Kohta is a privately initiated kunsthalle in Helsinki that aims to present uncompromising contemporary art in all its forms.

Kohta will open to the public on 16th of November 2017.

Kohta is open from Wednesday to Friday from noon to 6 pm and on the weekends Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm as well as by appointment.





Kohta is located in the rapidly developing neighborhood of Kalasatama. Kohta’s premises are housed on the top floor of a 1980s industrial building and yield around 160 square meters of exhibition space, divided to a main space and a studio space.



Kohta’s curated public programme of exhibitions and events aim to consistently reflect the complexity and capacity of visual art today and its future-oriented potential.

Kohta brings together foreign and Finnish contemporary artists 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 approximately 6 exhibitions per year together with smaller studio shows. The programme is designed by the advisory board of Kohta. 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.




Advisory board of Kohta


Martti Aiha, Sculptor, Fiskars

Anders Kreuger, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp M HKA

Richard Misek, filmmaker and senior lecturer in digital media, University of Kent

Thomas Nyqvist, Artist, Helsinki

Nina Roos, Artist, Helsinki

Hans Rosenström, Artist, London

Magdalena Åberg, Artist, Helsinki



Jaakko Uoti


Kohta is supported in 2018 by the City of Helsinki.

Kohta is launched and partially supported by the EMO foundation.