Catalysti Members’ Annual Exhibition & Art Lottery

For more than 10 years, the non-profit association Catalysti Ry has created exhibition opportunities for transcultural artists in Finland. This year’s Annual Exhibition is an experiment—welcome to celebrate Catalysti’s inaugural Art Lottery event! 


When? Saturday 2 December from 15-19

Address: Outo Olo Art Space, Vaasankatu 15 (next to Just Vege).

Closest metro: Sörnäinen


All are welcome to join us in celebrating the participating artists: 

Sahar Ajami 

Aman Askarizad 

Joachim Beens 

Rosamaría Bolom 

Gladys Camilo ​​

Mariam Falaileh 

Julia Fidder 

Maija Fox 

Vahid Goodarzpour 

Myriam Gras 

Özgü Gündeşlioğlu 

Sofi Häkkinen 

Cinta Hermo 

Jane Hughes 

Impropias Collective 

Paola Jalili 

Vera Lapitskaya 

Hanan Mahbouba 

Saara Mahbouba 

Catarina Neves Ricci 

Phan Nguyen 

Ulla Prami 

Gabriella Presnal 

Juliana Irene Smith 

Olga Spyropoulou 

Fran Trento 

While it’s only these members who will participate in the art-swap lottery, we invite everyone in the extended Catalysti community (and beyond) to join us to celebrate, socialise, share some glögi, and taste some transcultural Christmas porridge. The drawing of the lottery will take place around 17pm, then please hang around to enjoy tunes by DJ PJ.

Why a lottery?

The aim for this year’s Catalysti annual exhibition is to profile and uplift as many of the association’s 250 members as possible through exhibiting and documenting their works, while connecting them with like-minded peers in a warm and celebratory social environment. Through this, we also seek to experiment with rethinking and proposing alternative exhibition practices that can be actualised with limited resources.

Being an artist often means being in competition with your peers. Everyone is forced to apply and compete for open calls, residencies, grants, and exhibition opportunities. We didn’t want to reinforce this competitive spirit, so we’re testing if the lottery could be a different way to make an exhibition for a membership organisation. And in this way, all members have the opportunity to receive an artwork gift, while being recognised and celebrated by their peers.


Some information about the exhibition’s accessibility is on the Outo Olo website, and please feel free to contact us via to share particular needs—we will do our best to accommodate them. 


Supported by Kone Foundation

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