30th Anniversary of The Istanbul Biennial

By 15th Istanbul Biennial

Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has been organising the Istanbul Biennial since 1987. The Biennial aims to create a meeting point in Istanbul in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience. 

15th Istanbul Biennial: a good neighbour (2017) by Curators: Elmgreen & Dragset15th Istanbul Biennial

The 15th Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbour and curated by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset.

Bringing together artworks dealing with different notions of home and neighbourhood, the 15th Istanbul Biennial exhibitions took place at Istanbul Modern, Galata Greek Primary School, Ark Kültür, Pera Museum, Yoğunluk Atelier, and Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam.

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood.

15th Istanbul Biennial Billboard Project (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

Lukas Wassmann*

Wassmann’s photographs are accompanied by some of the forty questions that the curators listed in their first curatorial statement, which seek to determine the aspects, subtleties and ethics involved in neighbourliness.

*b. 1980, Zurich, Switzerland, lives in Berlin, Germany

How can we get along with one another?

What does it mean to show empathy and care for the people around us, and how should we relate to our neighbours?

In a world of reinforced borders, social and political atomisation, and rising distrust and fear, what does it mean to be a good neighbour?

Alongside these images of everyday interactions, a series of questions investigate the expectations we place and habits we devise concerning the people around us.

How have behavioural norms changed around the world with globalisation and increased borders?

Is a good neighbour a stranger you don't fear? (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

Can co-existence be used as a political and personal mode of living and working?

A related notion concerns the space in which these works are presented– billboards normally used for commercial purposes, appropriated as a common ground for communal concerns.

Is a good neighbour someone who just moved in? (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

Is a good neighbour someone you rarely see? (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

Is a good neighbour leaving you alone? (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

Is a good neighbour living the same way as you? (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

Is a good neighbour too much to ask for? (2017) by Lukas Wassmann, graphic design by Rupert Smyth15th Istanbul Biennial

The fourteen biennials İKSV has organised up to now have enabled the formation of an international cultural network between local and international art circles, artists, curators and art critics by bringing together new trends in contemporary art every two years.

After the first two biennials realised under the general coordination of Beral Madra in 1987 and 1989, IKSV decided to adapt a single curator system following the Istanbul Biennial directed by Vasıf Kortun in 1992.

14th Istanbul Biennial: SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms (2015) by Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev15th Istanbul Biennial

14th Istanbul Biennial:
SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms
Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

"It looks for where to draw the line, to withdraw, to draw upon, and to draw out. It does so offshore, on the flat surfaces with our fingertips, but also in the depths, underwater, before the enfolded encoding unfolds.

This city-wide exhibition on the Bosphorus considers different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water both visible and invisible that poetically and politically shape and transform the world. With and through art, we mourn, commemorate, denounce, try to heal, and we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, of many communities that have co-inhabited these spaces, leaping from form to flourishing life.

SALTWATER takes place in museums and also in temporary spaces of habitation on land and on sea, such as boats, hotel rooms, former banks, garages, gardens, schools, shops and private homes.

There is a slowing down of the experience of art due to the travel between venues, especially on ferries. This is very healthy: salt water helps to heal respiratory problems and many other illnesses, as well as calming the nerves."

13th Istanbul Biennial: "Mom, Am I Barbarian?” (2013) by Curator: Fulya Erdemci15th Istanbul Biennial

13th Istanbul Biennial:
"Mom, Am I Barbarian?”
Curated by Fulya Erdemci

The notion of the public domain as a political forum was the focal point of the 13th Istanbul Biennial.

The idea of the public domain has diverse historic, philosophical, theoretical and geo-political roots and definitions. No matter how many interpretations exist, they are fueled by questions of democracy, related to equality, civic rights and political debate.

From the existence of an artwork to the freedom of social media and the designation of urban spaces as public, the notion of public domain can cover a vast area where social engagement and political public debate are possible.

It is this potentiality of public domain discourse that the exhibition aims to articulate. The title of this edition of the Istanbul Biennial, "Mom, am I barbarian?", is a quote from the Turkish poet Lale Müdür's book of the same title.

12th Istanbul Biennial: Untitled (2011) by Curators: Adriano Pedrosa ve Jens Hoffmann15th Istanbul Biennial

12th Istanbul Biennial:
Curated by Adriano Pedrosa ve Jens Hoffmann

The 12th Istanbul Biennial explores the rich relationship between art and politics, focusing on artworks that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. It takes as its point of departure the work of the Cuban American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996).

