11.10 2017–14.1 2018
New Eelam by Christopher Kulendran Thomas

11.10 2017–14.1 2018
Magic Bureaucracy by Måns Wrange

11.10 2017–14.1 2018
Welfare Panels: The Pre-Fabricated
Structural Systems of the Swedish
Million Program Era in an International
Context by Erik Stenberg, Helena Westerlind,
Pedro Ignacio Alonso,
Hugo Palmarola, and José Hernández

Space: The Annotated Friends of
Interpretable Objects
by Mariana Silva

30.10–3.11, 10:00–15:00
Art Camp
Graphic form and symbols with
Beckman’s design college

Saturday 21.10, 14:00
Walk in Tensta: Welfare Panels:
Building Systems of the Swedish
Million Program Era in an
International Context with
the architect Erik Stenberg

Wednesdays 14:00–16:00
The Silent University: English Language Café

New nordic network for
art centers

Lithograph by Marie-Louise Ekman

Fantasifullt möte (Fantasy Meeting) (2017)

Magic Bureaucracy by Måns Wrange

11.10 2017–14.1 2018 Since the 1980s, Måns Wrange has cross-fertilized his artistic work with curating as a social practice. The exhibition at Tensta konsthall is based on issues regarding utopian bureaucracy, magical realism, and immateriality. The exhibition is designed in collaboration with the architect and designer Igor Isaksson and is curated by Nina Möntmann (Hamburg).


New Eelam by Christopher Kulendran Thomas

11.10 2017–14.1 2018 New Eelam: Tensta is an exploration into the future of housing and citizenship. Conceived by the artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas, in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann, the long-term artwork takes the form of a real-estate technology company that intends to develop a flexible, global housing subscription that aims to make homes as streamable as music or movies. Based on collective access rather than individual owner-ship, the post-capitalist startup plans to rewire property relations through the luxury of communalism rather than of private property.


Welfare Panels by Erik Stenberg, Helena Westerlind

11.10 2017–14.1 2018 Welfare Panels: Building Systems of the Swedish Million Program Era in an International Context by Erik Stenberg, Helena Westerlind, Pedro Alonso, Hugo Palmorola and José Hernández. What were the ideas behind Sweden’s extensive Million Program areas, and what kind housing policy is required today for the suburbs of the future? Welfare Panels draws on architect Erik Stenberg’s many years of research about the history of the Million Program Era. The exhibition comprises both architectural models and archive material and will be placed in the lobby of Tensta konsthall. It analyzes three Swedish pre-fabricated concrete panel systems, similar to giant Lego pieces, that were used for the Million Program.


Walk in Tensta with Erik Stenberg

Saturday 21.10, 14:00 Walk in Tensta with Erik Stenberg with focus on pre-fabricated systems. As part of the exhibition Welfare Panels: Building Systems of the Swedish Million Program Era in an International Context by Erik Stenberg, Helena Westerlind Pedro Alonso, Hugo Palmorola and José Hernández.


Symposium: On Curating and Being Curated

Tuesday 7.11, 19:00–21:00 Symposium: On Curating and Being Curated – Examining Power, Responsibility and Care within the Curatorial. With Candace Goodrich, Maria Lantz, Maria Lind, Marti Manen, Robin McGinley, Michele Masucci, Renée Padt, Joanna Warsza, Måns Wrange, Tirdad Zolghadr, CuratorLab participants and alumni, and more guests in a series of conversations. As part of the exhibition Magic Bureaucracy by Måns Wrange.


Reading Aleksandra Kollontai

Monday 13.11, 13:00–17:00 Konstfack CuratorLab and Tensta konsthall present: Reading Aleksandra Kollontai. An introduction to the life and work of Russian revolutionary feminist, political activist, writer and diplomat Aleksandra Kollontai (1872–1952), with Michele Masucci (Konstfack). At a time when universal emancipation again is on the agenda, with intersectional approaches as powerful tools, it is an interesting moment to revisit Kollontai’s legacy.


The Annotated Friends of Interpretable Objects by Mariana Silva

2017 Space: The Annotated Friends of Interpretable Objects by Mariana Silva
. To visit large museums often involves encountering flashy animations
and opportunities to experience art digitally. Many museums have been making art work accessible two- dimensionally for a long time, but now they increasingly scan in and construct three-dimensional archives. This is a modern way of reaching the public. But what actually happens in the transition from physical object to mobile animation? And how do we visualize works of art, objects and artifacts?


The Silent University: English Language Café

Wednesdays 14:00–16:00 Every Wednesday an English language café is held at Tensta konsthall. A group of young and old is taught vocabulary and conversation through different exercises. The educational model is based on creating an informal learning environment where the language is practiced by hanging out and chatting. Everyday activities, various interests, and the current art exhibitions are discussed. Volunteers are welcome to attend, email As part of Tensta Museum Continues.


Art Camp

During school breaks Tensta konsthall arranges art camps for children and teenagers, 10–19 years old under the guidance of a professional artist. The art camp may revolve around specific mediums, themes, or the artist’s own practice.


Nordic art network

New nordic network formed to investigate significance of art centers. What is the significance of a place of art? And can it be measured? In our polarized times the function of the small contemporary art institutions as places for critical reflection and exchange of experience is more relevant than ever. But in spite of their critical purpose, these institutions are often underfinanced and their experience ignored. Why?


k.ö.k (Women Desire Collectivity)

Ongoing k.ö.k (Kvinnor önskar kollektivitet – Women Desire Collectivity) experiments with ways to build a feminist institution from within the existing community of The Women’s Centre in Tensta-Hjulsta.


