SALT (institution)

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This article is about SALT, a cultural institution in Istanbul. For the SALT treaty, see Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
Established 2011
Founded by Garanti Bank
Location SALT Beyoğlu
Istiklal Cd. No:136
Beyoğlu, Istanbul

SALT Galata
Bankalar Cd. No:11
Karaköy, Istanbul

SALT is a Turkish contemporary art foundation. It was established by Garanti Bank in 2011, and has exhibition and workshop spaces in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.[1][2] It combines the previous activities of the Garanti Gallery, the Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre and the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center of the bank.[3] It is one of the six members of L'Internationale, an confederation of European art institutions.[citation needed]

Gallery spaces[edit]

Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters, 1896

SALT has three gallery spaces, all owned by Garanti Bank: the former headquarters of the Imperial Ottoman Bank in Galata, Istanbul; a former apartment block, the Siniossoglou Apartments, in Beyoğlu, Istanbul; and an annex to the Garanti Bank building in Ulus, Ankara.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Suzy Hansen (10 February 2012). The Istanbul Art-Boom Bubble The New York Times. Accessed November 2014.
  2. ^ Art boom: Greater importance is being placed on arts and culture. In: The Report: Turkey 2012. Oxford: Oxford Business Group. Accessed November 2014.
  3. ^ [s.n.] (8 April 2011) Garanti Bank’s SALT sets out to become Turkey’s biggest cultural institute. Today's Zaman. Accessed November 2014.