Art galleries have exhibitions of all kinds of art, especially visual arts. Art galleries in Istanbul have an influential role in the cultural and artistic life of the city. These art galleries are spread over many locations both on the Anatolian and European sides. Notable works of contemporary artists and world-renowned foreign artists are frequently found in these art galleries. Therefore, it is almost impossible to visit all these art galleries in Istanbul. For this reason, we have collected 10 of the art galleries in Istanbul for you! Here are 10 art galleries you must visit in Istanbul.
Arter, located on Istiklal Street, a region with plenty of art galleries, is located in a magnificent mansion. Artworks and antique items are also on display in the gallery. Having a large and spacious area allows art lovers to wander with pleasure. This internationally recognized art gallery has its own style.
Address: Yenişehir Mahallesi, Irmak Caddesi, No: 13, Daire No: 13, 34435 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
Founded in Kadikoy in 2014, the Gallery ARK presents different voices, colours and works to art lovers. In this gallery, original works from contemporary Turkish art and various projects take place frequently. Though, young talents are also given the opportunity to exhibit their works.
Address: Goztepe Mahallesi, Kaya Apartments, No: 49, Operator Cemil Topuzlu Street, 34728 Kadikoy / Istanbul
The Pera Museum was opened in 2005 in a building designed and built by architect Achille Manoussos in 1893. From the very first day, the gallery hosted many important collections, exhibitions and events. There were joint art projects with the world’s leading collections, museums and foundations such as the New York School of Visual Arts, the Maeght Foundation and the St Petersburg Russian State Museum. At the same time, the works of many master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Akira Kurosawa met with art lovers.
Address: Asmali Mescit Mahallesi, Mesrutiyet Caddesi, No: 65, 34430 Beyoglu / Istanbul
Pilevneli Gallery, located in Mecidiyeköy and Dolapdere, is one of the stops of art lovers. Pilevneli Gallery aims to introduce us to many artists with international reputations in Turkey. Besides, the gallery seeks to introduce artists in Turkey in the international arena.
Address: Yenişehir Mahallesi, Irmak Street, No: 25, 34435 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
Established in 2008 in Istanbul, Zilberman hosts 12 exhibitions each year in Berlin and Istanbul. This gallery, located on two floors of Egypt Apartment, is in close contact with collectors, curators and cultural thinkers. That’s why book presentations, artist talks, conferences and many more events take place here.
Address: Tomtom District, Istiklal Avenue, Egypt Apartment, No: 163, Floor: 3, Apartment 10, 34433 Beyoglu / Istanbul
One of Turkey’s most established contemporary art gallery, which is located at Gallery Nev in Beyoğlu. Opened in 1987 in Istanbul, Gallery Nev is founded in 1984 by Ankara. Gallery Nev, Hale Tenger, Erol Akyavaş and Nermin Er bring together such important artists as art lovers.
Address: Egypt Apartment, Istiklal Street, No: 163, Floor: 4, 34425 Beyoglu / Istanbul
Art On is an interdisciplinary art platform in Pera. Founded in 2011, this gallery is quite creative and innovative. Among the artists he represents are Oddviz, Canan Dağdelen and Onur Mansız.
Address: Meşrutiyet Caddesi, Oteller Sokak, No: 1A, Hanif Building, 34430 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
Founded in Istanbul in 1993 by Pırıl Güleşçi Arıkonmaz, PG also welcomes names in the middle of his career along with prominent Turkish artists. PG Art Gallery, which is located in Tophane, has pioneered to exhibit the first works of many names which are at the height of his career today.
Address: Ömer Avni Mahallesi, Çukur Cuma Caddesi, No: 40, 34425 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
Istanbul Modern, one of the most known art galleries in Istanbul, is located in Asmalımescit. Istanbul Modern, which will continue its activities here until its new building in Karaköy is completed, continues to host periodical exhibition halls, collections, photo galleries, education and social programs. It also has a library, a cinema, a café and a shop.
Address: Asmalımescit Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Street, No: 99, 34430 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
Founded in 1992, C.A.M is one of the first art galleries representing Turkish and foreign artists in national and international platforms. The gallery is also quite good on international relations basis. Therefore, it participates in many international joint projects. C.A.M, which has an innovative and original attitude, brings the works of many young artists to art lovers.
Address: Firuzağa Mahallesi, Çukur Cuma Caddesi, 38 / A, 34433 Beyoğlu / Istanbul