PINAR ÖĞRENCİ is an artist, writer and activist with an architectural background based in Istanbul. She uses various media in her artistic practice, including photography, video, film, performance and installation. Her works address subjects such as migration, war, collective movements, nationalism, cultural assimilation, stories of heroism and urban transformation. Her works have been exhibited widely at museums and art institutions. Pınar Öğrenci is founder of the artists run art space MARSistanbul an artist run space in Istanbul. She is as well Artist-in-Residence in Athens at the Artists at Risk program.