CI Announces New Director and New Artistic Advisor
Related Article: The Pavilion of Turkey to present Respiro by SARKIS
Silvia Koch joins the Contemporary Istanbul team as director of its 10th edition. From 2007 to 2014 Koch worked at artnet, responsible for galleries in Berlin and London.
The fair has also named a new artistic advisor: international curator, art critic and historian Marc-Olivier Wahler. The founder and director of Chalet Society, Wahler also co-founded CAN Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Switzerland and worked at the Swiss Institute in NewYork,as wel las at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, where he was the founding editor of Palais/ Magazine.
Established in 2006 as the first contemporary art fair in Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul exhibited 108 galleries from 23 countries in its 2014 edition, bringing in 80,000 visitors.
Silvia Koch Photo: Courtesy of Contemporary Istanbul
Marc-Olivier Wahler Photo: Courtesy of Contemporary Istanbul