Pi Artworks Istanbul/London was founded in Istanbul in 1998. In 2013 it became the region’s first gallery to expand internationally when it opened a space on Eastcastle Street, London.
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. Since opening a second venue, Pi Artworks has worked to enrich the UK art scene. It has helped realise major institutional exhibitions. It has initiated collaborations with universities, including a long-running Curatorial Open arranged with Goldsmiths, London. It has also commissioned exciting new exhibitions by curators such as Sacha Craddock, Oliver Sumner, and Morgan Quaintance.
Founder and Director Yesim Turanli is based in London and currently sits on the Art International selection committee and since 2013 the Tate Middle-East Acquisitions Committee.