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Artist Niko Luoma and curator Elina Suoyrjö selected for 2018 ISCP residencies

 Niko Luoma’s alumni residency will take place in November-December 2018. Luoma’s previous solo exhibition was on view at Bryce Wolkowitz earlier this year. Photo by: Liisa Jokinen.

Niko Luoma’s alumni residency will take place in November-December 2018. Luoma’s previous solo exhibition was on view at Bryce Wolkowitz earlier this year. Photo by: Liisa Jokinen.

 Elina Suoyrjö’s curatorial residency at the ISCP will take place in October-November 2018. Suoyrjö is an independent curator and currently working as the director of Titanik art space in Turku, Finland.

Elina Suoyrjö’s curatorial residency at the ISCP will take place in October-November 2018. Suoyrjö is an independent curator and currently working as the director of Titanik art space in Turku, Finland.

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York is happy to announce that Elina Suoyrjö has been selected for the 2018 curatorial residency, and artist Niko Luoma for the 2018 alumni residency at ISCP – The International Studio and Curatorial Program. Both residencies are made possible by the Kordelin Foundation in Finland.

Photographer Niko Luoma returns to New York for two months in November - December 2018 to work on his upcoming retrospective monograph, set to be published in Spring 2019. Luoma was ISCP’s artist-in-residence in 2013. His second New York solo exhibition, Proximity at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery opened in March 2018. The exhibition of large-scale photographic works based on Cubist ideas of visual space coincided with the launch of Luoma’s artistic collaboration with the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo.

Elina Suoyrjö is an independent curator and a PhD candidate at Middlesex University, London. Her curatorial practice evolves around working collaboratively and site-specifically with artists: a tendency Suoyrjö is looking forward to explore further by engaging in dialogue with New York artists and curators. Suoyrjö’s PhD research focuses on feminist strategies in curating contemporary art, with focus on working with affect, emotion and energies. She is currently working as the director of Titanik art space in Turku, Finland.

The selection for the curatorial residency was made in collaboration with ISCP, FCINY, and Frame Contemporary Art Finland. The selection for the alumni residency was made in collaboration with ISCP and FCINY.

The curatorial residency at the ISCP is organized in collaboration with the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s Frame Curatorial Fellowship Program, with the support from the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. The ISCP alumni and curatorial residencies are a continuation to the residencies enabled to Finnish visual arts professionals by the Kordelin Foundation. Read more about the collaboration here.

 Niko Luoma,  Proximity , 2018. Exhibition view at Bryce Wolkowitz, New York. Courtesy the artist and Bryce Wolkowitz. 

Niko Luoma, Proximity, 2018. Exhibition view at Bryce Wolkowitz, New York. Courtesy the artist and Bryce Wolkowitz. 

 Niko Luoma, from the note books, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. 

Niko Luoma, from the note books, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. 

  Only the Lonely , curated by Elina Suoyrjö, 2015. Exhibition view at La Galerie, centre for contemporay art, Noisy-le-Sec/Paris. Photo: Cédrick Eymenier.

Only the Lonely, curated by Elina Suoyrjö, 2015. Exhibition view at La Galerie, centre for contemporay art, Noisy-le-Sec/Paris. Photo: Cédrick Eymenier.

  Good Vibrations , curated by Elina Suoyrjö, 2017. Exhibition view at SIC, Helsinki.

Good Vibrations, curated by Elina Suoyrjö, 2017. Exhibition view at SIC, Helsinki.

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