3513 Sokak No: 49A, Ferahlı Mahallesi,
Gürçeşme, Konak, Izmir, Turkey
49A is a form, a space, and a situation without any given repertory and is founded by Mehmet Dere in Gürçeşme/ Izmir in 2008. 49A has been founded with the pursuit to create a space where the contemporary art can exist in the rhythm of everyday life, can open itself to all over the world, and interact with its environment. 49A, which is the construct of a visible, sustainable and tangible space aims to ensure the accessibility and possibilities of production and to host other people's projects in a playfield.
49A, which is also based in Gurcesme, is a project to develop a cultural exchange and meeting point in an invisible, socially isolated district of Izmir. 49A, which used be a liquor shop, run by the artist's father, mainly focuses on direct relation to the public space of the neighborhood. The street, where 49A is located, is a vivid, busy main street with 24 hours of non-stop traffic.