Program 2021

PERFORMANCE: Painting with water
Wednesday 6.10 at 6 pm


Before the evening’s screening of the film Precious Balance Walk (see below) the performance artists Joakim Stampe and Johan Haugen will paint with water outside the entrance of Malmö Konsthall.

For those who want to try themselves, there will be brushes.
Starts 6 pm lasts until about 18.50. NOTE! In case of rain cancelled.

Joakim Stampe, International Performance Festival Survival, Berlin. Photo: Luz Scherwinski

FILM AND TALK: Precious Balance Walk
Wednesday 6.10 at 7 pm


“We are all waters in the same Ocean.”
– Yoko Ono

Precious Balance Walk by the intuitive art project I Still Live in Water; Felicia Konrad and Johan Haugen, was filmed 4 days in August 2019 between bridges 1 and 2. Six Nordic performance artists (Erik Högström, Lisa Nyberg, Joakim Stampe, Elena Lundquist Ortiz, Meri Nikula, and Ignacio Pérez Pérez) were invited to perform in and with water in Oresund, at Ribersborg’s beach, Malmö. The film is ca. 13 minuts long.

Before the screening there will be improvised music from the film Precious Balance Walk; David Carlsson: solo bass, and the directors Felicia Konrad and Johan Haugen will present the film and do a guided meditation with an ocean theme. After the film, there will be a conversation with the following present performance artists; Erik Högström (Malmö) and Lisa Nyberg (Malmö), and Joakim Stampe (Gothenburg) and a short presentation of the essay about the film written by curator, researcher, and author Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris.

Precious Balance Walk won Best Experimental Film at ARFF Paris Around International Film Festival 2021, and European Short Film Festival 2021, and received an award at DIFF Druk International 2021. It was also an arthouse finalist in Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2021 and is selected to several coming festivals. The film was made with support by Nordic Culture Fund, Boosthelsingborg, Filmcentrum Syd, Marine Knowledge Centre in Malmö and Ohboy hotel, Malmö.

Image: Lisa Nyberg. Still from Precious Balance Walk, Benjamin Zadig

(Svenska) SKAPANDE VERKSTAD på finska för hela familjen
Lördag 2.10 kl 13.30–16

(Svenska) Verkstan (samling i bokhandeln)

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Sunnuntaina 10 lokakuuta klo 15 / Söndag 10.10 kl 15

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The Workshop

Time to reopen our creative workshop!

Our creative workshops are aimed at all ages and are always free of charge. To minimize the risk of spreading Covid-19, we have a limited number of places in our workshop. Some waiting time may therefore occur. No pre-registrations.

Opening hours in September 11 am to 4.30 pm

Sunday 5 September
Saturday 11 September
Sunday 12 September
Saturday 18 September
Sunday 19 September
Saturday 25 September
Sunday 26 September

FILM: Poesigeneralen


The Poetry General, the author and translator, Lasse Söderberg is this autumn celebrating his 90’s birthday. His many years of work range from the metamorphosis group’s stencil booklets in the 50’s to later autobiographical books, from a long line of his own collections of poems to essays on Latin American literature and countless volumes of interpretation from, among others, Spanish, French and Portuguese. For 20 years (1987–2006) he arranged the International Poetry Days in Malmö with visiting poets from near and far.

In C-salen, the documentary Poesigeneralen (The Poetry General) by Fredrik Gertten and Lars Westman from 2002 will be shown non-stop during the anniversary weekend 10–12.9. N.B. In Swedish.

Image: Lasse Söderberg. Photo: Ángela García

Onsdagen den 8.9 kl 18–19

(Svenska) C-salen

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FILM STORIES from Brazil
Sunday 26.9 at 3 pm


Latinamerika i Fokus presents three short documentary films from Brazil in connection with Malmö Konsthall’s current exhibition Leonilson – Drawn: 1975–1993. The films are screened with English subtitles and there will be a short introduction to each film.

