Contemporary Istanbul Announces 2015 Program

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Contemporary Istanbul (CI) is fast approaching once again — this year, clocking its benchmark tenth edition, from November 12 to 15 at the Istanbul Congress Centre and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among its 102 exhibitors are 23 new participants, including Paris’s Galerie Loevenbruck, Brussels’s Vogelsang Gallery, Berlin’s Galerie Michael Schultz, and London’s Lazarides Gallery. Also making its CI debut is the Australian China Art Foundation (ACAF), which will showcase a roster of Chinese artists at the fair, with the promise to bring Turkish and Middle Eastern art to Australia and China as part of a future collaboration. Plus, this year’s “CI Focus” section centers on contemporary art in Tehran, featuring work from Nasser Bakhshi with Aaran Gallery; Babak Roshaninejad with Assar Gallery; Ali Akbar Sadeghi with Shirin Gallery; and Houman Mortazavi with Dastan’s Basement.

“We are thrilled to have Tehran as this year’s focus for Contemporary Istanbul,” said Ali Güreli, the fair’s founder and chairman. “This city has an incredible history and a strong emerging contemporary art scene which we want to present to the world.”

Below is a list of all the galleries in Contemporary Istanbul’s main sector; for a full list of participants, see the fair’s website.

AB Gallery (Seoul)
Analix Forever (Geneva)
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea (Milano)
ALAN Istanbul (Istanbul)
Aria Art Gallery (Florence)
ARMAGGAN Art & Design (Istanbul)
Art Lexing (Miami)
art ON (Istanbul)
artSumer (Istanbul)
ART350 (Istanbul)
Australia China Art Foundation (Shanghai)
Galeri Baraz (Istanbul)
Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte (Pietrasanta)
Berengo Studios (Venice)
BERLINARTPROJECTS (Berlin)
Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris)
Bozlu Art Project (Istanbul)
C.A.M Galeri (Istanbul)
C24 Gallery (New York)
Cep Gallery (Istanbul)
Corridor Contemporary (Tel Aviv)
Galeria Contrast (Barcelona)
Daire Sanat (Istanbul)
Daniel Marzona (Berlin)
Dar Al-Anda Art (Amman)
Dirimart (Istanbul)
Dubner Moderne (Lausanne)
Edition Purrmann (Grefrath)
Emmanuel Fremin (New York)
The Empire Project (Istanbul)
l’étrangère (London)
Faur Zsófi Galéria (Budapest)
Frederic Got (Paris)
Il Chiostro Arte Contemporanea (Saronno)
Gaia Gallery (Istanbul)
Gama Gallery (Istanbul)
Galeri 77 (Istanbul)
Galeri/Miz (Istanbul)
Galerie Iragui (Moscow)
Galeri İlayda (Istanbul)
Kare Art Gallery (Istanbul)
Karavil Contemporary (London)
Galerie Koal (Berlin)
König Galerie (Berlin)
K+Y Gallery (Paris)
Lazarides Gallery (London)
Galerie Lelong (Paris)
LICHT FELD Gallery (Basel)
Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris)
Mark Hachem Gallery (Paris)
Marlborough Gallery (New York)
MERKUR (Istanbul)
Galerie Michael Schultz (Berlin)
Mika Gallery (Tel Aviv)
Milk Gallery (Istanbul)
Mixer (Istanbul)
Modus Art Gallery (Paris)
Nasui Collection & Gallery (Bucharest)
Galeri Nev (Istanbul)
Project Artbeat (Tbilisi)
PROPAGANDA (Warsaw)
Galerie Paris-Beijing (Paris)
Galleria Russo (Rome)
Galería Rosa Santos (Valencia)
Soda (Istanbul)
Sanatorium (Istanbul)
Rampa (Istanbul)
Redart (Istanbul)
Pi Artworks (Istanbul)
Piramid Sanat (Istanbul)
Pg Art Gallery (Istanbul)
Siyah-Beyaz (Ankara)
Versus Art Project (Istanbul)
x-ist (Istanbul)
Galeri Zilberman (Istanbul)
Galeria Senda (Barcelona)
Savina Gallery (St. Petersburg)
Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona)
Villa del Arte (Barcelona)
Vogelsang Contemporary (Brussels)
Yavuz Gallery (Singapore)
WHITE ROOM | LIQUID art system (Capri)

— Anneliese Cooper (@DawnDavenport)

(Photo: Courtesy Contemporary Istanbul; artwork by Ali Elmacı at x-ist booth, CI 2014)