Welcome to Örebro konsthall

Örebro konsthall is a municipality run artcenter for contemporary art.

Örebro konsthall mission is to provide exciting art experiences for the citizens of Örebro and city visitors by exhibiting Swedish and international contemporary art of high quality.

Örebro konsthall is part of the municipality of Örebro and has charge of the municipal art collection which currently consists of approximately 8300 works of art. These are mostly deposited in various places, for example offices, schools and homes for the elderly. About 300 pieces are placed outdoors in parks and squares.

Örebro konsthall strives to make art accessible to a wide audience and offers various programs as art talks, art education for all ages.

In 2008 Örebro Konsthall started up OpenART, the Art Biennial where art transforms Örebro city into a giant outdoor exhibition of contemporary art. Since 2013 OpenART has it´s own organization.

Konsthallens Vänner (the Art Gallery's friends ) is an active art club. The aim is to support the gallery and to increase the interest and commitment to visual arts in general.

Manager at Örebro konsthall is Anna-Karin Wulgué.



In this year’s edition you will find some 60 artists representing 19 different nationalities who together exhibits about 80 artworks in the city centre of Örebro.

Read more about the artists, the works and OPENART 2019 in english

To get you more out of your art experience, OpenArt has once again created an app in collaboration with its IT-partner Headlight. Apart from finding information about opening hours and guided tours, the app will help you navigate through artists and art works in the city, go on shorter and longer art walks and personalize your own. For the younger visitor there is Kids; a fun and creative art walk customized for children and families to experience the exhibition together. The app is available for download from the 8th of June.

The opening of OpenArt takes place on Saturday June 8th at 13h on Järntorget. We will celebrate the opening with among other things dance, music, poetry and speeches. The exhibition will be open during 12 summer weeks in Örebro – beginning Saturday the 8th of June and ending on Sunday the 1st of September.

Fragments of the future

Örebro Konsthall will feature a group exhibition this summer that was produced in close collaboration with Fikret Atay, a Kurdish artist who has living and working in Örebro for the past two years.

In Fragments of the Future, the image takes centre stage.

The artists have focused on how images are created and how images affect our view of the world around us. How media and power influence our perception and our way of looking at the world and reality.

We live in a world constructed of images in which it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate and separate fact from fiction. We are surrounded by images with different purposes and objectives, ranging from informing and documenting to shocking and spreading fear.

The exhibition addresses not only how we are influenced by what we see but also how we are influenced to see. Through the fragments of images we encounter in news reports, in social media, in advertising and in propaganda, narratives are created that become our perception of reality and our image of the future. How do images of war, violence and death affect how we perceive reality and how we view the future? If we don’t take power over these images, have we lost power over our future?

Questions that seem crucial to discuss in today’s society. What future do you want to see?

Art can help us imagine a new future.

Contributing artists:
Allora & Calzadilla, Anri Sala, Fikret Atay, Hito Steyerl and Thomas Hirschhorn.

The artist duo Allora & Calzadilla have created a new installation for the exhibition in which images of vegetation appear as shadows of a future bygone world.

Thomas Hirschhorn’s extensive series of images Pixel Collage examines how images are presented by combining real pictures of death and mutilation with pixelated images from fashion magazines.

Fikret Atay is exhibiting a new work filmed on the island of Gotland in summer 2018. In The Flood, he examines how images give rise to interpretations. “Depicting the future when it looks as it does. How can we hope and believe in the future when we are stuck waiting?”

Anri Sala’s 43 Names in the Doldrums consists of a drum and drumsticks that tap out sounds to form a rhythm. The vibrations are the sound of a news broadcast reading out the names of 43 young people killed in Mexico in 2016 without explanation from the authorities.

Hito Steyerl’s work How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File is a commentary on the increasing surveillance of citizens in a society

Text by Anna-Karin Wulgué


The gallery started as Gallery Fenix in 1979 in Fenixhuset (the Phoenix building), opposite Stora hotellet. In 1986 the address became Olaigatan 7 and the name was changed to Konsthallen i Örebro (the Art Gallery in Örebro). During 1994-2003, we were housed in Länsmuseet (the County Museum) and formed together the Art Museum. Since 2003 we find ourselves in Olaigatan 17B, in a former banking hall. Our bright and airy art gallery is one of the most beautiful galleries in Sweden, overlooking the black river Svartån, the old castle Örebro Slott and a bustling street life outside.

The collection

The city art center is in charge of the municipal art collection which currently consists of approximately 8300 works of art. About 300 works of them are placed outdoors in parks and squares.

Purchases are made by the gallery manager together with the staff. All purchased works are photographed and registered. Most of the artworks are deposited indoors in the various municipal departments. The gallery has a small depot where municipal staff can select art to their workplaces.

Public art

Sculptures of durable materials, such as bronze and stone are found in many places in the municipality, in squares and school playgrounds, in neighborhoods and parks. Art can be purchased to suit a specific spot, mainly outdoors. Artists can be asked to make a proposal for specific spots, based on the special conditions and needs of the location.

1% Art

Örebro municipality allocate 1 % of the construction budget to art when building new or rebuilding. Örebro konsthall is responsible for the implementation of the project and invites artists to present a proposal. Depending on the size of the allocated funds an open competition can be arranged. The proposals shall be accepted by the recipient and the architect before the work is carried out.

Visit Örebro konsthall

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday 11.00-17.00

Free admission

Street Address and deliveries

Örebro Konsthall
Olaigatan 17B, 703 61 Örebro


Main entrance with ramp and electric door openers.

There is a small unattended cloakroom, with a toilet (suitable for the disabled)
and with a baby changing table.


Please don’t hesitate to contact our staff for opinions and complaints. You can write to us:
Örebro konsthall, Box 32 530, 701 35 Örebro or

Contact us

Any questions that you can not find answers to on this site? Contact us!

Örebro konsthall

Mail: Box 32530, 701 35 Örebro
Visit and delivery: Olaigatan 17B, 703 61 Örebro
Phone: +46(0)19-21 49 00

Art Gallery Manager

Anna-Karin Wulgué
+46-(0)19-21 48 95

Art Pedagogue

Kata Wennberg
+46-(0)19-21 49 00

Art collection

Carina Fogblad
+46-(0)19-21 48 98

Project Public art

Jesper Blåder
+46-(0)19-21 48 97


Antonio Balbi                                                                                                                                                                                    +46-(0)19-21 49 00


Elisabeth Magnusson
+46-(0)19-21 10 52


Information about the exhibitions:
Jesper Blåder
+46-(0)19-21 48 97

Text and images:
Elisabeth Magnusson
+46-(0)19-21 10 52

Senast uppdaterad: 31 maj 2019

Publicerad: 31 januari 2017

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Telefon: 019-21 10 00 

Öppettider: Vardagar kl. 7-17

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