Market Art Fair is the leading contemporary art fair in the Nordic region
Initiated in 2006 by galleries representing the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the fair has become a trusted meeting and market place in the heart of the Nordic art industry. During the fair, selected galleries showcase an exclusive selection of the most interesting art on the Nordic scene, focusing on solo projects as well as carefully curated presentations. Each year we connect international collectors, institutions, art professionals, press and guests.
Market Art Fair also features an ambitious programme; Market Talks, collateral events and projects throughout Stockholm, including an extensive VIP Programme for international collectors and professionals.
Market Art Fair 2019
The 2019 edition of Market Art Fair attracted over 7 000 visitors to the fair, taking place April 12 - 14 at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm. Represented at the fair were the leading galleries from the Nordic region as well as several international exhibitors.
From left to right; i8 Gallery (Reykjavík) showing Ólafur Eliasson and Margrét H. Blöndal, Galerie Nordenhake with works by Samson Kambalu, Galerie Anhava representing Silja Rantanen, in the back STANDARD (OSLO) with Matias Faldbakken and Torbjørn Rødland, Gió Marconi bringing Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg and Fredrik Værslev, and to the right Galleri Bo Bjerggaard with Per Kirkeby.
Market Talks included a conversation with Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (image), represented at the fair by Gió Marconi.
From left to right: Gallery Steinsland Berliner (Stockholm) with Mason Saltarrelli and Malin Gabriella Nordin, LOYAL (Stockholm) with Jim Thorell, Martin Asbæk (Copenhagen) showing Clare Woods and Eva Koch.
Market Art Fair 2018
In 2018 Market returned to the beautiful premises of Liljevalchs Konsthall on Djurgården. For the 13th edition, Market brought together galleries, artists, collectors, art professionals and enthusiasts from the Nordic region and beyond. 6 900 visitors attended Market Art Fair 2018.
From left to right: painting by Zane Lewis, sculpture by Amalie Jakobsen (both Gether Contemporary, DK), painting by Lena Johansson (Andréhn-Schiptjenko, SE), installation by Bella Rune (Galleri Magnus Karlsson, SE).
35 galleries participated, with 4 exhibitors taking part for the first time, amongst other the Norwegian gallery STANDARD (OSLO). Once again, the gallery presentations consisted of well curated solo- or duo presentations. This edition of the fair marked a first step in also welcoming galleries from outside the Nordic region, with London-based Knight Webb Gallery presenting Swedish artist Anders Knutsson.
Market Art Fair 2017
The 12th edition of Market Art Fair opened to the public on Friday March 24 at Färgfabriken in Stockholm. Represented at the fair were 31 of the most prominent galleries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
From left to right: framed prints by Henrik Strömberg, small sculptures by Yuken Teruya (both Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, SE), in the next booth installations by Frank Stella (Wetterling Gallery, SE)
In 2017 Market Art Fair's graphic profile was nominated for “Guldägget” (the Golden Egg Award), a prize awarded by The Swedish Association of Communication Agencies. Our logo and graphic design is developed and produced by Stockholm Design Lab.
From left to right: Henrik Menné and Gudrun Hassle (both Galleri Tom Christoffersen, SE), in the next booth Henry Gunderson and Zoe Barcza (both LOYAL, SE).
Market Art Fair 2016
The 2016 edition of the fair took place on top of Gallerian, a shopping centre in the heart of Stockholm. Twenty-two international exhibitors took part.
Market Scenery, created by COS in collaboration with Market Art Fair. The roof terraces on top of Gallerian offered a spectacular view of Stockholm. Visitors could enjoy food and drinks, in and outside a wooden structure aligned with COS' aesthetics of functional and timeless design. COS also created a conceptual t-shirt pop-up store, with an edited selection of garments selected by Karin Gustafsson and Martin Andersson, Heads of Design at COS.
Market Art Fair 2015
Market Art Fair 2015 was held at Liljevalchs for the third instance. The fair presented Market Space; for installations that go beyond the regular booth context could be found in Liljevalchs' magnificent Sculpture Hall.
From left to right: colourful installation by Mette Björnberg (Galleri Magnus Karlsson, SE), painting by Meta Isæus-Berlin (Galleri Andersson/Sandström, SE), installation on the wall by Leontine Arvidsson (ANNAELLEGALLERY, SE).
Market Art Fair 2013
Market Art Fair took place at Konstakademien; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the centre of Stockholm. In the central Nike-hallen, visitors enjoyed the fair's champagne bar with an adjacent section of the fair.
Market Art Fair 2012
Market Art Fair 2012 presented 34 exhibitors. In addition to the main fair, three special sections were highlighted and a Talks Programme was featured.
Market Art Fair 2011
Market Art Fair presented an extensive talks series titled "Altered Playing Field". Panel members included amongst other Jonas Gardell, author and performer, Emma Stenström, associate professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm (image).
Market Art Fair 2006
The first edition of Market Art Fair took place in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the centre of Stockholm. The fair was founded by the leading galleries in Sweden, with the ambition to strengthen the Nordic art scene by creating a platform and meeting place for the leading galleries, collectors, curators and art professionals of the Nordic countries. The first edition of Market Art Fair included 30 exhibitors.