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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 +

CI Taking Part in Miami Art Week with "Istanbul Meets Miami"

Having brought together 70 galleries from 20 countries and over 1,500 artworks by 520 artists in its 11th year, Contemporary Istanbul has started its preparations for its next edition with an exclusive event in Miami during Miami Art Week which showcased 24 art fairs and over 5000 galleries with an international contingent of modern, contemporary, and emerging artists. On Nove... read more +

Kamiar Maleki appointed as the Fair Director for CI 2017

Contemporary Istanbul is pleased to announce that Kamiar Maleki has been appointed as the Fair Director starting work on the 12th edition of CI in 2017. Kamiar Maleki  is a London based collector and curator. With 15 years of experience in the contemporary art world in collecting and patronage, Maleki has developed a significant interest in emerging artists. Fostering numerous ... read more +
The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul ended on November 6th with great success. Continuing on its past critical acclaim, the fair showcased art from the region alongside works from around the world, lending the fair its distinct character as a place to discover and rediscover artists. Presented for the first time at the fair was Collectors’ Stories, an exhibition of artwor... read more +

The 11th Edition of CI Concluded with More Than 90,000 Visitors

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) ended on 6th November, having seen strong support from galleries and the public, strengthening the fair’s vision of solidarity at this time. Bringing together 70 galleries from 20 countries exhibiting over 1,500 artworks by 520 artists, the fair attracted a record number of 90,000 visitors with 62% of exhibited artworks sold. CI A... read more +

Collectors' Stories Attracted Immensive Attention from the Public

Presented for the first time at the fair is Collectors’ Stories, an exhibition of artworks personally selected by 60 collectors from their private collections. Collectors’ Stories provides insight into collecting in Turkey through exhibiting highlights from private collections across the country. The exhibition aims to facilitate an understanding into the dynamics of contempor... read more +
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