About Mamut Art Project

Mamut Art Project was set off intending to be an alternative project, growing with emerging artists and their creations, supporting the concept of attainable art and to be repeated every year. With the aim of giving space and visibility to upcoming artists the project’s 1st year took place in May 2013 at Antrepo No:3. Project’s second year took place at KüçükÇiftlik Park in April 2014 with 54 artists selected from 730 applicants. Our 3rd year, we received around a 1000 applications and 57 were selected to whow their work at KüçükÇiftlik Park in March 2015. Artists, selected by a jury, formed with experts from various fields, were given the chance to manage their own exhibits within an interdisciplinary surrounding.

Mamut Art Project 2016 will take place at KüçükÇiftlik Park through April 21-24.

How Mamut Art Project Works?

We accept applications from independent contemporary artists (without any restrictions of age or medium) during our 2 month application period. Next, our jury of 5, which changes each year, determine who gets to participate in our upcoming project. Each selected artist gets 10 sqm. of individual space, to show their work to Turkey’s most known collectors, curators and gallery owners, and also to art lovers throughout the event (4 days + preview night). Artlovers discover new artists each year and take their first steps into collecting art with our affordable art concept.

M.A.P. 16 Jury


Ali Şimşek

Born in Gaziantep in 1970, Şimşek has studied in the Faculty of Administrative Sciences in Marmara University and Faculty of Political Science in Istanbul University. His essays have been published in Pasaj, Evrensel Kültür, Ye-ni Sinema,Rh+ Read More…


Fatoş Üstek

“Fatos Ustek is an independent curator and writer, based in London. She acted as Art Fund curator at fig-2, curating 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks at the ICA Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Formerly, Ustek acted as Associate Curator for the Read More…


Erinç Seymen

“Erinç Seymen (İstanbul, 1980) graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2006 and received his MA from Yıldız Teknik University Art and Design Faculty, with a thesis about Bob Flanagan. He participated in conferences Read More…

Banu Gündoğdu

Banu Gündoğdu

“ArtBTG was founded by Banu Tumer Gundogdu in 2009. Throughout her 16 year banking career, Banu worked as a private banker in Citibank, Merill Lynch, HSBC and later on as the Division Head of Private Banking for Akbank. During her banking career Read More…


Ömer M. Koç

Chairman, Koç Holding, Chairman, Arter – space for art, Ömer M. Koç (b.1962 Ankara, Turkey) started his high school education at Robert College, İstanbul and graduated from the Millfield School in Somerset, UK. He started his university education at Georgetown University Read More…