Pi Artworks was founded in Istanbul in 1998. In 2013, it expanded internationally and moved its' headquarters to 55 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London.
Pi Artworks has now established a strong commercial market in London, as well as a range of institutional links in the past 5 years. Since opening the second, London venue, Pi Artworks has worked to enrich the UK art scene with their knowledge and has developed relationships with institutions, individuals and partners both within the capital and across the country.
The gallery has helped realise major institutional exhibitions in the UK such as Susan Hefuna at The Whitworth, Manchester (2017) and Ipek Duben at Fabrica, Brighton (2017). Meanwhile, it continues to forge a global path with exhibitions realised including Tayeba Begum Lipi at the Broad Museum (2016), in collaboration with the Sonje Center on Fahrettin Orenli's solo presentation Money without Nationality (2018), and Fatma Bucak's show in Fondazione Merz (2018)
Pi Artworks has initiated collaborations with universities and academics in London and beyond in the past 5 years, including a long-running Curatorial Open, arranged with the University of Goldsmiths (UAL) and which includes exhibition making, performances and curatorial guidance for aspiring art world employees studying in the capital.
Meanwhile, in Istanbul, Pi Artworks continues to forge key relationships across the region and globally, working with institutions, arts festivals and biennials.
Founder and Director Jade Y. Turanli is based in London and currently sits on the Contemporary Istanbul selection committee and has been on the Tate Middle-East Acquisitions Committee between years 2013-16. Turanli is also a member of AWITA, association of Women in the Arts