Contemporary Istanbul is the leading annual art fair in Turkey, situated at the meeting point of Europe and Asia in one of the great cities of the world. Contemporary Istanbul takes place each September and offers a platform for the city’s thriving art scene, growing art market and collector base, as well as an access point to the best contemporary art from the wider region.

CI is also conducting activities throughout the year to develop contemporary art and culture and to increase awareness in the field and to promote them both inside and outside Turkey as well as to strengthen relations in the region by organizing international events and programmes.

CI’s 14th edition took place between 12 – 15 September 2019, with the VIP Preview on 11 September, bringing together once again leading contemporary art galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey and around the world. The 14th edition of Contemporary Istanbul has been visited by a total number of 74,000 people including its 5th day.



Wednesday, September 23
Invitation Only


Thursday, September 24
Friday, September 25
Saturday, September 26
Sunday, September 27


Istanbul Congress Center
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center