Galleries A-Z


44A Gallery 

44A Gallery is a recent addition in the art scene of Istanbul. As a contemporary venue, it provides appealing spaces for hosting different art shows.

Ahmet Fetgari Sokak 44A | Tesvikiye


5533 is an experimental non-profit art space located in the Istanbul Textile Traders’ Market (IMC) aiming to create a forum for an interactive review of artistic concepts and practices.

Istanbul Manifaturacilar Carsisi (IMC) 5th Blok | Unkapani

Açikekran New Media Arts Gallery 

Launched by Şekerbank, Açıkekran, mainly exhibits works of the new media category.

Tesvikiye Caddesi 37, Karaosmanoglu Apartment | Nisantasi 

Akbank Sanat 

Of the many galleries affiliated to a bank, this one has perhaps the most interesting programme. Close to Taksim Square. 

İstiklal Caddesi 8 | Taksim/Beyoglu  

Alan Istanbul

ALAN Istanbul stands as a living art space that presents video and film screenings, performances, temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection along with plastic and visual art exhibitions.

Asmali Mescit Caddesi 5 | Tünel/Beyoglu

Almelek Art Gallery

As well as individual exhibitions, among the six or seven exhibitions that they hold per year, the gallery also regularly hosts group exhibitions, exhibitions of collections and exhibitions designed to support and encourage young artists.

Cevdetpasa Caddesi 99, Ayse Sultan Korusu | Bebek

Alt Art Space

Alt ('below' in Turkish) art space opened in January 2016 on the premises of the historic Bomonti Beer Factory in Istanbul's Sisli district.

Birahane Sokak 1 | Bomonti

Anna Laudel Contemporary

Anna Laudel Contemporary presents exhibitions of contemporary painting, sculpture and photography from Turkey and abroad combining a gallery with a bookshop.

Bankalar Caddesi 10 | Karaköy/Beyoglu

ARK Kultur

During the 1970s and 1980s, an Italian antique dealer transformed the building into an eclectic, ornate living space, but the house was redone in Bauhaus style in 2008 by its current owner, the architect Gülfem Köseoğlu. She also converted the building into an exhibition and cultural space.

Batarya Sokak 2 | Cihangir/Beyoglu

Armaggan Art & Design Gallery

Besides the temporary exhibitions taking place at ARMAGGAN's Nuruosmaniye building, artworks from Ayaslı Private Collection can also be seen.

Nuruosmaniye Caddesi 65 | Nuruosmaniye/Fatih


ARTANE is a new kind of space in which art collectors and general public alike can see and acquire some of the latest developments in international contemporary art.

Balaban Bey Çikmazi 1, Sanatkarlar Caddesi, Uzay Apartment | Cihangir

Arte Istanbul 

Located in Beyoğlu, Arte Istanbul is Istanbul’s first sculpture gallery.

Tercüman Çikmazi 16, Kumbaraci Yokusu, 2nd Floor | Beyoglu 


An initiative of the Vehbi Koç Foundation, the art institution showcases a multidisciplinary collection of some of Turkey's most interesting artists, together with international exhibitions. 

İstiklal Caddesi 211 | Taksim/Beyoglu 


Artgalerim features artists from Turkey as well as international artists.

Valikonagi Caddesi 63, Floors: 6-7 | Nisantasi


The space supports local artists to gain worldwide recognition through international art fairs, creating cultural diversity and a new ground to share this diversity in Turkish contemporary art scene.

Eski Büyükdere Caddesi 26 | Maslak

 Art ON

Art ON represents both international and local artists and has been supporting the new media art scene in Turkey.

Mesrutiyet Caddesi 1/A | Sishane/Beyoglu


This gallery focuses on representing the cutting-edge contemporary art of Turkey.

Mumhane Caddesi 50 | Karaköy

Asfalt Art Gallery

This gallery is definitely worth going, one of the most interesting on the Asian side.

Canan Sokak 51, Azeri Apartment | Kadiköy

Baraz Gallery 1975

Galeri Baraz has archived an extensive scope of Turkish painting, hosted over 150 solo and group painting exhibitions and published notable art books.

Kurtulus Caddesi 141 | Sisli


An artist run space in Istanbul initiated by Banu Cennetoğlu where artists' books and publications are collected, displayed and produced.

