In 2013 Nazlı conducted research on the Polish art scene and its history as a curator-in-residence at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw in July 2013. Result of this on-site research was Excuse My Dust, a two-day public program which took place in October 2014 at the same institution, problematizing the matter of "display" in contemporary art's current interest in history. Presentations by curators and directors Daniel Muzyczuk/Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Marika Kuźmicz/Arton Foundation, Małgorzata Ludwisiak/CCA Ujazdowski Castle, and artists Anna Molska, Karol Radziszewski, Janek Simon and Aslı Çavuşoğlu revealed the participants' diverse approaches presenting archival material as part of their own work.
Also in 2013 Nazlı took part in two of Independent Curators International's curatorial intensive programs 'From Official History to Underrepresented Narratives' at CCA Derry-Londonderry, and 'Curatorial Seminar in Istanbul' - the latter one organized in collaboration with SAHA. Part of these two curatorial research programs she presented her research papers "Invisible Histories" and "The Invention of a Hybrid Exhibition Form in Turkey" respectively at CCA Derry-Londonderry and SALT Galata.
In 2008-2009 she worked as Assistant Curator of the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale. She collaborated on a project basis with various institions including among others Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna Fair, LOOP Video Art Festival, and Stroom Den Haag. Between 2007-2013 she was a founding member and editor of the publishing collective IMpress, and for 3 consecutive periods between November 2011-November 2014 she acted as the Vice President of the AICA Turkey. During that period she co-curated the AICA Turkey symposia 'Contemporary Art in Turkey from 1980's To Present: Testimonies and Shared Experiences' at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul.
She guest-edited the Spring 2016 edition of ArteEast Quarterly, titled Nature is Our Body, with contributions by Nil Yalter, Ruanne Abou Rahme & Basel Abbas, Carmen Bouyer & Ayça İnce and Aslı Seven. Her writings appear in Frieze, Flash Art International, Camera Austria, The Exhibitionist and Art Asia Pacific. She is the author of 'Sarkis and When Attitudes Become Form', the book of an oral history project published by SALT Istanbul (2013), and the editor of the first major monograph on İnci Eviner (Revolver & Gallery Nev, 2011).