Art Calendar

Leading galleries across the Nordics are constantly opening fantastic new exhibitions – we are delighted to bring you a curated selection, hand-picked by members of the CHART community, to make sure you stay in the loop about must-see shows in a city near you.

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Date

Venue

Exhibition

City

Country

  • 28 Oct—3 Dec

    Martin Asbæk Gallery

    Iván Navarro: Thunder

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Martin Asbæk Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition THUNDER by renowned Chilean artist Iván Navarro, which marks the artists first solo exhibition in Denmark. Iván Navarro is known internationally for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon and fluorescent light, prolific in their references and allusions to modernity as well as in their innate symbols of power.

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    Iván Navarro, Silent, 2017

    Courtesy of the artist and Martin Asbæk Gallery

  • 3 Nov—3 Dec

    Andersen's

    Martin Brandt Hansen: X-ray Targets

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Andernsen's is proud to present 'X-ray Targets,' a solo show of new works by Martin Brandt Hansen marking the artist's debut exhibition with the gallery.

    Martin Brandt Hansen (1990) was born in Nuuk, Greenland, but has lived in Copenhagen for several years. He has a master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
    He works with both western mass culture and art history, mythology from Inuit culture and anthropological and ethnographic methods.

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    Martin Brandt Hansen, X-ray Targets, installation view

    Courtesy of the artist and Andersen's

  • 11 Nov—10 Dec

    LOYAL

    Ethan Cook: FAMILY TREE

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Loyal Gallery is pleased to present ‘Family Tree’, their second solo exhibition with New York artist Ethan Cook. The exhibition expands on the artist’s unique painting practice which reconsiders the possibilities and limitations of the canvas itself as a medium of communication. Six new woven works will be on view in the upstairs gallery in Stockholm, Sweden from November 10 to December 10, 2022.

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    Ethan Cook, Pretty as a Picture, 2022

    Courtesy of Loyal Gallery

  • 10 Nov—11 Dec

    NEVVEN

    Emelie Sandström: Vapenhuset

    Gothenburg

    Sweden

    NEVVEN is proud to present Vapenhuset, a solo show by Malmö-based Swedish artist Emelie Sandström, presenting a new body of work, bringing us into the magical and intimate realm inhabited by her sculptures. Her practice stems from a research into traditional techniques and materials, and a fascination in the timeless way in which religion and mysticism use enchantment and fear to construct faith and induce social stability. Sandström brings these considerations from the social to the psychological, and takes advantage of these structures to tell a very different story, a story of coping with mental health, obsessive behaviors and anxiety.

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    Emelie Sandström, Keep Me Safe, 2022

    Photo by David Eng. Courtesy of NEVVEN

  • 11 Nov—17 Dec

    GSA GALLERY

    Anette Harboe Flensburg: At vise sig som skjult

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    GSA Gallery presents Anette Harboe Flensburg’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery. In the exhibition At vise sig som skjult, she shows new work on canvas and panel.

    Anette Harboe Flensburg paints rooms, interiors that are empty of human presence yet extremely alive. The motifs in her paintings are realistically rendered, and in the quiet rooms, a pot is occasionally found. There is a sense of mystery, a quiet mist veils the painting and enfolds it. A fluttering curtain from a passing wind sweeps the viewer into a never-before-told story.

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    Anette Harboe Flensburg, Corner left V, 2022

    Courtesy of GSA GALLERY

  • 4 Nov—17 Dec

    Etage Projects

    Anna Aagaard Jensen: Taffel

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Etage Projects is proud to present 'Taffel' a solo exhibition of new works by Eindhoven-based artist Anna Aagaard Jensen.

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    Anna Aagaard Jensen, installation view, Taffel, 2022, Etage Projects

    Courtesy of the artist and Etage Projects

  • 11 Nov—17 Dec

    GSA GALLERY

    Bård Breivik: War Paint

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Immediately when Bård Breivik got the diagnosis of a terminal cancer he started digging up the battle-axe. ”This will not get me!” was his response. His interest and admiration for the native North American Indians was well documented and he often referred to his childhood heroes as an inspiration for his work. Based in New York from the late 1980’s he sometimes visited the third floor of the Museum of Natural History. Here he found mask patterns and even paint powder for facial painting in small brown pouches. /…/ So he decided not only to fight back, but to create an extended art project to fight his own war. Craftsman as he was, he shaped his personal tomahawk and with a strong belief in unconditional resistance he drew up a canning plan to make the disease into art. He fearlessly stared at death in white eye without a blink. Bård invited acclaimed portrait photographer Anders Bergersen and professional make-up artist and body painter Linda Røhmen. Anders and Linda had four extensive sessions with Bård to complete the War Paint series, from April to October 2015. A fifth session was planned, where Bård wanted to add wet clay to the paint and get dramatic mud cracks on his face, a beautiful effect he had often noticed on the Indian warriors. But Bård rapidly became to weak for another session before he died in January.

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    Bård Breivik, War Paint #12, 2016

    Courtesy of GSA GALLERY

  • 11 Nov—17 Dec

    Galerie Nordenhake

    Elena Damiani: Mineral Ways

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    The exhibition Mineral Ways at Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm is the second part of a project that began during the pandemic and whose first part was presented at the MAC Museum of Contemporary Art Lima June 2022.

    The project takes as a starting point an illustrated plate from "Thoughts on a Pebble, or, A First Lesson in Geology” from 1849 by Gideon Mantell, where the English geologist sought to give answers about the history physics of the planet and a first approach to the concepts of modern geology to his 5-year-old son, after finding a small stone next to a stream. The illustration shows a round pebble containing various fossils, markings, and sediments, which is a fragment of a much larger mass that has been transported from a distance to where it was found. Mantell describes throughout the short book a universe contained in the little stone. The observation of a simple rock fragment allows us to discover traces of intense generative and destructive processes that remain inscribed in matter, articulating an image of the composition of the natural world and of life forms now extinct.

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    Elena Damiani, The Erratic Marbles VI, 2022

    Courtesy of Galerie Nordenhake

  • 24 Nov—17 Dec

    Golsa

    Group Exhibition: FARM LIFE

    Oslo

    Norway

    Golsa is delighted to announce FARM LIFE - a group exhibition showing the works of Benedikte Bjerre, Anders Holen, Katja Novitskova, and Yves Scherer. Drawing parallels between human and the animal life, the exhibition highlights the artists' exploration of the topic using various media.

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    Installation view, FARM LIFE, 2022

    Courtesy of Golsa

  • 17 Nov—17 Dec

    Galleri Brandstrup

    Håkon Bleken: Meditasjoner over Dantes Inferno

    Oslo

    Norway

    Galleri Brandstrup presents their solo exhibition by Håkon Bleken, titled 'Meditasjoner over Dantes Inferno'. The exhibition is made up of 32 pastels. All the works presented have been produced the past year, where the artist has worked and reworked his emotions around Dante Alighieri's 14th-century narrative poem Inferno. Bleken stated that he considers this project his most significant project to date.

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    Håkon Bleken, Untitled, Meditasjoner over Dantes Inferno, 2022

    Courtesy of Galleri Brandstrup

  • 28 Oct—17 Dec

    palace enterprise

    Liu Shiyuan: One Room

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    The solo exhibition One Room by Chinese artist Liu Shiyuan (b. 1985, Beijing) unfolds in a living room setting with carpet and cushions, books, Christmas lights, a TV-set and stacks of books covering parts of the screen. Installed on the walls are two new drawings in brightly colored frames, a new photographic work together with Liu Shiyuan's latest film work, For the photos I didn't take, For the stories I didn't read, playing across the television screen. Liu’s work derives from fluctuating components of rationality and mystery, reality, and fiction. In One Room her works explore complex, trans-cultural phenomenon’s.

