Frame awarded grants for international projects in Finnish contemporary art

Following its round of project grant applications in March 2016, Frame Contemporary Art Finland has awarded 121,650 euros in grants for international exhibitions, publications and visits by art professionals taking place in 2016. Frame received 162 applications in total, 32 per cent of which were approved. The total sum of 121,650 euros was awarded to 52 projects. All in all, applications were received for a total sum of approximately 910,000 euros. The grant recipients are listed in English on Frame’s website.

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On beets and ping pong: Interview with Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors

“Erkka and I became very close friends at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam during 2007–2008. We felt an immediate connection with each other’s works – a shared interest in a kind of bodily and mediated grotesque”, says artist Nathaniel Mellors.

Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen will represent Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 with The Aalto Natives exhibition, curated by Xander Karskens. We discussed about their forthcoming Biennale exhibition, why they admire each other’s artistic work – and which one is better at ping pong.

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International Residencies Reflected symposium to be held in Helsinki in November

Residencies Reflected, a symposium focusing on residencies as spaces for artistic development, invites participants to a three-day event taking place November 16–18 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The symposium is co-organized by the University of the Arts Helsinki / Academy of Fine Arts, the HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland, with support from Kone Foundation.

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Meet the Curator: Richard Birkett

We have a pleasure of hosting a Meet the Curator talk with curator Richard Birkett on Tuesday 28 June at 6–7.30 pm at Frame’s office. Birkett is curator at Artists Space, New York. He is currently working at the HICP residency on Suomenlinna Island.

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We are now Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Frame is adopting a new name, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, that better reflects the foundation’s role and mission as an advocate for Finnish contemporary art both in Finland and internationally. The new name will not effect on Frame’s work or the genres of contemporary art supported under its grant programme.

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Artists for the residencies in UK in 2016 have been selected

Artists Henna-Riikka Halonen and Jenna Sutela have been selected for artist residencies in Britain in 2016. The residency programmes are co-organised by Frame and the Finnish Institute in London. Video and performance artist Henna-Riikka Halonen will work in the Wysing Poly residence at the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge. Jenna Sutela, who works mainly with performance, video and text, is participating the HereAfter residency programme at the White Building (SPACE) in London.

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Kiasma to be Frame’s main partner at the Venice Biennale

The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Frame will partner in producing the Finnish exhibition for the Venice Biennale 2017. The partnership will further strengthen collaboration that has endured over the past two biennales in 2013 and 2015. It has been agreed preliminarily that Frame and Kiasma’s collaboration will continue also in 2019, when Frame is in charge of both Finland’s exhibition in the Alvar Aalto Pavilion and the joint exhibition with Norway and Sweden in the Nordic Pavilion.

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Frame travel grants available also to curators outside Finland

Frame distributes grants to promote Finnish contemporary art internationally. Applications for Frame travel grants for international projects related to Finnish contemporary art are open until 31 October 2016. This year travel grants are also available to international curators for visits to Finland and Finnish working groups involved in international projects.

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