Gonzalez-Torres was deeply attuned to both the personal and the political, and also rigorously attentive to the formal aspects of artistic production, integrating high modernist, minimal, and conceptual references with themes of everyday life.

Visitors were encouraged to become active readers, not just silent recipients, of the artworks presented here. To paraphrase Gonzalez-Torres, the 12th Istanbul Biennial is untitled because meaning is always changing in time and space.

In the spirit of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who genuinely wanted to make this world a better place and believed that his art could be a catalyst for change, we welcome you to the 12th Istanbul Biennial.

11th International Istanbul Biennial: What Keeps Mankind Alive? (2009) by Curators: WHW (What, How and for Whom)15th Istanbul Biennial

11th International Istanbul Biennial:
What Keeps Mankind Alive?
Curated by WHW (What, How and for Whom)

The 11th International Istanbul Biennial takes its title from the song 'Denn wovon lebt der Mensch?', translated into English as 'What Keeps Mankind Alive?'. The song closes the second act of the play The Threepenny Opera.

Still, as the title of exhibition, it surely could be seen as being grandiose-not to mention the question mark, implying that the point is in the asking and not the answering-making it even more pretentious.

The International İstanbul Biennial is ahighly representative art manifestation, burdened as such by the usual complexity of dynamics between the local, the national, and the international in all its guises and titles, and a grandiose title seems quite appropriate-sufficiently open to marketing, political, theoretical and artistic uses and misuses.

10th International Istanbul Biennial: Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War (2007) by Curator: Hou Hanru15th Istanbul Biennial

10th International Istanbul Biennial:
Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War
Curated by Hou Hanru

The 10th International Istanbul Biennial is not conceived as a thematic exhibition in the traditional manner; rather, it emphasises artistic production based on collective intelligence and the living process of negotiating with physical sites.

The biennial focused on urban issues and architectural reality as a means of exposing different cultural contexts and artistic visions regarding the complex and diverse forms of modernity.

The exhibition sites selected for this edition, are symbolic for particular social, cultural or political aspects of the city's and country's modernization, which will be explored under significant titles. More than 100 artists and groups from 35 countries participate with more than 150 projects.

9th International Istanbul Biennial: "Istanbul" by Curators: Charles Esche and Vasıf Kortun15th Istanbul Biennial

9th International Istanbul Biennial:
Curated by Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun

The title of the 9th Istanbul Biennial was simply 'Istanbul'. Curated by Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun with assistant curators Esra Sarigedik and November Paynter, it refers both to the real urban location and the imaginative charge that this city represents for the world.

'Istanbul' as a metaphor, as a prediction, as a lived reality, and an inspiration has many stories to tell and the Biennial will attempt to tap directly into this rich history and possibility.

The curators have selected 53 artists and artist groups. Around half have been invited to live and work in İstanbul for between one and six months. In contradistinction, the other half of the Biennial is made up of work from elsewhere around the world.

The 2005 İstanbul Biennial promises a distinctive approach to the burgeoning phenomenon of international biennials, one that is rooted in the place it is shown while always looking out at what is relevant for the rest of the world.

8th International Istanbul Biennial: Poetic Justice (2003) by Curator: Dan Cameron15th Istanbul Biennial

8th International Istanbul Biennial:
Poetic Justice
Curated by Dan Cameron

The 8th International Istanbul Biennial was curated by Dan Cameron under the title “Poetic Justice” and hosted approximately 80 artists from 40 countries.

The 8th Istanbul Biennial raised the questions of “What is justice? Why has justice emerged today as a question of pressing concern? Is justice possible in today’s globalized world?”

And with the title Poetic Justice which takes its cue from the literary device of the same name will reveal part of its underlying premise as an attempt to reconsider the wide stylistic breach between two different forms of art-making: one which takes as its subject the world and its affairs, a second one that address concerns which are more identified with the viewer’s inner life.

7th International Istanbul Biennial: egofugal: fugue from ego for the next emergence (2001) by Curator: Yuko Hasegawa15th Istanbul Biennial

7th International Istanbul Biennial:
egofugal: fugue from ego for the next emergence
Curated by Yuko Hasegawa

The 7th International Istanbul Biennial curated by Yuko Hasegawa under the title EGOFUGAL: Fugue from Ego for the Next Emergence hosted 63 artists including 9 collaborative groups.

