Nermin Saybaşılı


Nermin Saybaşılı is a Professor in the Department of Art History at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. Saybaşılı received her doctorate in visual culture from Goldsmiths College, University of London. As a Fulbright visiting scholar, she conducted research at the School of Arts, Columbia University. Her research interests include contemporary visual culture in Turkey; contemporary art practices and critical theory with a particular emphasis on “visibilities” and “invisibilities”; sound culture and sound art; mobility and counter-geographies; urban space and migration in the networked culture. Her articles have been publishing nationally and internationally in journals and books, in catalogs and magazines. Saybaşılı is the author of three books in Turkish: Borders and Ghosts: Migratory Hauntings in Visual Culture (Metis, 2011), Art on Site: Ethnographic Knowledge in Visual Culture Studies (Metis, 2017), and Magnet-Sound: Resonance and the Politics of Art (Metis, 2020).