Born in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1981, Öğüt currently resides in Amsterdam. He received his BA from the Fine Arts Faculty of Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2003, and his MA from the Art and Design Faculty of Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul in 2006.
Öğüt has been a guest artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2007-2008.
He recently completed a year-long residency at Tate and the Delfina Foundation, resulting in the major ongoing project: the Silent University (2012).
Öğüt recently had solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart; SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul; Fondazione Giuliani, Rome; Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney and Kunsthalle Basel. Selected group exhibitions include the 7th Liverpool Biennial; the 12th Istanbul Biennial; the 4th Moscow Biennial; Performa 09 in New York and the 5th Berlin Biennial. He is winner of the 2010 Europas Zukunft prize from Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig, the 2011 Volkskrant Art Prize, and 2012 The Special Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize. He co-represented Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale together with Banu Cennetoğlu.