About

Føniks Edition is established in 2020 as a response to the Covid19 crisis in 2020.
Føniks Edition is a unique collection of artworks sold exclusively at Føniks Edition. Føniks Edition is also a co-creator, putting themes in motion in synergy with the artists. Some of the artworks are made exclusively to Føniks Edition.

Føniks Edition takes 0% of the sales, 100% OF THE SALE GOES TO THE ARTIST.

Phoenix (Danish: Føniks) in classical mythology is a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after which it burned itself on a funeral pyre and rose from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

Føniks Edition aims to offer a diversified perspective on the visual arts and to promote GREAT CONTEMPORARY ART and GREAT ARTISTS.
Føniks Edition challenges the discrimination of the current art scene by inviting artists of all genders and ethnicities to take part.

Føniks Edition links to other exciting organisations that encourage diversity in the contemporary art scene.

One of the main missions of Føniks Edition is to catalyse gender equality in the world of contemporary art.
Women Artists is an education-oriented archive of contemporary women artists aimed at promoting excellent women artists and generating more equality in today’s art world. The aim of the archive is to make professionals in the art industry aware of all the high quality work that women artists create and to let women artists offer mutual support to one another.
The patriarchy of the current contemporary art scene and market prevents many excellent women artists from receiving the attention they deserve. That is why Føniks Edition spotlights female authorship and the work of so many brilliant contemporary women artists.
The goal of the archive is to encourage the contemporary art scene (galleries, museums, kunsthalle, press, publishing houses) to include more artworks by women artists. The current contemporary art market and institutional collections are still biased in favour of male artists.
The project is very much inspired by our muse Reese Witherspoon who founded Hello Sunshine – a media company that puts women at the centre of every story they create and celebrate. Like HELLO SUNSHINE, Føniks Edition spotlight where women are now and underlines female authorship and agency, and aims to make a wide audience aware of the brilliance of women contemporary artists.

Føniks Edition also takes you into the artists’ workspaces and provides you with a glimpse of their everyday activity, revealing experimentation in situ, works in progress, laboratories, working tools, personal items, private collections, diaries and so on. Føniks Edition invites you to discover the artists’ methodology, their inner logic, the concept behind projects and information about their artistic process.

Føniks Edition has no physical gallery or exhibition space, our office is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark.

COPYRIGHTS
The artists hold the rights to the photographs and Føniks Edition has been granted permission to use them. To request use of the photographs, please contact us.

Founder of Føniks Edition, Augusta Atla, is a visual artist, graduated from Goldsmiths in 2006 with a BFA, and from the Architectural Association in London, with an MA in Art History & Theory in 2007.
Augusta Atla is also an art critic and writer on equality issues in the current contemporary art scene. Articles published at Magasinet Kunst, Børsen, Politiken, CHART ART FAIR Publication and Kulturmonitor.

@womenpainters instagram profile is founded by Augusta Atla in 2018.

Atelier of Augusta Atla, 2020, PHOTO: Nikolaj Thaning (@ Børsen Pleasure October 2020)