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Anlam Arslanoğlu de Coster

Image Credit: Gökhan Polat

Anlam de Coster Arslanoglu is the founder of Fairplay, an international arts and design consultancy. She has over 15 years of experience in curatorial projects, arts management and communications, working with museums, foundations, art fairs, galleries, auction houses, fashion houses, magazines, and festivals across the world.  


Anlam most recently led Global Strategic Partnerships at Artsy, the world's leading art marketplace. She worked with hundreds of art fairs and gallery weekends such as Art Brussels, Art Cologne and 1-54 on their digital transformation. She also helped build new online art fairs including African Galleries Now and Atlantic World Art Fair. 

Prior to joining Artsy, she was the Associate Director at Reiber and led international strategic communications campaigns for clients across arts and design including PAD London, De Young Museum, and Artcurial.

Between 2015-2018, she was head of VIP Relations for art and design fairs ARTINTERNATIONAL (Istanbul) and NOMAD (Monaco & St Moritz), and acted as a VIP Adviser for FIAC.

She joined Istanbul Modern as Curatorial Projects Manager in 2013 to manage large-scale museum exhibitions and public programs after acting as the inaugural Development Manager of
SALT, a major cultural institution in Istanbul. In 2010, Anlam developed corporate partnerships for Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Between 2008 - 2010, she coordinated the Turkish Season in France, an ambitious cultural project co-organized by Institut français and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, and programmed 650 exhibitions and events across France.

She is a regular participant and moderator of talks, writes exhibition texts, and contributes to arts publications. She also collaborates with fashion houses such as Dice Kayek and Maison Amélie Pichard on their creative projects.  

Anlam graduated Cum Laude from Sciences Po (Paris) in 2009 and holds an M.A. degree in Arts and Media Administration. She also studied at Galatasaray University (Istanbul) and Sorbonne University (Paris) where she earned a B.A. in Economics.


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