Borusan Contemporary

A multi-platform contemporary art institution that supports art production and publishing

Borusan Contemporary is an institution devoted to contemporary art, providing a multi-platform program of exhibitions, events, and educational activities based on the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection while promoting the production of new artworks and publications through commissions.

The defining characteristic of the institution's activities since 2011 is its focus on international artists who incorporate photography, video, sound, light, and software-based technologies into their artistic practices, and on new media art in its broadest sense.

Exhibitions and events are organized at the Perili Köşk, housing the headquarters of Borusan Holding. In virtue of this positioning, a unique art center has been created within an office paradigm, as well as an innovative and creative model in the business world.

Borusan Contemporary Blog maintains its activities as a digital platform where comprehensive analyses of the works of the artists featured in the collection are published. The events organized in parallel with the current exhibitions bring together the themes addressed by the collaborating curators and artists through perspectives of different disciplines to provide audiences with innovative ways of interpretation.

The Borusan Contemporary Art Store is a popular destination for book lovers; besides it offers a selection prepared for both adults and children, as well as publications related to exhibitions and events. The view of the Bosphorus from the Museum Café on the second floor of the Perili Köşk offers a pleasant time-out for Borusan Contemporary visitors.

Borusan Contemporary is open every weekend between 10:00-19:00, and the visitor entrance closes at 18:00.

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  • +800 Artworks

    As of 2024, there are more than 800 artworks in the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection.

    800 ArtworksMat Collishaw, “Sounding Sirens”, 2023
  • 58 Exhibitions

    58 exhibitions have been organized under the supervision of Borusan Contemporary until 2023.

    58 ExhibitionsGerwald Rockenschaub, “4to2Floors”, exhibition view, Borusan Contemporary, 2012
  • Publishing

    Since its foundation, 17 publications prepared by Borusan Contemporary have been presented to the readers. In the past 5 years, 88 articles were published on the Borusan Contemporary Blog.

    85 Publishing “Mat Collishaw: Arrhythmia”, exhibition book, 2023
  • +25.000 Visitors

    Borusan Contemporary was visited by 25,068 people in 2023.

    Visitors “teamLab: Between Art and Physical Space”, exhibition view, Borusan Contemporary, 2016
  •  Sanat Koleksiyonu

    Borusan Contemporary Art Collection is the first member from Türkiye to join the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA).

     Sanat KoleksiyonuEdward Burtynsky, “Rice Terraces #3A & #3B, Western Yunnan Province, China”, diptych, 2012