Preview day: 13th September 2017

Exhibition dates: 14th – 17th September 2017

A week to go before the opening of the the 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul, 14-17th September 2017. It has been a busy year with the revisiting of the fair’s design by award-winning Tabanlıoğlu Architects and the hosting over 70 galleries of which more than 20 have recently joined.

The fair spreads over the 13,600m2 of the Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Centre and for the first time this year, expands outdoors with Istanbul’s first ever contemporary sculpture garden entitled The Fifth Element, at the Sanatçılar Park adjacent to the fair, curated by Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman.

Participating artists at sculpture park include: Erdağ Aksel, Fabian Marcaccio, Genco Gülan, Günnür Özsoy, Jan Fabre, Jannis Kounellis, Johan Tahon, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Osman Dinç, Tony Cragg and Yaşam Şaşmazer.


Contemporary Istanbul brings together new participating galleries

Anna Laudel, Istanbul

AB-ANBAR, Tehran

Andakulova Gallery, Dubai

AUREUS Contemporary, Wakefield


Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin

Galerie Dix 9, Paris


Flowers Gallery, London, New York

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana

Gallery 1957, Accra

Heavenly Made Art Gallery, Izmir

Inda Galéria, Budapest

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

Leila Heller, Dubai, New York

Magic Beans, Berlin

Maximillian William, London

N2 Galería, Barcelona

Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Los Angeles

Parasite, Tel Aviv

Plan B, Cluj-Nopaco

Shirin Gallery, Tehran, New York

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town

Sophia Contemporary, London

Triangle Gallery, Tel Aviv

Victoria Miro, London

Vigo Gallery, London.

And returning galleries:

ALAN Istanbul, Istanbul

55 Bellechasse, Paris

AB Gallery, Seoul

ACAF, Shanghai

Aria Art Gallery, Florence

Art On, Istanbul

Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul

C.A.M. Galeri, Istanbul

C24 Gallery, New York

Cep Gallery, Istanbul

Dastan’s Basement, Tehran

Dirimart, Istanbul

Gaia Gallery, Istanbul

Galeri 77, Istanbul

Galeri Baraz, Istanbul

Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul

Galeri Miz, Istanbul

Galeri Nev, Istanbul

Galeria Joan Gaspar, Barcelona

Galerist, Istanbul

Gama Gallery, Istanbul

Galeri Baraz, Istanbul

Gazelli Art House, London, Baku

Isabel Croxatto, Santiago

Karavil Contemporary, London

Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul


Liquid Art System, Capri, Istanbul

Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris

Marlborough Gallery, New York

MERKUR Gallery, Istanbul

Mixer, Istanbul

Olcay Art, Istanbul

Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul

PG ART Gallery, Istanbul

Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London

Piramid Sanat, Istanbul

Project Art Beat, Tbilisi

Red Art, Istanbul


Siyah Beyaz, Ankara

Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona

Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona

X-İst, Istanbul

Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul-Berlin