Explore the full 2021 programme

The full programme for CHART 2021 is now public. Join us in Copenhagen 27-29 August (preview 26 August) at Charlottenborg. Discover 26 galleries, 11 artist-run and alternative exhibition spaces, one Book Fair, a host of talks, performances, and installations.

Highlights from CHART Art Fair 2021

The 2021 fair will include presentations by 26 leading Nordic contemporary art galleries, as well as 11 artist-run and alternative gallery spaces as part of this year’s new Experimental section. Showcasing work by both emerging and internationally established artists, and spanning the realms of photography, painting, video, sculpture, performance and more, the fair will present works by more than 100 artists in the historic halls of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Highlights of this year’s fair include: a presentation of painting and sculptural works by artists Ida Ekblad, Paul McCarthy, Franz West, and Roni Horn inspired by Constantin Brâncuși's iconic Vue d'Atelier (1927) presented by Peder Lund (NO) and an exhibition of new watercolours by Olafur Eliasson for i8 Gallery (IS). Andersen’s (DK) will dedicate their presentation to works by performance artists Esben Weile Kjær, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Christian Falsnaes and Nicholas Grafia, exploring the crossover between performance, sculpture, and interaction.

An immersive installation of curtains and chairs by Lap-See Lam will be on view at Galerie Nordenhake (SE), whilst Cecilia Hillström Gallery (SE) will showcase an immersive video installation by Anna-Karin Rasmusson. Further artwork highlights include a 6-metre-high hanging sculpture by Bella Rune and a series of large-scale sculptures by Sandra Mujinga.

Following a year like no other, we look forward to welcoming exhibitors, professionals and art enthusiasts to Copenhagen once again for a celebration of the Nordic art scene. Our programme this year makes a special effort to bring together the arts community – a need that is more urgent now than ever. This is the moment to forge new alliances and find new sustainable ways to strengthen and develop the art world.

Nanna Hjortenberg

Director of CHART

Danielle Orchard, Lemons, 2020

Courtesy V1 Gallery

Franz West, Paßstück (Adaptive), 2007

Courtesy Peder Lund

Discover CHART’s New Book Fair

CHART will introduce its inaugural Book Fair, showcasing the work of 27 leading independent specialist art publishers presenting the best of the art book scene and printed matter community in the Nordic region. The Aftermath of a Garden Party, a special project by artist Loji Höskuldsson in collaboration with the Danish design brand HAY for CHART, will create the setting for an extensive programme of talks, book signings and debates during the run of the Book Fair.

Read more about CHART Book Fair here.

A Curated Series of Talks Exploring the Future of the Art World

CHART will present a series of talks which will dissect and discuss the future of a reconnected art world post-pandemic. Talk participants from the international art scene include Tessa Praun (Magasin lll), Janne Sirén (Buffalo AKG Art Museum), and curator Fatoş Üstek. World-renowned architects Shohei Shigematsu (OMA) and Bjarke Ingels (BIG) will discuss building museums for the future, in a talk moderated by editor-in-chief Robert Thiemann (Frame Magazine).

In addition, a series of live, in-person artist talks will introduce a deeper understanding of the artistic practice of some of the leading artists working across the Nordic art scene. Highlights include: a discussion on painting between Mamma Andersson and Tal R, and talks by artists Janaina Tschäpe, Vibeke Tandberg, Bella Rune, Lap-See Lam, and Andreas Eriksson.

Check out CHART's talks programme here.

Andreas Eriksson, Promenad III, 2021

Bella Rune, Installation view, 2020

A Series of Performances, Music & Installations

Artworks by artists Mille Kalsmose and Hannah Toticki will be installed in the courtyards at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The courtyard will also feature a social stage designed by Swedish designer Fredrik Paulsen which will host a series of talks, performances and music over the weekend, including Two Fools and a Pole, a new performance developed for CHART 2021 by artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang. The stage will also play host to Midnight Confessions with Friends: The CHART Sessions, a series of intimate acoustic concerts by some of Copenhagen's leading musicians led by Josephine Philip & Hannah Schneider, and the first concert in Denmark by Jockum Nördstrøm Band.

