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Name Güler Ates (1977-)

Born Turkey

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Born in 1977 in Eastern Turkey, Güler Ates has been living and working in London for the past 17 years. She graduated in 2008 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Printmaking. Currently, she is Digital Print Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools. Her work can be found in the print collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy of Art and the MAR in Rio de Janeiro. Ates’ work has been exhibited at the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy for the last several years as well as in solo exhibitions in Naples, Italy (May 2015), London (February 2015 at Art First and December 2014 at Marcelle Joseph Projects), Amsterdam (September 2014 at Warmond Castle with Marian Cramer Projects) and Rio de Janeiro (April 2014). Ates has completed residencies at Eton College (2015) and in Rio de Janeiro (2013-2014), Istanbul (2014) and India (2012 and 2009).

Object Details

Date 2014

Object type photograph

Medium Photograph

Materials and techniques Photograph (medium) photography (technique)

Unframed 105 x 73 cm

Acquisition Presented by the artist 2017

Accession number 2017-07

Display status not on display

In this performance, set in Lapa, Rio – a neighbourhood famed for its architectural monuments and Bohemian culture – a veiled figure crosses the foreground pulling a house behind her. Ates’ practice explores concepts of displacement, particularly the notion that we carry our ‘mental home … wherever we go’.

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