Anna Laudel was founded in 2012 and is now located in the heart of Beyoglu, Gümüssuyu in Istanbul. Since the gallery ́s opening, Anna Laudel has been striving to become one of the leading dynamic contemporary art centres in Istanbul, yet to also represent a wide range of artists, in terms of social and cultural background, age and of course in terms of artistic styles and media. Founded by Anna Laudel with the intention of promoting Turkish emerging as well as established artists, but also a selection of international artists with for instance German or Italian backgrounds, the gallery developed a strong stance in the art world under the direction of Ferhat Yeter.
Istanbul, a city spreading across two continents, an international metropolis, where not only East meets West, but also many different cultures coexist, is both a thriving and constantly evolving environment for a gallery seeking to extend their artists to a diverse audience.
Following its first location in Istanbul, Anna Laudel opened its second gallery in Düsseldorf (Germany) in 2019 to further its international outreach. Soon after, in May 2022, a third gallery was inaugurated in Bodrum, in Zai Yasam, allowing for yet another audience and an interesting location to host mostly solo exhibitions. The gallery established a large audience around its locations of Bodrum, Istanbul and Düsseldorf, in recent years however also gained recognition internationally by participating in various high tier art fairs.
The aim of Anna Laudel has always been to represent artists at various stages of their
careers, and of sometimes contradictory styles or artistic choices within the work they produce. It is of importance to the gallery to keep a well balanced roster of artists, so as to represent the many varying dynamics and developments of the contemporary art world.