SUPERMARKET MEETINGS are where the exhibitors meet and discuss specific topics for the artist-run scene. Meetings are an opportunity to exchange ideas, compare experiences, and make new connections. Meetings provide ways to find new collaborative partners and to build networks. Each Meeting lasts approximately an hour and has 5 – 8 participants. The meeting moderator introduces the topic and ensures that the meeting runs smoothly. Different meetings have different structures, some are discursive while others are a call to action, some offer successful models while others invite blue sky thinking. Meetings are also opportunities to learn from each other and further develop expertise.

We believe that small and focused meetings such as these are core to creating future collaborations. The importance of establishing strong connections between art professionals is fundamental to Supermarket and Meetings have planted the seeds of many new international collaborations. Meetings are only for exhibitors (not the public) and they are therefore a creative space for open discussions amongst peers.

Previous topics have included: curatorial activism, artists in residence, artists vs audiences, sustainability, building networks, (non)funding, social impact, working with institutions, safe space practice, collaborations vs co-operations, diversity, commons, artist-run for who?

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Meetings give you, the exhibitor/artist, the opportunity to network with other exhibitors, share experiences, learn from each other, and even to initiate collaborations and projects.

We are delighted to offer a range of Meetings hosted by moderators from Scandinavia, Europe, Britain, and the United States of America.  All Meetings will be in English.  They are open to all exhibitors and participating artists/guests.  Due to the limited number of participants in each Meeting we ask that organisations/projects send only one person to each Meeting – thank you!


The Meetings programme is devised in conversation with Juxtapose (DK) art fair’s Think Tanks.  This year we extend our shared interest in the topic of Sustainability with several Meetings addressing this.  

Other Meetings are inspired by Supermarket 2024’s theme ‘Dream On’, some are aimed at artists and organisations with particular ways of working, some are brilliantly one off and original, and some are a good mix of everything!

Supermarket 2024 is pleased to collaborate with Iaspis.  Gonzalo Córdova Vergara, Casa Belgrado; Luca Evans, Under Projects; Moataz Nasreldin, Darb1718, and Mohamed Sleiman Labat, Motif Art Studio – all of whom are participating in Meetings – are invited in collaboration with Iaspis – International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts.


The Meetings Room 1 and 2 are clearly identified on the floor plan


In the event of a Meeting having to be rescheduled information will be found at the Info desk and posted outside of the Meeting rooms.


13:00–14:00 Meeting room 1

Diversity in the artist-run scene

Pernilla Iggström, ArtCan London (UK), invites discussion and brainstorming around the subject of diversity in the artist-run scene: how diverse is the scene where you operate, how do you work with diversity, how can we increase diversity?

13.30 – 14.30 Meeting room 2

Art(ists) at the intersection of gardening food and climate change

Together with Mohamed Sleiman Labat, Motif Art Studio (DZ), who will share his perspective, this meeting is a space for other artists to speak about their practices regarding gardening, food, and climate change in the context of local and global situations.

In collaboration with Iaspis–International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts

14:30–15:30 Meeting room 1 

Rural and decentralised residencies & studios

Interface (IR), founder and artistic director Alannah Robins explores residencies within the context of rural geographies.  The meeting will address the advantages and challenges of residencies outside of urban centres, from sustainability to community and networking.  This is an ideal opportunity for both artists and organisations running, or aspiring to run, rural residency programmes to get together and  learn from each other.

15:00–16:00 Meeting room 2

Digital Archives

Simona Barbera, artist and co-founder of (NO), initiates a theoretical discussion centred on digital archives and internet-based practices intersecting screen and physical space. explores the relational extension of the browser and engages in a critical process of exchange within the framework of networked society. This open discussion highlights the research project ’Parallels,’ showcased at Supermarket. 

16:00–17:00 Meeting room 1

Agents for social change and education

This meeting considers how social change can be promoted through the education of visual artists. As artist, curator, and founder of Darb 1718 (EG), Moataz Nasreldin has been engaged with this subject since 2008.  How can more artists and artist-run projects be agents for urgent social change?

In collaboration with Iaspis – International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts

17:30–18:30 Meeting room 1

Artists Pedagogy, and Education

Supermarket’s Education coordinator Belinda Morén leads a meeting for artists and organisations working pedagogically and in education.  Come and share models of best practice, discuss your ambitions and concerns, get feedback and inspiration to take with you on your next project.

18:00–19:00 Meeting room 2

Nightmares on Our Street

Take a frightening dip into dreams’ dark twin – nightmares.  What are an artist’s nightmares, what nightmares has your artist-run organisation experienced, what have you learnt from nightmare situations? John W. Fail, Supermarket, guides you through these worst-case stories back to a place where you can dare to dream.


13:00 –14:00 Meeting room 1

Social sustainability in art projects with a focus on women-specific aspects

Anette Kaplan, Eulengasse (DE), investigates what art can contribute in raising awareness of misogyny, prejudice and the denial of gender-specific needs of women in everyday life? How can we, as artists, curators, as cultural professionals, draw attention to the fact that there is a huge gender data gap? How can art inspire individuals to take action and create change?

