Contemporary Istanbul Announces New Director

BY Tanika D'souza / Dec 4 2016 / 18:08 PM

London-based curator Kamiar Maleki will lead the annual fair in it’s 12th edition next September

Contemporary Istanbul Announces New Director
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The fair’s Director, Kamiar Maleki stands next to an artwork of Richard Höglund. Image courtesy of Contemporary Istanbul

Istanbul’s annual modern art fair, Contemporary Istanbul (CI) has announced that London-based collector and curator, Kamiar Maleki will start as the Fair’s new director starting work on the 12th edition of CI in 2017.

As the artistic gateway from Asia and Europe to the Middle East, Maleki hopes to exhibit the finest art the region has to offer as well as introduce internationally acclaimed and respected artists to an eager Turkish audience. The fair’s chairman, Ali Güreli comments on Maleki’s new appointment stating that the curator’s years of experience in the contemporary art world will enable CI to further enhance and refine the fair’s identity.

Over the years, Maleki has developed a significant interest in emerging artists. By fostering numerous young artists’ careers from an early age, the curator and collector has established himself as a trusted expert in the field.

The 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul will host a preview day on September 12, 2017 before opening to the public from September 13-17.

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