Galeri Bu, Şubat 2012’de sanatçı Umut Yalım tarafından İstanbul’un tarihi semti Galata’da Serdar-ı Ekrem Sokak’ta sanatseverlerle buluştu.
Galeri Bu was established by artist Umut Yalım in February 2012 in Galata, wherein one of the most historical and touristic places of İstanbul is. The heading aim of Galeri Bu is exhibiting the artists both from Turkey and all over the world to larger audiences through a universal art perspective. Galeri Bu is not limited by any definitive concept. Through an extensive art view, Galeri Bu opens its doors to artists from any branch while the gallery also gives importance to exhibit the works of young artists’. Galeri Bu is not an inception nor a conclusion for artists; it is a process. Galeri Bu is not an art gallery which gains its form through anyone’s decisions, but through the people and artists who get involved in. The primary principle of Galeri Bu is transmitting the art as it is without reforming it by rules, fictions, and instutionalization. As an art gallery Galeri Bu differs from the others by opening its each floor to its functional usage. The first two floors are being used for monthly personal or collective exhibitions of art; while it also hosts poem or music performances, workshops, pop-up stores, and special events.