Tab Gallery has been an open art space located in the center of Yeldeğirmeni district, Kadiköy, home to a lot of artist's studios for many years and is transforming to be the new cultural and social center. Being conscious of this transformation, Tasarım Bakkalı has been a pioneer in the arts and culture side of this change. While exhibiting the works of prominent artists from Turkey, the opportunity to use the same “open space” was also given to the talented local and foreign artists. We can no longer offer an exhibition at the end of the residency period since the gallery space was closed. With the residency program Tasarım Bakkalı aims to be a part of the international art scene, hosting the artists to create their works in a different environment inspired by the new resources of contemporary living. Tasarım Bakkalı is a collective that does not discriminate or classify people. We have always worked with our artists side by side, taking their needs and requests into consideration.
Tab Residency hosts the artists with accommodation and studio space in the Princes´ Islands. The Princes' Islands is an archipelago off the Anatolian coast of İstanbul, mostly car free, a naturally and historically preserved area. Büyükada is the biggest island of the cluster, in which you can find ferries connecting the island to both the Asian and European side of İstanbul from 6AM till 12PM. Ten minutes walk from Büyükada port, the residency building is a shared building with four stories, one floor for the studio spaces, one floor for accommodation rooms, one floor for common spaces such as kitchen and living room, also there is a garden. The residency studios doesn't contain any specific workshops so they can be used for any kind of work. The studios will be reorganized considering the needs of each artist. Please feel free to ask for other equipment or tools besides listed, depending on your needs.
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