Das águas que passam (Running Waters) from 2016 by Diego Zon. The memory of the Rio Doce (Sweet River), one of Brazil’s most important rivers, before it was devastated by the toxic mud on 5th of November 2015. Length: 23 minutes

Apiyemiyekî? (Why?) from 2020 by Ana Vaz. A cinematographic portrait that departs from an archive — Casa da Cultura de Urubuí, where over 3.000 drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari, a people native to the Brazilian Amazon, during their first literacy process are currently kept. Length: 28 minutes

Reexisto (Re-exist) from 2020 by Lethicia Galo and Rodrigo Campos. Pandemic, quarantine, 23 photographers, 10 Brazilian states. More than 200 photos were produced between March and June 2020.
Length: 19 minutes

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In co-operation with Latinamerika i Fokus

Image: Diego Zon, Das águas que passam, 2016. Film still

SEBASTIAN MOSKE: I myth you – take #1


I myth you – take #1 is a performative investigation of literature from the 20th century Swedish literary canon.

Four performers are preparing for a possible performance at night, the camera is observing them reading lines, playing music and investigating the city at night. This presentation will show the first of two videos reflecting the experiences, discussions and readings during Sebastian Moske’s stay in Malmö with questions around community and society. And the pleasure of narrative thrills.

Sebastian Moske, Berlin, is currently staying in Malmö on a residency period organized by IASPIS and Malmö Konsthall. In his artistic practice Sebastian Moske works with the Western literary canon as an archive of emotions and a possible psychological template. Text-collages of cut-up lines are used as scripts for performers to interpret. Video-images are shot on locations relating to the texts. Improvisations and readings meet with performative actions on location.

Image: Sebastian Moske, I myth you, 2021


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Malmö Gallery Night turns into Malmö Gallery Weekend 2021!

This year, the largest art event in town takes place for three, with extended opening hours and special programs at museums and galleries around Malmö. Malmö Konsthall shows the exhibition Leonilson – Drawn: 1975–1993 and offers special programme during the weekend.

On Friday 24/9, Malmö Konsthall and the book shop will be open until 10 pm. Guided tours (in Swedish) at 6 pm and 8 pm. Also our restaurant, SMAK, is open until 10 pm – take the opportunity to discuss the exhibition over a glass in the bar afterwards!

24–25 /9 I myth you – take # 1 a, performative work by Sebastian Moske (C-hall) Read more

25/9 at 2 pm Martin Gustavsson, artist London/Stockholm, reflects upon Leonilson’s artistic practice and the current exhibition Drawn: 1975–1993 in conversation with Mats Stjernstedt, Director of Malmö Konsthall. In Swedish. Read more

26/9 at 3 pm Film stories from Brazil. Latinamerika i Fokus presents three short documentary films from Brazil in connection with Malmö Konsthall’s current exhibition with the Brazilian artist José Leonilson Read more

Guided tours (in Swedish) Friday 24/9 at 6 pm and 8 pm, and on Sunday 26/9 at 2 pm.

Söndag 8.8 kl 13–16.30

(Svenska) Konsthallstorget

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NORDISK PANORAMA: Manifesto by Ane Hjort Guttu


Malmö Konsthall presents in co-operation with Nordisk Panorama the Norwegian artist Ane Hjort Guttu’s latest film Manifesto from 2020.

Manifesto is about a school hidden inside another school. An art department of a major university, both students and faculty staff, is so frustrated by the many impositions and requirements decreed from above that they have decided to manage themselves. They act as a subordinated department and appear to follow all the rules but they do everything their own way without asking.

The film is 27 minutes long. Part of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2021.

Ane Hjort Guttu (b. 1971) is a Norwegian artist and filmmaker based in Oslo. She works in a variety of media, but has in recent years mainly concentrated on film and video works, ranging from investigative documentary to poetic fiction. Among recurrent themes in her work are the relationship between freedom and power, economy and the public space, social change and limits of action. Guttu is also a writer and curator, and since 2016 Professor of Contemporary Art at the Oslo National Academy of Fine Art. Her films include among others How to Become a Non-Artist (2007, short), Arket er strekens verden/The Paper Is The Line’s World (2009, short doc), Frihet forutsetter at noen er fri/Freedom Requires Free People (2011), Dette er alle steder/This Place Is Every Place (2014, short), Møbler er ikke bare møbler/Furniture Isn’t Just Furniture (2017, short), and Manifesto (2020, short).

