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About Tensta konsthall

About Tensta konsthall

Tensta konsthall was founded in 1998 as a grass root initiative, partly realized thanks to a special bid for the more remote Stockholm suburbs, and partly at the occasion of Stockholm Capital of Europe that same year. Throughout the years, Tensta konsthall has made itself a name as an art space devoted to an international outreach taking place in dialogue with programs and activities with local resonance. 

Image of Exhibition Molnstudier, 2022
Exhibition Molnstudier, 2022

Tensta konsthall’s ambition is to participate in an ongoing international dialogue about what contemporary art is and can be, as well as mediate exhibitions and activities in a meaningful and relevant way both for the art public, schools, higher educational programs and for the people living in the neighbourhoods of Tensta and Järva.

Since 2019, the director is Cecilia Widenheim. Previous directors are Maria Lind, the trio Rodrigo Mallea Lira, Ylva Ogland and Jelena Rundqvist, William Easton and the founding directors Gregor Wroblewski and Celia Prado. Since 2000, Tensta konsthall is run as a foundation, financed primarily by the City of Stockholm, The Swedish Art Council, and Region Stockholm.

Many artists have had their first important exhibition at Tensta konsthall, whereafter they have been invited to participate in larger institutions around the world. Over the years, several projects have involved Tensta konsthall’s neighbors, schools, and local organizations in the working processes. Tensta Museum (2013-14), Red Love, with Dora Garcia (2018), Soon enough: Art and Action (2018), Migration: Traces in an Art Collection (2019), The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist with Michael Rakowitz (2020), Åke Hodell - Resistance (2021) along with Hurting and Healing: Let’s imagine a different heritage (2022) are examples of exhibitions of the last decade. In the archive, which is currently under construction, you find information about previous exhibitions. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us! 

Lately, Tensta konsthall has collaborated with Tensta library, the Stockholm Association of Swedish Handicraft, Konstfack, The Royal Technical School, Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation for Art & Culture in Amman, Beckman’s School of Design, Tensta Träff and Tensta-Hjulsta Women’s Center. Tensta konsthall is part of national and international networks such as Klister, and Cluster, and has been part of EU financed projects such as 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, FEINART: The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art and Agents of Change: Mediating Minorities. 

For those who arrive by metro, there is an elevator going down to the square in front of Tensta konsthall. There is also a walkway from Tensta C. To reach the entrance there is a permanently installed ramp for wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. All Tensta konsthall’s spaces are accessible for physically impaired visitors.

Opening hours and visit
Monday—Friday 11—17
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Free entrance

Tensta konsthall
Taxingegränd 10, Spånga


T: +46—(0)8—36 07 63
Stiftelsen Tensta konsthall
Org Nr. 802409-6110
Taxingegränd 10
Box 4001
163 04 Spånga

The café forms the entrance to Tensta konsthall and here you can enjoy coffee and light meals. Tensta konsthall and the café, with free internet, also serve as a meeting place for individuals, workplaces, associations and other organizations. The café’s opening hours follow the schedule of the art center. To place an order or to get in touch with the restaurant, please email

Note! Between July 10 and 16 juli Yalla Rinkeby is closed! Tensta konsthall is open and the restaurant will serve meals again Monday July 17. Welcome!

During the month of July, the restaurant Yalla Rinkeby is closed, but we serve fika and coffee at Tensta konsthall!
The Tensta konsthall Classroom is the heart for learning activities that run parallelly with the exhibitions or in direct dialogue with them. Also, the Classroom has become an obvious meeting place for old and young people in the neighborhood. About every other year, Tensta konsthall commissions to an artist to interpret their idea of what a classroom might be.

Throughout the years, the Classroom has gotten new appearances by, among others, Christian Nyampeta (2018), Infrastructure of Quasi-Events*, Olivia Plender, Practicing Politics: The Fogelstad Women’s Citizenship School 1925–1954(2019) and Apolonija Šušteršič, A Political Classroom, 2022 - 2023. During the pandemic, the Classroom was transformed into a branch of the Muhammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Art Foundation library, MMAG in Amman.

Since 2015, Tensta konsthall runs an allotment. The allotment is located within walking distance of the art center and acts as an open door to get to know the art.

Florian Malzacher, Ahmet Öğüt, Pelin Tan
The Silent University: Towards a Transversal Pedagogy
Contributors: Florian Malzacher, María do Mar Castro Varela, Chantal Mouffe, Ahmet Öğüt, Rubia Salgado, Pelin Tan, the Silent Universities i Amman, Aten, Hamburg, London, Mülheim/Ruhr and Stockholm
Publisher: Sternberg Press, 2016
Maria Lind och Lars Bang Larsen (red)
The New Model: An Inquiry
Contributors: Magnus Bärtås, Ane Hjort Guttu, Palle Nielsen, Hito Steyerl, Gunilla Lundahl, Lars Bang Larsen och Maria Lind
Publisher: Sternberg Press, 2020
Maria Lind, Cecilia Widenheim
Migration: Traces in an Art Collection
Contributors: Ernst Fischer, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, Maria Lind, Cecilia Widenheim, Joanna Warsza, et al.
Publisher: Sternberg press, 2020
Maria Lind, Joanna Warsza, Michele Masucci
Red Love: A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai / A Play by Agneta Pleijel
Contributors: Bini Adamczak Sara Ahmed, Petra Bauer & Rebecka Thor, Dora García, Michael Hardt, Agneta Pleijel, Nina Power, Paul B. Preciado, Alla Mitrofanova, Aaron Schuster, Oxana Timofeeva along with CuratorLab participants
Publisher: Konstfack Collection, 2020
Maria Lind
Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden
Contributors: Beatrice von Bismarck, Boris Buden, Emily Fahlén, Mark Fisher, Emily Pethick och Christina Zetterlund
Publisher: Sternberg Press, 2021

Karin Lekberg (head of board)
Balsam Karam
Nabil Belkacem
Anna Kettner
Ann-Sofi Noring
Helena Olsson
Samira Bouabana
Åsa Mårtensson

Tensta konsthall stöds bl. a. av Stockholms stad, Kulturrådet, Region Stockholm.


The visual identity and website of Tensta konsthall is designed by Johanna Lewengard and Benedetta Crippa (Studio Benedetta Crippa).

Web development: Iyo Bisseck

Typefaces: Coconat by Sara Lavazza, Cofo Sans by Contrast Foundry, and Anthony by Sun Young Oh