Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

© Den Frie Udstillingsbygning

Den Frie is the artists' house and show exhibitions produced, initiated or selected by the artists.

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning is a must see in Copenhagen for anyone interested in art and architecture. The Independent is one of the oldest and most traditional exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Denmark and is in itself a unique and beautiful wooden building designed by the artist JF Willumsen.

Den Frie has a special focus on contemporary artistic communities, collective exhibitions, artists' associations and experimental groups and networks.

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning was founded by artists in 1898 and it has from the very beginning been the artists themselves who decided what is to be displayed. Den Frie is the artists' house and a place for the art of tomorrow.

Opening hours
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2020 Saturday, Sunday10:00 - 17:00
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2020 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday14:00 - 19:00
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2020 Thursday14:00 - 21:00

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Oslo Plads 1
2100 København Ø


+45 3312 2803


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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 12.587184400
    Latitude : 55.6920117
  • S-train

    Østerport Station
  • Bus

    1A, 15, 20E, 26

Distance to

  • Copenhagen Airport

    10 km.
  • Centre

    2 km.
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