Past Projects

Arctic Hysteria: New Art from Finland (2008) was an intergenerational and interdisciplinary exhibition that featured sixteen Finnish artists. It was held at the MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.

F2F: New Media Art from Finland (2000–2003) exhibition presented interactive works by the leading Finnish media artists. The installations combined innovative uses of new technology with sincere consideration for human sensibility.

Paper + Finland = Art (1998–2001) presented installations of Finnish artists working with paper as their medium.

Art in-Between: Visions from Finland (1998) focused particularly on paper and media art. It was part of the yearlong Finland - Europe Finnessed campaign promoting Finnish culture and lifestyle in New York.

Tombs in Wood (1994–1996) presented sculptor Kain Tapper’s large-scale abstract wooden sculptures as well as drawings from the early 90s. The artist explored the theme of tombs and the use of wood in both ancient Etruria in Italy and Finland in the presented works.

The Finnish Cultural Institute has been involved in organizing various new media art happenings in New York and elsewhere on the continent since 1994.

In the early years of its operation (1990–1992), the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York organized several solo exhibitions showcasing established contemporary Finnish artists, such as Kristian Krokfors, Ossi Somma, Martti Aiha, Juhani Harri, Kimmo Kaivanto and Jarmo Mäkilä.