19 Oct 2022


The splitting and the space between

Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Exhibition

Dates November 5 – November 12, 2022
Opening hours Monday to Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (extended to 20:00 on November 5th and 12th)
Location HIAP Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna (Building nr. 33 on Suomenlinna map)

The splitting and the space between

A splitting can occur in a second or be a long drawn out process, the reverberations felt through all forms, spanning an accountable amount of time, touching all aspects of being; political, physical, emotional or other.  A splitting can leave you with two sides or nothing at all, two sides of something – like black and white, two sides of a spectrum with every shade and bearing in between.  

The space in between is a place to be lost, a passage through which to find the way, a time of contemplation and change, an abyss as well as a path.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 refers to all moments of life that create change, how change is multi-sided and process based, the space in between houses many of us, who are on our way somewhere, figuring out the next steps.

The exhibition spans painting to sound work, reaching into these artists’ lives at a poignant moment, a time of great change and great heartbreak, where one action, started on February 24th, pulsates through their existence.  A moment that is not at the heart of this exhibition but nevertheless needs to be noted because work produced after this moment, as well as before, cannot be but (re)examined through the lens of war.

Artists & contributors:

Alina Khorolska, Anastasiia Sviridenko, Jenia Advokat+Commercial Public Art, Katya Lesiv, MKUV studio (Maria Kulikovska and Uleg Vinnichenko), Maria Leonova, Nataliia Deneika, Nataliya Ilchuk, Oksana Mykhanko, Olga Zaremba, Olexandr Charkin, Oleksandra Viazinko, Vlada Kupriyanova, Yulia Charkina, Yaroslav Minkin and Yulia Lyubych.

Curator: Dana Neilson
Co-ordinator: Jaana Denisova & Dana Neilson
Graphic Design: Nikita Gavrilenko



November 5th

15.00-18.00 Mask workshop for kids facilitated by artist Nataliia Deineka

November 12th

14.00  Guided tour of the exhibition by the artists

15.30-17.30  Open Dialogue About Peace facilitated by Yuliya Lyubych and Yaroslav Minkin

18:00-18:30  Musical performance Diaries of Hope by Vlada Kupriyanova

More information on the public programme can be found here

Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Members:

AARK, Art in Lov Residence, Connecting Points programme, Fairres, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Goethe-Institut Finnland, HIAP, Nelimarkka Museum, Pro Artibus, The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, The Finnish Illustration Association, Tohmajärvi Residency, and Saari Residence maintained by Kone Foundation.

A very special thank you to all the companies, organisations, institutions, and individuals, this exhibition would not have been possible without your support!

Adel Kim, aDigi Painotalo, Andrea Coyotzi Borja, EUNIC, European Cultural Foundation, Goethe-Institut, Graphic Designer Nikita Gavrilenko, Magnusborg Studiot, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Omena Hotels, Onnibus, Suomenlinna Hostel, Suomenlinnan Panimo, Suomenlinnan Studio, Uzair Amjad, Vanhakylä gård, and all Ukraine Solidarity Residencies network members.