Lara Ögel uses a variety of objects, images and other source materials that are the vernacular of her surroundings. In her practice, she reflects and modifies these commodities in site-specific/site- aware installations, videos, sculptures and artist books and comments on their form and function within the greater society. The works develop through a personal urgency and achieve their form through research, meditation and become documentations of our conditions. Ögel appropriates the vernacular materials and studies their 'stage' and presents works that comment on experience within these greater social and universal structures.
Recent solo shows include; İmtidad, Galata Greek School, Istanbul (2018), Come Back! All is Forgiven, Protocinema, Paris (2016), The Happy Average, Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul (2014).Selected group shows; Restless Monuments, Zilberman Galeri, Istanbul (2018), Driftwood, or how we surface through currents, Athens (2017), Past, in Each of its Moments be Citable, DEPO, Istanbul (2016), amongst others.
Courtesy of Protocinema