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About Code Art Fair

Code is a new, ambitious art fair located in Copenhagen, one of the world’s most vibrant and forward-looking capitals. Our mission is to discover and showcase some of the best contemporary art – not only from Scandinavia – but from around the world. Opening Hours

Friday 26 August – 12:00 pm-8:00 pm Saturday 27 August – 11:00 am-7:00 pm Sunday 28 August – 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Code will bring together leading galleries from throughout Europe and North America along with a number of the contemporary art world’s “brightest minds” including artists, writers, curators and collectors. Apart from a carefully selected roster of exciting galleries Code will feature a number of curated exhibitions and special projects designed to further elicit curiosity and stimulate reflection about art.

Code’s mission includes fostering an open, ongoing dialogue between the actors of the art world. To this end, the fair will feature specially appointed events to meet and discuss the cultural and economic forces currently shaping the contemporary art market.

Code will take place in Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition center. With it’s dramatic glass and steel architecture and soaring spaces bathed in natural light, it is an ideal venue to experience art while getting a taste of contemporary Nordic culture.

Code’s point of view is simple: Good art should be accessible to everyone and everyone who comes to Code whether artist, curator, collector or visitor deserves a good art experience. What you see at Code today will shape the art scene of tomorrow.

Join us in Copenhagen 26-28 August 2016.


Peter Ibsen:
Peter Ibsen is a passionate collector of contemporary art. He writes a well-regarded blog called “Copenhagen Contemporary Art” and is an influential presence on Instagram.

Christina Wilson:
Former gallerist turned art advisor, Christina Wilson is the name to know amongst serious art collectors in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scandinavian contemporary art market is second to none.

Claus Risvig:
Claus Risvig is one of Denmark’s foremost art collectors. A member of the exclusive Danish Collectors Society, his Bech Risvig Collection focuses mainly on minimal and conceptual art by emerging contemporary artists.

Mikkel Carl:
Mikkel Carl is a Danish artist, writer and freelance curator. Mikkel Carl will curate Danmark. The exhibition will exclusively feature Danish artists not represented by a gallery in Denmark.

Ryan E. Steadman:
Ryan E. Steadman is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and curator. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He is a frequent contributor to The Observer, and Modern Painters as well as a curatorial advisor to the UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami Beach

Ryan Wallace:
Ryan Wallace is a New York City-based multimedia artist and curator. His work has been widely exhibited in galleries, museums and institutions across North America and Europe.


Galleries at Code Art Fair

Acappella, Naples / Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago / Anonymous Gallery, Mexico/NY / Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen / Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen / Berg Contemporary, Reykjavik / Berthold Pott, Cologne / Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen / Brand New Gallery, Milan / Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus / Cinnnamon, Rotterdam / Clages, Cologne / DREI, Cologne / Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague / Format, Copenhagen / Galeria Stereo, Warsaw / Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris / Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus / Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin / Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig / Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens / Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus / Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen / Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen / Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen / HANS ALF GALLERY, Copenhagen / Jan Kaps, Cologne / Kai Matsumiya Fine Arts Gallery, New York / KANT, Copenhagen / König Galerie, Berlin / Last Resort, Copenhagen / LES GENS HEUREUX, Copenhagen / Luce Gallery, Turin / Lyles & King, New York / Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen / Markus Lüttgen, Cologne / Natalia Hug, Cologne / PERES PROJECTS, Berlin / Printer’s Proof, Copenhagen / Rod Barton, London/Brussels / Steve Turner, Los Angeles / Super Dakota, Brussels / TOVES, Copenhagen / Tristian Koenig, Melbourne / VAN HORN, Düsseldorf / Vilma Gold, London / Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Skanör /, Paris

Institutions & Media

Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Nivå / Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen / Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens / Le Petit Voyeur, Copenhagen / Magasinet KUNST, Copenhagen /, Copenhagen/Aarhus / The Undergang Armchair, Copenhagen / Culturebites, Copenhagen / Artland, Copenhagen / Kunstavisen, Ringsted