The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York operates in the fields of contemporary art, design and architecture, creating dialogue between Finnish and American professionals and audiences.

Office in New York



Kaarina Gould


Project Manager

Ilari Laamanen 


Residency Manager

Susanne Boswell



Isabelle Rosse



Oona Pohjolainen


The Foundation for
the Finnish Cultural Institute
in New York, Helsinki

Administrative director

Eeva Talvitie

Kalliolinnantie 4
00140 Helsinki


Esa Laaksonen (SAFA)           

Vice Chairman

Susan Elo (Ornamo)


Selina Anttinen (SAFA)

Kaisu Koivisto (STS)

Päivi Meuronen (Ornamo)

Harri Pälviranta (STS) 

Sanna-Mari Jäntti

STS — Artists’ Association of Finland
Ornamo — Finnish Association of Designers
SAFA — Finnish Association of Architects

Advisory Board In Finland

Päivi Bergroth, Marja Kanervo, Hannu Kähönen, Antti Lassila, Rainer Mahlamäki, Maija Tanninen-Mattila

Advisory Board In the US

Richard A. Anderman, Richard Berglund, Kenneth Frampton, Edward P. Gallagher, Alanna Heiss, Karl Katz, Kati Korpijaakko, Jack Lenor Larsen, Peter MacKeith, Peter Reed, Tucker Viemeister, Tod Williams


The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York was established in 1990 as a residency center for Finnish artists, designers and architects. Deriving from that legacy, all the FCINY's activities aim towards setting people and ideas in motion, and creating dialogue.

At the core of putting people and ideas on the move are our residency and mobility programs. Furthermore we also organize exhibitions and events, and actively communicate about the visual arts.

We aim to be a flexible agent in the cross-Atlantic Finnish-American cultural exchange, recognizing timely critical ideas and debates in the visual fields and producing thought-provoking contributions of our own. 

FCINY’s working method is collaboration with both local and overseas partners.