Editorial: Exhibitions



The Index

Current Exhibition



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

Annankatu 9, 00120 Helsinki
Tue–Fri 12–18, Sat 11–16

All Exhibitions

Exhibition #72 – Man-Maid-Nature

In MAN-MAID-NATURE the artists challenge existing notions of language and form(s) (or formlessness) of both the ‘man-made’ but also materials sourced from nature.

Exhibition #71 – Aimo Katajamäki

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

20.8. – 31.10.2020

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


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

Exhibition #65 – Tiina Koivusalo

17.1. – 1.3.2020

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

Exhibition #64 – Joulumanteli

22.11.2019 – 12.1.2020

Joulumanteli [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

 4.10. – 3.11.2019

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

Exhibition #61 – TypoCraftHelsinki’19

The theme of this years TypoCraftHelsinki is “Kauno”, or “Joint Writing”.

Exhibition #60 – Helsinki Tones

13.6. – 18.8. 2019

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


Exhibition  “An Autumn Hike With Her” by Aleksi Martikainen combines traditional graphic, photograph 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


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, too

Exhibition #54 – Mesi


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

Exhibition #53 – Bloom

23.8. -7.10.2018

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 at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki 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

7 -29.4.2018

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

3 – 31.3.2018

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 – Avata

Interior architect and awarded artist Hanni Koroma is celebrating her 20 year artist jubilee year. To honour this, Lokal has invited Koroma to compile their summer exhibition.

Exhibition #44 – Äärillä

The ÄÄRILLÄ exhibition is a result of a year-long process of Mari Isopahkala and Sami Ruotsalainen designing together and as individuals. This design process has resulted in unique ceramic and glass pieces, which will be showcased in Lokal together with Reeta Ek’s art prints.

Exhibition #43 – Anna & Sandra

Sisters Anna and Sandra Kantanen are exhibiting together for the first time. In a collaboration they are bringing together Anna’s passion to transform everyday objects into luxurious moments, with Sandra’s floral photographic series ”Distortions”.

Exhibition #42 – Klaus Haapaniemi Black Lake

31.3.2017 – 30.4.2017

A remote cottage in Nordic Iceland overlooking a dark, steaming pond with strange foliage and mysterious lava stones. Black lake is Klaus Haapaniemi & Co’s new collection inspired by a description of this volcanic landscape and a magical land.

Exhibition #41 – The House of Play and Rain

24.2.2017 – 19.3.2017

The House of Play and Rain is the first in a series of three exhibitions, as part of Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen’s doctoral studies at Aalto university.

Exhibition #40 – Oi Suomi, katso


Taiteilijat O ry:n 10-vuotisnäyttely Oi Suomi, katso kommunikoi taideteollisen taiteen ammattilaisten viestin Suomelle. Eri medioin ja materiaalein puhalletaan yhteiseen kipinään keskellä pimeää kaamosaikaa.

Exhibition #39 – Yhes

20.11.2016 -8.1.2017

Yhes, Together, is a group exhibition in which we celebrate together with the theme of an abundant festive setting.

Exhibition #38 – Taittuvan valon valtakunta

15.10 – 13.11.2016

Ville Tanttu – Taittuvan valon valtakunta

Exhibition #37 – BLOOM


Lokal’s annual youth exhibition, featuring artists and designers under the age of 30.

Exhibition #36 – Growth

10.6 – 21.8.2016

Lokal gives a taste of the theme ‘growth’, by hosting selected artists from the main ONOMA exhibition (curated by Katja Hagelstam) in Fiskars.

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