Collectors Space

Istanbul, Turkey


  • Taksim-Gümüşsuyu Mah., İnönü Cad
  • No: 9c, Beyoğlu
  • Istanbul
  • Istanbul
  • 34250
  • Turkey


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collectorspace is a New York-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings private art collections to public view. Through its exhibition program, off-site events, and publications, collectorspace aims to activate critical discussions on collecting, and to create reference points for the next generations of collectors.

collectorspace opened its first venue near Istanbul’s Taksim Square in September 2011. The small project space, formerly part of the living area of a private residence, is divided into a street-facing exhibition space and a resource library in the back.  The library hosts books on collecting, international art magazines, and other relevant reading material for collectors.  Additional resources, such as a calendar of art exhibitions/fairs/events, and a list of private collections around the world that are open to public, are available at

Each presentation at collectorspace consists of three principal components:

(i) the exhibition of a single artwork from a reference-worthy private contemporary art collection,

(ii) the video interview with the collectors that documents their collecting practice,

(iii) the publication that opens up the collection to critical review with commissioned texts by outside writers.

Exhibiting Artists