• 2013
  • Untold Unwritten: Fourth Show



    “Untold Unwritten: Fourth Show” presents never-before-seen works of nine artists working at the ArtCenter/Istanbul residency program which started its activities in 2008 with the initiative of the Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation to provide a platform for communication, sharing and discussion on a national and international scale.

  • 2012
  • what i love



    Siri Hustvedt’s novel What I Loved begins with a scene where art historian Leo watches a nude painting. This painting, explained at lengths and with details, belongs to artist Bill Wechsler who would make a name for himself in the New York art scene. Leo buys the painting and befriends its painter upon which Leo and his wife Erica become friends with Bill and his wife Lucille who all become closely acquainted and see each other frequently.

  • 2011
  • Considering the Circumstances



    ArtCenter/Istanbul, which began its activities in 2008, is the first and only independent workshop program in Turkey aimed at young artists under the age of thirty-five. The primary purpose of the project is to provide the required institutional support for young artists to attempt different expression opportunities.

  • 2010
  • mind models



    ArtCenter/Istanbul is a contemporary art center project brought to life in 2008, under the aegis of Borusan Center for Culture and Arts. Under Ahmet Kocabıyık’s direction and support, its workshop facilities offered to young artists under the age of 35 and its tandem activities program aims to facilitate the type of contemporary art production that will have international repercussions.