Nergis Abıyeva is an art historian, art critic, and researcher based in İstanbul.
She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Art History department in 2014 with the thesis,The Tracks of Dadaism on Surrealism on the honor roll. During her undergraduate studies, she studied at the Brera Academy. She graduated from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s MA Program in Western and Contemporary Art with the master thesis, The Art and Life of Tiraje Dikmen.
She won a Research Grant from SALT (İstanbul) with her research Tiraje Dikmen’s life and art in the context of Turkish artists who went to Paris in the 1950s. Abıyeva worked at Maçka Sanat Galerisi between 2015 and 2017 as an archivist for the 40th Year Projects and contributed to the organization of the archive exhibitions. She is the assistant editor of MSG’s 40th Year Book Görünmeyene Bakmak. Between 2017 and 2019, she worked at a private collection based out of Istanbul.
She has been working as a researcher at Arter since April 2019. Her articles have been published in periodicals including Sanat Dünyamız, Varlık, PRŌTOCOLLUM, Genç Sanat Dergisi, Istanbul Art News, Birikim.
She is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) since 2017 and has been facilitating seminar programs and independent courses on modern and contemporary art.