Born in 1987 in İzmir, Lara Ögel works and lives in İstanbul. She works with a variety of mediums, ranging from video to sculpture and paper in order to create site and context-aware works. Her wide range of production sprouts from a personal perspective and embraces larger 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 the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She took part in artist residencies in PRAKSIS (Oslo) and Beirut Art Residency (Beirut). She has exhibited works in İstanbul, Beirut, Hasselt, Paris, Leipzig, Basel, Athens, Porto, New York and Amsterdam.