Pinar Ogrenci (b. 1973, Van, Turkey) is an artist with an architectural background, an activist and a writer. Based in Istanbul, she is the founder and organizer of MARSistanbul, an art initiative launched in 2010. Öğrenci uses various media in her artistic practice, including photography, video, film, performance and installation.
Pınar will be staying at a MOBILE-Residency in Helsinki from the 14th until the 22nd of February and is scheduled to return in autumn 2017. In Spring, Pinar will be the first resident of MOBILE-Resident in Athens, a part of a platform which Perpetuum Mobile is developing in the context of the Athens Biennial. This residency is funded by a new programme Perpetuum Mobile is developing in cooperation with European Alternatives, which is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU