Founded in 2006 by galleries representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, this esteemed fair has grown into a pivotal hub within the Nordic art industry. Showcasing carefully selected galleries, the event presents a curated selection of compelling Nordic artworks, fostering connections among international collectors, institutions, art professionals, and the press. Beyond exhibitions, the fair features Market Talks, collateral events, and a VIP Program for global collectors and professionals, providing a comprehensive experience that celebrates artistic dialogue and excellence. Join us in this enduring celebration of Nordic art and its international resonance.

Market Debut

Market Debut, launched in 2023, is held at its dedicated venue, Spritmuseum, next to Liljevalchs Konsthall, in the beautiful surroundings of the Djurgården in central Stockholm. As part of Market Art Fair’s aim to support the art market and to foster future generations of galleries and artists, the booth fee for Market Debut at Spritmuseum is offered at a reduced rate to encourage participation from younger galleries. Market Debut welcomes applications from emerging galleries that have primarily been established for five years or less. Market Debut is also open for applications from more established galleries applying to showcase an emerging artist who has never presented a solo exhibition with the gallery.


Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before submitting your application.

Terms & Conditions Market Art Fair 2024

Application Information 2024

Key Dates

- Applications open from 5 September to 17 October 

- Selection results are communicated in early November 

- Fair installation 14–15 May 

- VIP Preview days 16–17 May

- Public days 17–19 May 

- De-installation 19 May

We are happy to provide you with more information about the fair and the application process. Please be in touch with Fair Manager and Acting Director Josefine Hardstedt at


How to Apply

Market Art Fair prioritises applications from galleries who represent Nordic artists, applies with one or more Nordic artists, or international artists with a strong connection to the Nordic region; through their origin, residency or artistic theme.

Eligible galleries

  • Galleries whose primary business is the arrangement of art exhibitions, showing the works of living artists, in close collaboration with these artists, and which responsibly market and sell the works of these artists.

  • The gallery must be open to the public with regularly staged exhibitions in the gallery’s own premises.

  • Galleries may combine representing living artists with estate representation, art advisory, or other art-related sales.

  • The gallery is operated in accordance with the basic principle of divided risk with the artist.

  • The gallery practices long-term representations of artists and operates in a professional and responsible manner towards its stakeholders.

  • The gallery may not be financed in larger parts by public funding or be primarily artist-run.

Apply to Market Art Fair

Market Art Fair prioritises applications from galleries who represent Nordic artists, applies with one or more Nordic artists, or international artists with a strong connection to the Nordic region; through their origin, residency or artistic theme.

Eligible presentations

  • The application should include a Nordic artist, or an international artist with a strong connection to the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Sápmi, Greenland and the Faroe Islands).

  • All artistic media are eligible for exhibition at Market Art Fair, with the selection made based upon the quality of presentation.

  • Artworks exhibited at Market Art Fair must be original and the artists must consent to the exhibition of their works.

  • Galleries are encouraged to apply with solo and duo presentations.

  • Galleries may apply with two or more artists if the presentation has a clearly defined curatorial concept. 

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee 2024 consists of the following members:

Lars Nittve (Chairman)

Museum director emeritus (SE)

Founding director of Tate Modern, and former director of Moderna Museet, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and M+

Marie Nipper

Director, ARKEN (DK)

Former director Copenhagen Contemporary, Senior Curator Tate

Magnus af Petersens

Independent curator (SE)

Former director Bonniers Konsthall, Chief Curator Whitechapel Gallery

Pilvi Kalhama

Director EMMA Espoo Museum of Art (FI)

Market Extended

Take the opportunity to exhibit sculptures and artworks that go beyond the booth context in an outdoor setting. The artworks will be placed around Liljevalchs Konsthall and in the garden shared with the restaurant Blå Porten. and the boardwalk between Liljevalchs and Spritmuseum. We prioritise artists included in your main fair presentation but will also consider suggestions for larger works and sculptures by other Nordic artists represented by the gallery.

VIP Programme

Market Art Fair hosts a programme of social events for participating galleries, inviting international collectors, art professionals and press to Stockholm to promote Nordic art and to connect them with our exhibitors. Exclusive dinners, social lunches and lively parties, alongside informal opportunities, ensure valuable networking and a successful fair for all.