The founding of Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 1991 marked the start of a new generation of galleries in Scandinavia. Andréhn-Schiptjenko has consistently been committed to working on an international arena and to the long-term representation of emerging and established contemporary international artists from all over the world working with painting, sculpture, photography and video, as well as installation-based and site-specific work.
The gallery has organized and curated exhibitions that have become seminal in the Nordic context, successfully launching the careers of Scandinavian artists such as Annika Larsson, Matts Leiderstam and Annika von Hausswolff and giving artists such as Uta Barth, José León Cerrillo, Siobhán Hapaska, Tony Matelli, Nandipha Mntambo and Xavier Veilhan their first European or Scandinavian one-person exhibition. In recent years the gallery programme has expanded to exhibiting work by deceased artists Francesca Woodman and Siri Derkert, successfully renewing critical and public interest in their work.
Having established itself as one of the leading galleries in Scandinavia the gallery enjoys privileged relationships with museums and collectors. In recent years the gallery activities have expanded to encompass art-advisory services for larger projects in collaboration with architects and to handling commissions for public sculpture. The gallery has for many years participated in international art fairs such as Art Basel, Independent New York and Brussels, MARKET Stockholm, CHART Copenhagen, Material Art Fair Mexico City and FIAC Paris.
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is owned and directed by Ciléne Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenko, who are both active in the art world beyond their own gallery, as selection committee-members of art fairs and board members of institutions and the Swedish National Gallery Association.