3–7 April 2019, KüçükÇiftlik Park

Jury: Memed Erdener, Ari Meşulam, Burcu Pelvanoğlu, Aslı Seven, Yeşim Turanlı


Art Project



Mamut Art Project

Turkey’s unique art event dedicated to engaging emerging artists with new collectors, galleries and curators returns this spring, providing an important platform for 50 up-and-coming creative talents working in a range of disciplines throughout Turkey.

Dedicated​ ​to​ ​engaging​ ​up-and-coming​ ​artists​ ​with​ ​new​ ​collectors,​ ​galleries​ ​and​ ​curators,​ M​​amut​ ​Art Project​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​back​ ​this​ ​spring,​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​dynamic​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​emerging​ ​creative​ ​talent​ ​working​ ​in​ ​a range​ ​of​ ​disciplines​ ​throughout​ ​Turkey​ ​and​ ​abroad.

Mamut​ ​Art​ ​Project​ ​is​ ​a​ ​rent​ ​free​ ​platform,​ ​offering​ ​undiscovered​ ​artists​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​showcase their​ ​works​ ​in​ ​10​ ​square​ ​metres​ ​of​ ​exhibition​ ​space​ ​for​ ​free.​ ​As​ ​well​ ​as​ ​providing​ ​curatorial​ ​guidance, PR​ ​support​ ​and​ ​network​ ​opportunities​ ​during​ ​the​ ​exhibition,​ ​Mamut​ ​Art​ ​Project​ ​is​ ​also​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​give professional​ ​advice​ ​on​ ​the​ ​careers​ ​of​ ​each​ ​participating​ ​artist​ ​after​ ​the​ ​exhibition.

Sponsored by Akkök Holding, the 7th edition of Mamut Art Project will be held between April 3-7, 2019 at Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park.

How Does It Work?

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.


Memed Erdener

(a.k.a. Extramücadele)

Extramücadele first emerged in 1997 as a movement of culture jamming/artistic intervention. Extramücadele mostly produces extrovert works with highly distinct references.

He has been continuing his career as one of the founding partners of Interspor since he has returned to Turkey in 1998.

His interest in arts started in 1999 at Art Basel. It has been approx. 20 years since he has been interested in and supporting contemporary arts internationally.

He’s been a member of SAHA Foundation since its beginning and is a member of the board of directors of Protocinema New York/Istanbul.

Ari Meşulam

Prof. Dr. Burcu Pelvanoğlu

Art historian. Since 2003, she is the member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA Turkey) of which she was the Vice President of the Association (2005-2008), Presidency (2009-2012), Vice-President of International Committee (2010-2013) and Chairman of Censorship Committee (2015-).

She has been has been writing on modern and contemporary art on various platforms and curating since 2001. Since 2002, she has been teaching in the Department of Art History at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She also is a visiting professor at Yeditepe University and gives Art Criticism at the graduate level.

Asli Seven is a curator and writer based between Istanbul and Paris.

Since 2016 she is a PhD candidate at the European School of Visual Arts in France. Her research focuses on infrastructural forms of violence embodied within landscape and built environment. She curated exhibitions at Arter, Pi Artworks, Galerist, Istanbul and participated at the ICI curatorial intensive in Manila, Philippines. She is a member of AICA Turkey.

Aslı Seven

Yeşim Turanlı

Founder and Director of Pi Artworks Yesim Turanlı is based in London and currently sits on the Art International selection committee and since 2013 the Tate Middle-East Acquisitions Committee.

Pi Artworks continues to be one of Turkey’s primary commercial galleries, promoting Turkish artists within the international market and introducing international artists to its local market.


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