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We have no permanent exhibition space. Instead, we carry out exhibitions and projects in other places within the Stockholm region.

About us

Grafikens Hus is a museum and a meeting place for contemporary printmaking, situated in Sweden. Our mission is to make the graphic arts and printmaking accessible to as many different people as possible. We want to examine printmaking as an art form and explore its boundaries, so as to take it forwards into the future. Through an innovative educational program, we want to invite audiences to experience printmaking in new and different ways. Driven by an ongoing curiosity, we follow everything that happens within the graphic arts and printmaking today – in Sweden as well as internationally. Our work takes place through an ongoing project activity in a variety of settings, often in collaboration with other organizations and institutions.


The museum was founded in 1996, as a result of several years of intensive work aimed at creating a centre for the graphic arts in Sweden. Led mainly by the Swedish artists Philip von Schantz, Nils G Stenqvist and Björn Lindroth, their shared vision was to create a place where visitors could go to experience contemporary graphic arts; to make artworks themselves and even to acquire art. This is a vision that the museum still upholds today. Throughout the years, the museum has produced a number of large exhibitions, with artists ranging from newly examined students from Sweden’s art colleges, to well known Swedish and international names, such as Linn Fernström, Pablo Picasso, Jesper Waldersten, Joan Miró, Lena Cronqvist, Lars Lerin, Karin Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström.

Previously located in the old royal barn near Gripsholms Castle in Mariefred, the museum with its entire art collection and workshop burnt down to the ground in March 2014. Following the fire, Grafikens Hus has been without a fixed location, but has kept its activities going through various c/o-operations, with workshops, print productions, podcasts, lectures, exhibitions and residency programs. For seven years we were active in Södertälje municipality. But we was forced to rethink in 2023 when the local politicians decided not to go ahead with the collaboration. In 2024, Grafikens Hus will continue to be mobile with headquarters within the Stockholm region.

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Grafikens Hus Editions

You can now buy exclusive editions of artworks produced by Grafikens Hus from our own webshop.