Join us for the Grand Opening 1 June!

Image credit: Kristina Knipe, solo artist 2023

We have been looking so much forward to this! Finally we can invite you to the Grand Opening of Copenhagen Photo Festival 2023 and unveil an amazing programme for a lovely afternoon in great company on 1 June – we look forward to celebrating contemporary photography in the Danish capital for the 13th time with you! 

The Grand Opening 2023 of Copenhagen Photo Festival is celebrated with happy hour, DJ, a ‘rewilded’ photo performance and guided tours by the exhibiting artists and curators in our venue FRAME and the surrounding exhibition park. 

A rewildet festival experience

The 2023 edition has a particular focus on the overarching theme, ‘rewilding’, and Copenhagen as UNESCO’s World Capital of Architecture in 2023. From 1 to 11 June the festival center and the surrounding wilderness will host no less than 13 exhibitions with around 60 artists and numerous performances, talks, workshops and family activities full of creativity and experimentation.

Exhibitions opening at the festival center

Hiding from Baba Yaga // Nanna Heitmann · Photographs of British Algae - AI Impressions // Craig Ames · Talisman // Kristina Knipe · Almost all the flowers in my mothers garden // Hilla Kurki · The Sunshiners; Code Red in Green China // Daniel Hinks · The bird project // Erik Berglin · On the Verge // FUTURES group exhibition · 2022 Paris Photo – Aperture Photo Book Awards · IMPACT // Atla · DMJX · KBH Film&Fotoskole · Oslo Met · VERA skole for kunst og design 

The opening event is free and open for all from 4 to 7 pm

We look forward to seeing you! 

Best wishes

Copenhagen Photo Festival 

Check out all exhibitions and activities at the festival center


FUTURES "On the Verge"

Image credit: Alice Pallot

As a member of FUTURES Photography, Copenhagen Photo Festival is thrilled to receive the travelling exhibition “On the Verge” and its seven artists.

The exhibition features seven selected international FUTURES talents that each show their take on life on the edge – from the queer environment to coming to terms with Brexit. The exhibition is curated in collaboration between the three FUTURES partner institutions CAMERA (Turin, Italy), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland) and Copenhagen Photo Festival (Denmark).

Theme On the Verge

What does it mean to be “On the Verge” in 2023? In this exhibition you will find at least 7 different answers from the 7 photographers selected. As a society but also as individuals we are On the Verge, whether in terms of politics, ecology, identity or communication among other topics. Through more than 70 workpieces/artworks, they tell us personal and collective stories about conflicts, battles for gender equality, food and ecological sustainability or the rise of populism and nationalism across Europe. 

Exhibiting artists at the festival

These are the following artists that present us their vision of being “On the Verge”

  • Cian Burke - I fear that the magic has left this place
  • Mark Duffy - Brexit is your fault
  • Pauline Hisbacq - Songs for Women and Birds
  • Julia Klewaniec - Silent Racism
  • Alice Pallot - Suillus, looking at the sun with closed eyelids
  • Daniel Szalai - Unleash Your Herd’s Potential
  • Ugo Woatzi - Chameleon

Read more about the On the Verge travelling exhibition here