OPEN CALL / JURY – Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019

Charlottenborg Foundation is pleased to announce OPEN CALL for Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019 and to present the JURY that will be selecting the works.

From November 30 – 21 December 2018 artists, regardless of background, education and nationality, can submit works to Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019. Works are submitted digitally through the website of Charlottenborg Foundation – www.springexhibition.com – where a link to the application formula and further information will be available from November 30 2018.

The exhibition runs from February 2 – March 10 2019 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, and is organised by Charlottenborg Foundation. A richly illustrated catalogue that includes all exhibiting artists will be published on the occasion of Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019.

About the Exhibition

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition (Charlottenborg Foraarsudstilling) is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Northern Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen since 1857. The Spring Exhibition 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 with new works and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Throughout the history of the Spring Exhibition artists, who are renowned international figures today, has either debuted or presented some of their early works, including Olafur Eliasson, Alvar Aalto, Jørn Utzon, Charlotte Haslund-Christensen, Per Kirkeby, Jasmina Cibic, Jeppe Hein, Vilhelm Hammershøi and many others.

Open Call

Submissions to the Spring Exhibition 2019 can be made by artists, regardless of background, education and nationality, 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.

Jury 2019

The jury of Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is made up of artists and other art and design professionals from the Nordic countries and beyond. It is intended that the 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 Krogh (curator, Denmark), Anna Bjerger (artist, Sweden), Linda Korndal (architect, Denmark) and Irene Griegst (jewelry artist, Morocco and Denmark).

Jury Award

As well as selecting the works, the jury also nominates five artists for one special jury award: The Solo Award. The Solo Award recognises 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 and 15.000 DKK to the realisation of the solo show.


The 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, designed just for that purpose after French example.

For further information please contact:
Signe Kahr Sørensen
Manager and Exhibition Coordinator
Charlottenborg Foundation
E: sks@charlottenborg-fonden.dk | T: +45 4028 2941

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