Kunsthall Svalbard

The Things We Carry by Sonya Kelliher-Combs
The Things We Carry by Sonya Kelliher-Combs

Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum opened the satellite location Kunsthall Svalbard in Longyearbyen  in 2015 as a dedicated exhibition and project space for international contemporary art. Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway  did the official opening together with then Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey. 

Over the years the venue became more an art and outreach arena where we connect with both locals and visitors through a varied programme of international and regional art. We actively engage with inhabitants of Longyearbyen, with special attention to children and youth.

The inagural exhibition was Glacier with performance legend Joan Jonas. Since 2015 we've had exhibions and collaborations with among others AK Dolven, John Giorno, Peter Shepard Skærved and Olav Christopher Jenssen. We've also shown the exhibitions The Things We Carry by Sonya Kelliher-Combs and the gruop exhibition Northern Sphere. For 2018 we present Luottat, a selection of Sámi art from the collection of Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.
Opening hours: every day 10-17. Entrance through Svalbard Museum. Admission is free if you only visit Kunsthall Svalbard, but also included in the ticket for Svalbard Museum. Kunsthall Svalbard is closed in October, November and December.