CHART names Nanna Hjortenberg Director


25 April 2018



In light of the 2018 edition of CHART in August, the fair appoints a new director who lays out a vision for the fair with an expanded design section and site-specific installations.

CHART announces Nanna Hjortenberg as the new Director. Currently the Business Development Director at Golden Days, Hjortenberg will begin her new role on 1 May 2018. The new director is pleased to share the fairs additional location for the 2018 edition, expanding the layout and focus for the exhibitors and fair guests.

CHART 2018 will take place from 31 August to 2 September at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and expands with a dedicated design section at Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art, among one of the most influential Danish art nouveau buildings.

‘On behalf of the board I am very excited to welcome Nanna Hjortenberg as the new Director of CHART. With her strategic capabilities and great understanding of the cultural sector we strongly believe Hjortenberg is the right person to cement CHART’s position as the leading art fair, exhibition platform and cultural event in the Nordic region, and take it to the next level’.
– Susanne Ottesen, Chairman of the Board

Hjortenberg was the Business Development Director at Golden Days, a non-profit cultural organisation that emits the knowledge, culture and history of Copenhagen through two annual festivals, Golden Days and Bloom. Within her role here, she has taken part in developing and launching Bloom, a new festival fusing art, music, and natural science. Previously, she served as Head of Exhibitions at the Danish Architecture Centre, responsible for national and international exhibitions, lectures and educational programming. Hjortenberg holds a Masters degree from Goldsmith College in London as well as a Master of Philosophy in Art History from University of Copenhagen. She has been active in art and culture for the past 10 years, presenting the first Zaha Hadid exhibition in Denmark (2013 DAC) and the Danish exhibitions at the Architecture Biennale in Venice (2008 and 2010).

Hjortenberg said: ‘CHART comprises Copenhagen’s ingenuity, combining the best of contemporary art, architecture and design. I look forward to continuing to work to maintain CHART’s position as a relevant and inspiring platform for contemporary art, highlighting what the Nordic cultural scene can contribute to society. CHART will continue to be relevant for professionals, partners and the public, both in Denmark and internationally.’

‘I am eager to present an expanded version of CHART Design for the 2018 edition, which will have a dedicated section at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. I believe with its main venue at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and the new venue, CHART will engage with the city of Copenhagen fully through a massive programme celebrating art, design and architecture.’