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Art spaces

Independent art spaces and galleries

Copenhagen Contemporary

The contemporary art centre is opening at a new location in the city’s former shipyard, neighbouring the city’s new street food market. The 7,000m2 centre is dedicated to art installations and will open with a show by the Danish art collective SUPERFLEX. Admission. Info here and on the website.

GL Strand

The three-storey art space hosts changing exhibitions. There are two entrances, one from Strædet and one from Gammel Strand. Address: Gammel Strand 48. Admission. Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00. Wed 11:00-20:00. Nearest metro station: Gammel Strand (M3). Admission. Info here.

Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center

A converted heritage church lends its space to an art centre that features changing contemporary exhibitions and festivals. Admission. Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Address: Nikolaj Plads 10. Nearest metro station: Gammel Strand (M3) or Kongens Nytorv (M1, M2, M3). Admission. Info here.

Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art

Located by the canalside, this two-storey art centre features contemporary installation art and projects, often by lesser-known names. Address: Overgaden Neden Vandet 17. Admission. Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00, Thu 13:00-20:00. Nearest metro station: Christianshavn (M1, M2). Admission. Info here.

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

A leading gallery in the Copenhagen art scene, located in the meatpacking district. The gallery is dedicated to the visual arts and represents a number of major international names. Free admission. Address: Flæsketorvet 85A. Nearest metro station: Copenhagen Central Station (M3). Tue-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00. Free admission. Info here.

Fotografisk Center

The photographic centre located in the meatpacking district hosts changing exhibitions. Admission. Address: Staldgade 16. Nearest metro station: Copenhagen Central Station (M3). Tue, Wed, Fri 12:00-18:00, Thu 12:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00. Admission. Info (in Danish) here.

Gether Contemporary

Gallery art space in the meatpacking district dedicated to local names and some of the more offbeat genres of contemporary visual art. Address: Flæsketorvet 77-79. Nearest metro station: Copenhagen Central Station (M3). Free admission. Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-16:00. Info here.

Rumpegalleriet – “mooning for charity, love and money”

The world’s first mooning gallery. Dedicated to analogue photographic portraits of people mooning, with a cut of sales going to charity. Participatory art performances. Free admission. Address: Ryesgade 103B. Opening hours here. Nearest metro station: Trianglen (M3). Website here.

Charlottenborg Kunsthal

The academy art centre located by Nyhavn Canal features changing exhibitions, events and art fairs. Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Admission. Nearest metro station: Kongens Nytorv (M1, M2, M3). Info here.


A venue for experimental music and sound art, located in a former church in the Nørrebro district. Admission. Address: Blågårds Plads 6A. Nearest metro station: Copenhagen Central Station (M3). Event info here.

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

The pavilion art space hosts changing exhibitions and has a small outdoor café. Admission. Address: Oslo Plads 1. Admission. Nearest metro station: Østerport (M3). Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Thu 12:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00. Info here.

Galleri Nikolaj Wallner

An institution in the Copenhagen gallery market, the art space is dedicated to visual arts, often major names. Free admission. Address: Nearest metro station: Nørrebro (M3). Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00. Info here.

Farschou Foundation

With extensive gallery space in Copenhagen and Beijing, the foundation is the city’s leading private art centre. The gallery features changing exhibitions by major names. Located in the northern docklands. Info here.
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