Born 1987 in İzmir, Lara Ögel lives and works in Istanbul. Ögel works in a variety of mediums such as video, sculpture and works on paper to create site and context specific works. Her wide range of outputs develop from a personal perspective and embody universal concerns, often highlighting the vernacular of our time by using found objects and images and expanding their contexts. She received her BA in Screen Studies from Clark University in Worcester, MA. Ögel attended the Intensive Summer Foundation at Slade School of Fine Art in London. She has participated in artist residencies in PRAKSIS (Oslo) and Beirut Art Residency. She has shown works in Istanbul, Beirut, Hasselt, Paris, Leipzig, Basel, Athens, Porto, New York and Amsterdam.