CHART ART FAIR | 26 – 28 AUGUST 2016

The 4th edition of CHART ART FAIR is the most ambitious to date, with an expanded gallery list, the introduction of CHART DESIGN, and an extensive programme of talks and events.

CHART ART FAIR, the leading Nordic contemporary art fair, returns to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen for its fourth edition from August 26 – 28, 2016. Since its inception, CHART has established itself as the international platform for contemporary art in the region.

CHART breaks with the traditional fair format by carefully curating the galleries’ artwork and presenting everything in unison as an exhibition, in the halls of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The selection and curation is realised by the five founding galleries based in Copenhagen: Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary and David Risley Gallery.

This year 28 of the leading galleries from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) and 2 galleries based outside of the Nordic region, but originating from Copenhagen and Helsinki, have been invited to participate in the fair. Belenius/Nordenhake (SE), Galleri Brandstrup (NO), Croy Nielsen (DE), and Helsinki Contemporary (FI) will exhibit at the fair for the first time.

The 2016 exhibiting galleries are:

Andersen’s Contemporary (DK), Galleri Andersson/Sandström (SE), Andréhn-Schiptjenko (SE),

Galerie Anhava (FI), ANNAELLEGALLERY (SE), Belenius/Nordenhake (SE), Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK), Galleri Brandstrup (NO), Christian Andersen (DK), Croy Nielsen (DE), David Risley Gallery (DK), Edition Copenhagen (DK), ELASTIC Gallery (SE), Galerie Forsblom (FI), Helsinki Contemporary (FI), Hverfisgalleri (IS), i8 Gallery (IS), Johan Berggren Gallery (SE), Galleri Magnus Karlsson (SE), Martin Asbæk Gallery (DK), Galleri Nicolai Wallner (DK), Niels Borch Jensen

(DK/DE), Nils Stærk (DK), Galerie Nordenhake (SE/DE), OSL contemporary (NO), Peder Lund (NO), SPECTA (DK), Galleri Susanne Ottesen (DK), Gallery Taik Persons (DE), and V1 Gallery (DK).


This year CHART will expand with the launch of CHART DESIGN, a new section of the fair. CHART DESIGN will bring together 6 of the leading galleries presenting the very best of contemporary and classic Nordic design: The Apartment (DK), Dansk Møbelkunst (DK), Etage Projects (DK), Jacksons (SE), Juhani Lemmetti (FI), and Galerie Maria Wettergren (FR).

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The CHART ART FAIR talks programme will be curated and moderated by Mark Rappolt, editor- in-chief, ArtReview. The programme will bring together leading individuals from the Nordic and international art world. The CHART TALKS local media partner is Danish daily newspaper, Politiken. Further details will be announced in June 2016.


CHART SOCIAL is a series of cultural events exploring the crossover between art, design, architecture, music, performance, and gastronomy, which will run for the duration of the fair, with events taking place at both Kunsthal Charlottenborg and in various other locations around the city. This year CHART is pleased to work with both private and public institutions, including the municipality of Copenhagen, to facilitate the CHART SOCIAL program, which is free of charge and open to the public.


Each year students from leading Nordic architecture schools are invited to enter the CHART ARCHITECTURE competition. This year 6 finalists have been selected to design individual

pavilions for the Kunsthal Charlottenborg courtyard to house the fair’s restaurants and cultural partners. During the fair, a winning pavilion will be selected.

The students’ submissions are judged by a committee including: Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder of BIG; Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, philosopher; Tom Emerson, architect and founder of 6a architects; Dorte Foss, architect; and Jamiee Williams, architect and artistic manager at CHART.

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Aleksander Nowak - Tamara Kalantajevska CHART ARCHITECTURE 2016 copy

The six finalists are: Hang in/Hang out by Isabelle Easterling and Ludvig von Hofsten; Æufs Frit by Kristin Søndersrød Ose and Emma Sönner; Fish Eye & The Mirror by Nicole Strelcheva, Trine Thy, Nowak Aleksander and Tamara Kalantajevska; Cups of light by Nanna Kley-Jakobsen and Victor

Fruergaard; The Walkin’ Display by Emil Fabritius Buchwald and Mads Nikolaj Brandt; and Growing Sphere by Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum.


CHART ART FAIR was established in 2013 by Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary, and David Risley Gallery, with the ambition to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional art fair, furthermore, the ambition was and still is to further develop the impact and role of a Nordic art event on the international art and cultural scene. More than 1000 international guests and art professionals visited CHART ART FAIR 2015, which welcomed more than 13.000 visitors in total. For the opening concert, over 6.500 Copenhageners came to the courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. CHART was nominated for several prizes, including the IBYEN prize and Byens Bedste as “Art Experience of The Year”. Main contributors and key partners are Københavns Kommune, Montana,, Absolut, HAY, FOSS, L’Esprit du Vin.


CHART ART FAIR 26 – 28 August 2016

Kunsthal Charlottenborg Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen K Denmark

The opening reception will be held Friday 26th of August at 1 pm – by invitation only. CHART ART FAIR will officially open to the public Friday 26th of August at 4 pm.

Opening Hours:
Friday, August 26th at 4 pm – 8 pm Saturday, August 27th at 12 am – 6 pm Sunday, August 28th at 12 am – 5 pm