Necati Bey Caddesi 32 | Karaköy/Beyoglu

BLOK art space

BLOK art space was founded in 2014 with the mission to promote and support up-and-coming new media and contemporary artists and curators through exhibitions, performances and collaborations.

Faik Pasa Caddesi 22 | Cukurcuma/Beyoglu

Borusan Contemporary

As the first and the only one of its kind in Turkey, with its 'museum-in-an-office' concept, Borusan Contemporary aims to become a pioneer in its own category, both with its physical environment and visiting experience.

Perili Kösk 5, Baltalimanı Hisar Caddesi | Rumelihisari/Sariyer

Bozlu Art Project

Established under the umbrella of Bozlu Holding, Bozlu Art Project aims at developing a different discourse in all aspects of arts through generating projects such as panels, discussions, archives, research, exhibitions and even literature.

Tesvikiye Caddesi 45 | Nisantasi/Sisli
Dr. Sevket Bey Sokak 5 | Sisli

 Cagla Cabaoglu Art Gallery

The Gallery is one of the prominent art galleries of İstanbul, and through its portfolio of artists which are of different disciplines and mostly of younger age, it supports the contemporary art production.

Abdi İpekçi Caddesi 49, Lalezar Apartment | Tesvikiye/Nisantası

 C.A.M Gallery

C.A.M Gallery founded in 1992, has hosted over than 200 exhibitions since its inception.

Cukurcuma Caddesi 38/A | Cukurcuma/Beyoglu

Chalabi Art Gallery

The gallery was founded in April 2011 by the Chalabi family who is famous for its antique shop. Chalabi Art Gallery is focusing on contemporary artists.

Mim Kemal Öke Caddesi 17 | Nisantasi


Collectorspace is a non-profit organization that aims to activate critical discussions on art collecting, and to create reference points for new generations of art collectors.

Inönü Caddesi 9c, Gümüssuyu Mahallesi | Taksim/Beyoglu


CO-PILOT, established by PİLOT Gallery in 2013, operates in a multi-functional manner and hosts talks/discussions, screenings, performances, workshops and exhibitions.

Siraselviler Caddesi 85A | Cihangir/Beyoglu


DAIRE will open its new Cihangir venue in October 2017.

Simsirci Sokak 11 | Cihangir/Beyoglu


Depo is a space for critical debate and cultural exchange in the city center of Istanbul and the first initiative in Turkey to focus on regional collaborations among Turkey and countries in the Caucasus, the Middle East and the Balkans.

Lüleci Hendek Caddesi 12, Tütün Deposu | Tophane/Beyoglu


The gallery works with young and established Turkish artists, as well as having a growing roster of international names. 

Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi 7 | Nisantasi
Irmak Caddesi 1 | Dolapdere

Dogancay Museum

The museum provides a general overview of a small part of the prolific oeuvre of Burhan Doğançay, one of Turkey’s leading artists. 

Balo Sokak 42 | Beyoglu

Doku Sanat

The gallery showcases exhibitions of national artists with the occasional international artist. 

Avukat Süreyya Agaoglu Sokak 10 | Tesvikiye

Ekav Art Gallery

Since 2000 the gallery hosted lots of famous Turkish artists and also arranged seminars, concerts, conferences and book signing sessions in Ekav Art Center in Zincirlikuyu.

Askerocagi Caddesi 15, Ritz Carlton | Gümüssuyu

Evin Art

Located in Bebek, the gallery is in a historic building that has been custom-built for an art gallery which comprises two floors of exhibition halls.

Bebekderesi Sokak 13 | Bebek

Galata Greek Primary School

A recurring venue of the Istanbul Biennial, the building has a special significance due to its legacy as a school, a place for learning and knowledge and a key institution in any residential neighbourhood.

Kemeralti Caddesi 49 | Kilic Ali Pasa/Beyoglu



Kumbaraci Yokusu 37 | Tomtom/Beyoglu

Gaia Gallery


Serdar Ömer Pasa Caddesi 3 | Dolapdere/Beyoglu

Gallery Apel

Apel hosts exhibitions in a variety of media that verge on craft and design. Expect weird and wonderful works from Turkey's avant-garde. 

Hayriye Caddesi 5A | Galatasaray


GALERIARTIST is a contemporary art gallery based in Istanbul, Ankara and Berlin. 

