21 Feb 2018


Juha Huuskonen

Announcing the HIAP 2018 residencies

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme is proud to announce the participants of 2018 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 and residency exchange partnerships. This year marks the 20th anniversary of HIAP with many celebrations coming up later this year!

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 11 months.

HIAP Open Studios are a chance to meet up with the HIAP residents and get a glimpse of the work that they have been developing during their residency. HIAP hosts Open Studios at the end of each residency season in May, August and November. Throughout the year HIAP organises also other public events, such as talks and exhibitions, and residents realise their own self-organised events.

HIAP is also engaged in international residency exchanges and collaborations which offer residencies for Finnish artists (or artists based in Finland) in Frankfurt / Germany, Dublin / Ireland, Cambridge / United Kingdom, Seoul / South Korea and Tokyo / Japan.

HIAP Residents 2018

Natalie Abbott (Australia), Diego Bruno (Finland), Ilia Budraitskis (Russia), Baran Çağinli (Turkey), Ramesch Daha (Austria), Caroline Doolin (Ireland), FRAUD (Francisco Gallardo & Audrey Samson; United Kingdom), Rob La Frenais (United Kingdom), Gil & Moti (Netherlands), Rintaro Hara (Japan), Corinna Helenelund (Finland), Sejin Kim (South Korea), Sunyoung Kim (South Korea), Polina Kolozaridi (Russia), Sasha Kurmaz (Ukraine), Syowia Kyambi (Kenya / Germany), Marilou Lemmens & Richard Ibghy (Canada), Ivana Momčilović (Belgium), Arash Moori (Spain / United Kingdom), Ceci Moss (United States), Eriko Mukai (Japan), Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper (United States), Egle Oddo(Finland), Raimo Saarinen (Finland), Antti Salminen (Finland), Cory Scozzari (Austria / Spain / United States), Tamara Searle (Australia), Matt Shilcock (Australia), Adwait Singh (India), Nestori Syrjälä(Finland), David Ter-Oganyan (Russia), Güllü Özkalp Ulusoy & Kemal Ulusoy (Turkey), Hitomi Usui(Japan), Evita Vasiljeva (Netherlands / Latvia), Louise Waite (Sweden / United Kingdom), Eleanor WrightSam Watson (Germany), Ceylan Öztrük (Switzerland / Turkey), Zodiak Side Step Festival’s residents Catalina Fernández GiraldoVeli LehtovaaraMarcela Levi & Lucía RussoÍcaro dos Passos Gaya and Luc Shaltin + more HIAP residents to be confirmed

Please visit HIAP Artists Curators for residents’ bios.

The residency artists for the year 2018 were selected by HIAP staff members and/or HIAP Associates via open calls or by invitation in context of our thematic programmes and collaborations. Read more about HIAP Residency Programmes.

Residency Exchanges

Residencies for Finnish artists (or artists based in Finland) in prominent international residency centers.

Production and Exhibition Platform basis e.V, Frankfurt, Germany: Juuso Noronkoski

In collaboration with Finnish Institute in London:
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland: TBC
Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Nastja Säde Rönkkö

In context of Finnish Cultural Foundation residency programme:
SeMA Nanji, Seoul, Korea: Elina Juopperi
Tokyo Arts and Space Residency, Tokyo, Japan: Jonna Kina

The artists for the residency exchanges were selected via open calls organised by HIAP’s partner organisations. Please visit HIAP Residency Exchanges for more information.

During year 2018, HIAP is also one of the partners in the CrossSections project concieved by curator Basak Senova. The project involves 19 artists and residencies, exhibitions and other activities in Vienna, Stockholm and Helsinki.

Funders & Programme Partners

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

Residency programmes with specific thematic or geographic focus have been made possible with the support of Culture Programme of the European CommissionKone FoundationFinnish National Agency for EducationMinistry of Education and CultureAlfred Kordelin FoundationNordic Culture Point and Australia Council for the Arts.

In addition, the residency programmes in 2018 are organised in collaboration with Aalto UniversityAcademy of Fine Arts – University of the Arts HelsinkiAcademy of Fine Arts FoundationAlkovi GalleryARKO Arts Council KoreaAV-arkki – the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media ArtBritish CouncilCuratorial Program for ResearchFinnish Cultural FoundationFinnish Comics SocietyFinnish Institute in LondonForum BoxFrame Contemporary Art FinlandGoethe InstitutHelsinki Design WeekPerpetuum MobileProduction and Exhibition Platform basis e.VSaastamoinen FoundationSeMA NanjiTemple Bar Gallery + StudiosTokyo Arts and SpaceWysing Arts Center and Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

Pictured: HIAP Suomenlinna in February 2018. Photos: Sergio Urbina

For more information about the upcoming open calls, please visit HIAP Open Calls.

For residency and application inquiries contact Residency Programme Manager Saara Karhunen, saara(at)hiap.fi

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