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Nilbar Güreş

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Nilbar Güreş is an artist from Turkey who lives and works between Istanbul and Vienna. Using photography, collage, textile, drawing, and video, she places images of everyday life in theatrical settings to explore cultural identity, especially female and queer identity. Her work is based on long-term research and cultural observation, and it is strongly political—it deals with, among other things, sexism, violence, and gender and social inequality. Güreş received her MA in painting and graphics from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has exhibited at museums around the world, including MAXXI museum in Rome, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Schwules Museum in Berlin, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Mak–Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg. Her selected exhibitions include the 20th Yokohama Triennale, the 20th Biennale of Sydney, the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial, the 6th Berlin Biennale, and the 11th International İstanbul Biennial. Her awards include the 2013 Professor Hilde Goldschmidt Award (Austria), the 2014 Msgr. Otto Mauer Award (Austria), the 2015 BC21 Art Award (Austria), and the 2018 De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award (United Kingdom). Photo credit: Reha Arcan (@rehaarcan)

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