Simon Friese resigns as director of CHART

Simon Friese – Photo: Nikolaj Moeller


After five years at CHART ART FAIR and three years as the Director, Simon Friese will resign to seek new opportunities.

‘We greatly appreciate Simon’s contribution to and passion for CHART. Simon has, in collaboration with the employees, the board, participating galleries, artists, partners, foundations and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, developed CHART into a unique, international art event.’ says Susanne Ottesen, Board Chair and co-founder of CHART.


CHART 2017 has set a new record for number of attendees with almost 19.000 guests, including representatives from over 100 cultural institutions around the globe. CHART is widely acknowledged for its strong artistic profile, which builds on the specially selected galleries, the central location, the tightly curated SOCIAL programme with a long list of collaborators across the Copenhagen cultural scene, the open and relaxed atmosphere and the great opportunity for network-building.


CHART would like to thank Simon Friese for his important contribution to making CHART what it is today, and we wish him luck in his future ventures.


Simon Friese will resign as of 31 October. Board Chair Susanne Ottesen will serve as interim Director

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