Röda Sten Konsthall

Röda Sten Konsthall, the main venue of GIBCA, is located at the harbour entrance of Gothenburg and under the Älvsborg Bridge. It is one of the most original sites of the city, where urban splendour meets the Swedish west coast landscape. Röda Sten Konsthall is situated in an old boiler house now converted into a contemporary art gallery with a popular restaurant and bar.

Artists: Archivo F.X. in collaboration with Bassam El Baroni & Pedro G. Romero with the participation of Doris Hakim, Yassine Chouati & Equipe Media, Basim Magdy, Etel Adnan, Haegue Yang, Haseeb Ahmed & Daniel Baird, Jens Haaning, L.E.FT Architects, Lene Adler Petersen & Bjørn Nørgaard & Henning Christiansen (part of the video exhibition We’re saying what you’re thinking), Michèle Matyn, Olivia Plender, Riikka Kuoppala, Rose Borthwick, Sille Storihle. Outside Röda Sten Konsthall: Francesc Ruiz

Admission 40 kr. Free entry under 26 years, 20 kr for students and seniors. Free entry for foreigners.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12 noon–5 pm, Wednesday 12 noon–8 pm and Saturday–Sunday 12 noon–6 pm
Address: Röda Sten 1, 414 51 Göteborg
Telephone: 031-12 08 16
Public transport stops: Vagnhallen Majorna tram stop, Klippan bus and ferry stop

Göteborgs Konsthall is a well-known institution in Gothenburg’s cultural scene. The gallery was built already in 1923 and is accommodated in a classicistic brick building at Götaplatsen, at the top of Avenyn. An average of five exhibitions of contemporary art are on show here annually and every other year the art biennial is a returning guest.

Artists: Fahd Burki, Fatma Bucak, Haegue Yang, Haseeb Ahmed & Daniel Baird, Hilma af Klint, Jens Haaning, Joakim Forsgren, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Santiago Mostyn, Saskia Holmkvist, Ellen Nyman & Corina Oprea.

Free admission
Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11 am – 6 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 8 pm and Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Address: Götaplatsen, 412 56 Göteborg
Telephone: 031-61 50 40
Public transport stops: Berzeliigatan, Valand, Götaplatsen


Gothenburg City Library

Göteborg City Library is located at Götaplatsen, at the top of Avenyn. The library hosts collections of books and other media and there are also various reading places, a café and spaces for events and exhibitions. At the Göteborg City Library the video exhibition We’re Saying What You’re Thinking is located on the lower, first and second floor.

GIBCA has hosts at the City Library to give introductions and answer questions, 1 pm – 3 pm following Wednesdays: October 11, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15.
Keep an eye out for the blue colour and our staff in blue T-shirts.

Artists: Catti Brandelius, Cecilia Lundqvist, Claes Söderquist, Dorinel Marc, Elin Magnusson, Ellen Nyman, Eva Linder, Guds söner / Sons of God (Leif Elggren/Kent Tankred), Jannicke Låker, Jesper Nordahl, Johan Tirén, Lene Adler Petersen & Bjørn Nørgaard, Loulou Cherinet, Marko Raat.

Free admission
Opening hours: Monday–Friday 9 am – 9 pm, Saturday–Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Address: Götaplatsen 3
Telephone: 031-368 33 00
Public transport stops: Berzeliigatan, Valand, Götaplatsen


Elite Plaza Hotel

The splendid Elite Plaza Hotel is the only five-star hotel in Gothenburg, located by Domkyrkan, hosting a one-to-one performance during the biennial.

Artists: Public Movement

Free admission
Opening hours: Only available upon prior reservation for these dates: 9 – 16/9, 19/9, 23/9, 30/9, 7/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 4/11, 11/11 and 18/11. Book by sending an email to See website for updated information and available times
Address: Västra Hamngatan 3
Telephone: 031-720 40 00
Public transport stop: Domkyrkan



The artwork WheredoIendandyoubegin by artist Shilpa Gupta is installed on the roof of an industrial building on Marieholmsgatan 86. You can see the artwork from trams 4, 8 and 9 between Gamlestadstorget and Hjällbo.

Artist: Shilpa Gupta


Museum of Gothenburg

Museum of Gothenburg has a unique home – the Swedish East India Company building from the 1750s, situated by the riverside. The exhibitions tell the story of Gothenburg from prehistoric times to the present day – a trip through 12,000 years of history. In the museum you can also find a café, restaurant, museum shop and children’s playroom.

Artist: The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland

Free admission
Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12 am – 5 pm
Address: Norra Hamngatan 12
Telephone: 031-368 36 00
Public transport stops: Brunnsparken, Domkyrkan



Myrorna is the largest secondhand chain in Sweden with stores all over the country and a strong social mission. The store at Järntorget has four floors offering various gadgets, books and furniture as well as clothes and retro garments.

Artist: Dimitri Venkov

Free admission
Opening hours: Every day 10 am – 7 pm
Address: Järntorgsgatan 19
Telephone: 031-701 89 32
Public transport stop: Järntorget


Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology was founded in 1829 to conduct research and offer education in technology, science, architecture and maritime engineering and management. Ljusgården, an open inner courtyard with a high conical glass ceiling where the artworks in the biennial are hosted, can be found at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering located at Campus Johanneberg.

Artist: Jonas Staal

Free admission
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 4.30 pm
Address: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, samhällsbyggnadshuset, Sven Hultins gata 6
Telephone: 031-772 10 00 (GIBCA)
Public transport stops: Chalmers, Sven Hultins plats



The ones whoreach the top of Masthuggsberget will enjoy an amazing panorama over the city of Gothenburg. This is where Masthuggskyrkan is located. With its beautiful national romantic architecture, the church is one of the most visited attractions in Gothenburg.

Artist: Alexander Tovborg

Free admission
Opening hours: Monday–Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Address: Storebackegatan 15
Telephone: 031-731 92 50
Public transport stop: Stigbergstorget, Fjällskolan



Götaplatsen is the cultural heart of the city and is overlooked by the Gothenburg City Theatre, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Göteborgs Konsthall and Gothenburg Concert Hall. The square also hosts a large sculpture of Poseidon by Carl Milles, sculpture that became the symbol of Gothenburg.

Artist: Vector

Public transport stop: Valand


Musiclovers Records

Musiclovers Records, established in 2012, is a record shop with both new and vintage vinyl records. Located on the street parallel to the main shopping avenue, Kungsgatan, Musiclovers Records is just next door to Kafé Höga Nord and several other small butiques.

Artist: Maddie Leach

Free admission
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
Adress: Kyrkogatan 13
Telephone: 073-397 36 49
Public transport stop: Domkyrkan


Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen

Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen is one of the most important junctions for public transport in the district Hisingen in Gothenburg, a place where thousands of inhabitants of the city pass and meet every day.

Artist: Jens Haaning

Free admission
Opening hours: 5 am – 7 am and 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: The artwork Turkish Jokes (1994) is located on a pole between the bus roads.
Public transport stop: Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen