Residency programmes

Frame hosts curatorial residencies and collaborates with international partners in organising artist residencies for Finnish artists abroad. Our residency activities aim to offer research opportunities, increase collaboration and insights into curatorial practices.


HICP – Helsinki International Curatorial Programme

Frame hosts a curatorial residency programme in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artists Programme. The residency provides a space for research or artistic work on the beautiful island of Suomenlinna. The programme offers opportunities for deep insight into Finnish contemporary art and an opportunity to research future exhibition or publication projects. The open call for applications for the HICP residency programme is in October. A residency is offered to four international curators annually.

HICP Curators 2018

Ceci Moss is a curator, writer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Gas, a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles and online. She has a MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University, and a BA in History and Sociology from U.C. Berkeley. Her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture.

Her writing has appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, CURA, New Media & Society and various art catalogs. Previously, she was Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Senior Editor of the art and technology non-profit arts organization Rhizome, and Special Projects Coordinator at the New Museum. She has held teaching positions at the San Francisco Art Institute, Scripps College and New York University.

HICP residency in May 2018.

Cory Scozzari is a curator and artist. He is the founder and director of Cordova, a curatorial project initiated in 2016 in Vienna, currently located in Barcelona. From 2015–2017 he worked as assistant curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. He was a founding member and co-director of Jupiter Woods, London/Vienna from 2014–2016.

He received his BFA in photography from SCAD in 2010 and a MFA in curating at Goldsmiths in 2015. Recent exhibitions include: Holly White: ORANGE WORLD at Cordova in Barcelona, and Crater by Miguel Fernández de Castro and Lydia Ourahmane at Veda in Florence.

HICP residency in November 2018.

Adwait Singh is an independent curator and art theorist based out of New Delhi. His works frequently weave in and out of areas of inquiry such as subjectivity formation, gender and sexuality, posthumanism, contemporary technogenesis and ecofeminism. Shortly after completing his education at Goldsmiths, he seized the opportunity to be part of the Students’ Biennale (Kochi, 2016) as a curator and has since conceptualised different art projects and workshops for/with students from various art colleges and universities in the country (College of Art Delhi, Shiv Nadar University, and Banaras Hindu University) for the biennale. Almost simultaneously, he joined the editorial team of TAKE on Art magazine, the leading publication on contemporary art in the Southeast Asian region.

Recent curations include the exhibition ‘G/rove’ (Feb, 2017) at Latitude 28 that examined the mythopoetic imperative of non-anthropocentric modalities of planet sharing, and an upcoming exhibition investigating the notion of a body-based historiography at the Shrine Empire Gallery (New Delhi, 2018).

HICP residency in June 2018.

Asep Topan is an independent curator and writer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He holds an MFA in Curating from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, and attended de Appel Curatorial Programme, the Netherlands (2015–16). Asep was one of the curatorial team members of Jakarta Biennale 2015 “Neither Forward Nor Back: Acting in The Present.” As a curator, he focuses on exhibitions’ history and theory, art and activism, as well as labour conditions in contemporary art.

Asep has collectively and individually initiated numerous exhibitions, public programmes and long-term projects. Currently, he works as the vice-director for Jakarta Biennale 2017 and as a lecturer at the Jakarta Institute of Art.

HICP residency in November 2018.

HICP Curators 2017

HICP Curators 2016


HICP Curators 2015

HICP Curator 2014

Artist residencies

Frame collaborates with international organisations who provide residency opportunities for Finnish artists.

In the period 2015–2016, we have collaborated with the Finnish Institute in London. The artist residencies in Great Britain are at the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge and the White Building in London. Both organisations have offered one residency each for a Finnish artist. In 2015 we also collaborated with Akiyoshidal International Art Village and the Finnish Institute in Japan.

Artists and residency organisations 2016

  • Artist Henna-Riikka Halonen, Wysing Arts Centre / The Finnish Institute in London
  • Artist Jenna Sutela, The White Building / The Finnish Institute in London

Artists and residency organisations 2015

  • Artist Essi Kausalainen, Wysing Arts Centre / The Finnish Institute in London
  • Artist Kimmo Modig, The White Building / The Finnish Institute in London
  • Artist Mari Mäkiö, Akiyoshidal International Art Village / The Finnish Institute in Japan


Curator Yasmina Reggad participated in the HICP residency programme in 2015. Photo: HIAP.