The Exhibition Laboratory operated by the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki is a multidisciplinary exhibition centre for students, scholars, artists, curators and other arts professionals as well as the wider public.
The Project Room’s exhibitions present the work of student artists emerging from the Academy of Fine Arts. The Project Room’s exhibitions are experimental and innovative, and are intended to challenge and expand viewers’ ideas about art and art practice today.
Forum Box is a non-profit artist-run co-operative initiated in 1996 by sculptor Kain Tapper (1930-2004). Its main purpose is to maintain an art space in Helsinki in order to enrich and support Finnish cultural life. Currently it has 50 artist members, all of which are prominent Finnish artists and actors in the field of contemporary art. Forum Box aims to be a space open for all forms of art. The gallery presents contemporary artists, both Finnish and international, established and emerging. Each month it organizes an art exhibition plus several live arts events, such as meetings with exhibiting artists, performance art, concerts, theatre and dance performances.
Galleri Zebra is a photographic gallery run by Fotocentrum Raseborg. Galleri Zebra is located in Raasepori.
Galerie Anhava focuses on contemporary Finnish and Nordic art and plays an active role at the international level. The gallery’s exhibition programme encompasses all forms of contemporary visual art, from painting and sculpture to photography, video and installation, with a special emphasis on conceptual art. Galerie Anhava is one of the Finnish galleries that is actively involved in the international art world through participation in art fairs and international networks. Galerie Anhava has participates in events such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Brussels, Art Hong Kong, ARCOmadrid, The Armory Show, Artissima, Chart and Market. Ilona Anhava founded Galerie Anhava in 1991.
From emerging talents to established artists, Galerie Forsblom presents exhibitions by leading Finnish and international artists. The gallery regularly participates in international art fairs such as Art Miami and The Armory Show. Galerie Forsblom is opening a new gallery in Stockholm in February 2017.
Galleria Heino is a Finnish contemporary art gallery founded in 2002 in the centre of Helsinki. The gallery showcases a variety of different media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation and moving image work. The gallery premises consist of two spaces that can be combined into one exhibition hall or used separately. The two spaces allow full-scale private exhibitions for two artists to be staged simultaneously.
Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in Helsinki, Finland. Currently Huuto maintains two galleries in the centre of Helsinki: one on Uudenmaankatu street and the other in Jätkäsaari. Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari is a multi-purpose space for artists in the old L3 harbour warehouse in Jätkäsaari.
Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in Helsinki, Finland. Currently Huuto maintains two galleries in the centre of Helsinki: one on Uudenmaankatu street and the other in Jätkäsaari. Gallery Huuto Uudenmaankatu is a smaller and more traditional gallery space founded in 2005 on the gallery street Uudenmaankatu.
Myymälä2 is an art space on Uudenmaankatu street founded in 2003. Situated in the Punavuori district, its core idea is to provide an alternative to the hefty fees and endless waiting lists that are requisite to a traditional gallery show, thus allowing less established artists and artisans to launch their careers.
Black Wall Gallery / Vaasa Artist Association
Galleria 5 / Oulu Artist Association
Galleria Å / Turku Artist Association
Galleria Becker / Jyväskylä Artis Association
Galleria Kohina / Joensuu Artist Association
Galleria K / Vantaa Artist Association
Galleria Kone / Ars Häme ry
Galleria Rajatila / Rajataide ry
Galleria Rantakasarmi / Helsinki Artist Association
Galleria Tärinä / Riihimäki Artist Association
Kouta Gallery / Kouvola Artist Association
Gallery Ars Nova
Promenadigalleria / Hyvinkää Artist Association
Punnosen talo / Keuruu Artist Association
Uusi Kipinä / Lahti Artist Association
P-galleria / Pori Artist Association
Gallery Joella / Turku Printmakers Association
Galleria 3H+K / NYTE ry
Gallery Napa / Rovaniemi Artist Association
Mältinranta Art Centre / Tampere Artists’ Association
Taidetalo / Järvenpään taideseura ry
Galleria Aarni / Espoon kuvataiteilijat
Galleria Aapeli / Suomen taiteilijat ry.
Gallery Alkovi is located in the Helsinki district of Kallio. Its display window space is open 24 h. Since 2009, the space has been run by Arttu Merimaa and Miina Hujala. Aspiring to widen Alkovi’s activity in a more collective direction, Alkovi has — in addition to presenting site- and context-sensitive contemporary art exhibitions — produced workshops as well as other collaborative projects and art events.
Gallery Ama is a contemporary art gallery located in Helsinki. Its monthly changing exhibitions display paintings, sculptures, photography and conceptual art.
Gallery Sculptor is run by the Association of Finnish Sculptors. The gallery mainly exhibits Finnish sculpture, but it also arranges other art exhibitions featuring both international and Finnish artists. The gallery has its own artoteque where small sculptures as well as bronze art medals by over one hundred of its members are available for sale.
