Tensta konsthall was inaugurated in 1998, the same year that Stockholm was the European Cultural Capital. The gallery is a result of a local grassroots initiative, which coincided with the “Outer Suburb Project,” a Stockholm municipal investment in particular suburbs. The founder of Tensta konsthall was the artist and social worker Gregor Wroblewski. As director of the gallery, he was followed by Konst 2 (Rodrigo Mallea Lira, Ylva Ogland, and Jelena Zetterqvist) and William Easton. Maria Lind has been the director of Tensta konsthall since 2011. The gallery is located at Taxingeplan, in formerly unused storage space underneath Tensta Shopping Mall, and encompasses about 700 m².