Finish contemporary art told through 6 artists in Rome
In autumn 2019 Finnish art will peacefully and proactively invade some of Rome’s important galleries and foundations. Six exhibitions will be held, different in their specificity, from painting to performance. SuomIngorgo offers a unique opportunity to see a cross cutting selection of Finnish contemporary art in Rome. The art festival is organized by the Cultural Association LUMI in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland in Rome, R.A.M., the Finnish Society, The Swiss Academy, MACRO, Galleria Z2O, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Galleria Futurism & Co and Fondazione Volume! Special thanks Krista Mikkola and Maurizio Savini.
Katja Tukiainen (1969, Pori, Finland)
Atelier “Write to me”
17 – 22 September, 2019
Solo exhibition, curated by Giancarlo Carpi and Riikka Vainio
Galleria Futurism & Co
23 September – 23 October, 2019
Katja Tukiainen paints in pink. With her eloquent brushstrokes and sweet, strong and brisk girls in bright colors, that have embodied one of the first examples of the cute aesthetics in Europe, Tukiainen deals with serious and important issues.
Katriina Haikala (1977, Kaarina, Finland)
Performance and finissage “Social Portrait”, curated by Riikka Vainio
23 – 27 September, 2019
“Social Portait” is a long durational performance and an empowering art project where Katriina Haikala is drawing 1000 portraits of people who identify themselves as women. In her projects Haikala combines artistic talent, inspirational fearlessness, tools of facilitation and coaching.
Otto Karvonen (1975, Helsinki, Finland)
Exhibition and Performance “The Bird Song”, curated by Riikka Vainio
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere – Spazio Molini.
24 September- 5 October, 2019
Otto Karvonen works with a strong sense of irony. “The Bird Song” addresses language as a carrier of national identity and at the same time as a tool of reproduction and exclusion. The different phases of the work have been documented on video and the installation with the performance is presented at the Pastificio Cerere.
Sasha Huber (1975, Zurich, has been living and working in Helsinki since 2002)
Atelier “The Firsts”
24 – 29 September, 2019
Video curated by Riikka Vainio, in collaboration with the Swiss Institute.
26 September, 2019
Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, born in Zurich, living and working in Helsinki. Huber’s work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. In SuomIngorgo she will continue her work “The Firsts”, a series of portraits dedicated to the first victims of the African diaspora of 19th and 20th century.
Hannu Palosuo (1966, Helsinki, Finland, has been living and working in Rome since 1989)
Open studio curated by Riikka Vainio
Final party, in collaboration with Bassoradio/Finland
29 September, 2019
Hannu Palosuo is a Finnish artists living and working in Rome and in Helsinki. The memory is a central element in his work and the subjects from everyday life are treated with contrasting tones. In SuomIngorgo Open studio will be on display, among other paintings, some art works from his recent series The Uncertainties of Memory.
Kaarina Kaikkonen (1952, Iisalmi, Finland)
Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery
3 October – 15 November, 2019
Kaarina Kaikkonen is famous for her sculptures and monumental large-scale installations which she creates using recycled materials, such as clothes. Her installations have been seen both in Finland and abroad from Cuba to Japan.
17 September – 15 November
Various locations in Rome