About CC

Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) is Copenhagen’s new art center, showing international installation art created by world renowned contemporary artists.

A total of 7,000 m2 of spacious, attractive industrial halls offers CC a unique opportunity to show contemporary art especially demanding in terms of scale and format, interactive installation art, performance art and monumental video art. Art that is often immersive and sensed with the body as a whole.

From June 2016, CC effectuated an eighteen-month pilot project on Papirøen, aiming to create a new internationally-oriented exhibition venue in Copenhagen for large contemporary art installations. During this time, CC succeeded in presenting an exhibition programme featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed artists, becoming Denmark’s most visited art center, and generally attracting great acclaim.

The pilot project provided the solid base facilitating the opening of CC in new premises on Refshaleøen.

Thanks to multi-year financial support from the country’s largest foundations coupled with financial backing from the City of Copenhagen, the reopening of CC on Refshaleøen just two kilometres from Papirøen could now be realised. As such, CC has doubled its art space and will be opening a brand new educational department, CC STUDIO, for children and adults.

CC aims to be a meeting place for a large audience and to collaborate with a number of different partners across cultural genres, nationally as well as internationally.

Refshaleøen is situated in Copenhagen’s docklands, formerly a military and industrial area and, from 1872 to 1996, home to the Burmeister & Wain (B&W) shipyard. In its heyday, the shipyard employed 10,000 staff and the island is now an iconic landmark of Danish industrial history. Beautifully situated just opposite Langelinie, Refshaleøen is now gradually opening up offering a host of new activities just under five kilometres from both City Hall and Kgs. Nytorv in central Copenhagen.

With its central position on the island in B&W’s iconic old welding hall, CC is set to become an international power house in the new cultural center emerging on Refshaleøen.

The district is a mix of first-class gourmet restaurants and small entrepreneurial initiatives; you can go for a dip in the sea, stop by a sauna, enjoy a glass of wine, you can buy exquisite baked goods and visit Copenhagen’s most popular food market with stalls from every corner of the world and a lounge area by the waterfront. Not forgetting the climbing, skating, skiing activities and the flea market, theatre and music festivals which the island is also home to.

The special quality of this area is defined by its industrial history; it is raw and green and brimming with initiatives issuing from progressive creative forces. Here one will glimpse an aspect of Copenhagen vastly different to that of the inner city, which makes Refshaleøen an attractive recreational area for Denmark as a whole as well as for tourists.

Augustinus Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, private donation, Spar Nord Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Den Danske Forskningsfond, Københavns Kommune, Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab A/S, Salling Fondene, Beckett-Fonden, MTAB, Fredericia Furniture, +Halle, Airteam and Harboe skilte

A. P. Møller og Hustru Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Augustinus Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Det Obelske Familiefond, Købmand Herman Sallings Fond, Ole Kirk’s Fond, Realdania, 15. Juni Fonden, Statens Kunstfond, Axel Muusfeldts Fond, Konsul George Jorck og hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond, CAC Fonden, Ernst B. Sund Fonden, Faurschou A/S, Kvadrat A/S, Tæppeland, Normann Copenhagen, Anonymous foundation, Private donation.

Copenhagen Contemporary
Refshalevej 173A
1432 København K


Phone: +45 2989 7288
Email: contact@cphco.org