Contemporary Istanbul in its 17th edition, in partnership with Akbank, will be held between September 17-22, 2022. This year the fair will welcome visitors to Tersane Istanbul, a new venue located in the historical Ottoman-era shipyards on the picturesque shores of the Golden Horn. Sixty-five leading galleries and art initiatives from 22 countries will showcase 1,476 artworks by 558 artists. A strong line-up of galleries from Europe and the Middle East is joined by top galleries from North America, Africa, and Asia.
Fourteen galleries are participating for the first time: 193 GALLERY, Paris; ANCA POTERASU GALLERY, Rome; Bucharest; COLLECT GALLERY, Sofia, Istanbul; DEDICACE GALLERY, Tbilisi; FIRETTI CONTEMPORARY, Dubai; HESTIA, Belgrade; HOFA GALLERY, London, Los Angeles, Mykonos; IRAM ART, Ahmedabad; MUSE CONTEMPORARY ART, Istanbul; MUCCIACCIA CONTEMPORARY, Rome; OBLONG CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Dubai, Forte Dei Marmi; PRIME CUT CULTURE, Bratislava; ROYA KHADJAVI PROJECTS, New York; WADSTRÖM TÖNNHEIM GALLERY, Marbella; Kvareli Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi.
Highlighting the vibrant cultural scene of Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul will also feature a number of contemporary art initiatives rising in different regions of the country, including: ARE PROJECTS, Antalya; BAKSI MUSEUM, Bayburt; IMALAT-HANE, Bursa; LOADING, Diyarbakir; NOKS ART SPACE, Istanbul; OMM, Eskişehir; VIABLE, Istanbul; VIDEO-IST, Balikesir. KVARELI FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART from Tbilisi, Georgia will also be present at the fair.
The 2022 edition of Contemporary Istanbul is joined by: 193 GALLERY, Paris; AB GALLERY, Seoul; AMBIDEXTER, Istanbul; ANCA POTERASU GALLERY, Bucharest; ANNA LAUDEL, Dusseldorf, Istanbul; ART AGENCY, Sofia; ART ON ISTANBUL, Istanbul; BAVAN GALLERY, Tehran; BERMAN CONTEMPORARY, Johannesburg; BOZLU ART PROJECT, Istanbul; BURO SARIGEDIK, Istanbul; C24, New York; C.A.M.
GALERI, Istanbul; GALLERY SCHMIDT, Zurich; COLLECT GALLERY, Sofia, Istanbul; DEDICACE GALLERY, Tbilisi; DIRIMART, Istanbul; FIRETTI CONTEMPORARY, Dubai; FREMIN, New York; GALERI 77, Istanbul; GALERI NEV ISTANBUL, Istanbul; GALERI SIYAH BEYAZ, Ankara; GALERIE DIX9, Paris; GALERIA JOAN GASPAR, Barcelona; GALERIST, Istanbul; GALLERY TABLEAU, Seoul; HESTIA, Belgrade; HOFA GALLERY, London, Los Angeles, Mykonos; IRAM ART, Ahmedabad; IRANSHAHR GALLERY, Tehran; JD MALAT GALLERY, London; LEILA HELLER GALLERY, Dubai, New York; MARIANA CUSTODIO GALLERY, Lisbon; MARK HACHEM, Paris, Beirut; MARTCH ART PROJECT, Istanbul; MOHSEN GALLERY, Tehran; MUCCIACCIA CONTEMPORARY, Rome;
MUSE CONTEMPORARY ART, Istanbul; NAVAHI PROJECTS, Tehran; OBLONG CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Dubai, Forte Dei Marmi; OKTEM AYKUT, Istanbul; OPERA GALLERY, Dubai; PG ART GALLERY, Istanbul; PI ARTWORKS, Istanbul, London; PILOT, Istanbul; PIRAMID SANAT, Istanbul; PRIME CUT CULTURE, Bratislava; RED ART ISTANBUL, Istanbul; ROYA KHADJAVI PROJECTS, New York; SANATORIUM, Istanbul; SEVIL DOLMACI ART GALLERY, Istanbul; SUMMART, Istanbul; VILLA DEL ARTE, Barcelona; VISION ART PLATFORM, Istanbul; WADSTRÖM TÖNNHEIM GALLERY, Marbella, Malmö; ZILBERMAN, Istanbul, Berlin.
Tersane Istanbul, the venue of the 17th Contemporary Istanbul, is a spectacular architectural landmark and a historical gem located on the Golden Horn. Used by the Ottomans as imperial shipyards, the site dates back to the 15th century. The historical buildings of Tersane have been recently renovated by the award-winning firm Tabanlioglu Architects.
The Yard exhibition, which will be held in the outer courtyard of Tersane as part of Contemporary Istanbul, will feature 24 site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Anke Eilergerhard, Ardan Ozmenoglu, Ayla Turan, Ayse Erkmen, Bedri Baykam, Bosco Sodi, Can Yildirim, Canan Tolon, Erdil Yasaroglu, Ergin Cavusoglu, Guvenc Ozel, Halil Altindere, Helidon Xhixha, Isaac Chong Wai, Ingravi Desa, Kemal Tufan, Luis Cera, Martin Creed, Osman Dinc, Renée Levi, Sergen Sehitoglu, Stefano Bombardieri, Stijn Ank, Vuslat.
During the fair, Contemporary Istanbul partner BMW will present a special edition of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe created by Jeff Koons. THE 8 X JEFF KOONS is the embodiment of precision, refinement, and craftsmanship, with a multi-layer paint taking 285 hours to apply onto each car. The expressive and striking design combines eleven different exterior colors ranging from blue to silver as well as from yellow to black.
As part of the CI Dialogues series, the Contemporary Istanbul Foundation will organize a panel discussion “Testing the Elasticity of the Art Space” during the fair. Moderated by curator Marc Olivier Wahler, the speakers will discuss the art spaces of today and tomorrow.
This summer Contemporary Istanbul Foundation (CIF) is running an artist-in-residence program. The residency focuses on the topic of up-cycling and the artists are working with scrap metal materials. The works produced by the artists will be exhibited at a special exhibition at Contemporary Istanbul and will continue to be exhibited in different venues both abroad and in Turkey.