Bild: Ane Hjort Guttu, Manifesto, 2020 (film still)

Wednesday 25.8 at 7 pm


A Paixão de JL (2015) is a documentary by Carlos Nader based on tape recordings Leonilson started to create from January 1990 onwards. The spoken journal discloses an intimate insight into the artist’s dreams, memories, personal stories, and thoughts on the socio-political situation at the time.

Combined with related news and other video fragments and placed in relation to his works, the documentary takes the viewer along in the artist’s daily life, mind and feelings, to show how these resonate in his oeuvre.

The film is 1 hour and 22 minutes long and will be screened with English subtitles.

A Paixão de JL is a production of Bank Itaú Collection, Brazil

Image: A Paixão de JL, 2015 (film still)

TALK: Bengt Adlers on his new book
Wednesday 15.9 at 7 pm


Publisher Joakim Norling in conversation with the author and artist Bengt Adlers about his book Bland gester (Among gestures), just released by Timglaset Editions. The book is a wink at Marcel Duchamp and his Morceaux choisis d´après Ingres from 1968. N.B. In Swedish.

At the same evening a vitrine exhibition is opened, where the original images made for Adler’s book is shown together with material from other books from the publisher Timglaset. Read more.

Image: Bengt Adlers. Bland gester, 2021 (book cover)

IN CONVERSATION: Martin Gustavsson
Saturday 25.9 at 2 pm

Main exhibition hall

Martin Gustavsson, artist London/Stockholm, reflects upon Leonilson’s artistic practice and the current exhibition Drawn: 1975–1993 in conversation with Mats Stjernstedt, Director of Malmö Konsthall. In Swedish.

Image: Martin Gustavsson. Photo: Liam Daniel

12.8 – 22.8

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Friday June 18th at 6–6.30 pm

Online (Facebook Live/YouTube)

Welcome to the digital opening of the exhibition “Leonilson – Drawn: 1975–1993”, which will be open to the public from Saturday 19 June!

The exhibition, which will mainly be in Swedish, will be opened digitally on Friday 18 June 18, at 6–6.30 pm (GMT +1). The exhibition is inaugurated by Mats Stjernstedt. Present: Krist Gruijthuijsen, curator and director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Fredrik Liew, curator of the Moderna Museet, and Carla Zaccagnini, artist Malmö – São Paulo.

Take part of the opening via YouTube. The opening will be available online for two weeks.

Image: José Leonilson, “São Paulo, a cidade que é uma roubada” (São Paulo, the city that’s a trap), 1993. Permanent ink on paper. Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Lördagen den 4.9 kl 13–18

(Svenska) C-salen

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Tisdagar eller onsdagar 6.7 – 29.9

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24.6 – 22.8

The Workshop

During the spring, Malmö Kulturskola has arranged three popular Pride courses, Kreativ Pride (Creative Pride), for young people aged 11–16 at Malmö Konsthall. The program have been directed to young people with an interest in LGBTQ issues, with the aim of counteracting exclusion and giving young people the opportunity to meet, socialize and create together.

During the courses, conversations about LGBTQ rights, gender norms, identity, Pride and equal rights have been combined with creating art affiliated with these themes. The participants have, among other things, painted, printed their own t-shirts, photographed, created face masks and flags with a Pride theme.

During the Pride week, the works created by the participants will be shown in The Workshop at Malmö Konsthall. The participants have created their work under the guidance of Joakim Danell.

Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work SKY T.V.
21.6, beginning at 2.42 pm Central European Time (UTC +1) and continuing for 24 hours

(Svenska) Online / Mellanrummet

To experience the work you need to register on Zoom via this link or via the QR code below. You can also experience the installation via YouTube (Getty Research Institute)

This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of SKY T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc.” SKY T.V. 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a closed circuit T.V. set up in the gallery for looking at the sky”. It broadcasts a live video feed of the sky from above the building where it was installed – a way to bring the sky inside, even if a space lacked windows.

