Black Door Istanbul was a free platform, a forum initiated in Istanbul Karaköy, 2010. BDI’s purpose was to accumulate communication. A sociogeographical journey into Istanbuls 2009 - 2013 years. The programming was/is without excluding parameter, the retrospective view is. Looking back becomes a tool, a manual. exhibitions, researches, performances, public presentations, civil sequences... Black Door Istanbul is co-directed by Mark Henley (NZ) and Matthias Crause (DE)
2012 
MEETING ON COMMON GROUND / BDI, Istanbul / 2012 - Screening: Francis Alÿs (BE), Matthias Wermke / Mischa Leinkauf (DE), Santiago Sierra (ES), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (ES). Curated by Nadim Assad (TR).
GROUP GROUP SHOW / Penny Temporary Arts, Neumunster / 2012 - Philipp Ackermann (DE), Christoph Wustenhagen (DE), Senem Denli (TR)
DAHL MEETS JUDISCH / German Hospital, Istanbul / 2012 - Marius Dahl (NO), Thomas Judisch (DE) 2011
98 WEEKS BAZAAR / Thessaloniki Biennial, Greece / 2011 - Curated by 98 Weeks, Beirut (LB)
TOUCH / German Hospital, Istanbul / 2011 - Conference: Forecasting / Performing Statistics
SLEEP: PERFORMING STATISTICS / Kafe 17, Istanbul / 2011 - Forecasting: 0090 Platform (Antwerp), Mashallah News (Beirut), Superpool Ltd (Istanbul), Buildings and Politics (Istanbul / New York), Sans Practice (Beijing)
OPEN RADIO / Acik Radyo, Istanbul / 2011 - Live to air: Burcak Konukman
INTRO / Machine Club, Istanbul / 2011 - Listening Session: Der Grieche, The XXXXXX, Rangleklods, Cortina, Franziska Mercedes Cordes, So So Modern, Ergot Garden w/ Calm Palm, Strong Minded, Munit, F L O W R S, PORSCHISMUS, Trüe Deined 4.0, Denied Reality, Die Die Die, Beauties of the Night, Basketball
MENU / Flutgraben Studios BDI Interface, Berlin / 2011 - Open Table: Michael Rudolph, Veronica Manchego, Judith Raum, Stella Schwender, Paul Phillip Heinze, Mohamed Derbal, Normen Perke, Ben Kluncker,
OUTLOOK / Der Greiche, Berlin / 2011 - Event launch: Milchhof Atiier (DE)
ATTENDING / Essential Existence Gallery, Leipzig / 2011 - Poster Release: SLEEP:Performing Statistics 2010
WORKS DON’T COME EASY / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 – Paul Phillip Heinze (DE), Philipp Ackermann (DE)
DE SERVICE GARAGE / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Lecture: Charlott Markus (SE), Benjamin Roth (NL), Pieter Verbeke (NL)
DAHL.BOVEE.FEIGL / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Marius Dahl (NO), Floris Bovee (NL), Zoro Feigl (NL)
LEAUD UN ENSEMBLE / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Patrick Gaden (DE), Florian Göthner (DE)
UPDATING THE ARCHIVE / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Yaron Attar (IL), Latif Erdem (TR), Manuel Gorkiewicz (AU), Özlem Günyol / Mustafa Kunt (TR), Volkan Kaplan (TR), Peter Kogler (AU), Derren D. Mclin (US), Philipp Schwalb (DE), Canan Tercan (TR), Christoph Wüstenhagen (DE), Ekrem Yalçindağ (TR)
PLURAL ISTANBUL / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Public Idea Lecture: Matteo Locci (IT), Merve Yucel (TR)
BLACK DOOR FILES / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Works on paper Archive – 180 Artists including – Julius Popp (DE), Matthias Weischer (DE), Kate Newby (NZ), Peter Kogler (AU), Matthias Crause (DE), Senem Denli (TR), Gallery Fist (NO/DE), Philipp Ackermann (DE), William G. Buchina (US), Ronny Szillo (DE), Seda Hepsev (TR), Guillaume Krick (FR), Shannon Reed (NZ), Matthias Crause (DE) and more…
A.B MACHINES / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Curated by Nathan Lee (US)
FLOWERSHOW / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Franziska Cordes (DE), Normen Perke (DE)

 since 2010 Blackdooristanbul Istanbul

*artists and guests at BlackdooristanbulFranziska CordesEkrem Yalcindag, Rosa Loy,  Patrick GadenCharlott MarkusPhilipp Ackermann, Peter Kogler, Manuel GorkiewiczFrancis Alÿs, Wermke / Leinkauf, Thomas Judisch, Normen Perke, PORSCHISMUS, Franz Ackermann, Latif Erdem, Zoro Feigl, Floris Bovee, Marius Dahl, PATCH WORK ARCHITECTURE, SUPERPOOL, Dogan Dogan, Matthias WeischerMashallah News, 0090 Antwerp, Hans Petri, Mirko Winkel, soon more...


2014-2016 Köpenicker Str 55 & Yorckstr. 86, Berlin

artists and guests 2014-2016:
Thomas MahmoudMichael WerthmülllerMagda TothovaBrigitte Witzenhause, El Phanto (ex ZIEGENBØCK), Carolina Daza, dr walker, Owen Roberts, Paul Philipp Heinze
Gaëlle Peirazeau
ToiletpaperAndreas Hachulla, Maurizio Cattelan, soon more... 



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