Ayazma Caddesi 4 | Fulya/Besiktas

Galeri Artist Çukurcuma

The gallery has been presenting works of national as well as international artists through solo and group exhibitions.

Aga Külhani Sokak 10A | Çukurcuma/Beyoglu

Galeri Espas


Firin Sokak 4, Hüsrev Gerede Caddesi | Tesvikiye


The gallery exhibits international art in addition to Contemporary Turkish art.

Ahmet Fetgari Sokak 28A | Tesvikiye/Nisantasi


Galerist has the strongest international reputation of any contemporary art gallery in Istanbul, with a roster of illustrious local artists.  

Mesrutiyet Caddesi 67, 1st Floor | Tepebasi/Beyoglu

Galeri Selvin


Dere Sokak 3 | Arnavutköy/Besiktas

gama Art Gallery

The gallery brings together local and international artists, planning to be active in a large scale ranging from multimedia art, conceptual art, to performance.

Turnacibasi Caddesi 21 | Galatasaray/Beyoglu

İlayda Gallery

The gallery’s principal focus is the representation of artists who share a process-apparent sensibility in their art.

Hüsrev Gerede Caddesi 37 | Visnezade/Besiktas

Institut Francais - Fransiz Kültür Merkezi 

The educational and cultural events and activities of the center include performances (such as dance and theatre), exhibitions, film screenings, and participation at various festivals.

Istiklal Caddesi 4 | Taksim/Beyoglu

IS Sanat Kibele Art Gallery 

Kibele Art Gallery has hosted the İş Bankası Art Collection as well as retrospective exhibitions of renowned Turkish artists.

IS Towers | Levent


ISTANBUL’74 cultivates platforms that connect Istanbul to the international cultural community by bringing global events to the city, making it the first and pioneering international arts and culture platform based in Turkey.  

Galata Sarap Iskelesi Sokak 8 | Karaköy

Istanbul Research Institute 

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Research Institute does also host exhibitions. 

Mesrutiyet Caddesi 47 | Tepebasi/Beyoglu

Istanbul Photography Museum

Istanbul's first photography museum opened its doors in November 2011. The museum aims to support Turkish photography.

Kadirga Liman Caddesi 60 | Fatih

Istanbul Modern 

Created as Turkey's equivalent of London's Tate Modern, Istanbul Modern has grown comfortably into its role since opening in 2004.  

Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi, Antrepo 4, off Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Karaköy

Kare Art Gallery

The gallery’s general program consists of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and installations of contemporary art. 

Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi 22, Ada Apartment, Floors: 2-3 | Nisantasi


Located above a popular student hang-out in Kadıköy, Kargart is easily the most experimental and interesting gallery on the Asian side.  

Kadife Sokak 16 | Kadiköy

KARL Gallery


Sahkulu Bostan Sokak 14 | Galata

Kasa Galeri

The gallery space presents the works of innovative artists and is open to various forms of art.

Bankalar Caddesi 2 | Karaköy

Kiziltoprak Sanat Galerisi

Since 1995, Kızıltoprak Art Gallery has been hosting art events on the ground floor of a renovated historical building i in Kızıltoprak, one of the oldest districts of Istanbul.

Rüstiye Sokak 47 | Kiziltoprak/Kadiköy

Krank Art Gallery

Founded in March 2016 as a commercial gallery, the space showcases works by Turkish and international contemporary artists.

Tomtom Kaptan Sokak 8 | Tomtom/Beyoglu

Linart Gallery

The recently opened gallery is aiming to enhance awareness of people towards art.

Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi 24, Gulen Apartment | Nisantasi

Mabeyn Gallery

Located in Beşiktaş, The Chamberlain House is one of the most remarkable examples of civil architecture at the beginning of the 20th century. 

Nüzhetiye Caddesi 63 | Besiktas

Macka Modern

Spreading over 400 sqm, the gallery exhibits modern works of art by leading Turkish artists.

Maçka Caddesi 24 | Tesvikiye

Marquise Dance Hall


Kumbaraci Yokusu 14 | Tophane/Beyoglu

Merkur Gallery

Merkur encourages international modern and contemporary art; especially painting, photography, sculpture and video.

