Pomme de Terre

Pipilotti Rist

Open My Glade

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Adelita Husni-Bey


New Museum, New York
Tamara Henderson

Womb Life

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Karl Holmqvist

Untitled (WHAT? WHEN? WHY? WHO?)

Kvadrat HQ, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Kvadrat Art Projects

Various venues

New North Zealand Hospital

Hillerød, Denmark
Roman Signer


Kvadrat HQ, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Petrit Halilaj


New Museum, New York
Philippe Parreno


Tate Modern, London
Carla Zaccagnini

I am also stepping on wet sand, SixtyEight Art Institute

SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen
Roman Signer

Flying and painting

Kvadrat HQ, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Pipilotti Rist

Pixel Forest

New Museum, New York
Cildo Meireles

Like a needle in a haystack

Kunsthal 44, Møen, Denmark
Goshka Macuga

To the son of the man who ate the scroll

Fondazione Prada, Milan
Cally Spooner

On false tears and outsourcing

New Museum, New York
Simon Denny

Secret Power

New Zealand Pavilion, Venice Biennale
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen

MFA Degree Show

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Nothing Like Home

South into North's webpage
Philippe Parreno


Hangar Bicocca, Milan
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Lucky Angst Cat

Various public spaces, Copenhagen

Pomme de Terre

Kulttuurisauna, Helsinki
Ursula Nistrup


Kunsthal 44, Møen, Denmark

Lampedusa Cruises

Copenhagen Harbour


Kvadrat Showroom, Copenhagen

Working Title: “A Retrospective Curated by XXXXXXXXX”

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Chart 13 Collateral Program and Chart Talks

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Chart Art Fair 13

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

South Into North

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 2013 by curators Francesca Astesani and Julia Rodrigues and is based in Copenhagen.

What we do

We tailor our curatorial approach to each project and client, thoroughly analyzing the given context and formulating the conceptual background for the development of new commissions, whilst carefully taking into consideration the financial and technical possibilities involved.

Our activities include:

Advising public and private clients on the commissioning of artworks.

Formulating and realizing ad-hoc art strategies for the implementation of artworks in the private and public sector

Curating the development of new art projects with focus on solo presentations and new commissions

Coordinating the production of exhibitions and special projects in art institutions in Denmark and abroad


Who we work with

Our clients include:

Region Hovedstaden (Danish Capital Region)
Creative New Zealand (NZ art agency)
Chart Art Fair
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenaghen
The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Kunsthal 44, Møn

We have made projects in collaboration with:

Hangar Bicocca (Milan)
Fondazione Prada (Milan)
Tate Modern (London)
New Museum (New York)
Kunst Werke (Berlin)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Who we are

Francesca Astesani was director at Andersen’s Contemporary in Copenhagen until August 2012. She was previously based in London where she worked for several years in the field of contemporary art including at the ICA, the Zabludowicz Collection, Max Wigram Gallery and as a freelance on international projects: Alias by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin for Photomonth in Krakow and Osloo by FOS for the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2011. In 2010, she also ran a one-year pop-up restaurant experiment in collaboration with artist Francesca Anfossi in London.

Julia Rodrigues worked as an independent curator and art producer since 1997. She was co-director at IMO, Copenhagen until 2012. She was previously a curator for the Spanish Agency for International Co-operation in Brazil (AECID) where she organized projects, in São Paulo and other cities in Latin America. In 2006, she coordinated the International Residency Program of the 27th Sao Paulo Biennial. Previously worked at Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo. Selected curated shows are Cildo Meireles at Kunsthal 44 Møn (DK), MashUp at Artspace, Auckland(NZ) among others.