OPEN CALL: 03.11.2015 –15.1.2016

GROSSES TREFFEN | STORMÖTE | SUURI KOKOUS | STOR MØTE | LISTASTEFNA | STORMØDE is an annual one-day network event for Nordic artists and Berlin based curators. This year participating artists will also be able to meet curators from institutions in Leipzig. Conceived by Danish curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen and organized by the Nordic Embassies Berlin, GROSSES TREFFEN aims to strengthen the professional ties between the vibrant Nordic and Berlin art scenes. Since its premiere in 2013, it has established itself as the most important hub for Nordic artists in Germany.

The next edition will take place on Saturday April 16, 2016. As in the previous years, around 60 visual artists from Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be invited to present their portfolios to key curators and gatekeepers of the Berlin art scene. These include representatives of major art institutions, residency organisers, and festival curators. One-to-one meetings will take place in a relaxed yet concentrated atmosphere at the Nordic Embassies Berlin. While the artists enhance their chances of international recognition, the German curators profit from a thorough insight into the latest artistic developments in the North.

As of November 3, 2015, Nordic artists are invited to apply for GROSSES TREFFEN Portfolio Review 2016. By doing so, artists automatically apply to be included in our online database The online application on our website is open to artists working with any kind of media – sculpture, painting, photography, new media, sound, performance, or art in public space. The application phase ends on January 15, 2016. In a next step, an international jury will select the participants who will be part of the online database or get to travel to the portfolio review in April 2016.

Please find the reviewers listed on the website from November 3.


This year we launched GROSSES TREFFEN Database in order to satisfy the strong international curatorial interest in discovering talented and visionary artists from the Nordic countries. The database consists of more than 500 selected artist profiles from the GROSSES TREFFEN Open Calls. The database addresses those who want to dig in and get wise on artists from the Nordic art scenes, in particular professionals such as curators, academics, journalists, cultural producers, artists or teachers.