ARCHIVE : 1987 – 2018

26 March - 6 April 2019

Galeri Nev Istanbul is preparing a publication entitled ARCHIVE : 1987-2018 documenting 254 exhibitions it has realised with 101 artists since its foundation in 1987 until the end of 2018. The publication will be presented on March 26th with an exhibition with the same title.


The publication will include all of the gallery’s exhibition invitations from the very first one; ‘Abidin Dino- This World’ displayed on the 24th of Ocober 1987 and took place at the gallery’s first space at Maçka Street no:33, to the final exhibition of 2018; ‘Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’ held at Mısır Apartment. Meanwhile, all books and catalogues, exhibition photos and documents from various exhibitions published since 1987 will be displayed at the accompanying exhibition. The gallery, which has opened its first exhibitions starting from the years where there were no private museums in Istanbul, has introduced a generation of artists to the international art world and supported them ever since. Thus, all the gallery’s efforts to organise and strengthen the local art world will be documented with this publication and exhibition.


Galeri Nev Istanbul has been organising exhibitions regularly since 1987, with the aim of introducing modern and contemporary art to both local and international audience as well as been holding numerous publication projects accompanying these displays. By means of the catalogues, original print suits and monographs whose number is over a hundred today, Galeri Nev Istanbul occupies a pioneering position in contributing to the cultural landscape in Turkey.


In the early 1990’s, whilst continuing to present the masters of modern Turkish art, the gallery also began working with a group of younger and emerging artists. The enduring collaboration with this new generation, which constitutes the backbone of Galeri Nev Istanbul, attracted a devoted audience on national and international scale while boosting the careers of the artists.