-Aachen; Mattress Factory Art Museum-Pittsburgh; Kunsthalle Winterthur-Switzerland; Magazin4-Bregenz; Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art Contemporain etc.
He joined artist-in-residence programmes in Cite de Arts Internationale Paris, ‘Transfer’-Bochum, Goethe Institute-Berlin and Vladikavkaz-
The North Ossetia. Alongside his artistic production he also continues writing articles for different newspapers and periodicals.