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Like every major cosmopolitan city, Istanbul’s art scene is on a constant upward trajectory with new galleries, artists, and events injecting life into its artistic veins. With many galleries spread all over its various urban areas, we took on Istanbul’s most artistically inclined neighborhoods to break down the best galleries.
Working with both up and coming artists as well as the more established names, Dirimart made its mark in Istanbul’s art scene with its local and international focus. The gallery also publishes a bi-annual art magazine and just opened a second, larger branch in Dolapdere.
Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 7/4 Nişantaşı, +90 212 291 3434
Nişantaşı’ndaki sergi mekanında bizleri harika sanat eserleriyle buluşturmuş olan Dirimart, ikinci sergi mekanını 26 Mayıs 2016 tarihinde Dolapdere’de açmıştı. Galeri, heykel bahçesi ve ofis alanıyla birlikte 1000 metrekarelik bir alana yayılan Dirimart – Dolapdere, New Yorklu mimarlık ofisi Studio MDA’nın kurucusu Markus Dochantschi tarafından tasarlandı. Sizler de Dirimart'ın Dolapdere'deki yeni yerinde harika bir sanat deneyimi yaşamak istiyorsanız, Dirimart'ın sosyal medya hesaplarını takip ederek sanat rotanızı Dolapdere olarak belirleyin. 📌❣ #dirimart #dirimartdolapdere #yüzeyveötesi #sergi #sanat #art #illustration #drawing #picture #artist #sketch #sketchbook #artsy #instaart #instagood #gallery #masterpiece #creative #photooftheday #instaartist #graphic #graphics #artoftheday
Innovative exhibitions with process apparent works (art that reveals its method of creation) are the main focus at Galeri İlayda. You’ll find works ranging from installations to digital displays that harbor an inventive use of materials as well as diverse forms from both local and international artists.
Hüsrev Gerede Caddesi No.37 Teşvikiye, +90 212 227 9292
Located right on bustling İstiklal Caddesi, Arter is an important name amongst Istanbul’s contemporary art scene. With innovative and conceptually demanding exhibitions with works such as installations, video, painting, and sculpture, you’ll always see something in the main window display that will entice you to enter.
İstiklal Caddesi No.211 Beyoğlu, +90 212 708 5800
Having represented Turkish contemporary art at international fairs, Galerist Tepebaşı is a serious force to be reckoned with in the local arts scene. Founded in 2001, the gallery focuses on introducing new local and international artists who share a unique vision of a contemporary aesthetic.
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.67/1 Tepebaşı, +90 212 252 1896
Dün akşam Elif Uras'ın #hayalmeyal açılışına gelen herkese çok teşekkür ederiz! Sergi bugün 12:00-19:00 saatleri arasında ziyaret edilebilir. | A warm thanks to everyone who joined us at the opening of #elifuras ' #exhibition 'Hayal Meyal' last night! Today the show can be visited between 12:00-19:00. #galerist #currentexhibition #ceramics #installation #closeup #detailedview
Representing the most innovative side of Turkish contemporary art, artSümer showcases the work of both established and newer names in the art world. From painting to sculpture and photography to new media, the gallery’s exhibitions have also been featured at important local and international fairs.
Mumhane Caddesi, Laroz Han No.67 Karaköy, +90 212 249 1035