Vestergade 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Introduction with Beate Cegielska, Director
A bit about Galleri Image (from their website)
Galleri Image was founded in 1977 as the first public gallery for photography in Scandinavia, and for many years, was the only one of its kind in Denmark. Since then, we have gained an international reputation for our exhibitions and have contributed significantly to the recognition of photography as an independent art form.
We present between six and eight exhibitions each year. Through the years, Galleri Image have featured exhibitions with works by world famous photo and video artists such as Diane Arbus, Duane Michaels, Imogen Cunningham, August Sander, Christer Strömholm, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Fontcuberta, Martin Parr, Carlos Garaicoa, Wang Ningde, Mario Cravo Neto, Kyungwoo Chun, Amy Stein, and Katarzyna Kozyra. The programme includes exhibitions by artists from Denmark and abroad, many of which we tour internationally. Festivals, artists and curators from Asia are frequently our collaborators.
Galleri Image present photography, video, performance, and installation art, promoting advances in these media. Beyond exhibiting well established and recognised artists, we work to identify and support emerging Danish and international artists, offering a stepping-stone for young Danish and international artists to further their careers. With a focus on diversity and fresh artistic vision, we offer high quality art experiences. As part of an effort to support emerging talents and international collaboration, we have organised many residencies for international artists.
Galleri Image is a member of the Nordic Photography Network along with our sister organisations in Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. You can read more about it here.
Since 2013, Galleri Image have organised and conducted the annual Photobook Week Aarhus in collaboration with the Aarhus School of Architecture. The programme represents an ongoing investigation on the development and role of the photobook as an artistic media, it is curated by international experts under the direction of independent curator Moritz Neumüller. Visit the website here.
In 2014, Galleri Image became a member of The Danish Association of Art Centres. The association was established in 1992 and consists of 18 public art institutions today. Visit the website here.
Since 2016, Galleri Image has held Fotobiennalen in collaboration with Brandts and the Centre of Photography. For more information click here.
October 2017 marked the culmination of the project FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus, a collaboration between Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature. The project was initiated in 2013 and during this period, eleven international photographers and seven writers were invited to Aarhus. Here they experienced the city and had dialogues with the local population. Their artistic visions of how to rethink Aarhus was presented in an exhibition at Galleri Image, through photo, audio, and video installations in the urban spaces of Aarhus as well as through readings, workshops, and seminars at Godsbanen.
We are also part of PARALLEL: European Photo Based Platform, supported by the European Commission through Creative Europe’s Creative Program. PARALLEL consists of a network of 20 European cultural institutions and festivals with Portuguese Procur.arte. The project was partially established to strengthen cooperation in the European photo art world. See the website here.
A bit about Galleri Image (from my notes)
Really lovely gallery, basement level so no windows.