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.
Woman with dark hair and white shirt in from of a blue background.

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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Artist Pilvi Takala, with white skin and short ash-blonde hair is pictured standing next to Curator Christina Li, with dark wavy hair and tawny skin. They are both looking into the camera, standing in front of a distressed brick wall on a bright sunny day.

Venice Biennale 2022

Close Watch, by Pilvi Takala, premieres at the Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Commissioned and produced by Frame, the exhibition is curated by Christina Li.

Venice Biennale 2022

Grants

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.

Grants

Publications

Our latest publication, Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 4, is the fourth in a series published by Frame and Archive Books as part of Frame’s five-year public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities. ⁠

Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 4

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A black-and-white collage of two portraits. On the left, Yvonne Billimore, a white person with dark long hair is looking to the camera and wearing round-shaped eyeglasses. On the right, Francisco Trento, a white person with dark short hair is looking at the camera and smiling.

22/11/2022

News

New staff at Frame

11/11/2022

News

We are looking for a Project Manager for Venice Biennale

A girl-shaped sculpture, covered in green, moss-like material, standing amongst ancient pots and pillars.

01/11/2022

News, Open Calls

Open Call for 2023 Grant Applications

27/10/2022

News

Pop-up Office travels to Seinäjoki and Vaasa

Blogs

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19/05/2022

Blogs

Blog: The problem remains the same without redistribution beyond hospitality

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10/02/2022

Blogs, News

Blog: An ode to peer reviewers

Videos

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13/10/2022

Rehearsing Hospitalities, Videos

Recipes for Commoning

13/10/2022

Rehearsing Hospitalities, Videos

Institutions Depowered: Schools, Hospitals and Prisons

13/10/2022

Rehearsing Hospitalities, Videos

Pixelache x Ormston House

A girl-shaped sculpture, covered in green, moss-like material, standing amongst ancient pots and pillars.

Call for grant applications for 2023 is open!

Our project grant call for is open 1-31 November 2022.

Artists and contemporary art experts can apply for travel grants for 2023 from November 1st 2022 onwards.

How to apply