Apel Gallery Istanbul

Image by Zekeriya S. Sen

Apel Gallery – Turkish modern art

I am always asked by my foreigner friends what Istanbul offers in terms of modern art. The answer is countless but there are a couple of galleries that I especially love to visit within a specific time frame. Apel Gallery is one of them and to be honest my favorite spot.

I am keen on their policy of concentrating on local artists. This way we can show our creative side. You can perceive contemporary Turkish artists woven in between a bustling modern city and an endless cultural background. Ms. Terzioglu, owner of the Apel Gallery, is a lovely intellectual who will be more than happy to guide you through her gallery if you have a chance to encounter her.

The atmosphere of the gallery is like a small cosy home right off of the wide pedestrian thoroughfare of Istiklal Cadesi. It’s a small area but gives you an outburst of the art displayed. It has a very small garden that isolates you from the city and allows you to delve into a peaceful mindset engraved with art.

Current Show

[06.05.2017 – 10.06.2017]



“Cup” happens to be the 50th of all the thematic shows with many artists, organized by Gallery Apel in Turkey and abroad since 1998. 

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Details about this spot



hayriye caddesi, No: 20, Istanbul

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Opening Times

Tue - Sat 11:30 - 18:30




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)