Trondheim has a thriving artist community and has long been a point of interest for contemporary art-lovers in Norway. High-quality cultural institutions exhibit some of the very best in Norwegian and international art, so don’t miss these top local venues.
Situated in the center of the city, Trondelag Senter For Samtidskunst (Trøndheim Center For Contemporary Art) is a non-profit artist-run center for visual art and crafts. Founded as a joint project involving the Trøndelag Bildende Kunstnde (Visual Artists of Trøndelag) and Norske Kunsthåndverkere Midt-Norge (Norwegian Art and Crafts of Mid-Norway), the center presents a wide range of artistic expression, but focusing upon innovative and experimental art internationally, but specifically upon the region of Trøndelag. It also has a great influence upon the regions visual environment in a large number of projects related to art in public places.
Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, 11 Fjordgata, Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 52 49 10
Established in 1987 as a national academy of fine art, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim (Trondheim Academy Of Fine Art) is organized as a flexible and experimental educational institution and is well known as the first academy in the Nordic countries to offer education in media art. KIT hosts annual art exhibitions from its students, which presents them with an opportunity to show their works to a wider public. It also invites established international artists, from different artistic orientations and backgrounds, as guest lecturers. The academy is actively engaged in an international contemporary art milieu and has working relationships with artists, critics, curators and theorists from across the globe.
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, 7 Innherredsveien, Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 59 79 00
Founded by students from the KIT in 2002, Galleri Blunk is a non-profit gallery run by young local artists. The main goal of the gallery is to be an arena for art students and newly established artists to show their work to the local townsfolk. Galleri Bunk tries to stimulate meetings between contemporary art and the general public through several exhibitions and events during the year, showcasing different kinds of art, from visual to audio, installations to paintings, photography to printmaking. With its fresh and off-beat atmosphere, Galleri Blunk is one of the most important actors on the local art scene.
Kunsthall Trondheim is a space for contemporary art in central Trondheim offering exhibitions, performances, film screenings and lectures. Its aim is to implement a new arena and laboratory for contemporary art, engaging in collaborations with other institutions and new artistic productions. The gallery hopes that this will include research and working periods with the artists to produce publications and presentations at Kunsthall Trondheim and at other venues.
Kunsthall Trondheim, 28 Dronningens gate, Trondheim, Norway, +47 40 64 07 58