Catalysti Press Conference 2019

9 March, 2019 - 11:12

Catalysti will hold its first Press Conference in Caisa Cultural Centre, on Monday 18.3. at 12.00.

The program Diversity in Art: Art in Diversity 2019 will be announced.

For Catalysti there will be Paola Livorsi, Tatiana Solovieva, Curt Richter, Nadja Pärssinen and Virpi Velin.

Please join us, if you can!

Catalysti election results

16 February, 2019 - 15:40

Yesterday three new members were elected to Catalysti board: Roberto Pugliese (16 votes), David Flood (12), Tanya Tyniälä (12). There were 22 voters, 12 present, 10 delegate letters.

There were six candidates, Roberto Pugliese, David Flood, Tanya Tyniälä, Nadja Pärssinen (6 votes), Victor Out (2), Walter Fondo (6).

The present board has 7 members: Paola Livorsi, Tatiana Solovieva, Roberto Pugliese, David Flood, Tanya Tyniälä, Ebunoluwa Kivinen, Uzair Amjad.

The next election will take place later in the spring, during the Annual General Meeting.

Extraordinary General Meeting 15.2.

13 February, 2019 - 09:29

Catalysti Extraordinary General Meeting, in Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Maissi -sali, on Friday 15.2. at 5-7 pm. The assembly will elect three new board members.

Call for new board members

30 January, 2019 - 09:48

Catalysti needs three more active members on the board! 

Present board members Ebunoluwa Kivinen and Uzair Amjad are currently very busy and would like to remain as reserve board members, learn in the process and get more active next year. Gian Majidi informed us that he´d prefer to step down from the board, as he´s too busy with his studies and artistic activity. Btw. Mariam Haji left the board last summer, as she realised to be too busy. 

Kone grant 2019-20 and new curators

9 January, 2019 - 17:40

Kone foundation awarded Catalysti a grant of 53 000 e for the series of events Diversity in Art: Art in Diversity, taking place in 2019 and 2020.

The program will start on 21.3.2019 with an event for the Week Against Racism curated by Curt Richter, in WHS theatre. The focus will be diversity in all its forms, with a special attention to the LGBTQ community.

World Village Festival 2019 edition, with focus on Climate Change, will be curated by Willem Wilhelmus.

Other open calls will be launched soon. Stay tuned!


15 November, 2018 - 11:30

Dear Artists,

Catalysti is cooperating with the theatre company Strindberg Laboratory (US/Finland, for a one day festival, The Conqueror and the Conquered, to be held in Malmitalo on 25.4.2019.

Catalysti 5th year anniversary get-together

26 September, 2018 - 15:12

Dear Artists,

Welcome to Catalysti 5th year Anniversary get-together!

On Thursday 25th October at 19:00 in Maunulatalo, Metsäpurontie 4, Helsinki. Please confirm your participation before 19.10.

Five years is an important amount of time and we will love to be all together celebrating.

It will be also an occasion to meet and have an open talk about the future of the association.

We wish as many of you can be present!

Results of Open call for Moniheli fair, Integration 2018

2 September, 2018 - 10:27

Catalysti proposed the following performers to Moniheli fair, Integration 2018, 18.9.2018:

Ahoo Band, a fusion of Spanish, Middle Eastern band, based on the Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Arabic traditions, with Western jazz elements. 

La Colectiva: Radikaali Sekoitus // Mixtas y Radicales. Performance with video, sound and poetry collage. La Colectiva: Martina Adela Miño, Roxana Crisólogo, Rosamaría Bolom and Ana Gutieszca

Results of Open Call for Tumultus - live cinema at Myymälä2 23.8.

10 August, 2018 - 11:21

Thank you all for your proposals! We wish the time and budget constraints would allow for all of the proposals to be produced! We are happy to invite Derek Holzer to perform his Vector Synthesis live cinema performance at the Causatum 2 Live Cinema event on the 23 August 2018 .  

OPEN CALL results: internships in Catalysti

26 June, 2018 - 10:03

Dear all,

The board chose two persons for the internship in Catalysti, starting in August 2018: Jordy Valderrama and Sheung Yiu.

Thank you to all the applicants!

Summer greetings,

Catalysti board

OPEN CALL: internship in Catalysti

6 June, 2018 - 10:55


Would you like to give us a hand at the office?

Catalysti is looking for an intern since 1.8.2018 onwards. The tasks include website and social media updating, communication and help with art events organisation.

The internship will be done in agreement with the Unemployment office (työkokeilu or työharjoittelu) so the applicant must be registered as unemployed.

