HIAP Open Studios / Spring 2023

HIAP Open Studios / Spring 2023




08:36 – 08:36


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Welcome to the Spring edition of the HIAP Open Studios! 

Check programme and event info below!

The event offers the unique opportunity to meet up and engage into conversations with the resident artists and curators, get to know more about their practice, and view the work that they are currently developing as part of their residency. This season’s event takes place in the first half of the Spring residency season that runs until mid-July, and therefore allows a glimpse into the early stages of artistic work, research and experimentation.

This year’s Open Studios also showcases work-in-progress from Ukrainian artists who are residents of the Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Programme network. The current partners of the programme are AARK, Art Centre Salmela, Connecting Points programme, Fairres, Goethe-Institut Finnland, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme,    Kristinestad Art Residency, Loviisa Art Support Association, Nelimarkka Museum, Pro Artibus, Tahmelan Huvila, The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, The Finnish Illustration Association Kuvittajat, and Värtsilä Artist Residency. The continuation of the programme is possible due to the support of Kone Foundation and Nordic Culture Point.

Participating HIAP residents
Anna Broms (FIN)
Margaret Chu (HKG)
Valerio Di Lucente (ITA)
Elina Juopperi (FIN)
Make or Break (AUS)
Daniel Malpica (MEX/FIN) and Eva Mihti (FIN)
Blaine O’Donnell (IRL)
Sarah Rodigari (AUS)
Vincent Roumagnac (FRA/FIN)

Participating Ukraine Solidarity Residencies Programme residents
Polina Choni (UKR)
Nataliia Deineka (UKR)
Katya Lesiv (UKR)
MKUV Studio – Maria Kulikovska and Uleg Vinnichenko (UKR)
Stanislava Ovchinnikova (UKR)
Anastasiia Sviridenko (UKR)


FRI 26 MAY 17:00–21:00
SAT 27 MAY 15:00–19:00
Besides the ongoing presentations of the residents’ work-in-progress, the programme features also live events.
(we recommend taking the 16:40 ferry)
      Works-in-progress by Anna Broms, Margaret Chu, Daniel Malpica and Eva Mihti, Sarah Rodigari.
      Works-in-progress by Polina Choni, Nataliia Deineka, Valerio Di Lucente, Elina Juopperi, Katya Lesiv, MKUV Studio – Maria Kulikovska & Uleg Vinnichenko, Blaine O’Donnell, Stanislava Ovchinnikova, Vincent Roumagnac, Anastasiia Sviridenko.
Free entrance. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Note: Parts of the event will be photo-documented. The images will be used by HIAP for communication purposes.

  • How to get to Suomenlinna
Take the HSL ferry that leaves from the Market Square (Kauppatori). Ferry timetable here.
The private water bus FRS Finland/Suomen Saaristokuljetus Oy leaves from the Market Square (Lyypekinlaituri). Timetable & fares here.
  • Accessibility
Accessing the HIAP studios, office, Gallery Augusta & Project Space by wheelchair is possible but we recommend to be accompanied by a person assisting because the entrance doors are not step-free. The HIAP toilets are not wheelchair-accessible but you can find accessible toilets on five different locations on the island indicated on this map. The closest one to the HIAP Studios is located in the Summer Theatre (building nr 36 on the Suomenlinna visitors’ map).
If you prefer to follow a more accessible route towards the HIAP premises, please check the map indicating more accessible routes on the island here. The map is also available at the Tourist Information Desk in the Jetty Barracks (building nr 2 on the visitors’ map). Please note that no signposts designate the accessible route in the terrain.
We are happy to help you plan your visit. Please contact us for additional information!

Fri 26 May 2023 – 27 May 2023 Closed today


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Suomenlinna B 28 / 2
00190, Helsinki