Biennial raised the question of how we can liberate ourselves from our egos while maintaining self-esteem. Egofugality is not selflessness, or self-sacrifice, or compromise.

Yuko Hasegawa perceives Egofugality, as a worldview in the three “c” visions, which are a collective consciousness, collective intelligence, and co-existence verified by strong egofugal subjects.

The three c elements will eventually replace the three m elements man, money, and materialism that played key roles in the progress of 20th-century civilisation and which simultaneously spawned considerable problems and sickness.

6th International Istanbul Biennial: The Passion and The Wave (1999) by Curator: Paolo Colombo15th Istanbul Biennial

6th International Istanbul Biennial:
The Passion and The Wave
Curated by Paolo Colombo

Istanbul, this great city, standing at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has been a vast polyglot center for hundreds of years.

The title of this biennial is an acknowledgement of the cross-national character of its culture and a homage to this city through the name of one of its great voices.

"Dalga" or "Dalgas", which means "wave" in Turkish and "passion" in Greek, was the stage name of Antonis Dhiamantidhis, a singer of amanédhes-long drawn melodies related to the Turkish gazels that are composed of couplets, and that are interspersed with the interjection aman, "alas" or "mercy" in English, both for improvisational purposes and as an emotional outlet.

"The Passion and the Wave" is a title that evokes an emotional state, as well as a physical entity, that of the sea, which is an overriding presence both dividing and uniting this city.

It indicates the exhibition's conceptual matrix, but also a profound interest in individual histories, and in the sensory qualities and degree of emotional intensity that are the cornerstones of all artistic creation.

5th International Istanbul Biennial: On Life, Beauty, Translations and Other Difficulties (1997) by Curator: Rosa Martinez15th Istanbul Biennial

5th International Istanbul Biennial:
On Life, Beauty, Translations and Other Difficulties
Curated by Rosa Martinez

The 5th International Istanbul Biennial is the result of a desire to set up a fruitful and critical dialogue between contemporary artists and audiences from different parts of the world. Furthermore, it fulfills the purpose of establishing new links and collaborative networks between cultural institutions, creators, curators, critics and other art professionals.

Istanbul has been thought of as a metaphoric gate between East and West, between Asia and Europe.

The city of Istanbul is unique; therefore the Biennial could not be reduced to one exhibition presented at a specific venue.

The walks through the city should become part of the exhibition's discourse. Moreover, special emphasis was laid on the connection between the arts and the city in the 5th International Istanbul Biennial.

The 5th International Istanbul Biennial thus became encounter, symposium, workshop - more of an all-embracing experience than just an exhibition.

4th International Istanbul Biennial: ORIENT/ATIONThe Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World (1995) by Curator: René Block15th Istanbul Biennial

4th International Istanbul Biennial:
ORIENT/ATION: The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World
Curated by René Block

The end of the 20th century is a time of movable juxtapositions: Nothing remains as it is (Nichts bleibt wie es ist). The margins move towards the centre and the old-established frontiers shift to the periphery. Fixed systems dissolve in drifting passages.

In the absence of social justice, no peaceful coexistence and none of the political utopias have succeeded against the "terror of realisation" (Heiner Müller).

The common strategies of politics and ideology have failed -creating a void, an ideal situation for fanatics of creed and color and any ambition. At the same time, art and artists have decolonized from being utilised through ideologies. They define their field using forms, materials, contents and contexts now according to the dictates of their own responsibility, language and mythology.

The 4th International Istanbul Biennial took the challenge to locate the common ground of artists from all over the world to create an open atmosphere of visual arguments and discussions.

3rd International Istanbul Biennial (1992) by Director: Vasif Kortun15th Istanbul Biennial

3rd International Istanbul Biennial
Directed by Vasif Kortun

The 1990's witnessed the signs of a crisis of unforeseen proportions. The changes all over Europe in 1989 were in some respects a maturation of this immense transformation. As the writer Thomas McEvilley has pointed out, "Western culture as it enters the 1990's is somewhat inchoately seeking a new definition of history that will not involve ideas of hierarchy, or of mainstream and periphery, and a new, global sense of civilization to replace the linear Eurocentric model that lay at the heart of Modernism”.

The theme of The 3rd International Istanbul Biennial was The Production of Cultural Difference. This represents an umbrella concept under which individual countries have their own curated shows based directly on this concept or on its interpretations.

