Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul is an established art fair with more than 13 previous editions under its belt. It has quickly become a very popular event. Indeed, around 75,000 visitors annually walk through the doors during the 4 days of general admission. It attracts approximately 85 galleries and 650 artists from Turkey and the rest of the world. The show is the premier contemporary art show for the country. It takes place in September in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul – the meeting point of Europe and Asia. Contemporary Istanbul truly aims to be the leading platform for a growing art scene in this part of the world, an encouragement for collectors, dealers and the artists themselves. Its mission is crucial since it is the only international art fair in the country, as for instance Tbsilisi Art Fair in Georgia or BEIRUT ART FAIR in Lebanon.

In light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19, Contemporary Istanbul is postponed until 16 – 20 December 2020.

CI Online Viewing Room

Regarding the current situation with the global health concerns, Contemporary Istanbul has dediced to launch, simultaneously with the physical fair, an online platform. This hybrid structure will create a global experience for visitors who can come and a fantastic opportunity for people who won’t be able to join. More information to come.
14 – 20 December 2020

Contemporary Istanbul 2020


Harbiye Mahallesi
Darülbedai Caddesi No:3
And Gümüş Cad. No:4
34367, Şişli, İstanbul

Opening hours

14-15 December 2020: VIP Preview Days
16-20 December: General Admission

Entrance Fee

General Admission: TBA



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+90 212 244 71 71

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Contemporary Istanbul 2017 © Anna Laudel

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