Siri, Roten och den observerade luftfuktigheten by Pia Sandström

Siri, Roten och den observerade luftfuktigheten by Pia Sandström. As an homage to the public work Frisk luft, Rent vatten, Fruktbar jord (Clean air, clean water, fertile soil) (1976) by Siri Derkert at Gullingeskolan in Tensta, the artist Pia Sandström developed a wall-based work with text and drawing on concrete. The work came about as part of the project Art Detectives, where Pia Sandström and architect Stefan Petersson, together with teachers and students at the Tensta Schools Enbacksskolan, Elinsborgsskolan, and Gullingeskolan, charted and discussed public art in their own schools. In collaboration with the Stockholm konst. As part of Tensta Museum Continues.


Lithograph by Marie-Louise Ekman

Marie-Louise Ekman’s lithograph Fantasifullt möte (Fantasy Meeting) (2017) is being sold to benefit the Women's Center in Tensta-Hjulsta (KITH), a cross-ethnic association with about 250 members of over 30 different native languages. KITH was founded in 1997 and, among other things, hosts language and computer courses in an association premises in Tensta. It functions as an extended living room for women of all ages—a unique and safe meeting place that is shaped on the women's own terms.


Women Café

TTuesdays, Thursdays 13:00 and Saturdays 12:00 Every tuesday, thursday and saturday afternoon, women from the Järva area meet at Tensta konsthall to work with different kinds of crafts. Through joint handiwork, a safe space is made possible where conversation and exchange of experience is at the center. The craftsmanship skills that women in the group already have is amplified up and reinforced by teachers from Hemslöjden and by the other participants.


Tensta Talks: Symposium: The Eros Effect: Sound records

Sound records Symposium: The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice, was held Saturday 17.10, 10:00–18:00 2015. The symposium is the starting point of a multi-year inquiry into the relationship between art and solidarity movements, performed in a series of commissions, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, and film screenings. Faced with fascist parties gaining ground in Europe and an increasingly tough social climate, we see the necessity to return to the notion of solidarity in order to try its validity today. Will solidarity still be relevant in the future, or is it a historical concept? Do we need to find new ways to describe the political movements of today and their struggles, sympathies, and commitments? What does recognizing the urgency of a situation imply, and how do we act upon it?


The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice

The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice.
 The symposium forms the starting point of a multi-year inquiry into the relationship between art and solidarity movements, performed in a series of commissions, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, and film screenings. Faced with fascist parties gaining ground in Europe and an increasingly tough social climate, we see the necessity to return to the notion of solidarity in order to try its validity today. Will solidarity still be relevant in the future, or is it a historical concept? Do we need to find new ways to describe the political movements of today and their struggles, sympathies, and commitments? What does recognizing the urgency of a situation imply, and how do we act upon it?


The Trial: Rossella Biscotti

The Trial by Rosella Biscotti. On April 7, 1979, a number of militant and intellectual former members of Potere Operaio (Workers Power) and Autonomia Operaia in Italy were arrested on suspicion of terrorism. They were accused of having initiated the armed organization the Red Brigades and of the kidnapping of Aldo Moro.


Citizen to Citizen

Thuesdays 12:00–14:00 Citizens to Citizen wants to create a venue for newcomers who need support and knowledge of the community in Sweden. It is an advisory activity that can include everything from government contacts and language training to mediation between people with similar backgrounds. The members of the group also meet in a common conversation about art and social issues. Under the leadership of Fahyma Alnablsi. To participate and for further info, contact


Klister report: Inga undantag (No Exceptions)

Inga undantag (No Exceptions) is the name of a new report authored by Mikael Löfgren and developed by Klister, a nationwide network of small and medium-sized contemporary art centers in Sweden.


Goldin+Senneby in art-agenda

Director Maria Lind in conversation with Goldin+Senneby in art-agenda.


Text Prize 2016

For the third year in a row, Tensta konsthall presents a text prize for young people aged 15-25 years who reside in Stockholm’s outer urban areas. The form of the text is not set: it can be a short story, a diary note, or an essay as well as rap lyrics, poetry, or an everyday observation. It is more important that stories get a chance to be formulated and get spread than that they have correct grammar and flawless Swedish. The prize aims to promote young people's interest in language and the desire to dress their own reality, their thoughts and ideas, in words. It is the formulated existence that creates clear contours.


Vegan brunch

Vegan brunch. On the last Sunday of every month, café Auel hosts the konsthall’s popular vegan brunch with East African dishes. On the menu : Injera (sourdough bread), cauliflower mash, parsley, chick-peas with berbere, spinach beet and kale stew, zucchini with chilli, lentil stew with caraway, sweet potato salad with pomegranate and rocket salad, tabbouleh and more. Sittings: 12:00 and 13:30. For bookings please contact:


The Art Detectives

Ongoing Under the guidance of artist Pia Sandström and architect Stefan Petersson, students and teachers will become “art detectives” and set off in search of art works at their own schools—in the cafeteria, the corridors, the basement, the staff room, or the schoolyard. Have we seen these works of art before? How long have they been here? Who are the artists behind them? What is our relationship to them?


The News Agency

Ongoing The News Agency, a long-term initiative for young people who are interested in journalism that focuses on the production and analysis of different forms of documentary storytelling. Nyhetsbyrån is a part-time course for young people aged 18 to 26 that is run in collaboration with JMK, the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, and GDI, the Graphic Design & Illustration department at Konstfack. By borrowing methods from art, the course enables an approach that opposes a sensationalist media logic in favor of thought and reflection.



What do a fishy offshore company, secret artists, a ghost writer and French philosophy have in common? No connections are inconceivable in the recently published thriller Headless. The novel is published by Tensta konsthall, Triple Canopy (New York) and Sternberg Press (Berlin) and forms the final phase in a nine year-long performance on state sovereignty, surveillance and strategies for withdrawal, initiated by the artist duo Goldin+Senneby.


