Ynglingagatan 1 / Moderna Museet

Ynglingagatan 1 was an alternative art space. The gallery was founded in the autumn of 1993 in premises which were only 16 m2. Their motivation was that at that time no-one was showing new international contemporary art in Sweden. The aim was to create a meeting place and an atmosphere in which dialogue and discussion were possible for international and Swedish artists.

The gallery was an immediate success and within one year of opening it moved to a larger two-room space at Gävlegatan 12 and increased its membership. In the spring of 1997 the gallery moved once again to a location in central Stockholm at Döbelnsgatan 2.


Ynglingagatan 1 was a registered non-profit organisation. It was administered, programmed and maintained by the members: Dennis Dahlqvist, Bertil Bäckström, Karen Diamond, Thomas Ekström, Nils Forsberg, Sara Kristoffersson, Pia Kristoffersson, Gunilla Muhr, Emelie Persson, Fredrik Schollin, Elina Smidlund, Fredrik Swärd and swe.de.


Swe.de members were: Johanna Billing, Markus Degerman, Ingrid Eriksson, Peter Geschwind, Carina Gunnars, Erla S. Haraldsdóttir, Karin Johnson, Anna Kindgren, Gunilla Klingberg, Bo Melin, Bella Rune and Christine Ödlund.

Curator: Thomas Ekström with Fredrik Liew and Daniel Birnbaum


Photo © Åsa Lundén / Moderna Museet