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 in emerging artists. Fostering numerous young artists’ careers from an early stage, he has established himself as a trusted expert in the field. Maleki was educated in Europe and USA. He is a founding member of the ICA’s Young Patrons and is a Young Patron to Parasol Unit Foundation and Tate. His inaugural exhibition as a curator was the critically acclaimed group show, Hashtag Abstract (2015) followed by Primary Colours (2016), the first UK solo exhibition of works by Richard Höglund, both at Ronchini Gallery. His latest project was Desert Octave (2016), also a solo exhibition of Richard Höglund in Dubai at Custot Gallery Dubai.

The 12th edition will host a preview day on the 12th September 2017 and will open to the public on 13th and run until 17th September.

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