Ongoing Tensta konsthall's new website and a communication strategy is specific for the art space and its program. Design by Amsterdam-based design studio Metahaven.


de:tune Järva

Ongoing The artist and composer Tarek Atoui work with the music genre, Tarab, and other classical Arabian music. It has a very sparsely documented history which Atoui, trained in electro-acoustic music and sound art, has delved into over several years. In Tensta he creates, over a period of six months, a kind of living archive together with local musicians and people interested in music. It becomes a bank of experience, whose constant changes and elaborations take place through encounters, listening together, improvisational concerts and conversations about music. All this ends up in various pieces of music that can be heard in the gallery café and concerts at Stockholm Music & Arts and Tensta Market. The participants' various musical traditions become an expression of Järva’s diverse musical identity.


Tensta konsthall Text Prize

For the second year in a row Tensta konsthall is presenting a text prize for young people in Tensta. The prize aims to encourage creative writing and to contribute new stories from the area to the area itself. The jury is comprised of the August Prize winner Lena Andersson, poet Meron Mangasha, publisher Björn Linnell, journalist Rouzbeh Djalaie, Tal Lewinsky from Tensta Library, and Emily Fahlén from Tensta konsthall.


Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe

Focusing on the alarming spread of fascism in Europe, the various contributions in the book Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe indicate the power of art to imagine futures beyond the present situation and what can be perceived as irrevocable. Contributions from the cultural critic Boris Buden, the curators Jelena Vesic and Barnabas Benczik, and the artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Petra Bauer create and formulate resilient and constructive possibilities for artistic and social work. The language of politics and philosophy are examined, but also populistic tendencies, social contexts, media, science, and aesthetics.


The Silent University: Swedish Language Café

Thursdays and Sundays 14:00–17:00 

Every Friday and Sunday afternoon a Language Café led by Fahyma Alnablsi will be arranged. The Language Café welcomes those who wish to learn the basics of the Swedish and Arabic language, meet new friends and share experiences and ideas. Especially welcome are those students who are currently outside the Swedish education system while awaiting asylum. During the meetings we will practice grammar, socialize, read simple books and do conversational exercises. This fall we are looking for Swedish-speaking volunteers. If you are interested in participating, contact


Homework assistance Individuell människohjälp

Every Wednesday 16:30–18:30 Since the 1990s Individuell människohjälp (IM) has arranged Homework Assistance at Tensta Library. During the autumn the activities also take place at Tensta konsthall. Volunteers provide additional support for school work, primarily for children and youth in the area. From the start, the purpose of Homework Assistance has been to promote education on an equal basis, regardless of native language. Homework assistance is aimed at young people in the neighborhood aged 11–20 years and takes place in The Classroom in the art space.


The Silent University

The Silent University is initiated by artist Ahmet Ögüt and started in Stockholm as part of Tensta Musuem: Reports from new Sweden fall 2013. The Silent University is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform by and for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who have had a professional life and academic training in their home countries, but are unable to use their skills or professional training in Sweden due to a variety of reasons related to their status. The Silent University aims to address and reactivate the knowledge of the participants and attempt to make systemic failure apparent.


Parents group with Rädda Barnen

One Tuesday a month 17:30–19:30 Parents group with Rädda Barnen. One Tuesday evening every month Rädda barnen (Save the Children) organizes Parenting Forum at Tensta Konsthall. The Rädda barnen parents group meets at Tensta konsthall, providing a place for parents to meet, have discussions, and gain new experiences and knowledge. The meetings are free with complimentary refreshments. Each session focuses on different themes, such as the housing situation in Järva, local politics, or parenting and gender equality, and invited guests offer expertise in the different subjects.



Ongoing Cluster is a network of eight internationally operating contemporary visual art organisations situated in residential areas on the peripheries of major European cities (plus one in Holon, an industrial zone outside of Tel Aviv). Each of these organisations are actively involved in their local contexts, fostering their embeddedness within their surroundings.



Ongoing from September 2012 The network Klister is a nationwide network for small and medium-sized contemporary art institutions in Sweden. Klister seeks to highlight the role of smaller contemporary art institutions in society.


The Sibling Art Centers

Ongoing The network of sibling art centers in Stockholm. The Sibling Art Centers form a network of smaller contemporary art centers in Stockholm and include Botkyrka konsthall, Konsthall C, Marabouparken and Tensta konsthall.  The art centers meet regularly to exchange ideas and organize events that are pertinent to cultural policies. In 2012, the Sibling Art Centers arranged a series of hearings to highlight and discuss the prevailing cultural policies as well as art institutions and artists' access to financing. Questions about gentrification and "creative industries" continue to be hot topics when the Siblings Art Centers meet.



2012–2014 Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, and The Showroom, London are pleased to announce the launch of the two-year project COHAB that investigates meaningful ways in which artists and organisations can be deeply invested within their local contexts and at the same time form close dialogues in an international arena.


The New Model

2011– Lars Bang Larsen, Magnus Bärtås, Ane Hjorth Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Hito Steyerl. Started in 2011 at Tensta konsthall, over a period of two years, The New Model will investigate the heritage from The Model: A model for a qualitative society in a number of projects, seminars, workshops and exhibitions. Participants will include Lars Bang Larsen, Magnus Bärtås, Ane Hjorth Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey and Hito Steyerl.


The Fashion Project

From March 2012 In this project fashion is placed into a wider context, focused on identity and networking for women.



Ongoing Our café serves food and sweets with inspiration from all over the world. We have free wifi for guests, toys for the children, and Swedish and international art magazines to read.


Gallery Club

Ongoing In the spring of 2011 Konsthallsklubben (Gallery Club) was initiated by a group of 11 year-old girls from a nearby school. The club is aimed at children, 10-13 years old, who meet once a week to discuss and make art together with invited artists and staff.


Gunilla Klingberg: Brand New View—Tensta

Ongoing Gunilla Klingberg’s work on the two front windows of Tensta Centrum, Brand New View—Tensta, is a new work in a series of installations with cut-out foil on windows. For Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies 
she has made a new version of Brand
 New View, this time relying on logos found in Tensta Centrum, for example, 
the grocery store Matvärlden and the kebab restaurant Tasty Fried Chicken.


