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The Spring Exhibition

3 March – 25 April
Press preview 3 March, 2pm-3pm
Opening 3 March, 8pm-11p

The Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Northern Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg since 1857. Submissions can be made by artists of any nationality and country of residence, and may fall into a wide range of genres associated with visual art, architecture, crafts and design.

The Spring Exhibition has long been one of the highlights of the annual programme at Charlottenborg, and has played a central role in the latter’s identity as an artists’ house. The 2011 exhibition presents 54 artists from around the world. The geographic spread is particularly large this year – an ongoing trend, and one that reflects our era of global communication.

The Spring Exhibition is organised by the Charlottenborg Foundation in association with the Kunsthal, and is selected by a jury consisting of artists and other arts professionals from Scandinavia and beyond. The jury for 2011 consists of the artist and curator Kirstine Roepstorff (DK, chair), the artists Thora Dolven Balke (NO) and Johanna Billing (SE), and the curators René Block (DE) and Leevi Haapala (FI).

For the Spring Exhibition 2011 there were 912 applicants. 54 artists has been selected, including 53 debutants and at total of 94 works. The oldest artist is born in 1952 and the youngest in 1987.

Participating artists in the Spring Exhibition 2011:
Ayman Alazraq (PAL), Peter Anders (DE), Gunvor Nervold Antonsen (NO), Marko Bandobranski (SE) & Tomas Stark (SE), Marisa Baptista (PT) & Nuno Barreiras (PT), Sébastien Berthier (FR) & Malin Pettersson Öberg (SE) & Shirin Sabahi (IR), Andrea Bianconi (IT), Jan Bowman (GB), Jóhan Martin Christiansen (FO), Panagiotis Dimitropoulos (GR), Rasmus Eckhardt (DK), Mani Ghodratnama (IR), Stefan Haase (DE), Pato Hebert (US), Anne Herzblut (DE), Helen Hughes (IE), Ann Jacobs (DK), Heidi-Anett (NO) & Lena Katrine (NO), Annette Kierulf (NO), Päivi Koskinen (FI), Riikka Kuoppala (FI), Anne Guro Larsmon (NO), Siri Lidbeck (SE), Anna Liljedal (SE), Lise Bjørne Linnert (NO), Joanna Lombard (SE), Emilie Lundstrøm (DK), Jumana Manna (PAL), Wasma Mansour (SA), Shahar Marcus (IL), Antonio Micciché (IT), Maximilian Moll (DE), Miri Mor (IL), Warren S Neidich (US), Yotaro Niwa (DE), Antonis Pittas (GR / NL), Vilde Salhus Røed (NO), Nadia Josefiina el Said (DK), Rui Sasaki (JP), Tommy Sveningsson (SE), Marie Boye Thomsen (DK), Christian Tonner (DE), Aki Turunen (FI), Stijn Van Dorpe (BE), Vigga Vangsgaard (DK), Wouter Verbeylen (BE), Jason Wallengren (US), Barbara Eva Catherina Zavodnik (SI), Simone Ærsøe (DK).

The Jury award
The jury has nominated ten artists for the Jury award. The award recognises the utmost artistic quality and contemporary relevance and will presented to an artist, whose work/s has made a special impact on
the jury. With the award comes a cash prize and a statement from the jury. The winner will be announced on the opening night Thursday 3 March at 9.30pm and handed over by the chairman of the jury.

The ten nominated for the Jury award:
Gunvor Nervold Antonsen (NO), Sébastien Berthier (FR) & Malin Pettersson Öberg (SE) & Shirin Sabahi (IR), Mani Ghodratnama (IR), Helen Hughes (IE), Riikka Kuoppala (FI), Anne Guro Larsmon (NO), Joanna Lombard (SE), Jumana Manna (PAL), Wasma Mansour (SA), Shahar Marcus (IL).

As last year the exhibition catalogue will be an online version that is accessed from the Spring Exhibition website: www.foraarsudstillingen.dk.

New opening hours in Kunsthal Charlottenborg:
Tuesday to Sunday 11am-6pm, Wednesday 11am-9pm. Closed on Mondays.


For further information please contact:
Helle Westergård, Charlottenborg Fonden, tlf: 33 11 11 91 or e-mail:

Maria LaBelle, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, tlf: 33 36 90 47 or e-mail:

Charlottenborg Fonden
Nyhavn 2,
1015 København K