2nd International Istanbul Biennial (1989) by General Coordinator: Beral Madra15th Istanbul Biennial

2nd International Istanbul Biennial
Coordinated by Beral Madra

In the 2nd Biennial in 1989 the concept of “Contemporary Art in Traditional Spaces” came to maturation.

St. Irene, The Treasury of Hagia Sophia, Hadrian’s Cistern and one of the adjunct buildings of the Suleymaniye Mosque were used as exhibition sites. Among the participants who created works in situ, there were Sol LeWitt, Sarkis, Daniel Buren, Richard Long, Jannis Kounellis, Anne and Patrick Poirier, and artists from Turkey. There were also group exhibitions from a lot of country.

1st International Istanbul Contemporary Art Exhibitions (1987) by General Coordinator: Beral Madra15th Istanbul Biennial

1st International Istanbul Contemporary Art Exhibitions
Coordinated by Beral Madra

In the 1st Biennial held in 1987, Istanbul became the host for the first time to internationally known artists such as Jean Michel Alberola, Marcus Lpertz, François Morellet, Arnulf Rainer, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio.

Credits: Story


Project & Exhibition Coordinator: Özkan Cangüven
Digital Adaptation & Curation: Burcu Pek
Acknowledgements: Esra Çankaya, Bengisu Çağlayan, Mina Nur Öncel
15th Istanbul Biennial Texts: Pablo Larios


Istanbul Biennial is organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
İKSV is a non-profit cultural institution. Since 1973, the Foundation continues its efforts to enrich Istanbul’s cultural and artistic life.


Bige Örer

Elmgreen & Dragset

Exhibition Coordinators
Elif Kamışlı
Özkan Cangüven

Project Coordinator
Gamze Öztürk

Assistant Curator
Sofie Krogh Christensen

Public Programme Coordinator
Zeyno Pekünlü

Business Development Coordinators
Serra Gözören
Lale Muşkara
Margo Lauras

Business Development Assistant
Bengisu Çağlayan

Office Coordination
Ekin Arslan

Editorial Team
Ömer Behiç Albayrak
Erim Şerifoğlu
Anita Iannacchione

Design and Art Direction
Rupert Smyth Studio

Graphic Design Assistants
Lucas Odahara
Ferhat Balamir
Elif Çiftçioğlu

Website Programming
Sascha Krischock
Sezen Özgür

Biennial Campaign

Production Research
Merve Yücel
Habib Bolat
Serda Çamlı
Selen Erkal

Research Assistant
Rosa Paardenkooper

Video Projects
Ali Uluç Kutal
Erdal Hamamcı
Başat Karakaş
Matthias Taupitz

Esra Nazlı Apbak

Murat Özçaylak

Guided Tours
Mine Küçük

Guide Coordination
Pelin Kuş

Special Project Coordinator
Kıymet Daştan

Venue Managers
Gamze Öztürk
Habib Bolat
Selen Erkal
Merve Yücel
Ege Yaman
Ömercan Çakır

Exhibition Attendants Coordination
Kamil Kulaksız

Installation Assistants
Melih Aydemir
Mert Bakcacı
Nurettin Ersin Çiçek
Melodi Dilan Gülbaba
Eda Hisarlıoğlu
Ekin İlke Ünsal
Mert Sarısu
Başak Tuna

Photo Archive
Esra Çankaya

Opening Events Coordination
Beril Azizoğlu

Office Assistant
Uğur Ceylan

Technical Team Support
Erdoğan Morgül
Nihat Karakaya
İzzet Taş

Ece Ögel
Burcu Pek
Mina Nur Öncel
Duygu Barlas

Studio Elmgreen & Dragset
Holger Hönck
Anita Iannacchione
Sofie Krogh Christensen
Margo Lauras
Simon Lindhardt
Rosa Paardenkooper
Moritz Pitrowski
Anja Schiller
Sandra Stemmer
Ryan Thayer
Leona Tobien

