14 Apr 2024


Daniel Malpica: Kaamos

Extended exhibition dates: The exhibition will be open also on Saturday 1 June + Sunday 2 June at 12:00โ€“16:00!

Check out the live event KAAMOS๐˜›๐˜–๐˜œ๐˜’๐˜–๐˜’๐˜œ๐˜œ: poetry + electronic music held on 30.5.2024 at 18:30โ€“20:00!

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition on Friday 17 May at 17:30โ€“19:30!

Dates: 18-31 May 2024
Opening hours: Tue – Thu: 12:00-17:00, Fri – Sat: 12:00-18:00, Sun: 12:00-16:00, closed on Mondays
Location: HIAP Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna

The word Kaamos refers to the darkest times of the year. A season that alters the behaviours and physiology of almost every living thing. It also carries a cultural significance in Finland for its strong influence over the human psyche and, at times, its power to make oneself feel depleted.
Daniel Malpica: Kaamos, is an exhibition that showcases a self-curated installation of Malpica’s works and his embracement of darkness, ranging from the realms of motion poetry to altered film.
“In my own work, whether it’s a text, a digital installation, or a performance, the distance between literature, design, and other media have never had very distinctive borders. Everything seems to me as a unified part of an expanded poem” Malpica reflects. This holistic approach has characterized his career, which weaves diverse strands across Europe, Mexico, and beyond.
The exhibition is a probe into the darkness of light, the bureaucratic nightmares of immigration and the poetics of fire. Visitors will encounter a multimedia installation that reveals Malpica’s process and his approach to the transmediality of writing.
Launching at the unsettling milieu of both Helsinki and Mexico Cityโ€™s poetry and art scenes, Malpica has emerged as a transatlantic author in the literature and multimedia domains while exploring the intersections of language, graphic design, and digital expression.
โ€œContrary to popular belief in other regions of the planetโ€ he has said, โ€œwe are not essentially the same throughout the year, and the morphology of darkness proves it.โ€
The exhibition is organized by HIAP and Daniel Malpica, with sound works by Pedro MacLoughlin. With the support of the Kone Foundation and the Arts Promotion Center Finland.
Daniel Malpica was a resident at HIAP in 2023.
Free entrance. Welcome!


Note: The opening will be photo-documented. The images will be used by HIAP and the artist for communication purposes.
Image: Daniel Malpica