The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is pleased to announce the list of artists, duos, and collectives that will take part in the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial. 

The 15th Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbour and curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, reveals the participating artists of this year’s edition, which takes place from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 55 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood. The biennial takes place in six neighbouring venues: Istanbul Modern, Galata Greek Primary School, Ark Kültür, Pera Museum, Yoğunluk Atelier, and Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam.

Your neighbour might be someone who lives quite a different life from yours. And hopefully you, unlike many politicians lately, are not the one who chooses to deal with your fear of otherness by fencing yourself off. The artists in the 15th Istanbul Biennial raise questions about ideas of home, neighbourhood, belonging and co-existence from multiple perspectives. Some of the artworks examine how our domestic living conditions and modes have changed and how our neighbourhoods have transformed, while others focus on how we cope with today’s geopolitical challenges on a micro-level. The Biennial takes its form from the invited artists’ personal or analytical statements: an engaging mixture of hopes and visions, of sadness and indignation, of history and present day.” Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial

List of artists

Galata Greek Primary School

Heba Y. Amin

Mark Dion

Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe

Kasia Fudakowski

Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Lungiswa Gqunta

Andrea Joyce Heimer

Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell

Olaf Metzel

Mahmoud Obaidi

Henrik Olesen

Erkan Özgen

Leander Schönweger

Dan Stockholm

Ali Taptık

Bilal Yılmaz

Istanbul Modern

Volkan Aslan

Alper Aydın

Monica Bonvicini

Louise Bourgeois

Latifa Echakhch

Candeğer Furtun

Kim Heecheon

Mirak Jamal

Fernando Lanhas

Victor Leguy

Klara Lidén

Mahmoud Obaidi

Lydia Ourahmane

Rayyane Tabet

Young-Jun Tak

Kaari Upson

Kemang Wa Lehulere


Xiao Yu

ARK Kültür

Mahmoud Khaled

Pera Museum

Adel Abdessemed

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Vajiko Chachkhiani

Gözde İlkin

Liliana Maresc

Lee Miller

Aude Pariset

Sim Chi Yin

Dayanita Singh                 

Tatiana Trouvé

Tsang Kin-Wah

Andra Ursuta

Fred Wilson

Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam

Monica Bonvicini

Stephen G. Rhodes

Tuğçe Tuna

Outside all venues

Burçak Bingöl

Lukas Wassmann

Alejandro Almanza Pereda, 2017
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