Gallery Apel represents emerging contemporary artists, both international and Turkish. The gallery was opened in 1998 and is notable for its thematic exhibitions that unite the work of various practitioners. Set in a stunning space of rustic brick, wood and metal surfaces, Apel feels both modern and historic. The founder and owner of the gallery, Nuran Terzioglu, was the former gallery director of Ankara Tanbay and Urart Art Galleries. She has been an influential figure in Istanbul’s modern art scene, being one of the founding members of Sanart and also the artistic activities coordinator of the Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty at the Bilkent University.