Wade Guyton: Untitled

Ongoing The floor in Tensta konsthall's exhibition space is a work by New York based artist Wade Guyton. The very means of artistic production—particularly painting—are the focus 
of many of his works. Untitled (2010) is a remake of the floor in Guyton’s former studio space.


Tommy Støckel: Workshop with Ross Tensta Gymnasium and KTH Tensta

Ongoing The results from the workshop that the artist Tommy Støckel held in December 2011, together with students from Ross Tensta gymnasium and KTH Tensta in conjunction with Tensta konsthall are exhibited in Ross Tensta Gymnasium’s conservatory. The workshop was carried out during Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, where Tommy Støckel partook with the piece In My Mind This Goes On Forever (2012).


Spatial Concept: Nikolaus Hirsch

Ongoing The spatial concept for the new Tensta konsthall has been developed by architect Nikolaus Hirsch. Architect Filippa Stålhane has developed the details.


book shop

The book shop at Tensta konsthall offers a wide selection of art books and publications. In the web shop, you can find books Tensta konsthall has been involved in publishing.

To order:

Title: The Silent University: Towards a Transversal Pedagogy
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Florian Malzacher, Ahmet Öğüt, Pelin Tan
Writers: Florian Malzacher, María do Mar Castro Varela, Chantal Mouffe, Ahmet Öğüt, Rubia Salgado, Pelin Tan, and the Silent Universities in Amman, Athens, Hamburg, London, Mülheim/Ruhr, and Stockholm
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2016
Pages: 140

Title: No Exceptions
Language: Swedish
Price: 180 kr
Writer: Mikael Löfgren
Publisher: Nätverkstan Skriftseerie 008
Year: 2014
Pages: 147

Title: Standard Length of a Miracle
Language: Swedish, English, Arabic
Price: 20 kr
Writer: Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Publisher: Tensta konsthall
Year: 2016
Pages: 9

Title: Headless
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Author: K.D.
Writer: Alexander Provan
Publishers: Sternberg Press, Tensta konsthall, Triple Canoty
Year: 2015
Pages: 348

Title: Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Maria Lind, What How & for whom/WHM
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Writers: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Petra Bauer, Sofia Wiberg, Barnabás Bencik, Boris Buden,
Maria Lind och Tensta konsthall, Jelena Vesic´, What How & for Whom/WHM
Year: 2014
Pages: 329

Title: Cluster: Dialectionary
Language: English
Price: 150 kr
Editors: Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Emily Pethick, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
Writers: Can Altay, Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri, Ricardo Basbaum, Céline Condorelli, Mark Fisher, Nina Möntmann, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Elain W.HO, Annette Krauss, Mattin, Marion Von Osten, Andrea Phillips, Dimitriana Sevova, Simon Sheikh and Steven ten Thije
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2014
Pages: 30

Title: Undoing Property?
Language: English
Price: 120 kr
Editors: Laurel Ptak, Marysia Lewandowska
Writers: Agency, David Berry, Nils Bohlin, Sean Dockray, Rasmus Fleischer, Antonia Hirch,
David Horvitz, Marysia Lewandowska, Mattin, Open Music Archive, Matteo Pasqyinelli, Clair Pentecost, Laurel Ptak, Florian Schneider, Matthew Stadler, Marilyn Strathern, Kuba Szreder, Marina Vishmidt
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2013
Pages: 249

Title: No is Not an Answer: On the Work of Marie–Louise Ekman
Language: English
Price: 350 kr
Editors: Tone Hansen, Maria Lind
Writers: Silvia Eiblmayr, Maria Lind, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Katarina Wadstein Macleod
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2013
Pages: 285

Title: Contemporary Art and its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Maria Lind, Olav Velthuis
Writers: Stefano Baia Curioni, Karen van den berg/ursula pasero, Isabelle Graw,
Goldin+Senneby, Noah Horowitz, Suhail Malik/Andrea Philips, Alain Quemin, Olav Velthuis
Publisher: Tensta Konsthall, Sternberg Press
Year: 2012
Pages: 270

Title: Performing the Curatorial: Within and Beyond Art
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Maria Lind
Writers: Johan Öberg, Doug Ashford, Beatrice von Bismarck, Boris Buden, Clémentine Deliss, Helmut Draxler, Eungie Joo and Marion von Osten
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2012
Pages: 162


Auel Coffee

Tensta konsthall’s cafe is situated in the entrance hall and, since 2016, has been managed by Auel Coffee –a local, family-owned business with three brothers in the lead. Auel is Tigrinja for the day’s first cup of coffee, and it’s this very coffee that has become Auel’s speciality. The aromatic coffee beans are roasted according to Ethiopian traditions, and the hot beverage is served in clay cups. The beans, directly imported from Ethiopia, are fair trade and organic.

The konsthall cafe serves tasty salads, soups, and East African dishes, and there are always vegetarian and vegan options. The cafe area, with free Internet service, also functions as a meeting place for individuals, groups, and organizations and as a workplace.

On the last Sunday of every month, Auel hosts the konsthall’s vegan brunch. For more info and reservations please contact Samuel Berhane at 076-597 39 09 or

Cafe opening hours:
Monday–Tuesday 11–17
Wednesday 11–20
Thursday–Friday 11–18
Saturday-Sunday 12–17


Tensta konsthall
Taxingegränd 10
Box 4001
163 04 SPÅNGA

T: +46 8 36 07 63
F: +46 8 36 25 60

Tensta konsthall is a private foundation organization with number: 802409-6110.

Wednesday 12-20
Thursday-Friday 12-18
Saturday-Sunday 12-17

Free entrance. Voluntary donation.

We do custom tours for elementary school to high school aged groups. Pre-booked tours during the day for schools are free. The tour takes about 50 minutes.

Tensta konthall offers guided tours of current exhibitions for large groups such as arts organizations, businesses or private groups. Tours are offered in Swedish and English. Cost is 2000 SEK + voluntary entrance donation. Length is about 50 minutes and maximum number of participants is 30.

