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My name is Dina. I am an art buyer from Amman, Jordan and my blog is about my art travels! Welcome to my escapades!

Contemporary Istanbul - CI

Contemporary Istanbul - CI

Contemporary Istanbul - CI

It’s CI time again! And for those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that that’s my favorite time of year!

For sure more challenging for me than any other fair because I act as one of CI’s ambassadors, and therefore get super busy with my clients flying in from all over the globe. We stroll the fair together several times; looking, contemplating, discussing, thinking, then contemplating again, more discussing, some haggling and negotiating, and then…buying!

I love the fair, the art, the city, the vibe, the global guests and art aficionados, and mostly the atmosphere and variety of entertainment.

The CI team do an amazing job every year at keeping all my guests happy, busy, and entertained, and this year was no exception.

The best part is when my guests happen to be first timers to Istanbul, making it my personal mission that they return home just as in love with the city as I am!

This year’s edition was great, with fabulous local and international galleries taking part; interesting art and a great selection of artists!!!

The new eateries at the fair were a great addition (I love Fenix), and the whole flow through the two huge floors (especially with the new main staircase) felt harmonious and easy to navigate.

What can I say? Loved it yet again this year!!!

Check out CI’s website for more info on the galleries that took part, the programs that were put in place, and all the other art functions that took place around the city during the fair.

Artist studio in Istanbul

Artist studio in Istanbul

ARCO Lisboa

ARCO Lisboa