Contemporary Istanbul announces 2022 galleries
September 1, 2022
Contemporary Istanbul’s 17th edition will be between September 17-22, 2022. The main partner of Contemporary Istanbul is Akbank.
This year the fair is at a new venue, Tersane Istanbul, located in the historical Ottoman-era shipyards on the picturesque shores of the Golden Horn, and recently renovated by the award-winning firm Tabanlioglu Architects. Sixty-five leading galleries and art initiatives from 22 countries will showcase 1,476 artworks by 558 artists. Galleries from Europe and the Middle East are joined by top galleries from North America, Africa, and Asia. Fourteen galleries are participating for the first time: 193 GALLERY, Paris; ANCA POTERASU GALLERY, Bucharest; COLLECT GALLERY, Sofia, Istanbul; 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, Malmo.
Highlighting the vibrant cultural scene of Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul also features contemporary art initiatives in different regions of the country, including: ARE PROJECTS, Antalya; BAKSI MUSEUM, Bayburt; EKAV, Istanbul; IMALAT-HANE, Bursa; LOADING, Diyarbakir; NOKS ART SPACE, Istanbul; OMM, Eskişehir; VIABLE, Istanbul; VIDEOIST,Düzce, Istanbul. KVARELI FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART from Tbilisi, Georgia will also be present at the fair.
The full list of exhibiting galleries is: 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; DIFOART, Istanbul; 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; MIXER, 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.
The Yard exhibition in the outer courtyard of Tersane, features 28 site-specific installations and sculptures by artists including Anke Eilergerhard, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Ayla Turan, Bedri Baykam, Bilal Hakan Karakaya, Can Yıldırım, Canan Tolon, Erdil Yaşaroğlu, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Günnur Özsoy, Güvenç Özel, Halil Altındere, Isaac Chong Wai, Ingravi Desa, Irfan Önürmen, Itamar Gov, Kemal Tufan, Luis Cera, Martian Tabakov, Mehmet Ali Uysal, Osman Dinç, Renée Levi, Sergen Şehitoğlu, Stefano Bombardieri, Uğur Cinel, Vuslat.
During the fair, BMW will present a special edition of the 8 Series Gran Coupe. Created by Jeff Koons, the 8 X JEFF KOONS includes multi-layer paint which takes 285 hours to apply to each car.
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.