Mesrutiyet Caddesi 67, 1st Floor, Tepebasi/Beyoglu, Istanbul 34340
Kırmızı Minare Sokak 7-11, Hasköy Yarn Factory, Hasköy, Istanbul 34445 | www.galerist.com.tr | +90-212-252 1896
Opening Hours: 11.00am-7.00pm Tue-Sat | 12.00am-8.00pm Fri-Sun | Monday closed
Over the past decade, Galerist has hosted fashion designer Hüseyin Çağlayan's photography projects and stylish, hyper-realistic paintings by Taner Ceylan, among many others. Founded in 2001, Galerist is the pioneering contemporary art gallery that hosts local and international artists in Istanbul’s two different locations. All sites are located in the city’s most vibrant art and culture areas.
The institution has recently been re-structured by the new partnership of architect Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu and art collector Taha Tatlıcı since February 2011. Both partners are well-known through their collection of contemporary arts, as well as their careers in the world of design and business. Istanbul being the junction, Gürsel and Tatlıcı aim to promote contemporary Turkish art worldwide while connecting Eastern and Western cultures.
The gallery has participated in international art fairs and represented Turkish contemporary art all around the world, through which it has established a certain presence and credibility on the international art platform. Galerist is dedicated to introducing Turkish artists to the international art scene and opening new platforms for multiple dialogues and cultural exchange. The ongoing aim when establishing the program is to reach young talents of contemporary art and to provide an intimate expression space to the global art community.