Nilbar Güreş was born in 1977 in İstanbul. She holds a BA degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University, İstanbul and an MA degree in Painting & Graphics from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Some of the major exhibitions Güreş participated in are; “What is Waiting Out There”, 6th Berlin Biennial, Berlin (2010); “Where Do We Go From Here?”, Secession Vienna, Vienna (2010), “What Keeps Human Kind Alive”, 11th International İstanbul Biennial, İstanbul (2009) and the travelling exhibition titled “Tactics of Invisibility”, which was previously exhibited at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2010) and at Tanas, Berlin (2010-2011) and at Arter, İstanbul (2011). She previously had three solo exhibitions; Nilbar Güreş at Rampa (2011), “Nilbar Güreş: Window Commission 2010″, Rivington Place, London (2010) and “Unknown Sports; Indoor Exercises”, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2009), “Self-Defloration”, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2011).
Nilbar Güreş lives and works in New York, USA.