Born in 1977 in Muş, Eastern Turkey, Güler Ates lives and works in the UK. She graduated in 2008 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Fine Art. She is currently Digital Print Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools.

Ates has undertaken solo exhibitions at the Museum of Oriental Art, Turin in 2019/20; at Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam in 2017; at the Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam and Salvation Army International HQ, London in 2016; at the House of St Barnabas and Art First, London and Spazio Nea, Naples in 2015; at Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, Warmond Castle, Amsterdam (with Marian Cramer Projects), Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro and Kubikgallery, Porto in 2014; at Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Arts’ Café Gallery, London in 2013; at The Loft, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Art First, London, and Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam in 2012; at Great Fosters, Egham, UK in 2011; and at Leighton House Museum, London and Gallery Point-1, Okinawa, Japan in 2010.

Ates’ work has been included in the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition over several years. She has participated in numerous groups exhibitions including Absent Authors at APT Gallery, London in 2021; Migrations: masterworks from the Ben Uri Collection at the Museum of Gloucester in 2019-20; Unexpected: Continuing Narratives of Identity and Migration at Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, London in 2016; Journey at the Jewish Museum, London in 2015; Some Schools are Cages and Some Schools are Wings at Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro in 2014; 2Q13: Women Collectors, Women Artists at Lloyds Club, London in 2013 and the 3rd International Canakkale Biennial, Turkey in 2012.

Ates has completed residencies at ArtSite Fest, Turin in 2018; Eton College, Windsor in 2015; Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro in 2013-14; Art Suites, Bodrum, Turkey in 2014; Space 118 and The Loft at the Lower Parel, Mumbai and Rajasthan in 2012 and 2009 and Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris in 2007.

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Güler Ates

B. 1977 – Mus – Turkey

2006-08 Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art; Printmaking, London
2001-04 Wimbledon School of Art, BA {HONS} degree in Fine Art; Painting, London
2000-01 Lewisham College, BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design, London
1996-98 Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, Istanbul

Solo Exhibitions
Shoreless, The Museum of Oriental Art (MAO), Turin 2020
6th Station of Troubled Waters, Art Stations of the Cross, Amsterdam 2019
Fragments, Eton College, Windsor, 2018
Unfold, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, 2017
Unseen Photo Festival, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2016
Sea of Colour,
Salvation Army International HQ, London
Unseen Memories, House of St Barnabas, London, 2015
Fantasma Nel Silenzio, Spazio Nea, Napoli, Italy
Stilled, Art First Gallery, London
Dwelling; Rio de Janeiro, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2014
Sound and Silence, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
Open Studio, Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro
Whispers of Colour, Kubikgallery, Porto, Portugal
Zenana, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, 2013
Books of Dust, Café Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Trace of the Traceless, The LOFT at Lower Parel, Mumbai, 2012
, Art First Gallery, London
Unveiling the Veil, Marian Cramer Project, Amsterdam