Based in central Stockholm’s culturally rich Östermalm district, Andréhn-Schiptjenko is a leading Scandinavian contemporary art gallery. Working with an international roster of established and emerging contemporary artists, the gallery has been at the forefront of a new generation of Scandinavian galleries connected to the wider global art scene.Read More
Established in 1991 by gallerists Ciléne Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenko, Andréhn-Schiptjenko began in a small flat in Stockholm. The duo had previously worked together at the Arton A gallery, before its closing.
From the outset the focus of Andréhn-Schiptjenko was not just on presenting Swedish artists, but also introducing previously unknown artists from overseas. The gallery has given artists such as the French multi-media practitioner Xavier Veilhan and American sculptor Tony Matelli their first Scandinavian solo shows, creating lasting bonds. As one of the first galleries in Stockholm to present the work of an international selection of emerging artists, Andréhn-Schiptjenko paved the way for new international galleries opening in Sweden in the 1990s and beyond.
While bringing international artists to Scandinavia has been a big focus, Andréhn-Schiptjenko has also sought to present the work of established and emerging artists from the region. The gallery has launched the careers of several Scandinavian artists including painter Matts Leiderstam and master of ink wash Gunnel Wåhlstrand.
In 2007 Andréhn-Schiptjenko moved into a more conventional gallery space on Hudiksvallsgatan, in the middle of Stockholm’s art district. Continuing to grow in scale and influence, the gallery has bolstered its roster while establishing unique relationships with museums and collectors. The gallery also provides art advisory services on large-scale architectural and public projects.
In 2019 Andréhn-Schiptjenko relocated again to its current premises in Östermalm, opening with a solo exhibition of Matelli’s sculptures. That same year the gallery also opened a Paris project space in the art-rich 3rd arrondissement, the new space allowing for much closer connections to the international network the gallery has developed over the years.
A truly international gallery, Andréhn-Schiptjenko works with a broad roster of artists from across the globe in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art. Many artists whose careers were launched or furthered by Andréhn-Schiptjenko have remained long-term with the gallery; that list includes both Scandinavian and international artists such as Veilhan, Matelli, Leiderstam, Cajsa von Zeipel, Nandipha Mntambo, Uta Barth, and José León Cerrillo.
Andréhn-Schiptjenko has also begun to work with artists’ estates, bringing renewed critical attention to artists such as Swedish sculptor Siri Derkert and American photographer Francesca Woodman.
Andréhn-Schiptjenko Art Fairs and Exhibitions
Beyond the gallery space, Andréhn-Schiptjenko represents its artists on a broad international stage, participating in prominent international art fairs such as Independent, New York and Brussels; CHART, Copenhagen; Material Art Fair, Mexico City; and FIAC, Paris. Several of the gallery’s artists, including Veilhan, and Jacob Dahlgren, have also been involved in public art projects across the globe. Outside of the gallery, both Andréhn and Schiptjenko are also active figures in the art world, sitting on art fair selection committees and the boards of several institutions. They are also board members of the Swedish National Gallery Association.
Exhibition view: Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris (12 September–31 October 2020). Courtesy Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris. Photo: © C. Maignien.
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