Participating artists in the 15th Istanbul Biennial

Adel Abdessemed
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Heba Y. Amin
Volkan Aslan
Alper Aydın
Burçak Bingöl
Monica Bonvicini
Louise Bourgeois
Berlinde De Bruyckere
Vajiko Chachkhiani
Mark Dion
Latifa Echakhch
Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe
Kasia Fudakowski
Candeğer Furtun
Pedro Gómez-Egaña
Lungiswa Gqunta
Gözde İlkin
Mirak Jamal
Andrea Joyce Heimer
Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell
Mahmoud Khaled
Kim Heecheon
Fernando Lanhas
Victor Leguy
Klara Lidén
Liliana Maresca
Olaf Metzel
Lee Miller
Mahmoud Obaidi
Henrik Olesen
Lydia Ourahmane
Erkan Özgen
Aude Pariset
Ugo Rondinone
Stephen G. Rhodes
Leander Schönweger
Sim Chi Yin
Dayanita Singh
Dan Stockholm
Rayyane Tabet
Young-Jun Tak
Ali Taptık
Tatiana Trouvé
Tsang Kin-Wah
Tuğçe Tuna
Kaari Upson
Andra Ursuta
Kemang Wa Lehulere
Lukas Wassmann
Fred Wilson
Bilal Yılmaz
Xiao Yu



Ayşe Bulutgil

Elif Obdan Gürkan
(International Media)
Ayşen Ergene

Ayşen Gürkan
Zeynep Seyhun
(International Media)
Zeynep Topaloğlu
Berk Çakır

Ayşe Zeynep Güldiken

Visual Archive Associate
Poyraz Tütüncü

Visual Archive Assistant
Ozan Şahin

Ayşegül Öneren
(International Media)

Biennial Reporter
Nora Tataryan

Archive Photos
Muammer Yanmaz
Ilgın Erarslan Yanmaz
Mahmut Ceylan
Sahir Uğur Eren

Archive Videos
Hamit Çakır


Didem Ermiş Sezer

Editorial Coordinator
Erim Şerifoğlu

Merve Evirgen

Publications Operator
Ferhat Balamir

Graphic Designers
Esra Kılıç
Ayşe Ezgi Yıldız

Sezen Özgür


Selçuk Metin

Ebru Gümrükçüoğlu


Yasemin Keretli Çavuşoğlu

Zeynep Pekgöz

Zeynep Karaman
Yeşim Birhekimoğlu

Zeynep Bilgihan


İrem Akev Uluç

Marketing Communication Coordinator
Cansu Aşkın

Creative Services Coordinator
Meriç Yirmili

Field Operations Coordinator
Sezer Kari

Digital Media Coordinator
Bahar Helvacıoğlu

Social Media Assistant
Ece Kartal

CRM Coordinator
Özge Genç


Dilan Beyhan

Membership Programme Coordinators
Yıldız Lale Yıldırım
Gülce Şahin

Sales and Business Development Coordinator
Gonca Varol

Sales Operations Coordinator
Ercan Kaya

Sales Operations Associate
Neva Abrar

Operation Associate
Işıl Öztürk

Sales Operations Assistants
Yeliz Vural
Çağlar Koca
Burak Akgün
Canan Alper


Özlem Ece

Research Assistant
Fazilet Mıstıkoğlu


Esra Çankaya


Head of Finance and Administration
Ahmet Balta


Ahmet Buruk (Budget and Accounting)
Başak Sucu Yıldız (Finance)

Accounting and Finance Operations Associate
Deniz Yılmaz

Accounting and Reporting Associate
Kadir Altoprak

Çiğdem Arslan
Büşra Açıkgöz


Aslı Yurdanur


Semin Aksoy

Human Resources Specialist
Eren Ertekin

Human Resources Associate
Cansu Zülfikar

Strategic Planning Specialist
Ezgi Yılmaz

Building Administration and Security Manager
Ersin Kılıçkan

System Administrator
Kadir Ayyıldız

Information Technology Assistant
Tahsin Okan Erdem

Reception Officer
Lidya Durmazgüler

Warehouse Officers
Muzaffer Sayan
Şerif Kocaman

Özden Atukeren
İbrahim Çakmak
Aydın Kaya
Hayrullah Nişancı
Serap Sürgit
Müzeyyen Öztürk



Bülent Eczacıbaşı

Vice Chairmen
Ahmet Kocabıyık
Prof. Dr. Münir Ekonomi

Nuri Çolakoğlu
Hayri Çulhacı
Ahmet Misbah Demircan
Oya Eczacıbaşı
Tayfun İndirkaş
Prof. Yekta Kara
Ergun Özen
Ethem Sancak
Dr. Mimar Kadir Topbaş
Oya Ünlü Kızıl

