Admiring the stars

looking at the startsThe pandemic of 2020 unfortunately made international cooperation and funding quite difficult. Travel is impossible and funding has closed down. Therefore we have turned to focus on our own private projects. What the future will bring we will see, hopefully we will meet again soon…! In the meantime do follow each of our developments at:

Exposition at Podium Mozaïek

From the 7th of November to the 13th of January we exhibit paintings of the Istanbul Amsterdam MEETUP collection in Podium Mozaïek.

The international café-restaurant of Podium Mozaïek is a nice place to meet up. Podium Mozaïek strives for the connection and encounter between different cultures. Thus a perfect place for us to exhibit our work and connect Amsterdam with Istanbul!

Podium Mozaïek
Bos en Lommerweg 191
1055 DT Amsterdam


Exhibition canceled

We are sad and disappointed to inform that we had to cancel the Istanbul Amsterdam MEETUP exhibition. We have had an inspiring and pleasant exhibition in the central hall of the Rector’s Office of the Istanbul University for 5 days. Receiving a lot of visitors and attention. A special evening was hosted for Eureko Sigorta who received the two tulip paintings from Achmea.

The reason for the cancellation of the exhibition is the visit of a delegation of very high governmental members to the university tomorrow. The type of visitors and the character of the visit required a different type of artworks to be displayed in the central hall.

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We are greatful that we had to opportunity to display our work at the university and we are looking forward to our next event. This will be back in Amsterdam!

450 years (old) friends


Tonight the Leiden historian Cor Smit will give at 17.30 a lecture a the Rector’s office of the Istanbul University. Cor has been invited by us to share the stories of the historical connections which has been existing between Turkey and Holland. The topic is ‘450 years old friends’, because it is actually this year 450 years ago that the first official connections were made between the Ottoman Empire and the Dutch Republic.