Onur Ceritoğlu is an artist and an academician who was trained as an architect. Based in Istanbul, he employs drawing, photography, video and text to investigate urban phenomena, and regenerates them in the context of performance and participatory art. Often, he works with discarded found objects in his installations to re-contextualize the urban life through a material-driven experience. His ongoing PhD research is based on urban environment, informal networks within it and the investigation of social infrastructures such as scrap dealers (çıkmacılar) that salvage the scraps from demolished buildings for reuse and recycling.