Nancy Atakan, (b. 1946, USA) lives and works in Istanbul.

-1995, PhD, History of Art, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey

-1982, MA, Educational Psychology, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

-1968, BA, Fine Arts and History of Art, Mary Washington College, Virginia, USA


Selected solo exhibitions; Remembering the Future, London Collective on Vortic Collect (2020); It still is as it always was, with Kalliopi Lemos, Pi Artworks London, UK (2020); Translation in Motion (with Maria Anderssonn), Riksidrottsmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden (2020);  Forward, March!, with Maria Andersson, Salt Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); Under the Radar: 5533, with Volkan Aslan, ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA (2018); Making a Shift, (with Maria Andersson), Nordic Art Association, NFK, Stockholm, Sweden (2017); A Community of Lines, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Sporting Chances, Pi Artworks London, UK (2016); Incomprehensible World, IKSV - Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation, Hamlet Theatre Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2013); How Do We Know We Are Not Impostors?, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2011); From Here 1970-2011, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Holding On, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey (2009); I Believe/I Don't Believe, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2009).


Selected group exhibitions; Weave Braid Attach, Textile Pioneers and Contemporary Expressions, Vasteras Konstmuseum (Vasteras Art Museum), Vasteras, Sweden (2019);

Marking a Shift, with Maria Andersson, Galleri Box, Göteborg, Germany (2019); 

Arcadia Mundi, Macroasilo, Rome, Italy (2019); Shores, Open Club, Moscow, Russia (2019);Kek sever misiniz?, K.E.K, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); At the Borderline of Vitality, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); Before the Past - After the Future, 6th Canakkale Biennial, Turkey; The Compiler Screenings ‘Our Stories’, curated by Susann Wintsch and Chantal Molleur, presented by White Frame, Stadtkino, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Even My Mum Can Make A Book, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017); Whose Art History?, Uniq Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); You and I, 5533 Artist Run Initiative, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); A Room of Our Own, Ark Kultur Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Small Faces, Large Sizes, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); Stay with Me, Wesenburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany (2015); 40 Videos from 40 Years of Video Art in Turkey, 25th Ankara International Film Festival, Goethe Institute, Turkey (2014); Me, Myself and I, Me as a Dilemma, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey (2013); Dream and Reality - Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey, Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Under My Feet I Want the World Not Heaven, Istanbul Next Wave, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany (2009-2010).