Mim Kemal Oke Caddesi 12 | Nisantasi

Milli Reasürans Sanat Galerisi

Within the past eighteen years Millî Reasürans Art Gallery has organized more than 150 exhibitions which all were followed with interest of the public.

Macka Caddesi 35 | Tesvikiye/Sisli

Mimar Sinan University Museum of Fine Arts

The decrepit state of this poorly signposted museum, housed in a waterside mansion, suggests that few visitors find their way here. Shame, because the collection of Turkish art on display in the high-ceilinged halls includes some fine pieces.

Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa Iskelesi Sokak, off Besiktas Caddesi | Besiktas

Mine Sanat Galerisi

With an experience of 20 years as an art gallery owner, Mine Gülener has kept the gallery at a certain level and managed to gather an ever enriching team every year.

Dr. Müfide Küley Sokak 1, Yasemin Apartment | Tesvikiye/Nisantasi


With its wide and multi-purpose space, Mixer organizes solo or group projects of all art disciplines in its performance and open studio space.

Mumhane Caddesi 50 | Karaköy/Beyoglu

Nev Gallery

Galeri Nev has been in the forefront of the contemporary Turkish art scene with an uninterrupted series of exhibitions since the early 1990's.

Mumhane Caddesi 50 | Karaköy/Beyoglu

NON Gallery


Nur-i Ziya Sokak 16 | Taksim/Beyoglu

Öktem & Aykut Gallery

Previous directors of Dirimart Gallery Tankut Aykut and Doga Öktem opened their own gallery in 2014.

Aybasti Sokak 3 | Sishane

Olcay Art


Cemil Topuzlu Caddesi 90/B | Caddebostan/Kadiköy

Operation Room

Operation Room is the first art gallery located in a hospital in Turkey.

Güzelbahce Sokak 20, American Hospital | Nisantasi

Özil Collection

The gallery hosts temporary exhibitions of works from the Özil Collection alternating with exhibitions in other local institutions or worldwide museums.

Ayazmadere Caddesi 4 | Fulya/Besiktas


PASAJ is an artist initiative and artist residency, which tries to create an alternative multi-functional location in the center of Istanbul.

Kahya Bey Sokak 15 | Tarlabasi/Beyoglu


Challenging the idea of a static environment, the project provides a hybrid space to showcase a wide range of creative collaborations as well as pop-up experiences.

Mesrutiyet Caddesi 64 | Tepebasi/Beyoglu

Pera Art Gallery

Pera Art Gallery, has been serving to art and cultural life of Istanbul since 2000, holding national and international exhibitions of young artists and experienced artists who gained reputation all over the world.

Siraselviler Caddesi 26 | Taksim/Beyoglu

Pera Museum  

In an 1893 building that formerly housed Istanbul's famous Bristol Hotel, this well-run museum combines permanent exhibitions, art galleries, an auditorium, shop and café.

Mesrutiyet Caddesi 65 | Tepebasi/Beyoglu

PG Art Gallery

The gallery has been supporting emerging artists and represents contemporary artists from Turkey and abroad.

Cukurcuma Caddesi 40/1, Firuzaga Mahallesi | Tophane/Beyoglu

Pi Artworks

This gallery represents Turkish and international contemporary artists with a focus to meet the perspectives of the primary art market.

Mumhane Caddesi 50 | Karaköy/Beyoglu


Murat Pilevneli's gallery is scheduled to open at its new venue in Dolapdere in September 2017.

Irmak Caddesi 25 | Dolapdere/Beyoglu


Opened in 2016, this site-specific exhibitions and project space aims at exhibiting cutting-edge emerging and established artists in Istanbul.

Mürselpasa Caddesi 181 | Ayvansaray/Balat


PİLOT aims at being an inter-disciplinary space that supports creative projects.

Siraselviler Caddesi 83 | Cihangir/Beyoglu 

Piramid Sanat

Piramid Sanat was founded as an independent art center by renowned Turkish artist Bedri Baykam and organises exhibitions, conferences, panels, film screenings and performances.

Feridiye Caddesi 23- 25 | Taksim

Plato Art Space 

Plato Art Space, with its distinguishing spatial installation and design features, forms a bridge between students and internationally known artists by means of organized panels.

