Aerpie – Center for Contemporary Sami Art, Stockholm.

In 2023, we initiate this node for Sami contemporary art in the center of Stockholm. Aerpie means heritage in South Sami. The name links to Sami cultural traditions, which always have strong roots back in the family lines and to Mother Earth, even when focused on the present, the future and the renewal of artistic expression.

The center will focus on displaying art and promoting identity-strengthening activities, functioning as a culture bearer for urban Sami people. Aerpie will be a meeting place in contemporary society, dedicated to art, environmental issues and Indigenous Human Rights.

We are located at Slipvillan Art Center at Långholmen, a small green island in the Centre of Stockholm.

2023-24 Slipvillan is granted funding for Aerpie in collaboration with Stockholm Sami Association by Stockholm City Cultural Administration.


PROGRAM spring 2024

Faces of the Past – Objects of the Present 240309-31

An exhibition produced by Aerpie in collaboration with Gaaltje Sami museum, Östersund.

South Sami portrait photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries, colored by photo artist Per Ivar Somby, Tromsö, are placed in relation to a number of selected objects with references to Sami living conditions today in terms of nature, culture and spirituality.

Opening Saturday March 9th 12-18 PM

Lecture Sunday March 10th 15 PM. “Subjects–objects in South Sami photographic portraits”, by Eva Silvén, Ph D, former curator at Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, and author of the book Friction. Ernst Manker, Nordiska Museet and the Sami cultural heritage.


Colors of Colonialism 240420-0512

Lena Stenberg. An exhibition about resistance and hope in the traces of Colonialism.

3-dimensional work, installations, photography

Opening Saturday April 20th, 12-18 PM



Information: Emma Göransson, Artistic Director

Tel 070 886 71 48