In conjunction with tours our Café can offer light meals and snacks at good prices.

For reservations and more information about tours contact Emily Fahlén or 08-36 07 63.

Take the blue line metro towards Hjulsta (line 10) and get off at Tensta. The ride takes about twenty minutes from Stockholm's Central Station (T-Centralen). At the metro station in Tensta, take the rear exit called ”Spånga kyrka / Tensta Centrum / Tenstastråket”. Once you have left the station through the ticket barrier, there are two possibilities to get to Tensta konsthall: Use the lift on your right hand side down to Taxingeplan. Tensta konsthall is located about 20 metres on your right. Or leave the metro station on your left hand side, take the first left again (immediately in front of the public toilet). Go down the wooden stairs. Tensta konsthall is located directly on your right.



Fahyma Alnablsi, reception, economy and teaching
fahyma (at)

Muna Al Yaqoobi, leader of Women's Cafe
muna (at)

Emily Fahlén, mediator and production
emily (at)

Asrin Haidari, communication + press

asrin (at)
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Maria Lind, director
maria (at)

Ailin Moaf Mirlashari, leader of The News Agency
nyhetsbyran (at)

Hedvig Wiezell, infrastructure and mediation
hedvig (at)

Didem Yildirim, assistance
didem (at)

Arazo Arif
Makda Embaie
Isabella Tjäder

Qaisar Mahmood (head of board)
Nabil Belkacem
Anna Kettner
Sven Lorentzi
Birgitta Rydell
Katarina Sjögren

Tensta konsthall is supported by Stockholm City, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council








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Wednesday 11.10, 19:00
Conversation between Måns Wrange and Nina Möntmann

Saturday 23.9, 14:00
Guided tour of the current exhibitions
by host Arazo Arif

1.6–24.9 2017
Last chance
Discrepancies with G.G. by Leonor Antunes

Saturday 9.9, 12:00–15:00
Saturday Drawing with Ylva Westerlund

1.6–24.9 2017
Last chance
The New Hird by Ylva Westerlund

Wednesdays–Sundays 12:00–17:00
Opening hours during summer

5.7–24.9 2017
Last chance
Semra Ertan and Audio Tape Index
by Cana Bilir-Meier
As part of Tensta Museum Continues

Wednesday 30.8, 19:00
Screening and conversation:
Metahaven & Goldin+Senneby

Wednesday 5.7, 17:00–19:30
Summer opening:
Cana Bilir-Meier, Mariana Silva, James Voorhies

L’hommage: Hall of Femmes
Wednesday 13.9, 19:00
Charlie Gullström Hughes on Léonie Geisendorf

Wednesdays–Fridays 13:00–16:00
The Art Porch

Thursday 1.6, 14:00
Artist presentation: Leonor Antunes

Saturday 10.6, 15:00
Artist presentation by Ylva Westerlund

Spring Dates

Tuesday 9.5, 18:00
Talk and screening:
Palestinian Cinema:
Solidarity Through Film

What Does an Archive Do?
A seminar series
Next up: Wednesday 10.5, 19:00 Seeing Revolution Non-linearly by Alisa Lebow

It is Not Necessary to
Understand Everything by Naeem Mohaiemen

Autonomy Cube by Trevor Paglen

Same Time Next Day
by Emily Fahlén & Ahmet Ögüt

Friday 5.5, 10:00–17:00
Contested Histories From El Complejo:
The Intersection Between Erasure and Remembrance

28.9 2016–25.3 2017
The Wrong Side of Me by Agnieszka Polska

Tuesday 7.3, 19:00
Lecture: Feminism in the suburbs
with Johanna Gullberg and
Nattalie Ström Bunpuckdee

Wednesday 22.3, 19:00
Last Man in Dhaka Central
(The Young Man Was, Part III)
by Naeem Mohaiemen

Saturday 25.3, 14:00
Artist talk by Trevor Paglen

Wednesday 1.2, 19:00
Artist presentation: Naeem Mohaiemen

Thursday, 2.2, 19:00
Lecture: Curating audio visual
cultural heritage: Thoughts on
diversity, archives, and memory
by Dagmar Brunow

Wednesday 25.1, 13:00
Artist presentation: Agnieszka Polska

20.10 2016–15.1 2016
Fuel to the Fire with Natascha Sadr Haghighian

20.10 2016–15.1 2017
Partisanism with Babi Badalov

20.10 2016–15.1

Homeland by Halil Altındere

Wednesday 11.1 2017, 14:00–18:00
Symposium: World of Matter; New Material

Thursday 12.1, 17:00–21:30
Symposium: Fuel to the Fire
With Gregory Everett, Natascha Sadr Haghighian,
Hamid Khan, and Irene Molina

28.12–29.12, 13:00–16:00
Text workshop with the
poet and journalist Arazo Arif

Wednesday 14.12, 19:00
The artist’s archive by Matts Leiderstam

Thursday 10.11, 19:00
Presentation: Metabolism by curator Doreen Mende

Wednesday 23.11, 19:00
Screening: Riots Reframed by Fahim Alam

Wednesday 16.11, 19:00
Screening: Handsworth Songs

Sunday 13.11, 14:00
Marie-Louise Ekman in conversation
with director Maria Lind

Torsdag 20.10, 14:00
Artist presentations
Natascha Sadr Haghighian
och Babi Badalov

10.6–25.9 2016

Future Flourish by Ingela Ihrman

Wednesday 21.9, 19:00
Personal guided tour of Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm
With the artist Petra Bauer

Friday 23.9, 13:00
Personal guided tour of Future Flourish
With the artist Ingela Ihrman

Saturday 24.9, 15:00
Giant Utter Giving Birth by Ingela Ihrman

Onsdag 7.9, 13:00
Personal tour
Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss

Saturday 10.9, 15:00
A city walk in Tensta with Erik Stenberg

Wednesday 14.9, 19:00
Peter Weiss’s Life and Work: Documental Dreams by
author Magnus Bergh

