City / Town: Helsinki


Vidha Saumya is a poet, drawer, cook and a bookmaker. Currently researching conceptual perspectives, experiments in authorship, future of the book, core curatorial activities and artistic positions through practices of self-publishing from a testimonial position of a brown immigrant woman in the non-brown environs of Helsinki.


I am an Argentinian academic musician, guitar player, composer and improviser. I have also a long experience in teaching. I have played different genres, mainly jazz and Argentinian folk music, but for the past seven years I have focused on free improvisation and contemporary music. Before moving to Finland I worked as a vice director …

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Rita Vargas

In my work, I look upon universal values of compassion and the natural human need for connection by showing openly messages of resistance, defiance, loneliness, isolation in contrast with sharp energy of colours, strong statements through light installations, provoking video art, sensual (or some may say scandalous) images. My art communicates with the audiences with …

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Ava Imogen Grayson is a Canadian-born sound and media artist living and working in Helsinki. She holds a Master’s in Sound in New Media (Aalto University) and a Bachelor of Music Composition (University of British Columbia). Grayson is a lecturer (Sound Art & Sonic Arts) at the University of the Arts Helsinki, and regularly facilitates …

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Juliana Irene Smith

As an artist, I have never conformed to a medium, but always used art as an access point to say something, to do something, because I was never going to be a politician, I was never going to be a human rights lawyer. But I had to do something. My focus has been on post-trauma, how it affects …

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