Corporate Identity Advisor
Bülent Erkmen

Legal Advisor
Av. Sadife Karataş Kural

Administrative Affairs Advisor
Rıfat Öktem


Bülent Eczacıbaşı

Ahmet Kocabıyık
Prof. Dr. Münir Ekonomi


Fatma Okan (Borusan Holding AŞ)
Sibel Yazıcı Kesler (Arçelik AŞ)


General Director
Görgün Taner

Head of Finance and Administration
Ahmet Balta

Human Resources and Administration Director
Semin Aksoy

Marketing Director
İrem Akev Uluç

Sales and Business Development Director
Dilan Beyhan

Sponsorship Programme Director
Yasemin Keretli Çavuşoğlu

Media Relations Director
Ayşe Bulutgil

Corporate Identity and Publications Director
Didem Ermiş Sezer

İKSV Studio Director
Selçuk Metin

Istanbul Music Festival Director
Dr. Yeşim Gürer Oymak

Istanbul Film Festival Director
Kerem Ayan

Istanbul Biennial Director
Bige Örer

Istanbul Theatre Festival Director
Dr. Leman Yılmaz

Istanbul Jazz Festival Director
Pelin Opcin

Istanbul Design Biennial Director
Deniz Ova

Salon İKSV Co-Directors
Egemen Eti
Deniz Kuzuoğlu

Cultural Policy Studies Director
Özlem Ece

Executive Assistant
Nilay Kartal


International Friends and Patrons Council

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts would like to thank the International Friends and Patrons Council members.

Elif Bayoğlu & Mehmet Erdem
Füsun & Faruk Eczacıbaşı
Emin Hitay
Tansa Mermerci Ekşioğlu
Ari Meşulam
Ayşegül & Ömer Özyürek
Canan Pak
Uli Sigg
Chiona Schwarz

Helga de Alvear
Massimo de Carlo
Cecilie & Knut Brundtland
Sevil Dolmacı
Sevda & Can Elgiz
Nesrin Esirtgen
Huma Kabakçı
Johann König
Amanda & Andrew Love
Emmanuel Perrotin
Gizem Uslu Tümer
Şebnem & Mahmut Ünlü
Danh Vo
Pırıl & Igno Van Waesberghe
Nicolai Wallner
Dr. Gisela Winkelhofer & Monsieur Louis Nègre

Associate Friends
Aslı Başgöz
Tom Bergesen
Atle Gerhardsen
Christian Ringnes
Ina Johannesen
Ursula Krinzinger
Tony Ventura


Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts extends special thanks to:

TC Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı
TC İstanbul Valiliği
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanlığı
TC Başbakanlık Tanıtma Fonu Kurulu
TC Başbakanlık Dış Tanıtım Başmüşavirliği
TC Başbakanlık Gümrük Müsteşarlığı
TC Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı Müsteşarlığı
TC Dışişleri Bakanlığı Yurtdışı Tanıtma ve Kültür İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü
TC Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı
Telif Hakları Genel Müdürlüğü
TC Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı
Tanıtma Genel Müdürlüğü
TC İstanbul Valiliği İl Kültür ve Turizm Müdürlüğü
Devlet Hava Meydanları İşletmesi
Genel Müdürlüğü Atatürk Havalimanı
Mülki İdare Amirliği
İstanbul Gümrükler Başmüdürlüğü
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Kentsel Tasarım Müdürlüğü
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Turizm Atölyesi, Sayın Tülin Ersöz
Gümrükler Genel Müdürlüğü
Geçici Muafiyetler Şube Müdürlüğü
İstanbul İl Emniyet Müdürlüğü
Beşiktaş Belediye Başkanlığı
Beyoğlu Belediye Başkanlığı
Beyoğlu Kaymakamlığı
Beyoğlu Emniyet Müdürlüğü
Fatih Belediye Başkanlığı
Kadıköy Belediye Başkanlığı

Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Krzysztof Olendzki, Olga Wysocka, Ewa Borysiewicz)
Arts Council Korea (Seoyeong Byeon)
Arts Council Norway (Kristin Danielsen)
Bernard van Leer Foundation (Michael Feigelson, Jackie Ratsma, Teresa Moreno, Yiğit Aksakoğlu, Neslihan Öztürk)
British Council (Emma Dexter, Margaret Jack, Esra A. Aysun, Su Başbuğu)
Consulate General of Brazil in Istanbul (Paulo Roberto Caminha De Castilhos França, Sena Belkayalı)
Consulate General of Holland in Istanbul (Robert Schuddeboom, Quirine van der Hoeven, Recep Tuna, İpek Sür van Dijk)
Consulate General of Italy in Istanbul (Dr. Federica Ferrari Bravo)
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Istanbul (Andrzej Papierz, Piotr Drzewiecki, Edyta Michalska, Iwona Drzewiecka)
Danish Arts Foundation (Gitte Ørskou, Ane Bülow)
Denver Art Museum
Dimitrie Cantemir Romen Kültür Merkezi (Dr. Nadia Tunsu, Şeila Suliman)
Embassy of Canada to Turkey Ankara (Chris Cooter, Simin Taylaner)
Embassy of Mexico in Ankara (Bernardo Córdova Tello, José León Cárdenas Verdugo)
Federal Chancellery of Austria (Christian Kern, Thomas Drozda, Charlotte Sucher)
Flanders State of the Art (Hilde Lievens, Robert Michel)
Goethe-Institut İstanbul (Dr. Reimar Volker, Lena Alpozan)
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Elke aus dem Moore, Ingrid Klenner)
Institut Français (Anne Tallineau, Alexandra Servel, Hélène Maza-Hajmi, Sylvie Riou)
Institut Français Istanbul (Matthieu Bardiaux, Ekim Öztürk, Saadet Ersin, Zeynep Peker, Adeline Chauveau, Christophe Pecot)
Italian Institute of Culture (Alessandra Ricci, Gianni Vinciguerra, Tanju Şahan)
Jerwoord Charitable Foundation (Shonagh Manson, Iona Rowland)
National Arts Council Singapore (Rosa Huey Daniel, Dawn Lim)
Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Katya García-Antón, Anne Charlotte-Hauen)
Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art (Moritz Stipsicz, Jasper Sharp, Stefanie Reisinger)
Pinakothek der Moderne, Modern Art Collection, Munich (Bernhart Schwenk)
Pro Helvetia (Philippe Bischof, Andreas Moos, Marianne Burki, Patrick Gosatti)
SAHA (Merve Çağlar, Yavuz Parlar, Arzu Zorlutuna, Ela Perşembe, Berna Karagülle)
Singapore International Foundation (Davina Lai)

Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon)
Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv)
Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich)
Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris)
Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen)
Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna)
Galerie Perrotin (Paris)
Galleria Raffaella Cortese (Milan)
Gerhardsen Gerner (Berlin)
Galería Helga de Alvear (Madrid)
Kaufmann Repetto (Milan)
König Galerie (Berlin)
Massimo de Carlo (Milan/London)
Pace Gallery (Beijing)
Pace Gallery (New York)
Reena Spaulings Fine Art (New York)
Taka Ishii Gallery (New York/Paris)
Victoria Miro (London)
Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul/Berlin)

Lenders to the exhibition
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea (Milan)
ChertLüdde (Berlin)
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon)
Daniel Marzona (Berlin)
Frith Street Gallery (London)
Galerie Buchholz (Berlin)
Galeria Quadrado Azul (Lisbon/Porto)
Hometown (New York)
Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie (Berlin)
König Galerie (Berlin)
Lindsay Gallery (Columbus)
Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York)
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York)
Pace Gallery (New York)
Project Native Informant (London)
Rolf Art Gallery (Buenos Aires)
Sprüth Magers (Berlin)
STEVENSON (Cape Town/Johannesburg)
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York)
Victoria Miro (London)
Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul/Berlin)

Archivo Liliana Maresca
Collection Aaron Zulpo
Collection Aishti Foundation
Collection Artemis Baltoyanni
Collection Ebru Özdemir
Collection Emma Allen & Alex Allenchey
Collection Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea
Collection Harvey Fierstein
Collection Jennifer Ley & Kit Skarstrom
Collection Lee Miller Archives
Collection Leila Heller
Collection Lisa Waltuch & Jon Zeitlin
Collection Mara Baldwin & Sarah Hennes
Collection M HKA / Collection Flemish Community
Collection Michael Zamsky
Collection Nina Hale
Oyuncak Müzesi Koleksiyonu
Ömer Koç Koleksiyonu
Sadberk Hanım Müzesi Koleksiyonu
Collection Pedro Lanhas
Collection Victoria Elman & George Wong
The Napoleone Collection

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