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Dec 2, 2016

Kamiar Maleki appointed as the Fair Director for Contemporary Istanbul 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 (b.1978) 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... read more
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Nov 2, 2016

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opens this week, new dates announced for 12th edition in September 2017 to coincide with Istanbul Biennial

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opens this week (3 - 6 November 2016) bringing 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 recent decades. With a distinct character as a place to discover and rediscover significant... read more
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Nov 7, 2016

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition a success as collectors show solidarity with the fair

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) ended on 6th November, having seen strong support from philanthropists, collectors 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... read more
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Oct 10, 2016

Contemporary Istanbul Announces Participating Galleries

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (3 - 6 November 2016) 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 recent decades. With a distinct character as a place to discover and rediscover significant artists,... read more
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Aug 10, 2016

Contemporary Istanbul, 11th edition, 3 - 6 November 2016

After being encouraged by its exhibitors, collectors and curators, Contemporary Istanbul, the region’s leading art fair’s 11th edition is still planned to take place from 3 - 6 November 2016 with a Preview Day on 2 November. Continuing on its past critical acclaim, the fair showcases art from the region alongside works from around the... read more
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Jun 21, 2016

CI as The Most Expanding Art Fair in MOMART's International Fair Report

Contemporary Istanbul is delighted to be featured in the annual The Art Newspaper International Fair Report 2016 supported by MOMART after being selected by the editorial team as one of the top 40 art fairs around the world. Contemporary Istanbul is cited as the top expanding fair with the greatest increase in exhibitor numbers from... read more
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Jun 15, 2016

Collectors' Stories Features the Best of More Than 60 Collections in Turkey

Bringing together the best contemporary art works from Turkey and across the globe, Turkey’s premier international art fair Contemporary Istanbul, welcomes its 11th edition with an exciting project titled Collectors’ Stories. Collectors' Stories is an exceptional exhibition that will showcase 120 artworks personally selected by 60 collectors from their own private collections. An innovative collaboration produced for the... read more
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May 18, 2016

CI Continues Its Success with New Projects for Its 11th Edition

Turkey’s leading international art fair Contemporary Istanbul brings both local and international focus to the dynamic art scene in Turkey's vibrant metropolis every year. At the press conference, held on May 17 at The Sofa Hotel, CI confirmed its programming and the consolidative power of the 11th edition of the fair. CI Chairman & Founder... read more
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May 10, 2016

CI hosts reception in Rome to celebrate fair’s 11th anniversary

On April 27, Contemporary Istanbul hosted a dinner reception at Palazza Gamberini that brought together several important figures from the international art scene. Participated by Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Italy, Aydın Adnan Sezgin, Contemporary Istanbul Chairman Ali Güreli and CI Executive Committee Member Hasan Bülent Kahraman, the event welcomed collectors, art professionals and... read more
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Apr 12, 2016

CI Brings Together Prominent Figures from the Contemporary Art Scene in Zurich

On April 7, Contemporary Istanbul hosted a dinner reception at the Zurich residence of Collectorspace Founder and Director Haro Cümbüşyan and Bilge Cümbüşyan which brought together collectors, art professionals and gallery owners from Switzerland and across Europe. The dinner reception during which CI Founder and Chairman Ali Güreli announced that CI will enhance its international communication through... read more
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Apr 27, 2016

CI Selection Committee in Brussels to Review Galleries for the 11th Edition of Fair

Bringing together reputable professionals and opinion leaders of the art world, Contemporary Istanbul Selection Committee gathered on April 21 in Brussels to review an extensive list of galleries from a wide geographical spectrum for the 11th edition of the art fair. Nicholas Baker (Programme Director, Simon Lee Gallery); Andrea Bellini (Director, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève); Haldun Dostoğlu... read more
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