Ames Yavuz has grown from its roots in Singapore and Australia to become an international gallery dedicated to nurturing leading contemporary artists from around the world.
Founded as Yavuz Gallery in Singapore in 2010 by Can Yavuz, the gallery expanded to Sydney in 2019, becoming the first commercial art gallery from Asia to establish a permanent space in Australia.
In February 2024, Yavuz Gallery was renamed Ames Yavuz, synthesising the surnames of Can Yavuz and Glen Ames to reflect their Asia-Pacific and European heritage, and their relationship both in life and business. Ames and Yavuz share a vision to nurture and elevate artists who spark dialogue and effect change through contemporary art.
Ames Yavuz embraces its diverse background through a strong international perspective. Its focus is underpinned by robust curatorial, commercial and institutional practices that foster intercultural discourse on a global scale.
Representing a diverse array of established and emerging artists from around the world, Ames Yavuz aims to challenge, inspire, and reclaim through art. The gallery is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting social significance by spotlighting the pressing issues of our times.