International visitor programme

Frame supports the networking of Finnish contemporary art professionals by inviting international art professionals to visit Finland. Our guests include curators, researchers and cultural producers. We tailor an individualised programme for each guest based on their interests. The visitor programme is organised in close collaboration with local contemporary art organisations.

Large part of Frame’s visitor programme is produced in collaboration with other international organisations and agents. If you are working on a project that includes artists based in Finland and wish for support in organising a visit to Finland, please contact Frame’s Head of Programme in order to discuss the possibility of receiving help with planning a programme of artist and curator meetings and/or financial support towards travelling and accommodation costs. The emphasis of the visitor programme is on supporting visits that benefit the local contemporary art scene as broadly as possible.

Frame also awards travel grants for international art experts visiting Finland

 

“In a matter of days, Frame’s considered curation of my visit made me feel as if I was a part of the Helsinki arts community”

Ian Alden Russell, Curator of Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery (US), visited Helsinki in December 2016 in order to give a talk at the Academy of Fine Arts and to get to know the local art scene. Frame created a programme for Russell’s visit and introduced him to artists and other professionals working in Finland.

Having traveled to many other countries in my work, I can confidently say that I have never had such a well-considered and supported introduction and welcome to an arts community. What distinguishes Frame in my opinion is that their hosting and facilitation begins with asking the visitor about the themes of interest they have in the arts and for representative examples of types of artists that might be of interest. Working from these reference points, Frame’s Programme Coordinator Hanna Ohtonen assembled what I can only described as a tremendously enriching and well-curated programme of studio visits and professional meetings throughout Helsinki. In a matter of days, Frame’s considered curation of my visit made me feel as if I was a part of the Helsinki arts community. Every meeting and studio visit resonated, deepening not only my interest in contemporary Finnish art but also challenging and propelling my broader enquiry into the contemporary arts internationally. In short, Frame’s approach situated the program of visits and meetings in such a way that it complemented and enhanced my curatorial research and practice, and I am confident that I will stay in touch with many of the artists and professionals I met for years to come.

 

Expert visitors 2016

  • Rosie Cooper, Liverpool Biennial, Iso-Britannia, 19.–22.1.
  • Carlos Urroz, ARCO Madrid, Espanja, 19.-21.1.
  • Azar Mahmoudian, Gwangju Biennaali, Iran, 4.-8.2.
  • João Laia, Portugali, 19.-22.2.
  • Marianne Mulvey, Tate Modern, Iso-Britannia, 4.-8.3.
  • Emily Stone, Tate Modern, Iso-Britannia, 4.-8.3.
  • Poka-Yio, Athens Biennale, Kreikka, 6.-9.3.
  • Vassiliki Tzanakou, ArtinTra, Kreikka / Iso-Britannia, 6.-13.3.
  • Gabriela Golder, Biennal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Argentiina, 7.-13.3.
  • Andrés Denegri, Biennal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Argentiina, 7.-13.3.
  • Marie Nipper, Tate Liverpool, Tanska / Iso-Britannia, 10.-13.3.
  • Hamza Walker, Renaissance Society, USA, 2.-8.4.
  • Sarat Maharaj, Iso-Britannia, 4.-7.4.
  • Katerina Gregos, Belgia, 5.-7.4.
  • Xander Karskens, De Hallen Haarlem, Hollanti, 5.-7.4.
  • Roman Korzhov, NCCA / Samara / Shirayevo Biennial, Venäjä, 19.-22.4.
  • Nelia Korzhova, NCCA / Samara / Shirayevo Biennial, Venäjä, 19.-22.4.
  • Mats Stjernstedt, Ruotsi / Norja, 21.-25.4.
  • Blanca Lopéz Rodriguez, Wilfredo Lam keskus / Havana Biennial, Kuuba, 1.-10.5.
  • Esa Nickle, Performa Biennial, USA, 12.-15.6.
  • Yulia Vasilyevna Bychkova, NCCA, Venäjä, 21.-23.6
  • Darya Andreyevna Pyrkina, NCCA, Venäjä, 21.-23.6
  • Richard Birkett, 6.6.-6.7.
  • Marianne Mulvey, Tate Modern, 2.9.-29.9.
  • Nina Colosi, 5.–10.9.
  • Mami Kataoka, 12.-18.9
  • Elspeth Mitchell, 6.9.-5.10
  • Carlo Trivelli, Bienal de Fotografía de Lima, 19.-23.9.
  • Yana Smurova, Triumph Gallery, 17.-20.10.
  • Nailya Allakhverdieva, PERMM, 17.-20.10.
  • Miek Egan, Ramiken Crucible, 24.–26.10.
  • Sophie Lauwers, Bozar, 26.-28.10.
  • Nav Haq, Muhka Museum, 26.-28.10.
  • Zoe Gray, Wiels, 26.-28.10.
  • Adelaide Bannerman, 2.-30.11.
  • Xavier Acarin, 2.-30.11.
  • Maria Arusoo, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, 16.–18.11.
  • Rebeka Põldsam, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, 16.–18.11.
  • Kaarin Kivirähk,  CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, 16.–18.11.
  • Marten Esko, EKKM – Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, 16.–18.11.
  • Marika Alver, 16.–18.11.
  • Hilde Methi, 16.–18.11.
  • Malin Barth, 16.–18.11.
  • Cliff Lauson, Hayward Gallery, 21.-23.11.
  • Sabina Chagina, Atmosphere Moscow Street Art Biennale, 30.11.-3.12.
  • Helena Scragg, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, 29.11.-1.12.
  • Till Felrat, 7.-10.12.
  • Sam Barouil, 7.-10.12.2016
  • Gillian Fox, Hayward Gallery, 8.-10.12.
  • Ian Alden Russell, Brown University, 11.-18.12.

