Since its inception in 1991 Andréhn-Schiptjenko has consistently been committed to working on an international arena and to the long-term representation of emerging and established contemporary artists from all over the world working with painting, sculpture, photography, film and digital media as well as performance, installation-based and site-specific work.
The gallery has for more than three decades organized and curated exhibitions that have become seminal in the Nordic context, successfully launching the careers of Scandinavian artists such as Cajsa von Zeipel, Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff and Matts Leiderstam, and giving artists such as Uta Barth, Cecilia Bengolea, José León Cerrillo, Martín Soto Climent, Ridley Howard, Tony Matelli and Xavier Veilhan their first European or Scandinavian one-person exhibition. Included in the gallery programme are also artists of art historical relevance, such as the Siri Derkert, a trailblazing, female modernist whose work continues to influence new generations of artists and Julio Le Parc, one of the central figures in the Op-art movement.
Artists represented by the gallery are regularly present in major international survey contexts. Recent notable exhibitions for gallery represented artists include a large survey-exhibition of Uta Barth’s œuvre at The Getty Museum (2022), Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff’s extensive retrospective at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö (2021-2022) and Cecilia Bengolea’s performance and presentation at MUDAM, Luxembourg (2022). Jacob Dahlgren, Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff, Siobhán Hapaska and most recently Xavier Veilhan with Studio Venezia (2017) have all represented their respective countries at the Venice Biennale.
The gallery enjoys privileged relationships with museums and collectors and is also involved in projects in the public arena. As way of expanding the gallery’s international scope and to accommodate for collaborative and multidisciplinary projects a second space opened in Paris in the spring of 2019, allowing for a closer relationship with the gallery’s international network. In the summer of 2022, the Paris gallery relocated to a new, spacious venue, allowing for ambitious presentations of the artists represented by the gallery.
Andréhn-Schiptjenko has participated in international art fairs since the mid-90s – The Armory Show, Art Basel, Material Art Fair Mexico City and Paris+ par Art Basel to name but a few. The gallery is an active member of The Swedish National Gallery Association, Le Commitée Professionel des Galeries d’Art, The Gallery Climate Coalition and the International Galleries Alliance. Since its founding, Andréhn-Schiptjenko is owned and directed by Ciléne Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenko.