So many artists now do things that look like film. They look best in a place like this, as opposed to being projected in a gallery. I’m very happy to see this place.
Laurie Anderson on Kunstnernes Hus Kino

Autumn 2016 saw the completion of the new cinema room at Kunstnernes Hus, with the former auditorium being transformed into a fully operational cinema. Kunstnernes Hus Kino is Oslo’s first cinema dedicated exclusively to documentaries, cutting-edge films, and video art. The cinema room is also a major part of our efforts to create a thriving arena for interdisciplinary activities, conversations, and debates within the field of art.

Kunstnernes Hus Kino offers a regular, curated programme on the weekends. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening we will show critically acclaimed films, politically relevant documentaries, and new works that straddle the line between visual art and cinematography. We will be showing films in a broad sense: the titles that seldom thrive in the dark recesses of the multiplex, the works you had no idea could – and feared never would – be shown on a cinema screen.


The cinema will return after summer! The programme for the Autumn 2018 is under completion. It will be posted in our calendar once it is ready. Stay tuned!


For any enquiries concerning Kunstnernes Hus Kino, please contact project manager Silja Espolin Johnson:

The new cinema room has been designed by Atelier Oslo and was built with financial support from the Savings Bank Foundation DNB, the Arts Council Norway, the municipality of Oslo, and a grant from the Norwegian government’s scheme for matching private donations. The film programme is supported financially by the Fritt Ord foundation, the Norwegian Film Institute, and the Bergesenstiftelsen foundation.