12 August 2020


After almost four years at the helm of UKS, our director Rhea Dall is leaving her position to take on the directorship of the Copenhagen institution for contemporary art, Overgaden. She steps down on 1 November.

Dall comments:

– After developing a series of solo shows at UKS and new programming such as How To Practice, MINIBAR, Young Dumb & Broke, and the conference Bande à part—all focused on both possibilities for and conversations around young artistic practice—I look forward to further developing the work on some of these questions from the center of Copenhagen.

– It is with a heavy heart that I leave Oslo and Norway’s effervescent young art scene, a great team, and the strong collegial bonds this city offers. I hope to be able to bring many of these inter-Scandinavian conversations to Denmark.

During Dall’s time as director, UKS has established its current venue and assumed a high level of activity, mounting solo exhibitions by Eirik Sæther, Georgia Gardner Gray, Sandra Mujinga, Nora Turato, Apichaya Wanthiang, and Bruno Zhu, among others. UKS has undergone an institutional redesign and launched a new website, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder, Berlin. Moreover, Dall has initiated work marking UKS’ 100-year anniversary, including a new in-house Archive Room, fundraising for an ambitious publication, and set in motion a centenary exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus.

UKS’ chair Steffen Håndlykken says:

– As director, Rhea Dall has brought to UKS a keen understanding and sincere sympathy for the young art scene, while her deft and competent leadership has instilled confidence within the organisation. Hard as it is for UKS to lose Dall’s broad experience and compelling energy, she leaves the institution in sound condition and with a competent and motivated staff.

UKS’ board will advertise the position of director within the next month.


* Image: Rhea Dall. Photo by Anne Valeur.

Rhea Dall. Photo: Anne Valeur

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