South into North works with public and private clients advising, curating and facilitating the production of ambitious art projects.

South into North is a curatorial and art-advisory agency specialized in contemporary art. We work with public and private clients, as well as with not-for-profit art institutions, focusing on the development and production of art commissions. Drawing on our international network and wide expertise we bring together the individuals and resources to produce outstanding contemporary art projects. South into North was founded in Copenhagen in 2013, by curators Francesca Astesani and Julia Rodrigues.


South into North’s main focus is the strategic development of art commissions. We approach the commissioning process as a method to thoroughly engage and explore a given context, be it primarily physical, theoretical - or both. We value art as a resource for knowledge production and support an interdisciplinary approach that encourages a dialogue between visual arts and other fields of research and expertise.