Martti Kalliala

Martti Kalliala (b. 1980)

Martti Kalliala is an architect whose work focuses on the identification and conceptualization of emerging spatial conditions.

He recently curated the symposia series A Thousand Islands, an extended discussion on boundaries, limits, islands, enclaves/exclaves and states of exception as spatial protocols and produced in collaboration with artist/writer Jenna Sutela and PWR Studio Disruption Begins at Home – a speculative investigation into the ethos of homeownership under a financialized economy of debt. He is also the editor and co-author of Solution 239-246, Finland: The Welfare Game (Sternberg Press, 2011) and a recipient of the Mobius 2014 curatorial / research fellowship in New York. Additionally, alongside his work as an architect, he has sustained under several aliases a longstanding international career in electronic music.

He is currently working on a multimedia piece in collaboration with artist Daniel Keller and preparing the launch of a research initiative titled Exodus.

The residency is realised in context of Mobius fellowship program for visual arts, museum and archive professionals based in New York, United Kingdom, Ireland and Finland. Mobius is a three-year pilot program organized by the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.