SALT Beyoğlu

SALT was founded in Istanbul in April 2011 as a not-for-profit cultural institution with the support of Garanti Bank.

İstiklal Caddesi 136, Beyoğlu

SALT conducts interdisciplinary research projects, and hosts public programs such as exhibitions, talks, film screenings, lectures, performances, and workshops.

SALT is a member of L’Internationale—a confederation of European museums which aims towards a shared use of collections and archives. Far from championing a hierarchical and centralized internationalism, L’Internationale consists of a constellation of cultural agents that are locally rooted and globally connected. It proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange.

SALT programs are run with an integrated approach at SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata in Istanbul, and at SALT Ulus in Ankara. The buildings of SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata have been re-purposed from their former use by Mimarlar Tasarım/Han Tümertekin.

SALT Beyoğlu opened on April 9, 2011, with an exhibition area of 1130 m2, spaces for social interaction, and a garden on the fourth floor. The history of the building on İstiklal Avenue dates back to 1850s-1860s. During that period it was known as “Siniossoglou Apartment,” with the ground floor hosting various commercial activities, while the upper floors were for residential use. When the population of Beyoğlu dropped in the 1950s, residential activity in the building came to an end, and commercial, political, and cultural programs took over.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; sun 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


T: +90 212 377 42 00
W: SALT Beyoğlu

İstiklal Caddesi 136, Beyoğlu

Past Exhibitions
How did we get here
To restore stability to the economy, on January 24, 1980, the government initiated a major program that...
03 Sep 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
SALT Galata
Lost Shadow
Lost Shadows consists of 50 photographs selected by Vahap Avşar from thousands of images found in the...
11 Aug 2015 - 27 Sep 2015
SALT Beyoğlu
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