Visit Nikolaj Kunsthal to explore Danish and international contemporary art in unique historical surroundings. The art centre is located in a former church, the Church of Saint Nicholas, dating back to the thirteenth century. Here, beautiful architecture enters into interplay with innovative and engaging contemporary art. Exhibitions change regularly, so there is always something news to see at Nikolaj Kunsthal.

The church was built in the 13th century close to the city’s harbor and named after Saint Nicholas, the saint of sailors. The building has always had a central role as one of Copenhagen’s most important religious and cultural meeting points as a church, library, museum and art gallery. The building officially became an art gallery in 1981, and the exhibition program has included artists such as David Lynch, Ditte Ejlerskov, Henrik Vibskov, HuskMitNavn, Leonard Cohen, Nikoline Liv Andersen, Superflex and more.

With a contribution from Det Obelske Familiefond, Nikolaj Kunsthal has opened the exhibition space PLATFORM, that exhibits new and upcoming artists and curators.This exhibition venue presents six annual exhibitions by the contemporary artists and curators of the future. The initiative runs in parallel with Nikolaj Kunsthal’s other exhibitions and events and contributes in particular to heightening the focus on the emerging artists and curators in the field of visual art and dissemination.
Located in the heart of Copenhagen, just a few minutes from Kongens Nytorv, Nyhavn, shopping and cafés, Nikolaj Kunsthal is a vibrant venue that also hosts concerts, artist talks, performances and lots more.

Nikolaj Plads 10
1067 København K

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