Art news from ‘Turkey’

artSumer, Istanbul: First Viewing

'first viewing' Burak Ata, Sabo, Burak Dak 04 Jun – 13 Jul 2013 sabo, monday, 2013, 200×175 cm (diptych), oil on canvas The story of art production—of hundreds of years—is a concept that needs to be dealt with both as a source of inspiration and as a way of forming a unique language. The works […]

CDA Projects, Istanbul: YOUNG FRESH DIFFERENT – 4

YOUNG FRESH DIFFERENT – 4 21/06/2013 – 27/07/2013 Can Akgümüş, Cem Aktaş, Güler Aşık, Simone Bailey, Zoé Baraton, Tuğba Çeliktir, Buğra Erol, Şeyda Ünal & Fatma Hasbolat, Beril Gür, Şafak Gürboğa, Gizem Karakaş, Ayşe Kurşuncu, H. Çağlar Kırtı, Aslie Mk, Sarp Kerem Yavuz, Seda Yıldız Zoé Baraton, GYF2013_08, "Print on Dibond Panel, 220x100cm The 4th […]

CAM Gallery, Istanbul: Start ‘art within reach’

" Start 'art within reach' " Yusuf Aygeç, Neslihan Başer, Mahmut Celayir, Yasemin K. Demirel, Murat Durusoy, Necmi Gürseler, Betül Güney, Nihal Martlı, Soner Ön, Henny Van Leeuwen, Olgu Ülkenciler, Tuba Yalçınkaya June 6th – July 9th 2013 Tuba Yalçinkaya, Mask Series, 2013 mix. tech. on paper, 45×32 cm The new exhibition Start! ‘Art within […]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: 00:00

Burcu Aksoy 00:00 11 June – 13 July 2013 Openning: June 11th, 18:30  

Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul: SHIRIN NESHAT

SHIRIN NESHAT 10 May 2013 – 15 June 2013 Curated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel OPENING 10 May 2013 2012 – Bahram (Villians), from The Book of Kings series251,5 x 125,7 cm

Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul: BLACK BOX

Black Box Gülin Hayat Topdemir 04/05/2013 – 15/06/2013 Gülin Hayat Topdemir, "Intruder", Oil on Canvas, 130×190 cm Gülin Hayat Topdemir is to present her latest work in her new exhibition "Kara Kutu" (Black Box) at Galeri Zilberman between May 4th and June 15th. After a three-year hiatus, the artist turns the focus on herself in […]


KENDELL GEERS                                              ‘STEALING FIRE FROM HEAVEN’ JUNE 4 – JULY 6, 2013 OPENING: JUNE 4, 19.00 – 21.00   “Nothing is worse than what we can imagine” “Where civilization entailed the corruption of barbarian virtues and the creation of

C.A.M Galeri, Istanbul: Sacred

Emir Uras Kutsal / Sacred 02.05 – 02.06.2013 C.A.M Gallery / Akaretler "This body of work explores forms that touch, trigger and allow us to confront a sacred area within ourselves. Every form, with its own integrity and expression, celebrates 'Sacredness' and stands

X-ist Gallery, Istanbul: Alliance

Ansen Alliance 09 May – 15 Jun 2013 Missing Link, Digital monoprint, 101 x 245 cm, 2013 “Alliance”, the 6th solo exhibition of Ansen who is one of the most prominent young artsists of the contemporary Turkish art, is opening at x-ist on May, 9th.  In his works, which have been influential both domestically and […]

Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul: Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Nancy ATAKAN 2013-04-25 _ 2013-06-22               Nancy Atakan is at Pi Artworks Galatasaray with her solo exhibition “Mirror Mirror on the Wall” between the dates April 25th – June 22nd, 2013. This new work by Nancy Atakan investigates the extreme routes taken by contemporary individuals and […]

Cda-Projects, Istanbul: Dramatic Persona

Özlem Şimşek Dramatic Persona 04/05/2013 – 15/06/2013 Özlem Simsek was born on 1982, Istanbul. Simsek, graduated from Marmara University with a degree in journalism. She received a full scholarship by the Swedish Institute and studied photography in Nordens Fotoskola, Sweeden in 2004. Her first photography project 'Take Care Of Yourself' was chosen for 'Young talents […]


ESSL ART AWARD CEE Cover motive: Martin Mrzljak (Winner ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, Croatia), Dance to…(Detail), 2010, Essl Private Collection, © the artist, photo: Siniša Uštulica Awarded by the Essl Collection, powered by bauMax and Vienna Insurance Group Established in 2005 the ESSL ART AWARD is dedicated to the discovery and support of art […]