Friday 16.9, 12:00
Artist tour
Please note, change of time
With Marion von Osten and Peter Spillmann

Saturday 17.9, 16:00
Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm – The Choreography
At Blå Huset in Tensta

Wednesday 7.9, 19:00
Lecture: Language in Exile: On Peter Weiss’s
authorship by Markus Huss

Wednesday 31.8, 18:00
Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss & Maryam Fanni

Friday–Saturday 2.9-3.9
Tensta market

8.12 2015–30.6 2016
I Miss You, I Miss You,
‘Till I Don’t Miss You Anymore
by Flaka Haliti

Friday 8.7, 14:00
A walk around the Järva field
with The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

Friday 1.7, 13:00
Release: projects by summer workers

Wednesday 15.6, 19:00
Talk and plant demonstration: What thrives in the future? With the artist Ingela Ihrman and ethnobiologist Ingvar Svanberg

Thursday 16.6, 18:00
Presentation: How political was the dance? Professor Cecilia Roos in conversation with dancers Karin Thulin and Solweig Linde

Wednesday, 22.6, 17:00-20:00
Release: Article 14 with the People's Campaign for Right of asylum

Friday 10.6, 13:00
Artist tour by Ingela Ihrman

Saturday–Sunday, 11.6–12.6
Weekend Symposium:
Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm

Last Chance
8.12 2015–15.5 2016
Tensta Museum Continues
Laura Oldfield Ford

11.5, 12.5, 19:00
Magic Show: Goldin+Senneby
On a Long Enough Timeline the Survival Rate
for Everyone Drops to Zero at Cirkus Cirkör

Wednesday 4.5, 19:00
Council: Our institutional experimentations

Wednesday 27.4, 19:00
Screening: Monir
A documentary about the artist
Monir Farmanfarmaian

Wednesday, 20.4, 19:00
The Swedish Anti-apartheid
Aovement by Anita Jansson

Saturday 9.4, 15:00
Walk in Tensta
with architect Erik Stenberg

Wednesday 13.4, 19:00
Presentation: The Kurdish fight for freedom and
the female guerrilla as radical chic by
curator Övül Ö. Durmusoğlu

Wednesday 6.4, 19:00
Conversation: To find yourself in someone else:
Fashion as identity construction
with Behnaz Aram and Lisa Ehlin

Thursday 10.3, 17:00
Tensta konsthall visits Tempo Documentary Festival
Film screening:
In the Year of the Quiet Sun by The Otolith Group
Transmission from the Liberated Zones by Filipa César

Wednesday 23.3, 19:00
CuratorLab (Konstfack) project

Reality Production: A performative staging in three scenes
With Tai Shani, Luisa Ungar
and Isak Sundström

8.12 2015–26.2 2016
Tensta Museum at
Stockholm County Museum

Wednesday 17.2, 16:30
Saturday 20.2, 17:30
Film commissioned by Tensta konsthall
at Berlinale 2016
Transmission from the Liberated Zones
by Filipa César

Wednesday 27.1, 12:00
New Visions
Guided tour by the artists
Rana Begum, David Maljkovic, and Yelena Popova

Wednesday 10.2, 19:00
Book release and talk
Black Transparency by Metahaven

Sunday 17.1, 12:00–19:00
Bodies of Evidence at Tensta konsthall

10.10 2015–10.1 2016
Last chance
Liquidity Inc. by Hito Steyerl

Sunday 25.11, 12:00–15:00
Vegan brunch and Christmas market

Thursday 3.12, 19:00
Screening: The White Game (1968)

Wednesday 9.12, 19:00

Using the Camera as a Weapon and Testimony:
the Political Seventies. 
Solidarity Films
on TV 1967–75
 by Malin Wahlberg

Thursday 26.10, 15:00
Tour of Spånga church

Monday 23.11 and Tuesday 24.11, 9:00, 11:30, 14:00

School Film Screening with CinemAfrica

Thursday 26.11, 19:00
Group therapy about the digital life with Showww

Wednesday 4.11, 19:00
Africa South of Sahara – Emancipation/Liberation and Decolonization?
 by Anders Claréus

Wednesday 11.11, 19:00
A Nation’s Birth (1973) and Poetry of Anger (1978)

Wednesday 28.10, 14:00
Screening: Taikon

17.6–4.10 2015
Tensta Museum Continues
with Mats Adelman, Filipa César, Rehearsals,
Nina Svensson & Bernd Krauss och Adam Tensta

Monday 7.9, 19:00
LTTR: Open Lecture by Fanny Ambjörnsson
“When You Grow Up and Marry. On Age,
Heteronormativity and Gender”

Wednesday 19.8, 19:00
LTTR Walkthrough with
Karina Sarkissova and Ofelia Jarl Ortega

Art porch
Wed–Fri 1.7–31.7, 13:00–16:00

Thursday 13.8, 15:00
Guided tour at Eggeby Gård
with Mats Larsell

Thursday 30.7, 15:00
Art and Literature walk in Tensta

Wednesday 5.8, 18:00
LTTR Walkthrough with Renate Lorenz

Saturday 6.6, 14:00
LTTR Walkthrough with
Trifa Shakely and Matts Leiderstam

11.2–3.5 2015
Last chance
Frederick Kiesler: Visions at Work
Annotated by Céline Condorelli
and Six Student Groups

Wednesday 29.4, 19:00
Clémentine Deliss: Collecting life’s unknowns
What Does an Exhibition Do?

