Exhibition view of Ferdinand Ahm Krag’s “Final Instructions” and Søren Thilo Funder’s “Disastrous Dialogue” at IMO, Copenhagen, 2011. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. Courtesy IMO
IMO is an artist-run gallery located in a spacious garage in Copenhagen, Denmark. The gallery was founded by five artists and two artist groups in early 2009. Our aim was to create a capable bastard that was part gallery, part kunsthalle, and part cultural center. Today, IMO is run together with two directing curators and financed by sales, funds, donations, and sponsors. IMO represents its founding artists, and the artists present what appeals to them. The diversity of IMO’s artists is reflected in the versatility of our program.
The gallery’s activities are not defined by one set of criteria. IMO is, by nature, a multitude and can contradict itself accordingly. Whether what is on show is new or old, art or culture is of little importance. What matters to us is that it is thought provoking, relevant, and, above all, that IMO’s hosts and guests get a chance to present their visions earnestly.