 

Expert visitors 2015

 

  • Yoshie Ota, Spiral / Wacoal Art Center, Japan, 7.-11.1.
  • Ceri Hand, Ceri Hand Gallery, Great Britain, 25.-27.1
  • Michael Ruiz, Future Gallery, Germany, 26.-28.1.
  • Sabine Unamun, Arts Council England, Great Britain, 27.-28.1.
  • Henk Slager, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, 27.2.
  • Blanca de la Torre, Spain, 3.-15.3.
  • Solvita Krese, The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Latvia, 10.-12.3.
  • Catherine Baÿ, The Window Paris, France, 6.-10.4.
  • Bo Bjerggaard, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Britt Bjerggaard, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Anne Blond, Kunstmuseet i Tønder, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Helle Brons, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Helle Fibecker, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Maria Gadegaard,  Gl Holtegaard, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Peter Michael Hornung, Politiken, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Anders Gaardbroe Jensen, Holstebro kunstmuseum, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Jesper Dan Jespersen, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Joakin Jespersen, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Kristine Kern, Fotografisk Center, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Gunnar Kjems, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Trine Kjems, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Morten Korsgaard, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Michael Nielsen, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Bente Scaavenius, Børsen, Denmark, 10.-12.4.
  • Christine Nippe, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 14.-17.4.
  • Mariette Dölle, TENT, The Netherlands, 9.-12.6.
  • Kerry Doyle, USA, 16.-17.7.
  • Connie Lam, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, 24.-28.8.
  • Kari Conte, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), USA, 30.9.-6.10.
  • Torun Ekstrand, Freelancer / Think Tank Transbaltic, Sweden, 6.-7.10.
  • Dag Aak Sveinar, PUNKT O / Momentum, Norway, 6.-9.10.
  • Nicola Kuhn, Der Tagesspiegel, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Ekaterina Lopatkina, Department of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum, Russia, 7.-9.10.
  • Pavel Markaitis, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia, 7.-9.10.
  • Darja Palatkina, Art Newspaper Russia, Russia, 7.-9.10.
  • Sophie Prager, Salon Dahlmann, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Carsten Probts, Deutschlandfunk / Kunstforum International / ArtMapp, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Ingebor Ruthe, Berliner Zeitung, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Thomas E. Schmidt, Die Zeit, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Birgit Sonna, Art Magazin, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Victoria Trunova, Artpress / Superior Magazine, Germany, 7.-9.10.
  • Olesya Turkina, Russian Museum / Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, 7.-9.10.
  • Niko Anklam, Germany, 19.-24.10.
  • Tainá Azeredo, Casa Tomada, Brasil, 19.-24.10.
  • Emily Butler, Whitechapel Gallery, Great Britain, 19.-24.10.
  • Qu Chang, China, 19.-24.10.
  • Kevser Gûler, Turkey, 19.-24.10.
  • Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Great Britain, 19.-24.10.
  • Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, The Office for Curating / TENT, The Netherlands, 19.-24.10.
  • Dorota Michalska, Poland, 19.-24.10
  • Nerea Ubieto, The Art Link Maker, Spain, 19.-24.10.
  • Lia Zaaloff, USA, 19.-24.10.
  • Eva Wittocx, Museum Leuven, Belgium, 22.-24.10.
  • Katerina Tselou, Documenta, Greece, 12.-16.11.
  • Binna Choi, CasCo – Office for Art, Design and Theory, The Netherlands, 16.-18.11.
  • Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall, Sweden, 17.-18.11
  • Sylvie Fortin, La Biennale de Montréal, Canada, 19.-22.11.
  • Marcio Harum, Centro Cultural São Paulo, 17.-21.12.