Saturday 2.5, 13:00
Jam-session and consert
de:tune Järva

Saturday 25.4, 13:00–16:00
Tea and Coffee Salon
with Women's Center in Tensta-Hjulsta

Wednesday 15.4, 15:00
Student presentation: Talk Show
Mejan Arc, Royal Institute of Art

Thursday 16.4, 16:00
Student presentation: Screening
CuratorLab, Konstfack
How to Live?
of Andrea Zittel’s lecture
on Frederick Kiesler

Sunday 19.4 15:00
Book Release
Eurafrica - Europe's Colonial Roots

Monday 23.3, 18:00
de:tune Järva: Lecture
Music of the Future – a crackdown in sound art
and the development of electronic music

Wednesday 25.3, 12:00
Frederick Kiesler: Visions at Work
Student presentation: KTH School of Architechture

Friday 6.3, 12:00
collective-conversations with Ricardo Basbaum

Saturday 28.2, 13:00
Book release
Hästa Gård: A Farmhouse on the Countryside in the City
by Erik Sjödin

Tuesday 17.2, 15:00–16:30
Student presentation: Valentina Sansone
CuratorLab, Konsfack
Lecture on Endless House by Florian Medicus
Skype introduction by artist Ian Kiaer

Saturday 10.1, 15:00
Lars Bang Larsen: Childhood's End

2.1–4.1, 12:00–16:00
Writing workshop over the Christmas holiday
with Maja Andreasson

Wednesday 17.12, 18:30
Book release
Phantom of Liberty: Contemporary Art
and the Pedagogical Paradox

Friday 12.12, 12:30
Lunch talk about feminism, art and internet

Wednesday 22.10, 18.30
The New Model – A conversation between Gunilla Lundahl, Ane Hjort Guttu and Dave Hullfish Bailey

11.6–28.9 2014
META and regina: Two (Magazine) Sisters in Crime

11.6–28.9 2014
The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria) by Magnus Bärtås

11.6-28.9 2014
The Paths to the Common(s) are Infinite
by Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri

Opening hours during summer

Wednesday 17.9, 18:30
Book release Cluster: Dialectionary 
presentation by Andrea Phillip

Wednesday 10.9, 18:30
Magnus Bärtås invites Lena Séraphin, Suzana Milevska and Michelle Teran

Wednesday 27.8, 18:30
Conversation about Igor Dergalin with Ulf Melander
and Maria Lind

Wednesday 20.8, 17:00
Magnus Bärtås will introduce The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria)

Wednesday 20.8, 18:30
About The New Model with Magnus Bärtås
& Gunilla Lundahl

Wednesday 13.8, 18:00–20:00
Reading regina

Sunday 6.7, 14.00
The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite – Palestine

1.8–3.8 2014
Stockholm Music and Arts
Do It Together

Thursday 12.6, 14:00
Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri introduces
The Paths to the Common(s) are Infinite

TAF! – Photography workshop

Tuesday 20.5, 15:00–16.30
Tensta Museum: Reading
The Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On…

On View
Last chance
Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden

18.1–18.5 2014
Tensta Museum: This Spring´s Program

Saturday and Sunday 17.5–18.5
Bostadsvrålet: National Housing Policy Forum

Tensta Museum: Artoteket
Borrow art at the Library

Tuesday 13.5, 13:00–15:00
Tensta Museum: Workshop
Object of Study: The Grand Domestic Revolution continues...

Wednesday 14.5, 18:30–20:00
Tensta Museum: Presentation by Tone Olaf Nielsen
Object of Study: The Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On…

Friday 16.5, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Art and Literature walk

Friday 16.5, 17:30
Tensta Museum: Fish migration and inauguration with The Järva Project

Tuesday 29.4, 17:45–18:45
Tensta Museum: Screening BSB – Bland svartskallar och blekfisar at Ross Tensta gymnasium

Thursday 8.5, 18:00
Tensta Museum: Aktion Arkiv
The Struggle for space

Friday 9.5, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Walk in Tensta with archeologist Barbro Århem

Sunday 27.4, 14:00–17:00
Tensta Museum: Kurdish Sunday Poetry
with Kurdish Association Spånga

Sunday 27.4, 14:00–18:00
Tensta Museum: Aktion Arkiv 2 at Glömmingegränd

Wednesday 16.4, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Heidrun Holzfeind and Marwa Arsanios

Lördag 26.4, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Architect Erik Stenberg shows apartments in Tensta

Wednesday 9.4, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Lecture
Irene Molina on segregation processes in Sweden

Thursday 10.4, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Guided tour
of Spånga church

Sunday 6.4, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Talk on the book Förortshat

Saturday 29.3, 15:00
Tensta Musuem: Artist Talk
Marion von Osten

Wednesday 26.3, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Tensta before
the Million Dwelling Programme
with Spånga Local Heritage Society

Thursday 20.3, 18.30
Tensta Museum: Screening
The Stuart Hall Project by John Akomfrah

Sunday 16.3, 14:00
Tensta Musuem: Lecture
Lisa Kings & Zhanna Kravchenko

Wednesday 5.3, 17:30–19:30
Tensta Museum: Witness seminar
Aktion Akriv

Sunday 9.3, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Seminar
Art and asylum rights activism

Wednesday 26.2 16:30–19:00
Tensta Museum: Opening of Artoteket
at Tensta Library

Wednesday 19.2, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Talk
Brita Landoff about the film BSB – Bland svartskallar och blekfisar

Sunday 2.3, 14.00
Tensta Museum: Presentation
Artist Behzad Khosravi Noori

Saturday 22.2, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Presentation
Helena Mattsson, Meike Schalk and Sara Brolund de Carvalho about Aktion Arkiv

Sunday 23.2, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Lecture
Rohat Alakom – When Sweden became the land of the Kurds

Wednesday 12.2, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Lecture by Tom Avermaete on norms of public spaces

Saturday 15.2, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Tour of Tensta subway station

Wednesday 5.2, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Lecture by the urban historian Håkan Forsell

Wednesday 22.1, 18.30
Tensta Museum:
Students from The Royal Institute of Technology in Tensta present their project

Saturday 8.2, 12:30
Tensta Museum: Architect Erik Stenberg shows his rebuilt Tensta apartments

Sunday 9.2, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Listening and watching session with Urban Re-Mix and professor Peter Lang

Friday, 31.1, 18:00
Tensta Museum: Sound artist Tarek Atoui is looking for musicians in the Järva area