Catalysti new board 2018

22 May, 2018 - 15:20

Dear Catalysti artists,

During the Annual General Meeting of last 14.5. a brand new board has been elected!

The voters were 31, of which 14 present. All the candidates were elected: 

Mariam Haji (28 votes), Uzair Amjad (26), Ebunoluwa Kivinen (23), Tatiana Solovieva (23), Paola Livorsi (chairperson, 20) and Gian Majidi (reserve board member, 19).

Thanks to the former board members, especially to our founding members Edwina Goldstone and Marek Pluciennik.

Catalysti Annual General Meeting 2018

3 May, 2018 - 17:33

Dear Catalysti Artists,

You´re warmly welcome to Catalysti Annual General Meeting:

On Monday May 14th at 17:00

At Thirsty Scholar, Fabianinkatu 37 Helsinki

It is important that most of you will attend, as it is the moment of the year to elect the new board: see you there!

Caisa selection of Catalysti artists

3 May, 2018 - 11:39

Following Catalysti application, Caisa will present two live art works by Catalysti artists:

MIRROR, MIRROR SEES THEM ALL, multimedia performance by Nadja Pärssinen, Roberto Pugliese and Virpi Velin.

RED ROOM, sound performance by Jaap Klevering.

The live art event "Big Brothers and Sisters", on a concept by Victor X, will take place in Caisa new venue, Leipätehdas, Helsinki, in October 2018.

Big thanks to all the artists for their interesting propositions!



30 April, 2018 - 12:30

We are happy to announce our newest members, who joined Catalysti since the beginning of 2018:

Azar Saiyar  - Film, Visual Arts

Gian Majidi  - Music

Jakob Johannsen - Photography, Visual Arts

Open call for Caisa: results

3 March, 2018 - 09:10

Catalysti board chose the following projects, for the application to Caisa "Big Brothers and Sisters", autumn 2018: 

Nadja P�rssinen, Roberto Pugliese, Virpi Velin: Mirror mirror sees them all - performance installation

Lora Dimova: �FREQUEN?Y?Domain?� animation, Holographic Realms - photographs/sculptures

Jaap Klevering: Red Room - performance

Nayab Ikram: Dial-up - interactive installation

We thank you all for the high quality proposals!

Caisa will inform about the results later this spring.

Open call for Caisa opening autumn 2018

24 January, 2018 - 12:25

Dear artists,

Catalysti is joining forces to apply to Caisa re-opening in autumn 2018, in the new premises in Kallio. You�re invited to send proposals on the theme "Big Brothers and Sisters", proposed by our fellow artist Victor X:

 "It doesn't have to be limited by Orwell's horrors. The AI is coming into our lives slowly but surely. It is adding something substantially new. Watch our kids talking to their Siris and Alices, this is a brave new world" (Victor X). 

Catalysti first Open Meeting 2018

20 January, 2018 - 15:25

Dear artists,

Welcome to Catalysti first Open Meeting of the new year!

On Sunday 4.2. at 5-7 pm in Caf� Baribal, Per�miehenkatu 6/8 Helsinki.

We�ll talk about projects and activities for 2018 and prepare the association�s General Meeting, to be held in the spring.

The focus will be on the candidatures for the new board: all the positions are open, so you are warmly invited to come and participate!

The future of Catalysti depends on you too!

Open call for curators: results

17 December, 2017 - 10:30

Catalysti board voted and approved the following projects for 2018:

Parasite Radio, Week against racism, 23.3.2018 WHS Union Theatre. Curator Juan Duarte.

Africa Inside / Future Inside, World Village Festival 26.-27.5.2018. Curator: Tatiana Solovieva. Artists: Rosamaria Bolom, Macoumba Ndiaye

Mechanics of Conformity, Objekti Festival, Espoo, August-September 2018. Curator: Sepideh Rahaa. Artists: Rosamaria Bolom, Edwina Goldstone, Martina Mino Perez, Sepideh Rahaa, Arlene Tucker.

Thanks to you all for your proposals, looking forward to the coming new year!

Catalysti pikkujoulu & end of the year get-together

11 December, 2017 - 08:26

You�re warmly welcome to join us for this end of the year get-together in caf� Gran Delicato!

In Kalevankatu 34, Helsinki, on Saturday 16.12. at 4-6 pm.

We�ll announce the results of the Open Call for Curators and collect ideas and suggestions for next year activities.

The party will merrily spill over the city after 6 pm...
Looking forward to seeing you there!


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