Laura Lima, Marra, 1996–2011. Installation view of “The Spiral and the Square” at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2011. Photo: Olle Kirchmeier
Opened in 2006, Bonniers Konsthall is a venue for Swedish and international contemporary art. Through exhibitions, seminars, and publications, it aims to support the emergence and promotion of encounters with new art.
Bonniers Konsthall works with artists who are at the beginning of their careers, while also giving more established artists an opportunity to create new works. With its main emphasis on exhibitions, commissions produced in-house, and collaborations with Swedish and international art institutions, the venue shows a varied program of extensive solo exhibitions, thematic group exhibitions, and smaller art events.
With a large public program, Bonniers Konsthall wants to be an open and inviting place for the local Stockholm audience, and to play an active role in both the national and international art scene. Bonniers Konsthall has its roots in the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation, founded in 1985 by Jeanette Bonnier, in memory of her daughter Maria Bonnier Dahlin. Every year, the foundation awards a grant to a young Swedish artist. The venue is run on a nonprofit basis by the Bonnier family, under the auspices of the Bonnier Group. The Bonnier family has been supporting culture and art for more than two centuries.