Gallery Image was founded in 1977 as the first gallery for photography in Scandinavia and for many years it was the only one of its kind in Denmark. During the years, we have gained international acknowledgement for our exhibitions and Galleri Image has contributed significantly to the recognition of photography as an independent art form within visual culture.

Galleri Image presents between six and eight exhibitions every year. The programme includes touring and externally curated exhibitions as well as self-produced exhibitions by artists from Denmark and abroad. Through the years, Galleri Image have featured exhibitions with works by world famous photography and video artists such as Diane Arbus, Duane Michaels, Imogen Cunningham, August Sander, Christer Strömholm, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Fontcuberta, Martin Parr, Carlos Garaicoa, Wang Ningde, Mario Cravo Neto, Kyungwoo Chun, Amy Stein, and Katarzyna Kozyra.

Today, the principle ambition of Galleri Image is to present photography, video, performance, and installation art as well as to promote and present new ideas about these media. Besides presenting well established and recognised artists the gallery works to identify and support emerging talents, offering a stepping-stone for young Danish and international artists to further their careers. For instance, in 1981 the gallery exhibited work by the young Per Bak Jensen, who had just been accepted as a student to the Royal Danish Art Academy. With a focus on diversity and fresh artistic vision, Galleri Image offers its visitors high quality art experiences. Our wish is to contribute to the international environment in Aarhus, so as part of our efforts to support emerging talents we have in recent years organised a series of residencies for international artists.

Galleri Image is a member of Nordic Photography Network along with our sister organisations in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. In connection with the different exhibitions at Galleri Image we conduct several academic seminars with the participation of artists and relevant speakers from around the world.  

Since 2013, Galleri Image have organised and conducted the annual Photobook Week Aarhus in collaboration with the Aarhus School of Architecture. The programme represents an ongoing investigation on the development and role of the photobook as an artistic media, it is curated by international experts under the direction of independent curator Moritz Neumüller.  

October 2017 marked the culmination of the project FRESH EYES - International Artists Rethink Aarhus, a collaboration between Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature. The project was initiated in 2013 and during this period, eleven international photographers and seven writers have been invited to Aarhus. Here they have experienced the city and entered into dialogues with the local population. Their artistic visions on how to rethink Aarhus was presented in an exhibition at Galleri Image, through photo, audio, and video installations in the urban spaces of Aarhus as well as through readings, workshops, and seminars at Godsbanen. 

In 2014 Galleri Image became a member of The Danish Association of Art Centers. The association was established in 1992 and consists of 18 art institutions today. Visit the website here

Galleri Image is supported by the City of Aarhus. The Danish Arts Foundation supports Galleri Image’s two-year exhibition programme.