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming of the sky via Zoom. A network of international institutions will participate in a live broadcast of the sky transmitted to audiences at home. At a time of profound revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory beyond the reach of capital and ownership. The event takes place on June 21, 2021 to coincide with and celebrate the Solstice and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse in USA (June 20–24).

The work T.V. to See the Sky can also be experienced at Malmö Konsthall 21 June 2.42 pm–5 pm and 22 June 11.00 am–2.42 pm.

Sky T.V. for Washington, Yoko Ono, 1966/2014, closed-circuit video installation, dimensions variable. Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016. Photography by William Andrews. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To experience the work you need to register on Zoom via this link, or via the QR-code.

Participants include:

Art Exchange, Colchester, UK
Artsonje, Seoul, South Korea
Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary
Asia Art Archive in America, India & Hong Kong
Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brasil
British Antarctic Survey, Halley Research Station, Antarctica
Casa de la Cultura Tijuana, Mexico
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Collaborative Cataloguing Japan, Philadelphia, US
Contemporary Calgary, Canada
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, US
Dashboard US, Atlanta, US
Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, US
Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk, Greenland
Group Locale, Tunis, Tunisia
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., US
Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, US
Houston Center for Photography, Texas, US
Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, US
Interstitial Press, Australia
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, US
Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
M+, Hong Kong
Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum of Art & Design, San José, Costa Rica
Museum Sztuki Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
National Gallery Singapore
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, US
Rangi Gallery & ARK Artist Residency Program, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Recess Art, Brooklyn, US
Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Rice Brewing Sisters Club, Anseong, South Korea
SALT, Istabul, Turkey
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
Schaumbad Graz, Austria
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan
TateLiverpool, Liverpool, UK
TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, US
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
Tselinny Center of Contemporary Culture, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Wali Chafu Collective, Nairobi, Kenya
Womanifesto in Australia, Thailand, & India
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa

23.6 – 28.8


The summer workshops arranged at Konsthallstorget – the square outside Malmö Konsthall – are back this summer!

Unleash your creativity under the guidance of our art pedagogues on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting on June 23rd. All workshops are arranged 1–4.30 pm. Drop in, and open to all ages.

All workshops are arranged outdoors, on Konsthallstorget, due to Covid-19. In the event of heavy rain, the workshop is canceled. If you are unsure of what applies on the day you are interested in participating, call our book shop / reception for info: (+46) 40 34 60 00.

19.5 kl 11

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23.5 at 3–5 pm


The last day of the exhibition, May 23rd, was also the birthday of Ceija Stojka. In celebration of the life of the artist, Malmö Konsthall offers a taste of the traditional Roma cake Saviako at 3–5 pm. Come and taste it!

Onsdagen den 1.9 kl 18–19

(Svenska) Verkstan & Online (YouTube & Facebook Live)

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Fredag 21.5 kl 18

(Svenska) Online

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Torsdagen 20.5 kl 18

(Svenska) Online/Facebook Live

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BOKSLÄPP & SAMTAL: Försvinnandets förbindelser – en mobil samling
Lördag 22.5 kl 14–16


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"Back into the world: Ceija Stojka: Writing, painting, living"
Wednesday 12.5 at 6 pm


In her lecture Back into The World: Ceija Stojka: Writing, painting, living the Austrian filmmaker and author Karin Berger takes a look at Ceija Stojka’s rare self-portraits. Combining biographical notes and important places, contemporary history, experiences making the films and the books, memories Ceija shared, surprises, and impressions working together with her and being a friend.

How did Ceija find her way to express herself in writing and painting?
How could she manage to live as a survivor of the Nazi camps?
And how could she keep her trust?

The lecture is held in English on Zoom, click here to participate. The lecture will be followed by a Q/A secession. Link will follow here shortly.

KARIN BERGER is an Austrian filmmaker and author. She studied social anthropology and political sciences at the University of Vienna. Since the mid-1970s a freelance journalist and researcher on feminism and resistance. From the early 1980s onwards, she moved to producing documentaries, in 1984 she released her first full-length documentary Küchengespräche mit Rebellinnen (Kitchen-Talks with Rebel Women), a collaborative project, presented the resistance of Austrian women against the Nazi regime. Karin Berger’s films are often accompanied by book publications. Her film work with Ceija Stojka was an outcome of publishing Wir leben in Verborgenen (We live in seclusion) (1988). This book started debates about recognizing the persecution of Roma and Sinti during National Socialism and in the Post-war society in Austria. She made two films: Ceija Stojka (1999) and Unter den Bretten hellgrünes Gras (The Green Green Grass Beneath) (2005). Karin Berger continues to work on documentary film and book projects. She lives in Vienna.