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    Liu Shiyuan, For The Photos I Didn´t Take, For The Stories I Didn´t Read, video still, One Room, 2022

    Courtesy of palace enterprise

  • 9 Nov—17 Dec

    Croy Nielsen

    Olga Balema: Formulas

    Vienna

    Austria

    ‘The thing about trees is that they know what to do. When a leaf looses its color, it’s not because it’s time is up and it’s dying, it’s because the tree is taking back into itself the nutrients the leaf’s been holding in reserve for it, out there on the twig, and why leaves change color in autumn is because the tree is preparing for winter, it’s filling itself with its own stored health so it can withstand the season. Then, clever tree, it literally pushes the used leaf off with the growth that’s coming behind it. But because that growth has to protect itself through winter too, the tree fills the little wound in its branch or twig where the leaf was with a protective corky stuff that seals it against cold and bacteria.’

    — from Artful by Ali Smith

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    Drawing by Olga Balema

    Courtesy of Croy Nielsen

  • 11 Nov—17 Dec

    Cecilia Hillström Gallery

    Per Wizén: Undercurrents

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Cecilia Hillström Gallery presents their third solo exhibition with Per Wizén, featuring new works recently presented at Moderna Museet Malmö in a solo show curated by Iris Müller-Westermann.

    Per Wizén works with paper collages built from art historical images deeply embedded in our culture. Thousands of details are literally cut out and constructed into a new whole, making up works closely related to the original image. The new large-scale works presented in the exhibition are based on paper collages made up of scenes from Disneyland magazines about Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan from the 70s. Wizén takes hold of these familiar visual stories, where normal boundaries and structures are dissolved, and presents a continuation of the land of fantasy filled with both possibilities and threats.

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    Per Wizén, Blue Hunt, 2022

    Courtesy of Cecilia Hillström Gallery

  • 11 Nov—17 Dec

    Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

    Peter Linde Busk: Various Positions

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Galleri Bo Bjerggaard presents the exhibition 'Various Positions' by Peter Linde Busk.

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    Peter Linde Busk, Rebetes 9, 2022

    Courtesy of Peter Linde Busk

  • 26 Nov—18 Dec

    Galleria Heino

    Group Exhibition: Galleria Heino 20 Years

    Helsinki

    Finland

    On September 19th 2002, Galleria Heino held the opening of its first exhibition in Bulevardi with paintings by artist Anne Tompuri. Since then, we operated in Uudenmaankatu from 2005 to 2020 before moving to our current location in Erottajankatu. So far, we have 246 exhibitions, 41 art fairs and 20 years behind us!

    We are now celebrating our 20-year journey as we remember the past, live for the moment and think about the future. The past years have been both short and long period. Time has flown by but since much has happened during those 20 years, it has also been a long time.


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    Galleria Heino 20 Years

    Courtesy of Galleria Heino

  • 25 Nov—18 Dec

    Galleri Cora Hillebrand

    Luna Lopez: Revealing and Concealing

    Gothenburg

    Sweden

    Galleri Cora Hillebrand presents the exhibition 'Revealing and Concealing' by Luna Lopez.

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    Luna Lopez, Revealing and Concealing, 2022

    Courtesy of Galleri Cora Hillebrand

  • 22 Jan—22 Dec

    i8 Grandi

    Alicja Kwade: In Relation to the Sun, To Sequences of Events

    Reykjavík

    Iceland

    The inaugural year of i8 Grandi features In Relation to the Sun, an exhibition by Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland, lives and works in Berlin, Germany). The artist’s show, which includes installation, sculpture, and work on paper, is now open and will be on view until 22 December 2022. Spanning far longer than traditional museum or gallery shows, i8 Grandi represents a new model for exhibitions. The programming focuses on concepts of space and time, and the presentations will evolve while on view. The annual format allows artists to consider how time affects their work, and the fluidity encourages audiences to revisit the changing installations.

