Röda Sten Konsthall is run by the non-profit association Röda Sten Cultural Association. The association was founded in 2000.

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The history of Röda Sten Konsthall started in the early 1990´s. The old boiler house under a bridge in Gothenburg was used by cultural creators and graffiti artists for events and concerts. Exhibitions and art events were organized, and a group of people began to fight for the preservation of the building. Their vision was to continuously use the building for art and culture.

Between September 1999 and September 2000 it was time for refurbishment. The reopening took place in October 2000. The rebuild was a low-budget project (of about 5.5 million originally projected to more than 10 million) but made the boiler house fully operational.

Through the following years the non-profit organization has realized its vision of making the old boiler house one of the largest exhibition centers for contemporary art and culture on the west coast through a long series of hard work, exhibitions and events.

Röda Sten Konsthall is also the main organizer and principal of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, GIBCA, which is a contemporary art project taking place every two years in Gothenburg.

In 2013, the biennial was expanded with the GIBCA Extended, a network of approx. 80 art centers, galleries and artist-run platforms around the region of western Sweden, offering a program inspired by and in dialogue with the theme of each biennial.


Today Röda Sten Konsthall is a member of the European network Trans Europe halles and the European biennal network. The organizing of exhibitions and the daily running of the center is carried out by an employed staff.

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