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.

Contemporary Istanbul 2022


Lutfi Kirdar
International Convention & Exhibition Center
Harbiye, Darülbedai Caddesi No:4
And Gümüş Cad. No:4
34367, Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey

Opening hours

June 2022

Entrance Fee

General Admission: TBA



Art Periods



[email protected]
+90 212 244 71 71

Contemporary Istanbul Viewing Room

The first edition of Contemporary Istanbul going online showcases hundreds of artworks from international galleries. It allows visitors to connect with artists and art dealers.
12 December 2020 – 6 January 2021

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