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    Alicja Kwade, installation view, In Relation to the Sun, To Sequences of Events, 2022

    Courtesy of i8 Grandi

  • 14 Oct—30 Dec

    BERG Contemporary

    Þórdís Erla Zoëga: Spaced Out

    Reykjavík

    Iceland

    In Neuromancer, a 1984 metaverse science-fiction novel by William Gibson, it clearly states that the future is already here - it’s just not very evenly distributed. Its author also coins the term cyberspace for the first time in the said novel, which could easily be described as a socially accepted hallucination of untouchable phenomena, a space without a physical entrance until now, which holds many parallels to the work of Þórdís Erla Zoëga. In her BERG Contemporary exhibition, she showcases three-dimensional light works, fissurated reliefs, electronic sculptures, and an interplay of compositions, all a material reflection of an untouchable world that we visit every day, often without contemplation.

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    Þórdís Erla Zoëga, Spaced Out, installation view, 2022

    Courtesy of BERG Contemporary

  • 5 Nov—7 Jan

    Dorothée Nilsson Gallery

    DAWID: Urval

    Berlin

    Germany

    Dorothée Nilsson Gallery is proud to present 'Urval,' a solo exhibition of new works by DAWID.

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    Urval exhibition poster, 2022

    Courtesy of the artist and Dorothée Nilsson Gallery

  • 25 Nov—7 Jan

    Gallery Steinsland Berliner

    Group Exhibition: Our Winter Show 2022

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Our Winter Show is an annually recurring group exhibition celebrating Gallery Steinsland Berliner's affiliated artists, clients and friends. This year the featured artists include Akay & Olabo, Anastasia Ax, David von Bahr, Ylva Carlgren, Arvida Byström, Bigert & Bergström, Erik Gustafsson, Hanna Hansdotter, Mattias Nordéus, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Oskar Nilsson, NUG, Matti Kallioinen, Leo Park, Ragnar Persson, Linnéa Sjöberg, Gunnar Smoliansky, Danilo Stankovic, Tommy Sveningsson, Fredrik Åkum, Éva Mag, Elin Elfström, Elina Eriksson, Andrej Dubravsky, Jakob Ojanen, Moa Romanova, Luna Lopez, Lasse Thorst, Signe Ralkov Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski & Varg.

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    Our Winter Show 2022

    Courtesy of Gallery Steinsland Berliner

  • 25 Nov—8 Jan

    Galerie Forsblom

    Group Exhibition: Winter Garden

    Helsinki

    Finland

    The Winter Garden group show is showcasing works by Jenny Carlsson, Susanne Gottberg, Emma Helle, Viljami Heinonen, Jenni Hiltunen, Leena Luostarinen, Johanna Karlsson, Heikki Marila, Marika Mäkelä, Eeva Peura, Kim Simonsson, Marjatta Tapiola, Toni R. Toivonen and Marianna Uutinen.

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    Toni R. Toivonen, Short Story (04), detail, 2019

    Courtesy of Galerie Forsblom

  • 24 Nov—14 Jan

    OSL contemporary

    Dag Erik Elgin: Flowers of Evil

    Oslo

    Norway

    OSL contemporary presents a new exhibition by Dag Erik Elgin.

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    Dag Erik Elgin, Flowers of Evil, 2022

    Courtesy of OSL contemporary

  • 4 Nov—14 Jan

    Eighteen

    Huskmitnavn: The Missing Pieces

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Eighteen is proud to present 'Missing Pieces,' a solo exhibition of new works by Copenhagen-based artist HuskMitNavn. HuskMitNavn has developed a distinct tone and iconic visual vocabulary over the past twenty years. A rare open language that invites the viewer to engage intuitively with composition and content. The perils and pleasures of our daily lives are treated equally. The human condition is always at the centre of his practice whether it is painterly or not. HuskMitNavn conveys and embraces the magical in the mundane.

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    HuskMitNavn, Night At The Museum, 2022

    Courtesy of the artist and Eighteen

  • 26 Nov—21 Jan

    Galleri Magnus Karlsson

    Hans Lannér: My Neighbours

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Hans Lannér has suggested that the motifs in his paintings serve as a necessary starting point. The pictures depict places that exist, but they are replaceable depending on who is looking and when. The paintings navigate between reality and fiction. Their origin is not important but the feeling of recognition creates an entrance for both the artist and the viewer.

