7 Mar 2023


HIAP Open Studios / Winter 2023

Welcome to the Winter edition of the HIAP Open Studios!

The event offers the unique opportunity to meet up with the resident artists and curators, and get a glimpse of the work that they have been developing during their residency. The HIAP Open Studios event takes place in the second half of each residency season, in March, May, and October.

This year’s Open Studios will also showcase work-in-progress from Ukrainian artists who are residents of the Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Programme network.

The current partners of the programme are AARK, Art Centre Salmela, Connecting Points programme, Fairres, Goethe-Institut Finnland, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Loviisa Art Support Association, Nelimarkka Museum, Pro Artibus, The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, The Finnish Illustration Association Kuvittajat, and Värtsilä Artist Residency. In 2023, the programme is supported by Kone Foundation and Nordic Culture Point.

Participating HIAP residents
Madeleine Andersson (SWE)
Anna Broms (FIN)
Juliet Ellis (US/UK)
Yi Ting Hsu (TWN)
Soko Hwang (KOR)
Flis Holland (FIN/UK)
Daniel Malpica (MEX/FIN)
Sara Rönnbäck (SWE/NOR)
Helen Svoboda (FIN/AUS)

Participating Ukraine Solidarity Residencies Programme residents
Maria Budnikova (UKR)

Vlada Kupriyanova (UKR)
Oksana Mykhanko (UKR)
Sergii Shaulis (UKR)



FRI 24 MAR 17:00–21:00
SAT 25 MAR 14:00–18:00

+ 18:30–20:00 post-event concert at Linna Bar

Besides the ongoing presentations of the residents’ work-in-progress, the programme will feature also live events.
(we recommend taking the 16:40 ferry)
17:30 reading by Sara Rönnbäck, HIAP Studios (20´)
18:30 performance by Yi Ting Hsu, HIAP Studios (30´)
19:30 performance by Maria Budnikova, HIAP Gallery Augusta (10´)
(we recommend taking the 13:40 ferry)
14:30 performance lecture by Madeleine Andersson, HIAP Project Space (50´)
15:50 performance by Soko Hwang, HIAP Gallery Augusta (25´)
17:00 performance by Yi Ting Hsu, HIAP Studios (30´)
18:30 post-event concert, Linna Bar (90´)
Classical Opera and piano compositions by Maria Budnikova and Vlada Kupriyanova
    Works-in-progress by Flis Holland, Daniel Malpica and Ukraine Solidarity Residency Programme resident artists Maria Budnikova, Vlada Kupriyanova, Oksana Mykhanko, Sergii Shaulis
    Works-in-progress by Anna Broms, Juliet Ellis, Yi Ting Hsu, Sara Rönnbäck, Helen Svoboda

Free entrance. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Note: Parts of the event will be photo-documented. The images will be used by HIAP for communication purposes.


How to get to Suomenlinna
Take the HSL ferry that leaves from the Market Square (Kauppatori). Ferry timetable here.

Accessing the HIAP studios, office, Gallery Augusta & Project Space by wheelchair is possible but we recommend to be accompanied by a person assisting because the entrance doors are not step-free. The HIAP toilets are not wheelchair-accessible but you can find accessible toilets on five different locations on the island indicated on this map. The closest one to the HIAP Studios is located in the Summer Theatre (building nr 36 on the Suomenlinna visitors’ map).

If you prefer to follow a more accessible route towards the HIAP premises, please check the map indicating more accessible routes on the island here. The map is also available at the Tourist Information Desk in the Jetty Barracks (building nr 2 on the visitors’ map). Please note that no signposts designate the accessible route in the terrain.

We are happy to help you plan your visit. Please contact us for additional information!