Apply for a gallery stand at art KARLSRUHE
Circa 200 galleries annually receive permission to exhibit at the International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art.
Participants are chosen by a seven headed advisory board chaired by the curator Ewald Karl Schrade and the CEO of Messe Karlsruhe Britta Wirtz consisting of experts in each of the individual focal points.
The application process for art KARLSRUHE is closed.
Why art KARLSRUHE is your optimal sales platform!
Impressions of the gallery stands
art KARLSRUHE benefits from its location in the state of Baden-Württemberg, which boasts a dense cultural landscape and is the home of a great many art collectors. Located near the point where the borders of Germany, Switzerland and France meet, the fair has established itself since 2004 as an essential event in the immediate vicinity of great collections such as Grässlin (St. Georgen), Schaufler (Sindelfingen) and Hoppe-Ritter (Waldenbuch), Museum Würth (u.a. Schwäbisch Hall) and the Frieder Burda Foundation (Baden-Baden).
Moreover, art KARLSRUHE is convincing thanks to its curatorial concept, which assigns clearly defined focal points to each of the halls.
- Hall 1: Graphic Prints + Original Editions
- Hall 2: Art after 1945 + Contemporary Art
- Hall 3: Classic Modern + Contemporary Art
- Hall 4/dm-arena: ContemporaryArt 21
The adjudicating seven-person Advisory Board of art KARLSRUHE is composed of experts in the fair’s individual focal points.
A spacious layout, the integration of Sculpture Areas and the presentation of One-Artist-Shows round out the concept.
The outstanding quality of the comprehensive auxiliary programme sparks equally strong enthusiasm among visitors and gallery owners.
Would you like to be one of the exhibitors in art KARLSRUHE’s gallery programme? Here you can check to see if you satisfy the preconditions for participation:
- The application procedure is open for galleries in Germany and abroad which work professionally and
- regularly (i.e. at least four exhibitions per year)
- organize exhibits in their own gallery premises.
- Permission to participate in art KARLSRUHE is generally not granted to art mediators who do not operate their own galleries or to self-marketers.
Gallery owners can take advantage of our professional all-round service, which accompanies and supports them as exhibitors at art KARLSRUHE. The modern halls of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre are equipped with high-quality unified stand construction. Optional additional services enable you to create an individualized design for your stand.
- The minimum area of a gallery stand is 50 square metres.
- Alongside the gallery programme, combination with one or more One-Artist-Shows is also possible. Structurally defined borders and a minimum area of 25 square metres per One-Artist-Show are mandatory.
- In conjunction with a gallery stand, you also have the option of applying for one of the 20 Sculpture Areas. Works by one or maximally two sculpture artists can be presented on 100 square metres of open space in the direct vicinity of your stand.
The Museum Mile for exhibitors
art KARLSRUHE’s Museum Mile offers cultural institutions (such as museums, art associations and foundations, as well as culture tourism) a platform for sharing and utilizing the synergies of an international art fair as exhibitor.
Embedded in Hall 3 alongside special exhibits and gallery stands displaying editions and photographs, the Museum Mile presents itself at art KARLSRUHE with attractive information stands. More than 40 selected institutions in Karlsruhe’s cultural landscape find their interested target audience here, as do cultural institutions from the entire federal state and neighbouring regions. International exhibitors come, for example, from France and Switzerland.
You will find your interested target audience here as an exhibitor!
You want to exhibit?
ZKM Center for Art and Media KARSLRUHE
In order to make the presentation as comfortable as possible for you as exhibitor, the information stands of the Museum Mile already contain a stand construction and marketing package in addition to the stand area. Possible stand sizes vary from 9 to 24 square meters.
The presentation and sale of originals / editions / graphics is not permitted in the area of the Museum Mile. It is a pure advertising platform for the institution and its exhibitions, but not for individual artists. This is reserved for the galleries at the fair. The organizer decides on the admission to participate in agreement with the curator.
The application process is closed
The application process for The Museum Mile at art KARLSRUHE 2023 is now closed.
All applicants will be notified in writing of any conditions for admission and become binding upon receipt of written notification of admission.
Excellent Service from A to Z for your trade fair success!
Here you can organize your perfect trade fair appearance with a few simple clicks.
To make sure preparations for your stand run smoothly and speedily, our services are available online in our Online Service Centre (OSC) - e. g. stand construction service, equipment, technical installation as well as marketing and press services.
Assembly and dismantling periods:
1. May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2. May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3. May 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please note that the prohibition against driving on Sundays and publicholidays applies only to lorries with a permissible total weight over 7.5 tonnes and to trailers. All other vehicles are not affected by the driving prohibition. If a delivery of works on your part is possible only aboard a vehicle with a total weight greater than 7.5 tonnes, please contact the Exhibitor Service to arrange scheduling.
7. May 2023, 8 p.m. to midnight
8. May 2023, Halls 1 and 4/dm-arena until 2 p.m. | Halls 2 and 3 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,