Galleri Riis - Oslo - Norway

Galleri Riis was founded in Trondheim in 1972 by Inger and Andreas L. Riis. Operating since 1980 in Oslo, Espen Ryvarden became its director in 1984. Since 2005 situated in a industrial building on the harbour, the gallery presides over unique exhibition spaces totaling 500 m2 with 5 m ceilings. In 2011 a second space was opened in Stockholm, occupying 150 m2 in the building of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the city center. This expansion consolidated the gallery as a central player on the Scandinavian art scene. Galleri Riis is today owned and directed by Espen Ryvarden and Kristin Elisabeth Bråten. The current exhibition program reflects a by now longstanding exhibition history; a primary focus on important contemporary art from the Nordic countries, and with a selective spotlight on international artists. The gallery has also mounted a number of historic exhibitions with contemporary and modern classics ranging from Tony Smith to Walker Evans.

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