Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
05. 11 2018
Open call: Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019

Submission period November 30–December 21, 2018

Vernissage Spring Exhibition 2019 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg: February 1


About the Exhibition
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition (Charlottenborg Foraarsudstilling) is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Europe, and has been held annually in Copenhagen since 1857. It originated as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists and now features participants from many countries. The exhibition allows a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Over the years it has included early works by such renowned international figures as Alvar Aalto, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Jasmina Cibic and many others. Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019 will take place February 1–March 10 2019. The exhibition is organised by Charlottenborg Foundation.


Open Call
Submissions to the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019 can be made by artists of any nationality and country of residence, aged over 18 years. Submitted artworks may fall into a wide range of genres associated with art, architecture and design—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, film, performance, design, craft, animation, sound and new media. Submissions are made digitally in the period November 30–December 21 2018 through


The jury of the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is made up of artists and other art and design professionals from the Nordic countries and beyond. It is intended that Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019 will include a broad range of competencies from the fields of art, architecture and design, and the jurors have been selected accordingly. In 2019 the jury will be Tove Storch (artist, Denmark), Anna Bjerger (artist, Sweden), Irene Griegst (jewelry artist, Morocco and Denmark), Linda Korndal (architect, Denmark) and Anna Krogh (curator, Denmark).


Jury Award
As well as selecting the works, the jury also nominates five artists for one special jury award: The Solo Award. The award recognizes overall artistic quality and present-day relevance, and is granted on the opening day of the exhibition. The Solo Award is accompanied by an invitation to exhibit at the following Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2020.


Charlottenborg Foundation publishes a richly illustrated catalog that includes all exhibiting artists.


The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is held every year at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, one of the largest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art in Northern Europe. The Dutch inspired baroque palace housing the exhibition halls is an addition to the historical Charlottenborg Palace, also housing The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1883 contemporary art has been presented in the unique exhibition building.


Further information
Read more about Charlottenborg Foundation and Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition at


For additional information please contact:
Signe Kahr Sørensen
Manager and Exhibition Coordinator
Charlottenborg Foundation
T +45 4028 2941