Nilbar Güres

Born:
1977
Residence:
Vienna, Austria
Nationality:
Turkish
Trust:
APT Dubai
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  • 10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

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  • Beekeeper, by Nilbar Güres, is a series of giant photos which use the setting of an orchard to focus on a Beekeeper who mysteriously casts off

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  • In a sign of how much they value their new investment, MCH Swiss Exhibition, which recently bought a majority share in ART HK,

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  • Forty international artists, including Hito Steyerl of Germany and Switzerland’s Mai-Thu Perret, are due to head to Istanbul later this year for

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  • The 31st Bienal de São Paulo "Things that don’t exist” is a poetic invocation of art’s ability to create new objects, thoughts and possibilities. The sentence has a variable formula that constantly changes, anticipating the actions that might make present in contemporary life the things that don’t exist, are not recognized, or have not yet been invented. With 81 projects and more than 100 participants from 34 countries, totaling around 250 artworks on display, the exhibition has been conceived as journey through the Pavilion divided into three different areas: park area, ramp area and columns area.

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  • Forty international artists, including Hito Steyerl of Germany and Switzerland’s Mai-Thu Perret, are due to head to Istanbul later this year for

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  • Beekeeper, by Nilbar Güres, is a series of giant photos which use the setting of an orchard to focus on a Beekeeper who mysteriously casts off

    Read More
  • In a sign of how much they value their new investment, MCH Swiss Exhibition, which recently bought a majority share in ART HK,

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  • In this article we bring you a diverse selection of unique art events to watch this week. The selection includes a sculptural installation maze, a vintage photography exhibition, Cuban video art, interactive puppet installation, and a survey exhibition of the British painter Patrick Caulfield.

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  • Cengiz Çekil’s new work, comprising 144 pieces, manipulates the formal dynamics of the medium of painting. Repetition, an important motif in the

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  • In four short years ART HK has become the preeminent art fair in Asia

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  • Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is presenting a new commission by artist Nilbar Güres, for Rivington Place’s front window.

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  • Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is pleased to announce a new commission by artist Nilbar Güres, for Rivington Place's front window.

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BIOGRAPHY

Born 1977 in Istanbul, lives and works in Vienna.

Nilbar Güres' humourous drawings and fabric collages often refer to the domestic home, to chores, to family, to fashion and in particular patterned fabrics and very often to the women who tie these all together. Her female subjects invariably don a headscarf, their facial features and body shape obliterated by flowery print, or by a table, duvet or chair that they seemingly merge with and into. Yet, in each work, Güres' female subjects maintain a strong individuality and intimate sexuality. Her repeated cultural references consider issues of immigration, in particular the danger of aesthetic judgement and the need to view everyone as individuals and not as representative of any particular nation or religion. In works such as My Time the female subject is seen liberated from both the intensity of Güres' use of collaged fabric patterns, as well as from domestic or family responsibility. Here, the female character is seen reading a book. Her hair is free, her dress open and revealing and she leans back against the bud of a blooming violet facing a library of opportunity that weighs heavily upon the clutter and cleaning equipment that on this occasion will wait its turn.

Güres has recently participated in Tactics of Invisibility, TANAS, Berlin, Germany and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2010); Where do we go from here, Secession Vienna, Vienna, Austria (2010); Starter, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Kirke Sonnerup, Denmark (2010); Not a Lens But a Prisma, Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, Evora, Portugal (2010); Derriére le rideau, une génération hors d’elle …, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (2010); 13 Lessons in Performance Art, Screening at Cinema TOP, Vienna, Austria (2009); The Feauture is Analogue-Lomography, MAK Vienna, Vienna, Austria (2009); Quelques images de la scene Turque Contemporaine, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France (2009); Red Thread, TANAS, Berlin, Germany (2009); The Seen and The Hidden: Dis_covering The Veil, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA (2009); Video in Progress 3, Gallery Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2009); Photonic Moments IV, ProArtOrg, Belgrade, Serbia (2009); Positionen, Drei Drostei-Haus des Barock und der Moderne, Pinneberg, Germany (2009); Unfair Provocation, Hafriyat Karaköy, Ä°stanbul, Turkey (2009). Nilbar Güres also participated in 6th Berlin Biennale in 2010 and 10th Istanbul Biennial in 2009.