Akbank Art Center is a prestigious institution that supports the most prominent contemporary art activities in Turkey since 1993 and has hosted many highly acclaimed events in visual arts, music, theater and dance. Akbank Sanat has established a permanent role in the cultural and artistic life in İstanbul.
Exhibitions, concerts, theatre and workshop activities, dance shows, panels, film screenings are some of these main activities that Akbank Art Center organizes in its central building in Beyoglu. Also, activities such as Akbank Jazz Festival, Akbank Chamber Orchestra and Akbank Short Film Festival are being presented to art-lovers in different spaces around Istanbul and as well as other cities in Turkey.
Our efforts have always been guided by the approach of being 'place where change never stops.' Akbank Sanat focused its attention entirely to the contemporary arts in 2003. As a result of this restructuring and of the internal reorganization, Akbank Art Center set a new course for itself, to be İstanbul's showcase for worldwide developments in arts as well as to support Turkish artists in their international efforts, and to foster growth and development of contemporary art and gain a broader audience in Turkey.This is the new face of art in today's world: art as a platform on which individuals may engage in dialogue and influence one another.
International exhibitions take place in Akbank Art Center's Gallery. The exhibitions which have been organized, has activated dynamic qualities in local and international arena in a globalizing art world. Akbank Art Center is always seeking for improvements within arts and has become one of the most important art spaces in Istanbul. Important examples of contemporary art by world famous artists are being brought together with art-lovers through solo and collective exhibitions. Bringing outstanding works of contemporary art to art enthusiasts in Turkey, through group and personal exhibitions by world renowned artists, Akbank Art Center hosts six exhibitions every year.