Established in 2011 as an artist initiative, SANATORIUM has continued its innovative attitude after its transformation into a gallery and has hosted many national and international curatorial exhibitions in cooperation with various institutions, artists and curators. 
SANATORIUM focuses on projects that center on critical thinking and experimentation, that are capable of presenting a new aesthetics and contribute intellectually to the artistic scenery. SANATORIUM participates in many international art fairs and organizes events across various media such as printed materials, tours, talks, art gatherings and performative works.
SANATORIUM contributes to the cultural scene by supporting artists it represents and art initiatives it partners with in terms of their projects outside the gallery space. SANATORIUM continues to offer free art events in its two venues in Karaköy.