Artist Güler Ates was born in Muş, Eastern Turkey in 1977 and comes from a Zaza ethnicity; her first language is Zazaca/Zazaki, forbidden in Turkish schools and now listed as an endangered language by UNESCO. She immigrated to Britain around 1999, graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2008 with an MA in Printmaking, and was subsequently appointed Digital Print Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools. Her multidisciplinary work encompasses video, photography, printmaking, and performance through which she explores the experience of identity, diaspora and cultural displacement. She has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Oriental Art in Turin and at Eton College and has participated in many group exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Güler Ates lives and works in London and Reading. She is currently organising art workshops with participants from Reading refugee centre. Her work can be found in print collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy of Art and the MAR in Rio de Janeiro.