EKAV / Education, Culture and Research Foundation has started its operations on November 23rd, 1991, with the aim of carrying the concept of art to a wider area, and giving support to young artists of the future.
The Ekavart Gallery is a non-profit establishment under EKAV. The system work with donations. All the income earned through various activities is granted students as scholarships who are receiving art education, to support the artists of the future. Our Gallery is located in Süzer Plaza, under the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The Ekavart Gallery aims at improving the quality of life in general and at the level of social consciousness within the general population through combining the language of art and esthetic values. Ever since the opening of the Gallery, solo and mixed exhibitions that included the works of the masters of Turkish art as well as the works of the younger generations, personal development seminars, signing days, workshops, concerts have been conducted there. The Gallery hosted the works of many well-known artists such as Fahrel Nisa Zeid, Ergin İnan, Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Muzaffer Akyol, Balkan Naci İslimyeli, Seyyit Bozdoğan, Okan Bayülgen, Mercan Dede, Nezih Çavuşoğlu, Ali Alışır, Sezin Aksoy, Uğur Çakı, Yalçın Bilgin, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Genco Gülan, Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Bubi.
The exhibition launched in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Foundation’s establishment was titled "Take Care! Woman!" The aim of the exhibition was to draw attention to the general conditions awaiting the women in the 21st century by observing the women and their problems through the viewpoint of art. This new approach to women has drawn the interest of people in many cities of Anatolia and has received the attention of art-lovers. The aim of the exhibition was to draw attention to "Woman" within the context of everyday life and her real place in the community where she lives, by means of paintings, statues, photographs, installations, video art pieces. The aim of this project was to consider the “Woman Problem” and analyze the situation from various angles, within the context of EKAV’s social responsibility.
The Ekavart Gallery working under the EKAV ever grows, enriched under the slogan of "Art Improves, Art Heals, Art Unites" and achieves activities that enlighten the cultural platforms of our country, sharing these activities with the artists and those art-lovers who have dedicated themselves to art.