Contemporary Istanbul 2016

About Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul will take place between 3-6 November at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC). The 11th edition of the fair includes artworks from both established and emerging galleries, bringing a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, CI prides itself on bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, Russia and the Middle East, as well as from Europe, America and Asia. Contemporary Istanbul is supported by main sponsor Akbank for the 10th consecutive year, continuing a shared vision for supporting the arts and delivering artistic excellence and diversity, as international and regional interest in the art fair continues to grow.

About Istanbul

Istanbul has been home to different civilizations and cultures over the ages and has preserved its cosmopolitan and metropolitan structure that has been home to people of different faiths, languages and ethnicities. As the hope chest of civilizations, İstanbul is the capital of the world, in a sense; it is a city that connects Asia and Europe. As one of the most energetic cities in the world Istanbul continually gets to be an attraction center, along with becoming one of the biggest center for contemporary art.

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Visitor Information


2 November / Preview (by invitation only)
3 - 6 November / Public Visit (open to everyone)

Visiting Hours

3 November 2016, Thursday  11:00 - 20:00
4 November 2016, Friday      11:00 - 21:00
5 November 2016, Saturday   11:00 - 20:00
6 November 2016, Sunday     11:00 - 19:00  

Admission ticket

3 - 4 November
Student  : 20 TL   Regular : 40 TL 

5 - 6 November   
Student :  Between the hours 11.00-16.00 : 20 TL                       
             Between the hours 16.00-20.00 : 25 TL   
Regular :  Between the hours 11.00-16.00 : 40 TL   
             Between the hours 16.00-20.00 : 50 TL

* The ticket sales will be finished on November 6 at 5.30 pm.

Venue ICEC

The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC)

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Venue ICC

İstanbul Congress Centre

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