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Aysha Nagieva uses distinct memories from her childhood featuring the Nevalyashka doll and utilises them as the perfect surrogate for self-portraiture. Nagieva paints the dolls repeatedly in order to manifest her own memories and recollections of the past. By showcasing them in oil paint or watercolours, she creates time capsules that are external from her. The resultant works are memory beings, which hold her own expressions, yet also showcase a period in time.

Whilst the toys Nagieva paints are made solely of plastic, she hopes to showcase the vulnerability of the material to dent, scratch and deflate, in order to reflect the imperfect and nostalgic nature of memories.



BA (Hons) Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School (First Class)


Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, City & Guilds of London Art School

Solo Exhibitions 

June 2023

'Major Arcana', Ojiri Gallery, London

May 2022

'A Birthday Party', Four You Gallery, Online

Group Exhibitions/Fairs 

'Brand New Second Hand', Ojiri Gallery, London, UK

Oct 2023

CAN Art Fair, Ibiza, Spain

July 2023

'Spectrum', Better Go South, Stuttgart, Germany

Nov 2022

'Angels With Dirty Faces', Ojiri Gallery, London, UK

Oct 2022

'Go Figure!', Daniel Raphael Gallery, London, UK

July 2022

July 2022

'Initiation', Popi Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Dec 2021

'In the Eye of the Beholder', Four You Gallery, Online

Oct 2021

 'Witching Hour', Electrowerkz, London, UK

Aug 2021

City & Guilds of London Art School Degree Show, London, UK

Jun 2019

Year 1 & 2 Interim Show, Art Hill Gallery, London, UK

May 2018

City & Guilds of London Art School Foundation Show, London, UK



Shortlisted for the ACS Studio Prize




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