 

Expert visitors 2014

  • Kasper König, Manifesta 10, Germany, 8.-10.1.
  • Sergey Fofanov, Manifesta 10, 8.-10.1.
  • Claire Mander, Royal Society of Sculptors,  3.-5.3.
  • James Putnam, curator, Great Britain, 5.-7.3.
  • Todor Todorov, artist-curator, Bulgaria, 30.3.-8.4.
  • Daniela Todorov, artist-curator, Bulgaria, 30.3.-8.4.
  • Barbara Polla, Analix Forever Gallery, Switzerland, 1.-3.4.
  • Paul Ardenne, curator-critic, France, 2.-3.4.
  • Joanna Warsza, Manifesta 10, 7.-9.4.
  • Feng Boyi, curator, China, 8.-13.4.
  • Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, Manifesta Journal, France 23.-25.4.
  • Michiko Kasahara, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan, 25.-29.4.
  • Okwui Enwezor, Haus der Kunst, Munich/ Venice Binnale, Germany, 16.-18.5.
  • Moacir dos Anjos, Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil, 19.-23.5.
  • Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, 20.-23.5.
  • Luis Perez-Oramas, MoMA, USA, 20.-23.5.
  • Rayne Booth, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Ireland, 21.-27.5.
  • Manuela Villa, Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center, Spain, 1.-3.9.
  • Tsutomu Okada, SPIRAL Wacoal Art Center, Japan, 5.-9.9.
  • Niels van Tomme, curator, USA, 26.-27.9.
  • Alissa Kleist, Household collective, Ireland, 11.-14.10.
  • Barbara O’Brien, Kemper Art Museum, USA, 14.-16.10.
  • Marlène Rigler, Le 116, Le Centre d’art contemporain de Montreuil, France, 17.-26.10.

 

Expert visitors 2013

 

  • Max Hollein, Schirn Kunsthalle, Austria, 22.-23.1.
  • Esther Schlicht, Schirn Kunsthalle, Germany, 22.-23.1.
  • Juliana Engberg, Sydney Biennial, Australia, 3.-5.2.
  • Pontus Kyander, Norway, 6.-7.2.
  • Merete Hovdenak, Norway, 6.-7.2.
  • Ljudmila Stratimirovic, MC Grad, Serbia, 20.-21.2.
  • Dejan Ubovic, MC Grad, Serbia, 20.-21.2.
  • Laurent De Vernuil, France, 2.-4.4.
  • Tim Saltarelli, Frieze, Great Britain, 17.-20.4.
  • Nicola Lees, Frieze, Great Britain, 7.-20.4.
  • Maarten Bertheux, The Netherlands, 1.-6.5.
  • Matteo Lucchetti, Belgium, 28.8.-1.9.
  • Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA, 25.8.-1.9.
  • Hyunsook Ahn, KAMS, South Korea, 24.-26.9.
  • In-Sook Nam, KAMS, South Korea, 24.-26.9.
  • Yoojin Yang, KAMS, South Korea, 24.-26.9.
  • Juri Cho, KAMS, South Korea, 24.-26.9.
  • Syrago Tsiara, Greece, 2.-4.10.
  • Amanda McDonald Crowley, Australia / USA, 25.-27.9.
  • Carol Swords, PM Gallery and House, Great Britain, 11.-16.10.
  • Manuel Segade, Meme Moi, France, 30.10.-2.11.
  • Lorenzo Marsili, European Alternatives, Italy, 1.-11.11.
  • Maria Teresa Sanchez Coloma, Poligino Gallery, Spain, 1.-11.11.
  • Luigi Calmiberti Faussone, European Alternatives, Italy, 1.-11.11.
  • Peter Van Hoof, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6.-9.11.
  • Dag Aak Sveinar, Punkt Ø- Gallery F 15 and Momentum, Norway, 6.-10.11.
  • Yusuke Shimura, Japan, 8.-11.11.
  • Sunhee Kim, Daegu Art Museum, South Korea, 9.-16.11.
  • René Block, Germany, 18.-21.11.
  • Martin Schibli, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden, 18.-21.11.
  • Joasia Krysa, Denmark, 23.-26.11.
  • Sören Meschede, Hablar en arte, Spain, 27.11.-1.12.
  •  Javier Martin-Jimenez,  Hablar en arte, Spain, 27.11.-1.12.
  • Sasa Nabergoj, Center for Contemporary Arts Slovenia, Slovenia, 2.-7.12.
  • Holger Kube Ventura, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, 9.-13.12.

 

 


Carlos Arroz, Director of ARCOmadrid, and Rosie Cooper, Head of Programmes at the Liverpool Biennial, visited Helsinki in January 2016. Photo: Titus Verhe.