Gallery Stand

Impressions of the gallery stands
Impressions of the gallery stands

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.

Participation requirements

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.

Do you represent a cultural institution, museum or foundation, and would you like to advertise your programme at the art fair? If so, then participation in the Museum Mile could be the right choice for you.

Additional services

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 application process

To apply for art KARLSRUHE’s admission process, please submit to us the completely filled out registration form(available from July 2020), which must include a legally valid signature, together with meaningful informative material about your gallery and the registered artists (catalogues, pictures).

The applicant will be notified in writing of any conditions for admission formulated by the advisory council and become binding upon receipt of written notification of admission. The adjudicating seven headed Advisory Board of art KARLSRUHE is composed of experts from the art market, deciding on the approvals of the registered galleries in order to guarantee the high quality standard of art KARLSRUHE.

The exhibition contract does not become legally binding until notification of admission is given.

The deadline for registration is 12 October 2020