14:00 –16:00 ps.kot booth

Terms, Conditions, and Agreement

During one of the first events we live screen-printed Seth Siegelaub’s Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement (the Artist’s Contract, 1971). The Artist’s Contract was set up to create a more fair position for the artist when selling a work, in profit-sharing when a work is resold, and the exhibition and provenance rights. We are very interested in the relevancy of this contract for artists nowadays. What is lacking, what needs updating and are their contemporary alternatives for this contract. During Supermarket 2024 we live print a (draft) for a new artist’s contract. This contract will consider the current socio-economic situation of the artist, and their needs and ideas. The screen printed contracts will be free to take when dry. Esther Brakenhoff and Maarten Shuurman, ps.kot (NL)

14:30–15:30 Meeting room 1

Exhibitions without rooms, curators without spaces

John W. Fail, Supermarket, considers the pleasures and pitfalls of operating without a regular venue: what happens when circumstances force you to vacate your space.  Join Luca Evans, Under Projects (SA) to explore the issues, opportunities, challenges, and needs of artist-run organisations without spaces.   

In collaboration with Iaspis – International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts

15:00–16:00 Meeting room 2

Twin Flame

It’s some kind of alchemy that makes for meaningful relationships between artists in the studio. How would you characterise those that have meant the most to you? Part feelings talk, part matchmaking session, this discussion aims to make use of this unique gathering of people at Supermarket — each of us with our own network of dear friends. We’ll begin by sharing from our own experiences with relationships that truly fill our cup. Then, taking matchmaking reality tv as loose inspiration, we will introduce ourselves and set each other up with other artists with potential for a spark. Host Erika Råberg, Nef Gallery (SE)

16:00–17:00 Meeting room 1

Exchange show processes

Steven Wolkoff, Durden and Ray (US), invites artists/organisers to discuss setting up gallery exchange shows – everything from best practice to logistics!  How can we foster greater interconnectedness with the artworld, and help each other to refine and improve our practices?  This meeting is perfect for anyone who wants to explore and develop processes for exchange shows – you will leave better prepared and equipped! 

16:30–17:30 Meeting room 2

Non-traditional structures for artist-run initiatives

Self-organised, artist-run initiatives are characterised by their non-institutional way of organising, their flat hierarchy, and often experimental formats.  Ellen Hochberg, Cluster (US) explores how other groups are organised, how they manage funding, where they show their work and how often, and how members are selected? Let’s discuss non-traditional structures for artist-run initiatives – especially those without a dedicated space – what can we learn from each other?


13:00 –14:00 Meeting room 1

Slow travel – what is it, why do people do it, and how can it open up new ways of working?

The EU’s Culture Moves mobility grant strictly limits flights for journeys under 600 km and offers ‘green top-up’ funds to subsidise slow travel (by bus, car, train, ferry). But what is actually involved in slow travel? How could the decision to travel slowly impact our work and our lives outside work? What opportunities can we find when we slow down? Pam Grombacher & Cecilie Bernts, Juxtapose (DK), host this meeting as a part of their long term commitment to artist-run sustainability. 

Why not pair this Meeting with the workshop that follows!

In conversation with Juxtapose Art Fair, Denmark

14:15–15:15 Meeting room 1

Workshop: How to Travel Slowly

Sometimes slow travel is a quick and simple substitute to flying. For longer journeys, choosing to bus, train, or drive can require careful planning and preparation. In this workshop, Pam Grombacher and Cecilie Bernts, Juxtapose (DK), dive into the nitty gritty of slow travel. What are the practical steps we can take to make slow travel not only possible, but desirable?

In conversation with Juxtapose Art Fair, Denmark

13.30–14.30 Meeting room 2

Utopia and foresight tools in artistic practice Flex your brain muscles, have a vision, and learn ways to get there!

Saija Koponen, Producer, Finnish Painters Project / Finnish Painters’ Union (FI), asks how do you find the courage to dream and create a holistic approach to artistic practice? We’ll discuss and visualise the future we want and the potential paths to get there. Be ready to reflect on your values and identify ways to act by them – Think about your framework conditions and learn to anticipate the path to your future.

Examples used in this meeting are viewed in an organisation and on an artist’s level.

Come as who you are, dream on, and shape your reality! 

 The moderator will take documentation of the meetings for her research on artist’s needs in an international context. The data will be processed anonymously.

15:00–16:00 Meeting room 2

Residencies – in an international context

Join Gonzalo Códrova Vergara, Casa Belgrado (AR) in discussing and sharing experiences of residencies: modes of management, organisations, and networks, in an international context.  What role do residencies play in the local, national and international artist-run scene, what are the opportunities for increasing networking between countries and organisations?

In collaboration with Iaspis – International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts

16:00–17:00 Meeting room 1

Artist-run Art Fairs

Jorin Bossen, Torrance Art Museum, and Durden and Ray (US), leads a round table discussion based on his experience from TRYST about how to improve participant/exhibitor experience and the alternative art fair in general.  This meeting is especially relevant for artists organising, or thinking of organising, artist-run fairs, festivals and other events.

16:30–17:30 Meeting room 2

Aspirations, benchmarks, and caveats – the ‘abc’ of artist-run sustainability

Organisations, institutions, and individuals are increasingly taking on sustainability as both a core value and a means of operating.  Stuart Mayes, Supermarket, invites you to reflect on the abc – aspirations, benchmarks, and caveats – of what sustainability is for artist-run organisations and projects: what do we want to do, what are we doing, what needs to be done?  This meeting considers what a model for best practice might look like.

In conversation with Juxtapose Art Fair, Denmark

17:30–18:30 Meeting room 1

Care for the Curator

In an era of socio-political unrest, the importance of well-being is paramount. Amidst caring for artists and audiences, we must prioritise our own. Inspired by Luminara Florescu’s Contract of Self Care (2022), we will discuss ways of nurturing personal well-being in curatorial work, ensuring that we can drive forward our arts organisations, whilst safeguarding against burnout. Katie Morrison, PINK Manchester (UK) hosts this meeting addressing the often unacknowledged needs of the curator.