Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art

Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Overgaden Neden Vandet 17
  • Copenhagen 1414
  • Denmark

Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-8pm

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: M1 og M2, Christianshavn
Bus: 2A, 350S, 19, 47 and 66 directly to Christianshavn Torv

Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art has existed since 1986 and is one of Denmark’s most important and experimental exhibition spaces for contemporary art.

Overgaden annually present around ten exhibitions of new Danish and international contemporary art and has the solo show as its focal point. With these solo shows, Overgaden produces newly produced contemporary art projects at the highest artistic level crossing media and generations. An important part of Overgaden’s profile also consists of experimenting with exhibition formats and the relationship between artists, art institution, and audience.

Overgaden prioritizes close contact with the art scenes and on a running basis presents a large program of events, talks, and performances in collaboration with art professionals from Denmark and abroad. Equally, it is a central part of Overgaden’s identity to function as a generator for debate and knowledge about contemporary art and its role in society.

Overgaden is an independent institution with a board consisting of Gudrun Hasle (chairwoman), artist; Nils Erik Gjerdevik, artist; Mikkel Carl, artist; Cecilia Widenheim, director, and Morten Lundholm, strategic planner.


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