Juha Valkeapää–Heidi Soidinsalo: Silent Death

29.11.2019 – 07.12.2019

A performance by two sound artists imagine the sound of different deaths.

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Posthuman Theatre: Studies in Non-Human Acting

15.11.2019 – 16.11.2019

The idea of non-human acting was presented as a part of Baltic Circle Festival.

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Théo Mercier / Steven Michel: Affordable Solution for Better Living

02.11.2019 – 03.11.2019

An ironic and relentless performance by a visual artist and a dancer stages the home-assembled furniture of IKEA. The performance was part of Moving in November -festival.

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Maria Hyökyvaara & working group: Kissed by the Isness

19.10.2019 – 29.10.2019

The performance was based on the working group’s two-year journey among meditative methods and human consciousness.

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LECTURE / T.J. Demos: The Politics and Aesthetics of Climate Emergency


A known art historian, critic and curator gave a lecture about his study of how artists and activists navigate global crises, including biopolitical conflicts around ecology, sustainability and climate change.

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recoil Performance Group (DK): MASS – bloom explorations

03.09.2019 – 08.09.2019

A dancer and a scenography in the process of biological moldering in a durational performance installation. Here the audiences get in touch with the decay, the decomposition and the dead.

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Jaakko Pallasvuo & Anni Puolakka: Sacre


A video trilogy Sacre by  Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo was presented during The Night of the Arts. The three parts of the screening are: Sacre (2015), Sacre 2: HEX (2017) sekä Sacr3: Eternal Return (2019).

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Sonja Jokiniemi: Howl

08.08.2019 – 13.08.2019

Choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi’s work Howl is a transformable performance project and an exhibition space.

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Ragnar Kjartansson

11.10.2019 – 02.02.2020

The Visitor is an emotional musical experience and a celebration of creativity, community and friendship

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Torbjørn Rødland

13.09.2019 – 05.01.2020

Torbjørn Rødland is known for carefully staged, beautiful photographs that evoke powerful emotions.

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Alma Heikkilä

15.03.2019 – 28.07.2019
Kiasma Commission by Kordelin

Alma Heikkilä works primarily with subjects that lie beyond human sensory perception, such as microscopic organisms like bacteria, fungi, as well as the biosphere and climate change.

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URB 19 – festival for urban art and culture

07.06.2019 – 14.06.2019

A 20th edition of the URB festival spread in different locations around Helsinki presenting dance, performances, happenings, concerts and workshops.

The programme was curated with four young curators together with Kiasma Theatre’s production team.

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Maija Hirvanen: Magic and Despair

Maija Hirvanen: Magic and Despair

10.05.2019 – 17.05.2019

Choreographer and artist Maija Hirvanen examined the less obivous aspects of empathy in her performance Magic and Despair.

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Heidi Kilpeläinen: Land of Dreams


A 3-channel video installation is about Heidi Kilpeläinen’s singing performance Tango Therapy.

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Tuuja Jänicke & Marja Silde: Esitys hyväksi elämäksi

Tuuja Jänicke & Marja Silde: Proposal for a Good Life

26.04.2019 – 12.05.2019

Durational installations inside Kiasma that were based on UN Universal World Human Rights.

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Love Foundation: Performing Love

Love Foundation: Performing Love

11.04.2019 – 12.04.2019

How can art create a culture of love? How to understand and celebrate love as a communal force?

Together with Kiasma, Love Foundation Helsinki organized a two-day charity art festival Performing Love. Through the mediums of contemporary art, discussions, workshops, performance, and music, our aim is to facilitate positive human interaction and to build a more beautiful urban culture. Performing Love consists of diverse art-related encounters, which let the audience delve both rationally and emotionally into the themes of love and caring for others. Performing Love is part of Kiasma’s next year theme: Here You Are.

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Lecture performance: What is life? An encounter between Art & Science with Björn Kröger (FI/DE) and Margherita Pevere (FI/IT)


What is life? presented two different perspectives, one from art and one from science.

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Iiu Susiraja

15.03.2019 – 28.07.2019

Finnish artist Iiu Susiraja is famous for her candid self-portraits in which she poses for the camera in everyday situations at home and in absurd situations.

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Sanna From – Heta Kuchka: Mashallah – ماشاءالله

07.03.2019 – 13.03.2019

An art project unites young immigrants and senior dancers to reflect together their visibility in the society.

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Concert in the dark: Karina


Kiasma Theatre’s Concert in the dark -series was continued by by Finnish folk pop duo Karina.

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Concert: Högni (IS)


A singer and songwriter from Iceland takes over Kiasma’s 5th floor and Shoplifter’s exhibition for one evening with a string quartet.

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08.02.2019 – 15.09.2019

Joy, playfulness, and innocence – these are among the things that Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter wants to convey with her art.

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Stage Is Yours

08.02.2019 – 18.08.2019

The fourth-floor galleries will fill with participatory and experiential artworks that underline the concepts of giving, hospitality and togetherness.

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Ann Veronica Janssens

12.10.2018 – 13.01.2019

Using sound, light and colour, Janssens creates spaces in which she explores visual perception and its limits.

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Koivuryhmä: The Gospel of Christmas

07.12.2018 – 16.12.2018

The performance, written and directed by Teemu Mäki, combines music, performance, visual art and research.

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Marie-Caroline Hominal / Markus Öhrn: Hominal/Öhrn

03.11.2018 – 04.11.2018

Moving in November contemporary dance festival programme.

The performance was an imagination of Öhrns passed grandmother and what would she do otherwise if given a chance.

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