17 September - 20 November 2022

17th Istanbul Biennial

17th Istanbul Biennial

The 17th Istanbul Biennial is on view between 17 September - 20 November 2022. Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, the projects of the participants from different parts of the globe and from various disciplines, while spreading to several places across two continents of the city, aim to be a meeting point that works to find solutions to similar problems, nurture and strengthens the interactions and produce long-term impact.

All projects are the result of a long-term research and cooperation and answers the questions such as “Can the biennial be a newspaper? Can it be a redesigned archive? Can it be a sea of announcements flowing through everyone like water? Can it be a meeting where insights from ancient songs, birds, grasses, fish, buffaloes are shared?” 

Since 2011, the participation of artists from Turkey is supported by SAHA and the accommodation of biennial artists and curators are supported by SAHA Residency in Galata, Beyoğlu. On the other hand, SAHA Studio, as one of the participants and venues of the 17th Istanbul Biennial, opens its doors for artist archives and studios to visitors every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the biennial.

Supported Participants 

Atıf Akın; Bread and Puppet Theater, with the contributions of Cengiz Özek; Hrant Dink Foundation and 23,5 Hrant Dink Site of Memory; Footsteps, Çiğdem Öztürk and Omar Berakdar; Gülsün Karamustafa; Elif Öner and Evrim Kavcar, Oda Projesi, Ahmet Öğüt and Silent University team (Yelta Köm, Pelin Tan, Amal Jibril, Suha Nabhan); Şiir Hattı; Marco Scotini and Can Altay; Arazi Assembly andTopological Atlas; Orkan Telhan; Hem Zemin / Hem Zaman, Merve Elveren & Çağla Özbek; collobration with The Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation and with the contributions of Ayşe Düzkan, Merve Kaptan, Zeynep Sayın, Dilek Winchester and Çatlak Zemin.

About Istanbul Biennial

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) has been organising the Istanbul Biennial since 1987. The biennial aims to create a meeting point in Istanbul, in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience. The sixteen 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 every two years.

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