Exhibition Archive

Exhibition #81 – Mökki

Exhibition #81 – Mökki MÖKKI 20.5. - 6.8.2022   The cottage, or mökki, in Finnish, is a concept familiar to us all; a summer home, a dear place, a feeling of being. A home in the embrace of nature. A place where to calm down. Our summer exhibition features natural materials, handmade household items as well…

Exhibition #80 – Current

Water, as a current moving eternally forward, is the central theme of our 10 year anniversary exhibition.

Exhibition #79 – Thaw

To go from a frozen to a liquid state, to become free of the effect of cold as a result of exposure to warmth, to be warm enough to melt ice and snow, to abandon aloofness, reserve, or hostility, or to become mobile, active, or susceptible to change.

Exhibition #78 – Hearth

Our theme for this winter reflects heat, warmth, the home, sharing stories with our loved ones over a meal, and our primal human relationship with fire.

Exhibition #77 – Antrei Hartikainen: Fragile

Antrei Hartikainen’s exhibition Fragile is themed around the fragility of man and nature.

Exhibition #76 – Spark

Spark presents new local glass, as interpreted by the young and organic generation.

Exhibition #74 – Bloom #6

Bloom is Lokal’s biannual youth exhibition; an established platform for young blossoming creatives to present and sell their work in a curated group exhibition context.

Exhibition #73 – Spring Salon

Inka Bell, Renata Jakowleff, Linda Linko, Paula Pääkkönen, Jenni Rope & Sami Ruotsalainen

Exhibition #72 – Man-Maid-Nature

The artists challenge existing notions of language and form(s) (or formlessness) of both the ‘man-made’ and materials sourced from nature.

Exhibition #71 – Aimo Katajamäki: Ateljee Aimo

Artist, illustrator and graphic designer Aimo Katajamäki moves his world two blocks away from his studio, and into Lokal.

Exhibition #70 – Itkupaju

The Itkupaju exhibition intertwines Itkupaju, a large textile piece by Outi Martikainen, with a sea of candles, and other accompanying art pieces.

Exhibition #69 – Materia


We live in a time in which sensing, touching and analog experiences are limited.

Exhibition #68 – Miniatyr Keramik

Miniatyr Keramik is like a home built into the Lokal gallery space; filled with ceramic miniature sculptures and small ceramic items.

Exhibition #67 – Gathering


Isolation made us long for meaningful gatherings. What is it that brings us together?

Exhibition #66 – Sasha Huber: Tipping of the Iceberg

The white innocence of the polar spaces has always been treacherous.

Exhibition #65 – Tiina Koivusalo: Muoto Lögun

The works in the exhibition ‘Muoto – Lögun’ by Tiina Koivusalo are based upon forms from Iceland and the Finnish archipelago.

Exhibition #64 – Joulumanteli

Joulumanteli, i.e. Christmas almond, is a Christmas greeting in the form of an exhibition by Erja Hirvi and Pasi Kärkkäinen-Tunkelo.

Exhibition #63 – Auvinen / Wiherheimo


Furniture, objects, lighting – contemporary design collection.

Exhibition #62 – Coming Home III

Coming Home III brings to Helsinki the works exhibited in Copenhagen at CHART Design 2019. 

Exhibition #61 – TypoCraftHelsinki’19

The theme of this year’s TypoCraftHelsinki is “Kauno”, or “Joint Writing”.

Exhibition #60 – Helsinki Tones

What does the summertime in Helsinki sound like, and which are the colours that reflect from it’s rooftops at sunset?

Exhibition #59 – Aleksi Martikainen

“An Autumn Hike With Her” combines traditional graphics, photography and sculptures with movement and performativity.

Exhibition #58 – Coming Home II

Coming Home II presents works by the artists who are the heart of Lokal.

Exhibition #57 – Maa


According to Immanuel Kant, beauty is not the quality we see in a peace of art or in nature, but a state of mind.

Exhibition #56 – Kudos


Inka Kivalo, Heli Tuori-Luutonen & Riitta Turunen. Three friends founded an artist trio with an aim to organise a series of joint exhibitions.

Exhibition #55 – Coming Home I

After having made their first appearance at CHART Design 2018 in Copenhagen, these treasured pieces are finally coming back home to show their splendour in Helsinki.

Exhibition #54 – Mesi

MESI (Eng. Nectar) is a dialogue between the two young artists Matias Liimatainen and Sanna Lehto.

Exhibition #53 – Bloom #5

BLOOM is Lokal’s biannual youth exhibition, featuring the works of artists and designers under the age of 30.

Exhibition #52 – Blue Things

Jenni and Matti became friends when they were studying together in 1999. Blue Things is their first joint exhibition.

Exhibition #51 – Printemps

Designer duo Nathalie Lautenbacher and Naoto Niidome create out of unique artwork a miniature world in the Lokal Gallery.

Exhibition #50 – Sisterhood

Ananya and Aurea Tanttu (b. 1994 & -96) are real-life sisters raised in between continents and cultures. Their visual dialogue possesses an aesthetic which honours a forgotten romanticism.

Exhibition #49 – Mix & Match

Mix & Match combines emerging talent we’re excited about and established artists we already love.

Exhibition #48 – VIIVA

Viiva, The Line, is a group exhibition featuring seven artists, who all in the their own technique and chosen material explore ‘the line’.

Exhibition #47 – Satumetsä

Satumetsä (Enchanted Forest) is a playful and a little quirky interpretation of the traditional Finnish fairytales.

Exhibition #46 – TypoCraftHelsinki’17

The TypoCraftHelsinki journey started in 2015 with the TCH´15 exhibition in Helsinki.

Exhibition #45 – Hanni Koroma: Avata

Interior architect and awarded artist Hanni Koroma is celebrating her 20 year artist jubilee year.

Exhibition #44 – Äärillä

ÄÄRILLÄ is a result of a year-long process of Mari Isopahkala and Sami Ruotsalainen designing together and as individuals, showcased together with Reeta Ek’s art prints.

Exhibition #43 – Anna & Sandra

Sisters Anna and Sandra Kantanen are exhibiting together for the first time, bringing together Anna’s everyday objects transformed into luxurious moments, with Sandra’s photographic series ”Distortions”.

Exhibition #42 – Klaus Haapaniemi: Black Lake

A remote cottage in Nordic Iceland overlooking a dark, steaming pond with strange foliage and mysterious lava stones.

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