About Us

What’s Artwalk Istanbul?

Artwalk Istanbul is an art project featuring a side of Istanbul off the beaten track.

By simplifying and dividing the complex, yet unmissable art scene of Istanbul, Artwalk Istanbul presents you with an expert guide encompassing contemporary art galleries, institutes and contemporary museums and invites the viewer to the backstage of artistic practice with tours to artist studios; showing you a side to the city never seen before. It’s open to all, whether you’re from Turkey, or not, being an art enthusiast is sufficient for those wanting to get involved.

Artwalk Istanbul organise either GalleryWalk, StudioWalk, DesignWalk or StreetartWalk in every two weeks held on Saturdays between 1-4pm.

Please contact us for private walks, time and route details.

The Team

Artwalk Istanbul team consists of young art professionals with extensive practical and theoretical experience of the current art scene, who are educated in contemporary art, art history, languages, sociology, art management and fine arts. The team, whose conflux is the online arts and culture publication GriZine, has refined and extended with new projects since its founding in 2012. All the team members who makes great effort to Artwalk Istanbul are personally and professionally sincere, next to being successful in their fields.

Artwalk Istanbul’s guides are full of experience especially regarding contemporary Istanbul art scene, has extensive theoretical and practical knowledge on contemporary art and is a good art companion.

Saliha Yavuz – Kurucu Direktör | Founder and Director

Saliha YavuzBA Yıldız Technical University, Art Management I Eczacıbaşı Virtual Gallery | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art | Milli Reasürans Art Gallery | New York: Daniel Reich GalleryI Galerist | art ON the Gallery

Taner Ceylan Studio International Relations Coordinator | Co-founder at GriZine I Art writer I Curator