Open Call


(The stairs)



-FOYERcontemporary has the pleasure of announcing an open call for site specific works in conjunction with the curator duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang. Artists should apply with self-produced work based on an established artistic practice.

-FOYERcontemporary (FC) would like to be presented for an artistic practice, method and discipline in text or illustrations.

-FC encourages exhibition proposals that reframe existing artworks in a playful process. We would like to make room for a progression of ideas that can appear during the creative process.

-works in any media will be considered.

-FC hosts 4 yearly exhibitions. Apply for any exhibition periods that have your interest. It is possible to apply for more than one period.

(Winter 2023, Spring, 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023).

FC in addition to the exhibition space offers:

An exhibition fee of 12,500 dkr. (Approximately 1600 Euro). A photographic documentation of the exhibition, a coordinated press and marketing effort. Two meetings for sparring with the curator are also a part of the process. There is available help for mounting and dismantling the exhibition. Assistance is offered for a written presentation of the exhibition (presentation text). For each exhibition funding for materials as well as a fee for artist talks will be applied for by FC. The funds that supplement from the exhibition fee depend on the success of our applications for funding to cover these costs. We cannot reimburse travel or shipping costs.

The application should include:

1. A cover page including name, date of birth, address, e-mail, homepage,and Instagram account etc. (any relevant online presence).

2. Practice description
- This section describes the applicant’s artistic practice and thoughts aboutfuture development. This should be a maximum of 600 words.

3. Documentation / portfolio
- A documentation of relevant earlier or current
works. A maximum of 10 illustrations is
sufficient. Excerpts of performance or videos
should be documented by links so these can be
viewed online. We suggest longer time-based works be documented by

uploading a 2-to-3-minute excerpt


    - A maximum of 2 full A4 pages is suggested.

    Deadline for application 14 Nov.2022

    send your application to 

    Foyer is an association formed in 2022. It consists of a cross disciplinary community with a shared hope of creating a space for art. We would like to create a platform to establish the possibility of awakening pleasure, play, and most of all curiosity in a meeting with art. Foyer is nonprofit exhibition platform.

    The exhibition space experience begins as the doors open on the street level of Park Bio. An elegant stair and vestibule from 1926 create a frame to invite one in to view the art while on the way to other experiences or alternatively as an experience in and of itself.

    Foyer would like to curate with a free spirit where a broad pallet of media can join in site-specific installations. Contemporary art will manifest itself in the spaces of Foyer with 4 yearly exhibitions based on a yearly international open call.

    With a point of departure in the site-specific exhibitions Foyer wants to create windows to artistic perspectives in an informal room. This will create an opportunity for discussions and experiences in a meeting with contemporary art, a pause, that can contribute to awaken individuals, promote curiosity and open for thought processes.

    In addition, we would like to invite an audience to artist talks and performances in this platform.

    The space will be open for the public. Foyer presents itself to the local community, Copenhagen and art lovers in general. All age groups are welcome to enter this space without any admission price.

    Foyer is an independent exhibition space that is located in Park Bio, Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Private and local actors contribute to the promotion of art through donations and sponsorships

    Park Bio hosts the exhibition space for openings and events.

    Statement of purpose.

    Foyer exhibition:

    -Are for everyone

    -Art of high quality

    -Experimental contemporary art

    -International art shown in the Østerbro/ Copenhagen/DK

    It is the intention to succeed in this as a nonprofit site-specific exhibition space.

    It is Foyers wish to do this with four yearly exhibitions.

    Foyer would like to make a contribution through:


    -Room for thought

    -Curatorial thinking

    -An opportunity for artists to unfold work in a playful approach on site.

    About the curator

    Hesselholdt & Mejlvang are a Danish artist duo who began working as a collective in 1999. Their practice is focused on site-specific, large-scale installations that investigate concepts of collective identity, and how these inform and are affected by socio-political structures. Rooted in extensive research as an integral modus operandi, their work often incorporates performance and active use of the public space. Site-specificity plays an important role, whether manifested outdoors or in a venue like an LED truck, an embassy, a remote forest, a newspaper, as a tattoo or inside an art institution.

    Hesselholdt & Mejlvang have exhibited widely in institutions, galleries and public spaces internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland; IZOLYATSIA, Kyiv, Ukraine; Turku Art Museum, Finland; Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden; SKMU, Norway; Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark; Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo Kunstforening, Norway; Platform Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Their works have been shown at Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy; Geological Museum of Mexico City; Biennial of Art in Pančevo, Serbia; MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul, Korea; Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia; ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark; Copenhagen Contemporary, Denmark; Mumbai Art Room, India; Museumcultuur Strombeek, Brussels, Belgium; Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria and The Ski Club Milwaukee, USA.