In the current exhibition Ceija Stojka at Malmö Konsthall you can see a 36-minute excerpt from Karin Berger’s film Unter den Bretten hellgrünes Gras.

Image: Karin Berger. ©Maria Pia Stowasser

FILM: Ceija Stojka by Karin Berger
Wednesday 28.4 at 6 pm


The Austrian documentary filmmaker Karin Berger first met Ceija Stojka in 1986. Karin Berger encouraged and helped Stojka to publish her autobiographical book Wir leben in Verborgen (We Live in the Hidden), which was published in 1988. This was the first time in Austria that a Roma woman broke the silence about what happened to the Roma during the Holocaust. As a child, Ceija Stojka survived three concentration camps. Their collaboration continued over the years and resulted in two films and two more books.

In the film Ceija Stojka from 1999, Berger tries to tell Stojka’s life story and give a portrait of her as a human being. The film, produced by Navigator Film, is 85 minutes long and is shown with English subtitles.

The film, which begins with a brief introduction by the director of Malmö Konsthall, Mats Stjernstedt, will be livestreamed on Vimeo starting at 6 pm. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to see the film afterwards. Email to get a link and password to the digital screening, or join the Facebook event, where the password is posted 15 minutes before the film starts.

Link to the film here

Don´t miss the lecture Back into The World. Ceija Stojka: Writing, painting, living by Karin Berger at Zoom on Wednesday 12.5 at 18.

Photo: Ceija Stojka. © Navigator movie



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Onsdag 14.4 kl 18


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Torsdag 8.4 kl 15–15.30


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19.4 – 28.4


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29.3 – 23.5


In parallel with the Ceija Stojka exhibition, Malmö Konsthall shows a small exhibition with works created by students at the IRIS school (International Roma in collaboration) In the exhibition Romska röster från Malmö om romsk Förintelse (Roma voices from Malmö about the Roma Holocaust), Roma living in Malmö share stories from the Holocaust. In pictures, text and video, teachers and students at the IRIS school tell us about how their families were affected, but also how Roma are still affected by discrimination and persecution today.

The exhibition is made in collaboration with the Roma Information and Knowledge Center (RIKC).

Tuesday 30.3 – Thursday 1.4

Konsthallen + online

Malmö Konsthall reopens to the public Monday March 29th, but since we can´t offer any creative workshops on site, we offer it digitally instead!

During the Easter holidays, we hand out “art bags” with materials for creating at home. The bags are handed out Tuesday to Thursday at 11 am outside the kunsthall, and are available in limited numbers. Ideas on how to use the materials can be found through our live workshop on Instagram on Tuesday March 30the at 1 pm and 3 pm. The livestreamed workshops will be available on Instagram also afterwards. 

Wednesday–Friday 24.3–21.5 (not on holidays)


Note: The tours are offered in Swedish

Until Friday May 21st, you can join us for a digital breakfast tour! The current exhibition Ceija Stojka has attracted a great deal of attention, and since we can not offer guided tours on site, we instead offer livestreamed tours of the exhibition three times a week. The digital breakfast tours are a complement to the opportunity to visit us on site. Do you live in Borås or Umeå, or can you not visit us in Malmö for other reasons? Take the chance to visit the exhibition digitally instead!


During the breakfast tour, you will receive a short tour through the exhibition with one of our guides. The tour takes 30 minutes, including time for questions. You are welcome to ask questions at the end of the tour.


The digital breakfast tours are streamed via the app Zoom. You do not need to register for the tour in advance, just click on the link below when it is time for your selected tour and click “join meeting”. Links to the guided tours of the week are published here every Monday. 


Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 to 10.30 am. We open the “lobby” at 9.55. No tours on public holidays. 

