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Nilbar Güreş

The Atlantic Project: After the Future

SAHA has provided support for the production of the new works by Nilbar Güreş participating in “The Atlantic Project: After the Future” curated by Tom Trevor, held between 28 September and 21 October 2018.

During her time in Plymouth she has built a relationship with Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support, an organization providing a safe environment for asylum seekers in the city. She has also developed relations with members of the Kurdish community, which is the second largest minority ethnic group in Plymouth. Out of these particular relationships, Güreş has produced a series of photographic works made with local participants to be presented as large billboards along Armada Way, playfully exploring the experience of being a displaced person in Plymouth, and everyday 'exoticism'.

Artists: Nilbar Güreş, Tommy Støckel, Liu Chuang, Yan Wang Preston, Hito Steyerl, Vermeir & Heiremans, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Donald Rodney, Shezad Dawood, Postcommodity, Ryoji Ikeda, Carl Slater, SUPERFLEX, Uriel Orlow, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Chang Jia, Jane Grant & John Matthias, Ursula Biemann, Bryony Gillard and Kranemann + Emmet.

About Nilbar Güreş

Nilbar Güreş (1977, İstanbul), through her often playful and humorous practice, explores female identity, the role of women, the relations between women and their homes, and the public realm, as well as relationships between women. She also focuses on the image of Muslim women in Europe, racism and what it means to be a migrant today. Her works include painting, collage, video, performance, photography and found objects. The places where Güreş develops her projects, the personal interaction with the local people and their multifaceted cultures, are always essential to her work.

About The Atlantic Project

“After the Future” is a pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art, taking place in public contexts and outdoor locations across Plymouth. As well as trialling an internationally significant event that will raise the critical profile of visual arts in Plymouth and the region, The Atlantic Project aims to be a highly engaging experience for a wide range of audiences that is relevant and distinctive to the locality.