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View of “Selma Gürbüz: Carnivalesque,” 2017.

Rampa in Istanbul Has Shuttered Its Doors

Istanbul’s contemporary art gallery Rampa, founded in 2010 by Leyla Tara Suyabatmaz and Arif Suyabatmaz, has closed its doors, according to the editorial team at Artnews. It seems that the gallery’s last show was with artist Selma Gürbüz, which ended in April.

“The aim of Rampa was always to put up rigorous and thoughtful exhibitions, to build artists’ careers internationally, and to do so with passion and steadfast belief in the work,” said Esra Sarıgedik Öktem, the gallery’s senior director, in an e-mail shared by Belgian collector Alain Servais. Rampa represented Nevin Aladağ, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Vahap Avşar, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, CANAN, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Cengiz Çekil, Nilbar Güreş, Gülsün Karamustafa, Servet Koçyiğit, Nuri Kuzucan, Joanna Rajkowska, and Michael Rakowitz.

CANAN’s 2015–16 exhibition at the gallery, “The Shining Darkness,” was
chosen as a Critic’s Pick by artforum.com writer Merve Unsal.

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