Olav Christopher Jenssen

22.01.2010 – 28.03.2010

The exhibition on the fifth floor in Kiasma presents Jenssen’s latest work, colouristically exuberant paintings and organic sculptures. The titles of Jenssen’s works evolve slowly during the painting process.

Pilvi Takala: The Trainee

18.11.2009 – 17.01.2010

The work of Pilvi Takala is based on a month long stay at the premises of Kiasma’s corporate partner, Deloitte. During the intervention an initially normal-seeming marketing trainee starts to apply peculiar working methods.

Ars Fennica 2009

09.10.2009 – 10.01.2010

Five Finnish artists have been nominated for the Ars Fennica award in 2009. The winner will be picked by Vicente Todoli, the director of Tate Modern. The winner will be announced on 19 November 2009. Viewers of the exhibition at Kiasma also have the chance to vote for their favourite artist.

Kiasma in Venice

07.06.2009 – 22.11.2009

Kiasma takes part in the Venice Biennale for the first time this year, when Finland has the Aalto Pavilion from 1956 in use once again. As an international collaboration between Kiasma and Frame, the work Fire & Rescue Museum by artist Jussi Kivi is presented in the Pavilion.


15.05.2009 – 30.08.2009

A perspective on what it means to be a man in the 2000s through contemporary art. What do men who are not content to stick with standard assumptions present in their art? Featured artists are Jan-Erik Andersson, Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Jukka Korkeila, Jouni Kujansuu, Pekka Niskanen, Harri Pälviranta, Kari Soinio and Viggo Wallenskiöld.


15.05.2009 – 09.08.2009

Three major Finnish artists, Markus Copper, Jari Haanperä and Kimmo Schroderus, concentrate on spatial issues in the Kiasma summer exhibition.

Tracking Traces…

27.03.2009 – 14.02.2010

The exhibition Tracking Traces… examines people, nature and culture through a variety of traces. Metaphorically, it studies tracking and positioning as a kind of expedition. Traces can be found near and far, from the human body to imagery of advertising and urban space. Traces may be deliberately or accidentally created marks or imprints that we leave and meet every day. Tracking Traces… comprises three sections: smudge, barcode and imprint.

Ola Kolehmainen: A Building Is Not A Building

26.02.2009 – 26.04.2009

Architecture is the subject matter of Berlin-based photographer Ola Kolehmainen’s art. Instead of merely documenting it, he crops and brings forth interesting and surprising details. The name of the exhibition implies that in Kolehmainen’s photographs a building is not primarily a building but a fabric of colour, light, shapes, surfaces and depth, repetition and composition, an expedition to the image.

Marita Liulia: Choosing My Religion

13.02.2009 – 19.04.2009

Marita Liulia’s most recent multimedia project views the major religions of the world from multiple perspectives, particularly the female one. Liulia’s work juxtaposes Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto. The exhibition is a visual and experiential whole comprising photographs, paintings, objects and media works.

Loop: Marja Kanervo

16.01.2009 – 01.03.2009

Marja Kanervo’s works, which strongly appeal to a sense of presence and space, are frequently open events in their nature. The viewer is continuously able to perceive parts of a whole or the installation’s form at a certain moment. The video projection documenting the creation process, Untitled, 2007 offers a new, more comprehensive perspective into Kanervo’s art.

Kiasma in Kallio

05.12.2008 – 06.01.2009

Kasitonni’s Christmas at Gallery Alkovi.

Loop of the Month: Tangential Documentaries

05.12.2008 – 11.01.2009

Jenny Yurshansky and Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen. Curator’s choice.

Drawn in the Clouds

01.11.2008 – 01.02.2009

Drawn in the Clouds features artwork that focuses on reaching out from the ground to the skies. The contributors include a total of 12 artists from Korea, Japan and China, among them, Yoko Ono, Do Ho Suh and Li Wei.

Kim Levin: Notes and Itineraries 1975-2004

17.10.2008 – 01.02.2009

The notes of Kim Levin, an art critic from New York.


17.10.2008 – 18.01.2009

The exhibition examines minimalism and the modern art trends it inspired. From the late 1960s to today, the exhibition follows the paths that branched out from minimalism. The exhibition includes significant, heavily material works by such major figures of minimalism as Donald Judd, Robert Morris and Richard Stella.

reMAKE 5: Aurora Reinhard

10.10.2008 – 11.01.2009

The work Julio & Lupitá, 2004 by Aurora Reinhard ends the reMAKE-series. Reinhard’s video work reveals how stories and scenes move from one art form to another.

Matti Kalkamo

09.09.2008 – 19.10.2008

The Seeds of a Bitter Heart, 2008
Kiasma Collections

Jiri Geller

09.05.2008 – 03.08.2008

The basic premise of silversmith and artist Jiri Geller (b. 1970) in his private exhibition is to examine light and uplifting, things such as balloons.

Fluid Street – alone, together

09.05.2008 – 21.09.2008

In the tenth anniversary exhibition, a street functions as a metaphorical space, a common everyday space or a flow of time.

Kiasma in Berlin

23.03.2008 – 02.05.2008

An exhibition of Kiasma Collections at Felleshus, Berlin. The exhibition is part of Kiasma’s 10th anniversary.

Julian Schnabel: The Conscious Gaze of Frightened Young Nuns

08.03.2008 – 13.04.2008

The new works of the grown up ‘enfant terrible’ are linked with the sensational ‘plate paintings’ of the 1980s in an exhibition presenting the career of the prolific artist.

Nan Goldin

01.02.2008 – 13.04.2008

Nan Goldin (born 1953), who does not shy away from taboo subjects, is one of the most significant photographers of our time.

Miika Nyyssönen: Cavepainters Cave

11.01.2008 – 20.04.2008

The plain cubic and grey exterior of the installation by Miika Nyyssönen (b. 1965) hides inside the opposite element: a colourful “cave” in rich shapes and forms. The Cavepainters Cave is a part of Kiasma Collections.

Image and After

11.01.2008 – 01.03.2009

The Image and After exhibition is about internal movements of art, which travel back and forth in the history of contemporary art and its living practices.

The Raw, The Cooked and The Packaged

30.11.2007 – 06.01.2008

This multi-part exhibition introduces to the viewer works of art, archives and historical accumulations from the Perestroika period – in different stages of their genealogy and association.

Carnegie Art Award

26.10.2007 – 06.01.2008

Carnegie Art Award was founded in 1998 to promote Nordic contemporary art and artists. In addition to the exhibition, the event includes awards to four of the participating artists, an exhibition book and a film presenting the artists.