As an independent platform, f.eks focuses on supporting innovative artistic practices that relate to the social, political, aesthetic, and urban contexts of the sites in which artists and publics interact.  Each site is chosen in dialogue with the artists to activate uncommon, underutilized, and underserved locations through artistic practice to engage broader publics. These include a variety of places and contexts such as municipal, private, residential, industrial, commercial, ecological and public sites and spaces.
    The f.eks. program is situated in these changing urban locations in which emerging, talented, and innovative Danish and international artists will be invited to make artworks on-site in a variety of contexts. The artists invited have different thematic interests within their individual practices, but also as a common point of departure work with collaborative, research-orientated, and event-based projects that seek to create rich dialogues through their art practices, location specificity, and audience interaction.
    These selected strategies allow f.eks. to experiment with alternative modes of artistic organization, production, and exhibition that pursue more sustainable outcomes not only for art and culture, but also in terms of creating a dynamic ecology of networks in a broader framework as well.  This is with the aim of seeking new social, political, economic, and cultural countermodels through and alongside a changing array of new artistic forms and expressions not easily situated inside a white cube or black box.  As such, f.eks. seeks both common and unorthodox partnerships with a variety of institutions, organizations, and entities to develop cooperative projects alongside. In terms of engagement, f.eks. is seeking to contribute to developing a broader artistic and cultural milieu in all the scales it touches – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

f.eks. is an artist-initiated, non-profit organization that is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Den Jyske Kunstfond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Region Nordjyllands Kulturpulje, 15. Juni Fonden, Aalborg Kommune Kulturpulje, UMMK, and Aalborg Kommunes Kunstfond as part of a new two-year program in the waterfront city.


Rikke Ehlers Nilsson
Scott William Raby

CVR: 40090738
PIC: 891881827

Aalborg, Denmark


Alternative Art Guide

Founder, Administrator
Rikke Ehlers Nilsson 

Artist and organizer who currently lives and works in Aalborg, Denmark. She has previously organized exhibition projects as part of the association COPING in collaboration with the independent platform I:project space in Beijing, China, and is a member the artist-run exhibition space c4 projects in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2014 and The Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark in 2011. She is a member of the unions Danish Visual Artists (BKF), Organization for Artists, Curators & Art Mediators (UKK), and Akademiraadet.

Founder, Organizer
Scott William Raby

Artist, researcher, organizer, and writer, who currently lives and works in Aalborg, Denmark.  He was in the PhD  Programme for Practice Based Research in the Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He graduated from the Master’s of Fine Art Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 2012. He is a member of the unions Danish Visual Artists (BKF) and Akademiraadet, and is a board member for the Organization for Artists, Curators & Art Mediators (UKK).


Aalborg Kommunes Kunstfond
Aalborg Kommune Kulturpulje
Danish Arts Foundation
Den Jyske Kunstfond
Det Obelske Familiefond
Flanders State of the Art
Himmerland Boligforening
Ny Carlsbergfondet
Region Nordjyllands Kulturpulje
15. Juni Fonden