The Empire Project, Istanbul: Fight-Flight-Freeze

Gözde Türkkan Fight-Flight-Freeze 16 May – 15 Jun 2013 Gözde Türkkan. Fight-Flight-Freeze#01. 2013. 60 x 60 cm Türkkan zooms into the identity roles of the sports people in this area. Her subjects can be categorized in three demographic groups: Children, youth and adults. On a broader perspective, the artist looks into the situations where one […]

Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul: subREAL

SubREAL May 8 – August 11, 2013 SALT Beyoğlu subREAL at SALT Beyoğlu comprises a selection of works from the retrospective exhibition that took place at The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (MNAC) in 2012. The artistic practice of the “action group” subREAL undertakes political, social and cultural criticism with a sharp sense of humor […]

Tepebaşı Galerist, Istanbul: I’LL KEEP IT TILL YOU COME BACK

I’LL KEEP IT TILL YOU COME BACK AYÇA TELGEREN 25.04.2013 – 25.05.2013 Galerist is pleased to present "I’ll keep it till you come back", an exhibition of new work by Ayça Telgeren, on view from April 25th to May 25 th, 2013. For her second solo – exhibition at the gallery, Telgeren presents large scale […]

A Night At The Museum in Istanbul

A Night At The Museum in Istanbul, on May 18 In Istanbul, The Museum's Night will be celebrated at Istanbul Modern, Pera Museum and Archaeological museum in Istanbul as you can see bellow: Istanbul Modern 18-24 May: We're celebrating the Museums Week! On Saturday, May 18, you can visit Istanbul Modern free of charge until […]

Gallery Apel, Istanbul: Restless Leg

Bahadır Yıldız restless leg 05.17.-06.22.2013 Bahadır Yıldız’s 6th solo exhibition at Gallery Apel is centered on sculptures constructed around orthopedic shoe lasts made for different types of feet. At first glance the objects merely look like shoe lasts, but in the artist’s world they have actually

artSümer, Istanbul: Fantastik

Emel Kurhan 'fantastik' 02 May – 25 May 2013 'Collectable' , 2012, embroidery (cross stitch), neon, 108×90 cm Exceptional, ridiculous, absurd, strange, weird, amazing, peculiar, large-huge, illogical, unexpected, imaginative, excessive…

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Entangled Cern Plans & 0dB

Emin Mete Erdoğan “Entangled Cern Plans” & Sergen Şehitoğlu “0dB” 25 April – 25 May 2013 Emin Mete Erdoğan’s Emin Mete Erdoğan’s “Entangled Cern Plans” and Sergen Şehitoğlu’s “0dB” individual exhibitions meet with art lovers simultaneously at Sanatorium.

MARS Istanbul: …With all the changes that loomed far behind the horizon

…With all the changes that loomed far behind the horizon 02 – 22 May 2013 Participants: Gizem Akkoyunoğlu, Tufan Baltalar, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Elmas Deniz, Mehmet Dere, Yunus E.Erdoğan, Elif Erkan, Özge Ersoy, Özgül Kılınçarslan, Erden Kosova, Esra Okyay, Önder Özengi, Sümer Sayın, Ahmet H. Soydemir , Gökçe Süvari,

Galeri Nev Istanbul: NAZIF TOPCUOGLU

NAZIF TOPCUOGLU 10.05.2013 – 08.06.2013 Incident at the Park (Only/What the Dog Knew) 2013 C Print mounted on foam board 120×128 cm. A selection of photographs by Nazif Topçuoğlu including his most recent works will be presented to the audience at Galeri Nev Istanbul’s space, three years after his last solo

PILOT Gallery, Istanbul: Inner Issues

Inner Issues CENGİZ TEKİN    7 MAY – 15 JUNE Peace, 2012, c-print, 80×130 cm PİLOT is pleased to host Cengiz Tekin's solo exhibition "Inner Issues" between 7 May and 15 June.

RAMPA, Istanbul: Same Thing Every Day

İnci Furni Same Thing Every Day April 13, 2013 — May 18, 2013 Rampa hosts İnci Furni’s exhibition titled “Same Thing Everyday” April 13–May 18, 2013. In her first exhibition with the gallery, Furni repeats objects, ordinary, mundane

Maçka Sanat Gallery, Istanbul: Nonsynchronous

ELİF ÇELEBİ 'Nonsynchronous' 2 April-25 May 2013 The show that Elif Çelebi gives the name 'Nonsynchronous' consists of a vitrine, an icona box and of toy images that are displayed in the niche of the gallery formes a

The Empire Project, Istanbul: Photobook

Frederic Lezmi Photobook Exhibition by Ed Van Der Elsken at Poligon 11 Apr – 11 May 2013 Cover of „Love On The Left Bank“ © Ed van der Elsken / Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam The exhibition of the photobook named “Love on the Left Bank” by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) will take place […]