Nilbar Güres awarded Otto Mauer Preis 2014
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Nilbar Güreş received the 2014 Otto Mauer Prize of 11.000 Euros, one of the most prestigious awards in the arts in Austria. The prize was presented to the artist on 9 December 2014 at a reception at the Erzbischöflicher Palais, Vienna.
The Jury was impressed by the confident work of the artist and pointed out her different cultural backgrounds as an advantage. They stated „Güreş has a strong personality and connects cultures through her work, encourages discourse and initiates communication processes.“
Nilbar Güres was born in 1977 in Istanbul and lives and works in Vienna and Istanbul. Her works include collages, videos, performances, photographs and objects. An exhibition with works by the artist will be on display at JesuitenFoyer in Vienna from 14 December until 1 February.