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9th Istanbul Biennial
16 September - 30 October 2005

Istanbul / 2005

Overview of Dates & Facts


16 September - 30 October 2005


Deniz Palas Apartments
Refik Saydam Cad. No: 191
Şişhane, Beyoğlu

Garanti Building
Bankalar Cad. Yanıkkapı Sok. No. 1-35

Antrepo No: 5
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., Liman İşletmeleri Sahası

Tobacco Warehouse
Lüleci Hendek Cad. Koltukçular Çıkmazı No:1

Hendek Sokak No. 20
Tophane, Beyoğlu

Bilsar Building
Meşrutiyet Cad. No. 164
Şişhane, Beyoğlu

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
İstiklal Cad. No. 276

Garibaldi Building
İstiklal Cad. Deva Çıkmazı No. 2

Different places in the public space.


see start page and press release


Charles Esche
Curator and writer. Director of the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; editor of AFTERALL, an art publication based at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London and CalArts, Los Angeles.

Vasıf Kortun
Director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center. Founding director of Proje4L Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art (2001-2003). Chief curator and director of the 3rd International Istanbul Biennial (1992). 1994 - 1997 founding director of the Museum of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.


November Paynter
Curator at Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul.

Esra Sarıgedik
Various assistant positions for art institutions: 5th Istanbul Biennale (1997), Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, 3rd Berlin Biennial (2003), etc.


53 artists and groups
>> List of artists


Positionings Programme
Diverse parall events and projects in Istanbul as well as in Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Birmingham (Great Britain).
See: Positionings, official website

Maintaining current and promising networking between cultural centers outside the biennial system
Round table of AICA International (International Association of Art Critics) and AICA-Turkey, 16 September 2005 at Santral Istanbul (old energy factory, which is going to be a mega culture and arts center on the Golden Horn area, autumn 2006). See: Theme and program

Press releases:

Esche and Kortun appointed curators of the 9th Internat. Istanbul Biennial
24 September 2004


İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts


International Istanbul Biennial
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
İstiklal Caddesi 146
Beyoğlu 34435 Istanbul

Phone: (+90 212) 334 07 00, ext. 763 and 764
Fax: (+90 212) 334 07 18

Email: ist.biennial@iksv.org




This overview has been compiled based on information received from the organizers. We do not assume responsibility regarding the correctness of this information. See the Disclaimer.
Gerhard Haupt and Pat Binder, Universes in Universe


Istanbul / 2005