Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
28. 02 2013
Open Call Portfolio Review

OPEN CALL PORTFOLIO REVIEW to Nordic artists wishing to meet curators from the Berlin art scene “Großes Treffen / Stormöte / Suuri kokous / Stort møte / Listastefna / Stormøde” is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish artists (e.g. visual artists, performers, sound art producers, or
creative illustrators, designers and architects who work in the field of contemporary art) to do portfolio review meetings and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. The Nordic Embassies will host the event where around 80 artists will be given the chance to meet a number of prominent Berlin-based curators, residency organizers, designers, distributors, publishers and exhibition directors. A jury consisting of experienced and acclaimed curators – Carson
Chan, Kristoffer Gansing and Solvej Helweg Ovesen will select the participating artists based on their submitted portfolios (deadline: March 20th 2013). Concept: Solvej Helweg Ovesen.



Participating reviewers:
Ann-Christin Bertrand / Germany (Curator, C/O Berlin)
Manuel Goller / Germany (Designer, Co-founder New Tendency, publisher BOM DIA)
Katia Reich / Germany (Director Monat der Fotografie in Berlin)
Anja Lückenkemper / Germany (Assistant curator, Kunstwerke)
Irene Pascual / Spain (Director, Glogauair)
Stefan Roigk / Germany (Director and programmer, Ausland)
Lotte Møller / Denmark (Curator, die raum)
Aenne Quiñones / (Curator, HAU)
Carson Chan / Hong Kong (Freelance curator and director, Program)
Manuel Raeder / Germany (Designer, Studio Manuel Raeder, curator and publisher BOM DIA)
Joep van Liefland / Holland (Director and curator, Autocenter)
Oliver Baurhenn / Germany (Programmer and curator, CTM-Festival, General Public)
Alexis Zavialoff / France (Director, Motto Distribution and Bookstore, Berlin)
Markus Bader / Germany (Architect / raumlabor)
Kristoffer Gansing / Sweden (Curator, transmediale)
Matthew Burbidge / Great Britain (Curator and initiator, Essays & Observations)
Maik Schierloh / Germany (Director and curator, Autocenter)
Mario Margani / Italy (freelance curator, writer, collaborates with Grimmuseum)


Application form and further information from February 2013:

and open call announcement via ”e-art-now”. To apply, please send an email with a pdf.-file containing name, address, phone number and a maximum of 10 pictures (max 3 MB) including a list of your preferred reviewers.

Please send your application to:


Save the Dates:
Deadline applications: March 20th 2013
Confirmation of participation: April 1st 2013
Event: April 20th 2013


Participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs must be covered by the participants.


Concept, curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Nordic Embassies team: Birgitte Tovborg Jensen (DK), Mareike Röper (SE),
Anne Grete Usnarsky (NO), Soffia Gunnarsdottir (IS) and Mikko Missi (FI)
Jury: Kristoffer Gansing, Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Carson Chan
Project organisation: Kordula Fritze-Srbic
Graphic Design: Studio Manuel Raeder