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Asya International Movers Has Become the New Solution Partner of Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul is proud to announce a new Solution Partner, Asya International Movers in its 12th edition.  Established in 1963, Asya International Movers aims to bring a professional and innovative approach to the international art moving & storage industry in Turkey and abroad. read more +

Contemporary Istanbul Attended the Israel Museum’s 2017 International Council

Between June 3 – 7, CI attended the Israel Museum’s 2017 International Council.  CI Founder and Chairman Ali Güreli, Vice Chairperson Rabia Güreli and Executive Committee Member Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman were the only art professionals invited from Turkey. This year’s Council, on the theme of Art and Artists in our Time, focused on contemporary creative culture in Israel and ... read more +

Contemporary Istanbul Announces Preliminary List of Galleries 2017

Contemporary Istanbul (CI), the leading international art fair in the region, is pleased to announce the preliminary exhibitors list for the upcoming 12th edition of the fair. CI brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in re... read more +

Contemporary Istanbul and Aralık Association Laying the Foundations of a Primary School Project in Kilis

Contemporary Istanbul and Aralık Association collaborated in 2016 on a primary school project in Kilis designed to deminish the difficulties war and migration impose on children. The project contributes to regional efforts on education. An exhibition, held 12-13 May 2016 at the Sofa Hotel,generated funds for the project. All the proceeds of sales of works at the exhibition went... read more +

Dinner Reception Hosted by the Maleki Family in London to Celebrate Contemporary Istanbul’s 12th Anniversary

On May 25, 240 guests gathered at the home of Fatima and Eskandar Maleki in Mayfair to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Contemporary Istanbul. Fatima and Eskander Maleki, well respected art collectors and art philanthropists, with their son Kamiar Maleki, who also shares their passion for art and has himself years of experience in the contemporary art world, celebrated the app... read more +

CI Hosted Reception in New York to Celebrate Fair's 12th Anniversary

On May 2, Contemporary Istanbul and Leila Heller Gallery co-hosted the dinner reception in honor of the 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) with kind support of H.E. Mr. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Ambassador of Turkey to the United Nations and Herrick Feinstein. The event, organized by Contemporary Istanbul, welcomed collectors, art professionals and journalists to celebrate t... read more +

CI Hosted Reception in Delhi to Celebrate Fair’s 12th Anniversary

On April 21, Contemporary Istanbul hosted a cocktail reception at the residence of Ambassador of Turkey in Delhi, HE Şakir Torunlar with initiative of Abhishek Basu, CI Ambassador for Delhi and brought together several key figures from the international art scene. The event welcomed collectors, art professionals and press members to celebrate the occasion of the 12th edition of... read more +

Contemporary Istanbul’s Exciting Collaboration with Tabanlıoğlu Architects

We are proud to announce our exciting collaboration with Tabanlıoğlu Architects in the 12thContemporary Istanbul and the future editions. This year, the art fair aims to have a strong architectural message and Tabanlıoğlu’s design will have an impact on both interior and exterior design of the fair. In addition, the VIP Lounge by Tabanlıoğlu Architects will be hosting both loca... read more +


Applications for Contemporary Istanbul 2017 are open. Each year, Contemporary Istanbul makes Istanbul the international center of contemporary art. The fair will take place between 14-17 September and once again bring together leading local and interntional  galleries with art-lovers. Applications are open for Contemporary Istanbul 2017, the leading contemporary art platform of... read more +

CI Chairman Ali Güreli Awarded with the Inaugural Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award by TÜRSAK

On December 15th, CI Founder & Chairman Ali Güreli was awarded by the 19th Rendezvous Istanbul International Film Festival with the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts & Culture Award given for the first time in the festival’s history. Organized by TURSAK Foundation with the supports of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival's opening ceremony took place at the ... read more +
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