The Konstsalongen gallery was founded by Leonard Bäcksbacka in the autumn of 1915. It is the oldest active art gallery in Finland. Works donated from the Bäcksbacka Collection are currently showcased in the Helsinki City Art Museum’s newly renovated premises. Many other important artworks have also found their way into major Finnish museums through the Bäcksbacka gallery.
Gallery U is run by the Hungarian Cultural and Scientific Centre in Helsinki. Located in Kaisaniemi, Gallery U organizes exhibitions, concerts and other Finnish-Hungarian cultural collaborations.
Helsinki Contemporary, located in the heart of Helsinki, focuses on long-term collaborations with emerging and more established artists who take a physical, in-depth approach to their work. Helsinki Contemporary collaborates with some 25 Scandinavian artists, but with a focus on those from Finland. The gallery hosts eleven exhibitions a year. Besides gallery exhibitions, Helsinki Contemporary produces shows and events in temporary spaces and public places. The gallery also has an extensive sales collection of works by gallery artists.
Kakslauttanen Art Gallery is an art gallery located in Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä in Finnish Lapland. There are changing art exhibitions and also a permanent sales collection of contemporary Finnish art; sculpture, paintings, graphic art and photographs.
Gallery Kalleria is located in the Helsinki district of Kallio and was founded in 2010. The gallery space can be rented by artists.
Kallio Kunsthalle is a pocket of art in the heart of Kallio. It is a product of artists, scholars and local associations. Kallio Kunsthalle’s main partner is Helsingin Optimistit, and its site is at the former meeting room of the Association for Healthy Lifestyles, at Toinen Linja 31, Helsinki. Kallio Contemporary Art Museum is a 160 x 120 cm table with a glass ceiling. During the year it is on display, a best- (or worst-) of exhibition will be collected in the table, which will eventuallygo touring.
Lokal Helsinki opened in April 2012 as an inspirational space for showcasing works by Finnish artists and designers. It has been growing and changing ever since, showing a mix of recognized and up-and-coming artists. Lokal is run by photographer Katja Hagelstam.
Makasiini Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery based in Turku, Finland. The gallery represents mid-career international and Finnish artists organizing seven exhibitions per year. Makasiini Contemporary first opened its doors in November 2016 and is lead by Frej Forsblom.
MUU gallery has profiled itself as a non-profit multiform platform for installations, video art, audio pieces and performance exhibitions. The gallery presents artists whose works have yet to be seen in mainstream galleries, but also acclaimed representatives of experimental art. The content is decided by the board of exhibitions and the curators.
The Northern Photographic Centre is a regional photography centre established in 1987 covering the northern regions of Finland: the Oulu district and Lapland. Its main function is to promote and develop photographic art and culture in the region. The centre organizes exhibitions of Finnish and international photographic art.
Oksasenkatu 11 gallery (OK11) is an artist-run, non-profit gallery. It charges no rent from exhibiting artists. The aim is to showcase experimental and ambitious ways of presenting art without commercial objectives. OK11 is situated in the Töölö district near Helsinki’s city centre. The name of the gallery is also its postal address.
Gallery Peri is a photography centre located in Turku, occupying the same building as the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum.
Saariaho Järvenpää is a contemporary art gallery in central Helsinki.The gallery represents emerging and established contemporary artists, seeking to highlight the exploratory relationship between the artist and audience.
SIC is a space for contemporary art in Helsinki. SIC gallery was founded in 2012 by a group of Helsinki-based artists.
Sinne is a venue for Finnish and international contemporary art with a particular focus on art that rethinks the rules and moves towards new territories.
With a programme comprised of exhibitions, artist talks, seminars and more, Sinne supports engagement with contemporary art. Its aim is to support artistic activity and to be a place where art is discussed and mediated. Sinne also runs an educational programme for school and kindergarten children.
The Sorbus Gallery is a non-profit, artist-run art space located in the Kallio district of Helsinki. The gallery was founded in 2013. Its exhibitions mainly present young contemporary art of various forms.
Third Space is a Helsinki-based collective of young international artists and curators organizing alternative gallery events. Based in Helsinki, Third Space facilitates site-specific work focused on sound art, visual art, performance art and the spoken word. Collaborations take the form of workshops, exhibitions, lectures, installations and hacking sessions.
TM Gallery is an art gallery run by the Finnish Painters’ Union focusing on new Finnish painting. The Union regularly organizes exhibitions in collaboration with art museums and other venues. Jubilees are celebrated with special exhibitions. In addition, every March the Union arranges a sales event presenting works of art by hundreds of members.
The first Unknown Cargo gallery opened in an old cargo container in summer 2011 in the Kalasatama district of Helsinki. Subsequently the gallery has exhibited in numerous spaces around Helsinki. The gallery reveals the name of the artist only at the end of each exhibition. Some of the artists are recognized and acclaimed, others are still unknown to the greater public. Unknown Cargo takes contemporary art out of regular art galleries. It gives the visitor the opportunity to experience art without context or reference, as a pure and raw encounter.
Helsinki-based Zetterberg Gallery represents and works with some of the most interesting and influential contemporary artists. The gallery was founded in 2008 and is run by its founder and owner Tuomas Zetterberg.