Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Frame is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. We support international initiatives, facilitate professional partnerships, and encourage critical development of the field.

Vidha Saumya's artwork Readling List on the wall in a foyer with two chairs and a table.

Visitor Programme

Frame supports the networking of Finnish and Finland-based contemporary art professionals by inviting international art professionals to visit Finland. Our guests include curators, researchers and cultural producers.

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Three artists sitting next to each other and smiling at the camera. On the left is Vidha Saumya, a person with light brown skin and wavy, dark brown hair and a bright blue shirt. In the middle is Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen, white-skinned with blonde hair, wearing a blue, white and red patterned knitted shirt and a blue cardigan on top. An elbow crutch is resting on her lap. On the right is Pia Lindman, with white skin and grey-brown hair, wearing a red shirt underneath a black cardigan.

Venice Biennale

Commissioning and producing the exhibition to the Aalto Pavilion of Finland is Frame’s most extensive international project. The next edition of the Biennale will be held in 2024.

Venice Biennale 2024


Frame awards two types of grants: a travel grant that can be applied for at any time, and a project grant that has two application periods per year.

An exhibition view with a long wooden table in the front of the image and two smaller office tables on the left and right sides of the image. Colorful cardboard pieces are hung from the ceiling and the rest of the printed material on display is on the tables, on a display rack resting on a wall and installed to the walls directly.

Rehearsing Hospitalities

⁠Rehearsing Hospitalities (2019–2023), Frame’s five-year public programme, consisted of different forms of offline and online events such as talks, performances, gatherings, readings, and podcasts.

Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023


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Finnish Pavilion Without Walls at the Performa Biennial

Two large colorful abstract paintings are set up against a grey wall. A blurry shape of a person is walking past the paintings, situated between them.



Visual arts statistics 2022 show significant growth in art museum visits

Four black and white portraits of Frame's new staff members.



New and familiar faces at Frame



Curatorial Program for Research visiting the Nordics


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Blog: Government programme aims to invest in international operations of art



Blog: Institutional Diary #1


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Rehearsing Hospitalities, Videos

Conflicting Relations


Rehearsing Hospitalities, Videos

No Niin and Mavelinadu Collective at Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities


Rehearsing Hospitalities, Videos

Recipes for Commoning