Mesut Öztürk was born in Bulgaria in 1989 and he migrated to Turkey with his family in the same year. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Faculty of Architecture at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Later on, he completed his Master’s Degree in “History, Theory, Criticism in Architecture” at Istanbul Bilgi University with a dissertation about informal settlements of Istanbul. His ceramic work is mostly based on his architectural background and his observations about the places he lived as an outsider. While he is experimenting structural possibilities and the limits of the material, he seeks to find ways to translate his contemplations about poetic places, timeless artefacts or the urban formations. Öztürk’s first solo exhibition “Proliferation” took place in Öktem Aykut in 2021. Currently he lives and works in Paris.