Istanbul Bienal is Turkey’s capital city’s main arts festival and will be held this year from 16 September to 12 November
The International Istanbul Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, held every two years in Istanbul, Turkey, since 1987. The Biennial is organised by the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. The Biennial aims to create a meeting point in İstanbul in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience. The 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.
Istanbul’s main arts festival takes place in a variety of historic buildings and venues across the city. A showcase for contemporary art, the Istanbul Bienal has attracted leading exhibitors such as the British Turner prize winners Gillian Wearing and Gavin Turk, and is considered as one of the most prestigious biennials alongside Venice, São Paulo and Sydney.
Location: Various venues in Istanbul.