Photography: Reha Arcan
Nilbar Güres Artist Talk: June 6th, 2018, 5pm - 7pm, C24 Gallery Project Space, Istanbul
On June 6th C24 Project Space, Istanbul hosted an intimate artist talk with C24 Gallery artist Nilbar Güres. The discussion covered the artist's past, present, and future projects.
Nilbar Güreş is a Turkish artist who lives and works between Vienna and Istanbul. She received her MA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Utilizing a performative approach, Güreş explores the notions of gender, identity, culture and oppression through the use of photography, collage, drawing, painting and video. Based on long-term research and cultural observation, Güreş creates staged theatrical narratives that are often humorous in their examination of relationship, and representation, with strong critical/political undertones.
Nilbar Güreş has exhibited at museums internationally including The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany; Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö ,Sweden; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal; Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France. Selected exhibitions include the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Australia (2016); Artspace Auckland (2015); SeMa Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2014); EVA International Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City (2014); The 31. Bienal de Sao Paulo (2014); MAK, Vienna (2013); 6th Berlin Biennial (2010); Secession Vienna (2010); and 11th International İstanbul Biennial (2009).
Güres is the recipient of the 2018 De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award. She received the Hilde Goldschmidt Prize in 2013, the Otto Mauer Award of 2014 and Fifth edition of the BC21 (Belvedere Contemporary) Art Award 2015 in Austria. Güres completed residencies at the Lutetia Building, FAAP’s Artistic Residence Program, São Paulo in 2014; International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, supported by the Austrian Government in 2012.
Her work can be found in the public collections of Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria; Steldelijk Museum, Amersterdam, Netherlands, among many others.
Nilbar Güreş will have her debut solo exhibition at C24 Gallery in Spring, 2019.