Saturday 1.2, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Artist Peter Geschwind presents Time Space Shuttle (Apollo Pavilion)

Sunday 2.2, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Lecture by architect Ylva Larsson

Thursday 23.1, 15:00
Tensta Museum:
Guided tour Spånga Church

Saturday, 18.1, 14:00–17:00
Tensta Museum: Inauguration of
Spring Department

Sunday 19.1, 13:00
Tensta Museum: Artist Talk

26.10 2013-18.5 2014
Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden

4.1–5.1 2014 12:00–15:00
Drawing Workshop on Christmas holiday

Saturday 21.12, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Director Maria Lind about the interest of contemporary art in late modern housing projects

Wednesday 11.12, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Terence Gower

Saturday 14.12, 12:00–17:00
Tensta Museum: Talk with The Järva Project
and Salon Tensta

Söndag 15.12, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Screening
documentary about Amin Amir

Saturday 7.12 12:00–17:00
Tensta Museum: Christmas market with the Women’s Centre in Tensta Hjulsta. 15.00 Petra Bauer and Sofia Wiberg talk about their project

Sunday 1.12, 14:00
Tensta Museum: Lecture
Everyday scenes in watercolour

Wednesday 27.11, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Dialogue between Groruddalen in Oslo and Järva Field in Stockholm

Saturday 30.11, 13:00
Tensta Museum: Seminar
Structures of Race – Voices from the Present

Saturday 23.11, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Presentation
Talk with artist Thomas Elovsson about his and Peter Geschwind's installation Time-Space Shuttle (Apollo Pavilion)

Wednesday 20.11, 18:30
Tensta Museum: Salon Tensta
Workshop with Tanja Tuurala

Thursday 21.11, 15:00
Tensta Museum: Guided Tour
Spånga church

Sunday 17.11, 14:00
Talk about the history of Kurds in Sweden with the Kurdish Association

Wednesday, 13.11, 18:00–21:00
Witness seminar about Tensta’s childhood
Participants: Bo Werner, Lilian Larsell, Ricardo-Osvaldo Alvarado, Mats Hulth

Saturday 16.11, 15.00
Film about and tour of Tensta subway by Helga Henschen
With Babis Tsokas and Friends of Helga Henschen

Saturday 9.11, 13.00
Tensta walk with architect Erik Stenberg

Sunday 10.11, 14:00
Sonja Vidén on The Million Dwelling Programme

Wednesday 6.11, 18:30
Irene Molina about segregation processes in Sweden

Sunday 3.11, 14:00
Family Sunday – on the image of Somalia

28.9, 14:00
Reverberation: A videoportrait of Megafonen

Last week
Iman Issa

14.9, 14:30
Free concert
Linda Pira and Dj Salla

Last week
Bernd Krauss
We continue BBDG

22.9, 14:00–16:00
Book release
No Is Not an Answer
Marie-Louise Ekman

25.9, 18:30
Book release
Undoing Property?

Deadline 11.9
Salon Tensta
open call with a jury

28.8, 18:30
Anna Lundh
Lecture performance

This year's art camp at Lava

Friday 2.8
Where did she go?
The visual arts program at the Stockholm Music & Arts.

Wednesday 26.6
Art Camp artists in conversation: Filippa Arrias and Stefan Petersson

Conversation between Måns Wrange and Nina Möntmann

Wednesday 11.10, 19:00 2017 Conversation between Måns Wrange and Nina Möntmann. Since the 1980s, the Stockholm-based artist Måns Wrange has cross-fertilized his artistic work with curating as a social practice. The exhibition at Tensta konsthall is a smaller “curatorial retrospective” which highlights Wrange’s curated projects during the period 1983–1998. The exhibition is based on issues regarding utopian bureaucracy, magical realism, and immateriality and includes the projects The Aerial Kit and The Stockholm Syndrome. Wrange’s initiative, self-organization, and contribution to the development to both artistry and curatorial methods are important aspects of the exhibition. This presentation is designed in collaboration with the architect and designer Igor Isaksson and is curated by Nina Möntmann (Hamburg).


Tensta Museum Continues 2017

Tensta Museum Continues 2017 Who can and should formulate histories about “New Sweden” and what happens when an art space pretends to be a museum? Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum continues in the form of a program focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.


City walk in Tensta

Saturday 22.4, 14:00 2017 City walk in Tensta with Erik Stenberg. What were the political thoughts behind one of the biggest Million Dwelling Program areas and what housing policies for the future of the suburbs are required today? It’s once again time for the highly-acclaimed city walk in multifaceted Tensta by the architect Erik Stenberg. Erik Stenberg is an architect and Head of the Department of Architecture at KTH, he has organized a housing fair in Tensta, and started Tensta School of Architecture. As part of Tensta Museum Continues. In Swedish. Meet at Tensta konsthall.


Semra Ertan and Audio Tape Index by Cana Bilir-Meier

5.7–24.9 2017 Semra Ertan and Audio Tape Index by Cana Bilir-Meier. In 1982, a 25-year-old poet, draughtswoman, and interpreter from Turkey set herself on fire in  the German city of Kiel. This violent act was a protest against the racism that she and other migrants where experiencing in Germany. Many of them were guest workers who, in the words of the poet, were used by her old as well as her new homeland: “my country sold us abroad”. The suicide was reported by the media in both countries and triggered the composer Enjott Schneider to compose an octet in memory of the young woman. As part of Tensta Museum Continues.


The New Hird by Ylva Westerlund

1.6–24.9 2017 The New Hird by Ylva Westerlund. The Tensta-based artist Ylva Westerlund, with a studio at Eggeby Farm on the Järva field, is interested in liminal areas, norms, and the relationship between the rural and suburbs. In the entrance of Tensta konsthall, a series of her sci-fi-inspired drawings are presented, including Tensta motifs together with watercolors of interiors and exteriors of the paper mill in Husum, the artist's domicile.


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