WINTER BREAK: Art material bags and livestreamed workshop (in Swedish)

Malmö Konsthall is temporarily closed, but we still want to give you the opportunity to create and be inspired by our exhibition Ceija Stojka during the winter holidays!

From Friday February 19th, bags with materials for creating art at home will be handled out for free at various locations in Malmö. You can find them at the following libraries: Lindängen Library, Garaget, Kirsebergsbiblioteket, Bellevuegårdsbiblioteket, Oxiebiblioteket, Tygelsjöbiblioteket, Bunkeflostrands bibliotek, Masten 2, Limhamnsbiblioteket and Husiebiblioteket. The bags are distributed as long as the stock lasts.

Inspiration for how you use the material can be found via our YouTube channel. If you do not get a bag, you can use materials you have at home instead.

On Tuesday February 23rd we will livestream a creative workshop (in Swedish) from Malmö Konsthall at 1 and 3 pm via Instagram. It includes a short guided tour of the exhibition and tips on how you can create with inspiration from the exhibition with the Roma artist Cejia Stojka. On YouTube, you can also find a short film about the exhibition.

23.2 – 14.4

Online + fysisk träff

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Friday 29.1 at 6–6.30 pm


Welcome to the first livestreamed opening of Malmö Konsthall!

The inauguration of the exhibition Ceija Stojka will be held digitally (mainly in Swedish).The exhibition is inaugurated by Frida Trollmyr, Municipal Commissioner of Culture and Chairwoman of the Romani Council of Malmö. Mats Stjernstedt, director of Malmö Konsthall, presents the exhibition together with the curators, Noëlig Le Roux and Xavier Marchand, and Mujo Halilovic, director, and Marian Wydow, secretary, from the Roma Information and Knowledge Center (RIKC), Malmö, that have been functioning advisory to Malmö Konsthall in regard of Ceija Stojka’s exhibition.

You are welcome you to take part in it through the following link, available also for non Facebook members.

The video will be available through the same link afterwards as well, until February 12th.

Malmö Konsthall is temporarily closed. We are awaiting information from the City of Malmö when, due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the exhibition can be opened safely for audiences.

Ceija Stojka. Untitled, undated. Backside: Wien–Auschwitz. Acrylic on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm. Hojda and Nuna Stojka Collection, Wien. Photo © Matthias Reichelt


Torsdag 7.1 kl 18

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Sunday 10.1 at 3 pm


*NE! The event is postponed to Sunday January 10 due to the current corona situation

Khalid Albaih, renowned Sudanese artist and political cartoonist, has been featured in media outlets such as the Guardian, NY Times, the BBC and Al-Jazeera due to his influential cartoons that have been shared by thousands of people throughout social media the past few years.

Albaih’s cartoons convey criticisms of authoritarianism and injustice, but they also express solidarity and hope for a better future. Sketching the ongoing events of the Arab Spring in 2011, he quickly became an artist of the revolution. Many cartoons were turned into stencils and reproduced on walls in Beirut and Cairo, and are still used by revolutionary groups in his native Sudan, and by political activists in Yemen, Tunis, Syria.

Facing rebuttals from traditional media and publications, owing to his unconventional style and highly critical content, Albaih turned to the internet and social media to promote his work. His facebook page, Khartoon!, a word-play on cartoon and his hometown in Sudan, Khartoum, has no less than 80 000 followers, and have sparked interest and opportunities around the world.

Khalid Albaih is now published widely in international publications including The Atlantic, PRI, and NPR, in addition to his published written social and political commentary in publications such as The Guardian and Al Jazeera.

He is now staying in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he arrived in 2017 as Copenhagen’s ICORN artist-in-residence. The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.

The artist talk is free of charge, maximum of 50 people. Book your seat at, marking the e-mail “Artist talk 7.11”.

On Covid-19: The program in C-salen allows a maximum of 30 people. The audience is seated with a distance of one meter between every chair, and given the opportunity to keep distance before, during and after the event. We distribute face masks and plastic gloves in the entrance to every event, and encourage you to use them.

In collaboration with ICORN.

Image: Khalid Albaih. Photo: Alejo Arango.



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