2 Mar 2017


Juha Huuskonen

Announcing the HIAP 2017 residencies

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme is proud to announce the participants of 2017 HIAP Residency Programmes. Most of the residencies have now been confirmed, with only a few selections to be made based on the upcoming open calls.

The central focus of HIAP residency programmes is to provide opportunities for local and international artists and curators to conduct research, build networks and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community. Over the past few years, HIAP’s aim has been to extend the duration of the residency periods and to arrange the residencies around specific residency seasons, which enables stronger bonds to be built within the residency community. The duration usually varies between one to three months, but can last up to a full year.

One of the recently initiated programmes is the Finland-Asia Exchange, which focuses on collaboration between contemporary art organisations and professionals in Finland and Asia. The first residencies in the frame of the programme will be realised during the year 2017 in Tokyo, Seoul and at HIAP in Helsinki.

The confirmed residencies for the year 2017 are:

Artist Residencies in Helsinki:

Josephine Baan (United Kingdom / Netherlands), David Chisholm (Australia), Gil & Moti (Netherlands), Harrie Liveart (Saija Kassinen & Meri Linna / Finland), Hanna Husberg (Austria / France / Sweden), Heidi Kilpeläinen (Finland / United Kingdom), Sonia Leber & David Chesworth (Australia), Elena Mazzi (Italy), Laith McGregor (Australia), Erol Mintaş (Turkey), Nabb+Teeri (Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri / Finland), Pınar Öğrenci (Turkey),Jussi Parikka (Finland), Riikka Pelo (Finland), Luca Picardi (United Kingdom), Shieko Reto (Malaysia), RohwaJeong (Noh Yunhee & Jeong Hyunseok / South Korea), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Finland / United Kingdom), Ann Rosén (Sweden), Anna Rubio (Spain), Antti Salminen (Finland), Liina Siib (Estonia), Tamsin Snow (Ireland), Hitomi Usui (Japan), Mathijs van Geest (Netherlands / Norway), Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir(Iceland), Vassilis Vlastaras (Greece), Tracey Warr (United Kingdom), Tessa Zettel (Australia) + more to be confirmed

Curator Residencies in Helsinki:

Elena Agudio (Germany), Adelaide Bannerman (United Kingdom), Gina Buenfeld (United Kingdom), Kris Dittel (Netherlands), Mikhail Kaluzhsky (Israel / Russia / Germany), Blanca Victoria López Rodríguez(Cuba), Carolina Ongaro (United Kingdom), Basak Senova (Turkey) + more to be confirmed

Group Residencies in Helsinki:

TOKAMAK (Russia)

Residency Exchanges Abroad for Finnish artists:

SeMA Nanji, Seoul, Korea: Heikki Kaski (Finland)
Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan: Simo Kellokumpu (Finland)
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: TBC

The residency artists for the year 2017 were selected by members of the HIAP Programme Board via the open calls, or invited in context of our thematic programmes and collaborations. The Finnish artists for the residency exchanges at Tokyo and Seoul were selected via an open call organised by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

To learn more about the residency programmes, visit: http://www.hiap.fi/projects

The main funders of HIAP Residency Programme are Taike Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Ministry of Education and Culture and City of Helsinki.

Residency programmes with specific thematic or geographic focus have been made possible with the support of Creative Europe, Culture Programme of the European Commission, Kone Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, The Swedish Cultural Foundation and Australia Council for the Arts.

In addition, the residency programmes in 2017 are organised in collaboration with Aalto University, Academy of Fine Arts – University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts Foundation, Alkovi Gallery, ARKO Arts Council Korea, AV-arkki – the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, British Council, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Institute in London, Finnish Music Council, Finnish Musicians’ Union, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Finnish Comics Society, Goethe Institut, Helsinki Design Week, Perpetuum Mobile, Saastamoinen Foundation, SeMA Nanji, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Tokyo Wonder Site and Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

More information about upcoming open calls can be found at the HIAP Open Calls page.

For residency and application inquiries contact Residency Programme Manager Stephanie Roiko, stephanie(at)hiap.fi

For media inquiries contact Curator Marina Noronha, marina(at)hiap.fi

Image: Sirja Moberg, Frame Contemporary Art Finland.