Pavilions Designed by Young Architecture Talents

Under the theme Social Architecture five finalist teams of young architects, designers and artists will present temporary pavilions in the courtyards of Charlottenborg. After a year of limited social interaction, the designs explore new and innovative ways of sharing social experiences. The finalists were chosen by an international jury consisting of Bjarke Ingels, founder and partner at BIG; Shohei Shigematsu, partner at OMA; artist, Nina Beier; designer, Sabine Marcelis; Simon Lamunière, Director of OPEN HOUSE in Geneva; and David Zahle, partner at BIG.

The pavilions will host a selection of Copenhagen’s gastronomic entrepreneurs such as the innovative craft distillery, Copenhagen Distillery; the Danish social-oriented brewing company, People Like Us; the urban farm, Øens Have; the organic winery, Vinhanen; former Ass. Head Chef at the Michelin-starred restaurant Geranium Will King-Smith; and Copenhagen’s first oyster bar, Rouge Oysters.

Strong Museum Partnerships

To further strengthen relations to art institutions and museums following CHART’s curated online programme in June, which connected international curators directly to Nordic galleries and artists, CHART has developed a series of collaborations with local museums such as SMK - National Gallery of Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. For this year’s edition of the fair, CHART’s international museum partner is the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in New York. The partnership aims to build and strengthen relations between the Nordics and North America. On the opening day of the fair, a separate talk and press conference will further unveil the ambitious new curatorial initiative envisioned by the Buffalo AKG.

On This Day, Klara Källström, Thobias Fäldt & Thomas Sauvin

Represented by B-B-B Books

One Thousand Books, 2018. Studio Rosenmunthe. Typeface by Studio Alexis Mark.

Represented by Lodret Vandret

CHART 2021 Exhibitors

Andersen's (DK), Galleri Andersson/Sandström (SE), Galerie Anhava (FI), BERG Contemporary (IS), Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK), BORCH Editions (DK/DE), Cecilia Hillström Gallery (SE), Croy Nielsen (AT), Etage Projects (DK), Galerie Forsblom (FI), Gether Contemporary (DK), Golsa (NO), Galleria Heino (FI), Helsinki Contemporary (FI), Hverfisgallerí (IS), i8 Gallery (IS), Galleri Magnus Karlsson (SE), Martin Asbæk Gallery (DK), Galerie Nordenhake (SE), OSL contemporary (NO), Peder Lund (NO), Persons Projects (DE/FI), Gallery Steinsland Berliner (SE), SPECTA (DK), Galleri Susanne Ottesen (DK), V1 Gallery (DK).


Bonamatic (DK), C.C.C. (DK), Galleri Cora Hillebrand (SE), henProjects (SE), JIR SANDEL (DK), Kunstplass Contemporary Art [Oslo] (NO), Lagune Ouest (DK), MELK galleri (NO), Monitoimitila O. (FI), NEVVEN (SE), Þula (IS).

CHART Book Fair Publishers

Arvinius + Orfeus (SE), At Last Books (DK), B-B-B Books (SE), Bladr (DK), Charlottenborg Art Books (DK), CHART Exhibitors, Codex Polaris (NO), Ekely (DK), Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten (DK), CULT PUMP (DK), Disko Bay (DK), Heavy Books (NO), Hour Projects (DK), hurricane Publishing (DK), Kunsthall Oslo (NO), Lodret Vandret (DK), Multinational Enterprises (NO/DE), Museum Jorn (DK), Northing/Kinakaal (NO/CH), Plethora Magazine (DK), Really Simple Syndication Press (DK), Rooftop Press (FI), Space Poetry (DK), Strandberg Publishing (DK), Thoughts Of Me Press (DK), Timglaset (SE), Woodpecker Projects (SE).