    The houses have been a reoccurring theme. A kind of skeleton which is dressed and adorned by the colour and shapes. Constructions and things made by man are of more importance than the surrounding nature. With these elements it is easier to follow the process of painting and leave the original motif behind. Lannér builds his paintings with care and precision. They describe a pursuit of expression and articulation.

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    Hans Lannér, My Neighbours, 2022

    Courtesy of Galleri Magnus Karlsson

  • 22 Oct—21 Jan

    BERG Contemporary

    Sigurður Guðjónsson: Perpetual Motion

    Reykjavík

    Iceland

    Perpetual Motion extends from Sigurður Guðjónsson’s practice of examining the fluxes of energy found in material things. In experimenting with lenses, light, and motion, he amplifies and observes specific forms and objects, and reveals the energies they hold. Highly magnified images of metal dust are projected onto a giant split screen that results in a poetic, multi-sensory experience and transforms the space sculpturally. Shifts and disruptions on a micro-scale, in a compelling and profound order, are made visible in the work.

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    Sigurður Guðjónsson, Perpetual Motion, Icelandic Pavilion, 59th La Biennale di Venezia, 2022

    Photo by Ugo Carmeni. Courtesy of BERG Contemporary

  • 25 Nov—27 Jan

    Galleri Susanne Ottesen

    Group Exhibition: Winter show

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    For their winter show, Galleri Susanne Ottesen is delighted to present new silver rug paintings by Martin Erik Andersen (DK); a selection of effervescent paintings by Olav Christopher Jenssen (NO); a seven-part wall-hung installation by Marie Søndergaard Lolk (DK); a new, texturally rich oil painting by Kehnet Nielsen (DK); a hand-carved wooden sculpture by Nina Nowak (PL/DE); a monumental cast iron and limestone sculpture by Bjørn Nørgaard (DK); vibrant and enigmatic archival pigment prints by Pernille With Madsen (DK); and for the first time at the gallery, new and recent works on paper by Pablo Jansana (CL).

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    Olav Christopher Jensen, The Rubicon Painting No. 08, 2019

    Courtesy of Galleri Susanne Ottesen

  • 4 Nov—28 Jan

    Etage Projects

    Victor Miklos: MORNING GLORY

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    In the pursuit of happiness and waking from an extended period of falling in and out of a depressive state, Victor Miklos Andersen explores the reasons why he started making in the first place, pulling together his fascination with colour, form and tradition. Revisiting the past, he finds the relics on which the Danish design tradition was founded, over the industrial themes and introduces the present anthropomorphic and diverse state.

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    Victor Miklos, installation view, MORNING GLORY, 2022

    Courtesy of Etage Projects

  • 19 Nov—4 Feb

    Peder Lund

    Mike Kelley: Kandors

    Oslo

    Norway

    Beginning Saturday, November 19, Peder Lund is honored to welcome the public into the world of the American artist Mike Kelley (b. 1954, Detroit, MI; d. 2012, South Pasadena, CA). Mike Kelley: Kandors marks the artist's first solo exhibition in Norway, and the selected works are key examples from Kelley's highly acclaimed Kandors and related Lenticular series, which explore Kelley's interests in spatial memory and the nature of trauma as a recurrent trope in popular culture. Shown alongside the sculptures and lenticulars in the gallery will be a swirling, atmospheric video projection depicting Kelley's Bottle 1, accompanied by an otherworldly soundtrack composed by the artist. Starting in the late 1970s, Kelley became known for performance and installation-based works; he came to prominence in the 1980s with a series of sculptures composed of common craft materials and stuffed animals; his work later widened in scope and physical scale. His projects made use of a vast range of media and forms, illustrating the artist's versatility, and underscored a number of the recurrent themes central to Kelley's artistic praxis—repressed memory, sexuality, adolescence, class, and Americana. Throughout his career, Kelley also worked on curatorial projects, collaborated with many artists and musicians, and produced a formidable body of critical and creative writing. Widely considered one of the most influential artists of his time, Kelley's expansive body of work continues to inspire young generations of artists today.

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    Mike Kelley, Kandor 16B, 2010

    Courtesy of Peder Lund