Market Talks: Artists First presents a series of talks in which artists across the Nordic art scene share their views and thoughts on art and their artistic practices. In dialogue with curators and art historians, these conversations are an opportunity to learn more about the artists that will be presented at Market Art Fair in September.

The programme includes artists Ragna Bley (SE), A K Dolven (NO), Nicolai Howalt (DK), Anna Retulainen (FI) and Jim Thorell (SE), in conversations with Joa Ljungberg (Curator of Exhibitions at Moderna Museet Malmö), Anne Hilde Neset (Director at Kunstnernes Hus), Helene Nyborg Bay (Artistic Director at Nikolaj Kunsthal), Timo Valjakka (Art critic, writer and editor) and Jenny Danielsson (Freelance writer and host of The Artword Podcast).


Please join us April 19–23, daily at 11:00; no pre-registration is needed. The discussions will be held in Swedish and English and the recordings will also be available afterwards.

Market Talks: Artist First

Jim Thorell and Jenny Danielsson

In collaboration with Brillo Vox

April 19, 11:00

Nicolai Howalt and Helene Nyborg Bay 

April 20, 11:00

Anna Retulainen and Timo Valjakka

April 21, 11:00


Ragna Bley and Joa Ljungberg

April 22, 11:00


A K Dolven and Anne Hilde Neset

April 23, 11:00