Frame produces publications in three categories. Framed Conversations is a publication series highlighting trends and practices within contemporary art through research and theoretical discussion. Frame produces also publications accompanying the Finnish national representation at the Venice Biennale. We also publish research and reports concerning contemporary art in Finland.

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Photo: Ida Enegren / Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space. Edited by Taru Elfving, Pascal Gielen and Irmeli Kokko

A publication produced as a Finnish-Dutch collaboration looks into artist recidencies and their roles in the art field and society.

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The Aalto Natives – A Transcendental Manual by Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen (2017)

Edited by Xander Karskens. This publication was published in association with the Finnish exhibition at the 2017 Venice Biennale.


Altern Ecologies. Emergent Perspectives on the Ecological Threshold at the 55th Venice Biennale (2016)

Edited by Taru Elfving and Terike Haapoja, 2016. Altern Ecologies is the first issue in the Framed Conversations series. It draws upon exhibitions with ecological themes presented at the Venice Biennale 2013.


IC-98: Hours, Years, Aeons. Moving Images and Other Projects 1998–2015 (2015)

Edited by Patrik Söderlund and Taru Elfving, 2015. Artists: Patrik Söderlund & Visa Suonpää. This publication reviews the artistic practice of the artist duo IC-98. It was published in association with the Finnish exhibition at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Falling Trees (2013)

Edited by Gruppo 111 (Mika Elo, Marko Karo and Harri Laakso). Artists: Terike Haapoja & Antti Laitinen. Catalogue accompanying the Finnish exhibition at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Sari Karttunen & Jutta Virolainen: Viennistä vuoropuheluun, vaikutteista verkostoihin – Selvitys suomalaisen nykytaiteen kansainvälisyydestä (2015)

A report on the international landscape of Finnish contemporary art. The report was commissioned as part of Frame’s remit to produce facts and figures on contemporary art in Finland. The research was conducted by the Foundation for Cultural Policy Research Cupore.