Kohta is a privately initiated kunsthalle in Helsinki that presents uncompromising contemporary art in all its forms.
Kohta opened to the public in mid-November 2017.
Kohta is open from Wednesday to Friday from noon to 6pm and on the weekends Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm, and also by appointment.
Kohta is located in the rapidly developing Kalasatama neighborhood, on the top floor of a 1980s industrial building. We have around 160 square meters of exhibition space, divided into a main space and a studio space.
Kohta’s curated public programme of exhibitions and events aims to consistently reflect the complexity and capacity of visual art today and its futures-oriented potential.
Kohta brings together contemporary artists from Finland and the rest of the world in curated solo and group exhibitions. Our mission is to feature artistic thinking in its many forms and showcase artists from different generations and media.
Kohta’s exhibition programme consists of 6 exhibitions a year. The programme is designed by the Kohta Council. In addition to the exhibition programme we curate and create events, such as screenings and talks, with the aim to create a fruitful dialogue around and about contemporary art and connect the dots between different art forms.
Kohta’s programme is usually decided a few years in advance, and we are rarely able to accommodate unsolicited suggestions for exhibitions.
The Kohta Council
Martti Aiha, sculptor, Fiskars
Anders Kreuger, curator and writer, Helsinki; director, Kohta
Richard Misek, filmmaker and senior lecturer in digital media, University of Kent
Thomas Nyqvist, artist, Helsinki
Nina Roos, artist, Helsinki
Hans Rosenström, artist, Stockholm
Magdalena Åberg, artist, Helsinki
Kohta would not be possible without our supporters and collaborators.
Kohta seeks collaboration with and support from a variety of public and private entities in Finland and abroad.
Kohta is launched and partially supported by the EMO Foundation.