Ayvansaray Caddesi 33 | Balat/Fatih



Hoca Ali Sokak 6 | Beyoglu

Proje4L | Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art

Originally created as a museum for temporary exhibitions, Proje4L is now devoted to the private collection of art aficionado Can Elgiz. 

Maslak Meydan Sokak, Beybi Giz Plaza B Blok | Maslak


Protocinema is a non profit experiment in making exhibitions in New York and Istanbul. Exhibitions are presented in temporary and/or disused spaces, specific to each artist. 

REM Art Space

Located in Cukurcuma, REM Art Space is an interdisciplinary art space with an open structure inviting innovative co-operations and critical interaction

Cukurcuma Caddesi 20 | Firuzaga/Beyoglu

Russo Art Gallery

Originally founded in Rome in 1898, the gallery opened its Istanbul branch in November 2014.

Bogazkesen Cad. 21A | Tophane/Beyoglu

Sakip Sabanci Museum   

The museum holds collections of exceptionally fine ceramics and calligraphy as well as 19th- and 20th-century Turkish art. It does also host major touring exhibitions by the likes of Picasso and Rodin, which pull in big crowds. 

Sakip Sabanci Caddesi 42 | Emirgan


SALT is a not-for-profit institution which hosts exhibitions, conferences and public programs and sustains SALT Research, a library and archive of recent art, architecture, design, urbanism, and social and economic histories to make them available for research and public use. 

SALT Beyoglu | İstiklal Caddesi 136 | Taksim/Beyoglu

SALT Galata | Bankalar Caddesi 11 | Karaköy


Enriching the art scene in Turkey with its perspective and vision provided by the fact of being founded by artists, Sanatorium acts with a mentality searching for the ways of increasing its contribution through different collaborations regarding contemporary art.

Mumhane Caddesi 67 | Karaköy/Beyoglu


In this enormous converted Ottoman power station, the curators put together exhibitions on eclectic international subjects, from German architecture to Italian design and Colombian contemporary art.

Kazım Karabekir Caddesi 2, Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali | Eyüp

Simya Galerİ

The gallery’s exhibitions mainly focus on jewelry and contemporary design.

Muallim Naci Caddesi 51 | Ortaköy


SODA focuses on artists and designers using different materials and medias from various disciplines and supports contemporary art jewellery.

Sakayik Sokak 37 | Nisantasi

Space Debris

Space Debris is a multi-purpose art space founded by Seyhan Musaoglu in New York, USA, and is now based in Karaköy, Istanbul.

Hoca Tahsin Sokak 15 | Karaköy

Tem Art Gallery

TEM Art Gallery is a selective gallery that showcases solo and thematic exhibitions mainly focusing on painting and sculpture.

Orhan Ersek Sokak 14, Vali Konagı Caddesi | Nisantasi

Tophane-I-Amire Art Center

Built in 1451, Tophane-i Amire was a cannon foundry that gave this neighbourhood its name. The building is sometimes used as a cultural and arts centre.

Defterdar Yokusu 2, Bogazkesen Caddesi | Tophane/Beyoglu


TOZ is a non-profit artist run space focuses on time-based arts run by four visual artists, Ece Eldek, Elvan Ekren, Sinem Dişli and Volkan Kızıltunç.

Talimhane Sokak 19/B | Yeldegirmeni/Kadiköy

Trio Sanat

Pavlonya Sokak 26A, Serasker Caddesi | Kadiköy

Versus Art Project

Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak 11 | Galatasaray

X-ist Gallery 

Galeri X-Ist is committed to working with young Turkish artists, giving them the opportunity to show and develop their work from an early stage in their career. 

Abdi Ipekci Caddesi 42 | Nisantasi

Yapi Kredi Cultural Center

This spacious 'culture and art bank' is on the first floor of the Yapı Kredi Bank (just south of the Galatasaray Lycée). It is currently closed until further notice due to renovation of the building.

Istiklal Caddesi 161-161A | Taksim/Beyoglu 


Housing workshops, performances and concerts, the space brings together artists, gallerists and writers to create cultural dialogue.

Kumbaraci Yokusu 48A | Tomtom/Beyoglu 

Zilberman Gallery

The gallery focuses on the work of established Turkish artists but also promotes young talents.

Istiklal Caddesi 163, Misir Apartment, 3rd Floor | Taksim/Beyoglu



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