Finnish Art in New York in March 2018

New York offers an abundance of exhibitions  all year round, but it is during the month of March when art lovers are getting a special treat as some of the most significant art fairs, The Armory Show, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), Independent Art Fair, VOLTA NY, Spring Break Art Show, The ADAA Art Show and Collective Design Fair all take place March 5–11, 2018. The fairs offer a chance to get a cross-sectional and most importantly, international, view on contemporary art scenes. The FCINY compiled a list of fairs, exhibitions and events that feature Finnish artists in New York in March 2018.

Henna Vainio,  Length of Leaning,  2014.

Henna Vainio, Length of Leaning, 2014.

Art Fairs

Galerie Forsblom, representing Finnish artists Toni R. Toivonen and Kim Simonsson, will be participating in The Armory Show at Pier 94, where also Henna Vainio’s works will be represented by Josh Lilley Gallery.

Makasiini Contemporary, the latest add to Turku’s gallery scene, will be participating in the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) representing Finnish artist Liisa Pesonen.

Riitta Ikonen’s photographic work will be featured in the Spring Break Art Show at Times Square.

At the ADAA Art Show, Marian Goodman Gallery will be representing Eija-Liisa Ahtila.

Niko Luoma,  Adaptation of 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignone' by Pablo Picasso, 1907 , 2017.

Niko Luoma, Adaptation of 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignone' by Pablo Picasso, 1907, 2017.


FCINY wants to highlight the exhibition ‘Proximity’ by Niko Luoma at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, running March 1 – April 14, 2018. Photographic artist Niko Luoma is a FCINY’s residency alumnus from 2013 when he took part in the six-month-long residency program at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn.

The group exhibition ‘Indelible Marks’ at the American Medium features new work by artist Jaakko Pallasvuo. The exhibition will be on view until March 24, 2018. Pallasvuo collaborated with MOBIUS fellow Aily Nash in the Fall 2017, when the two of them co-hosted a screening and discussion at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

In addition, Virva Hinnemo’s solo exhibition is on view at the Anita Rogers Gallery, running February 21 – April 21, 2018.



As part of the Armory Show’s 2018 VIP Programs, Scandinavia House organizes a panel talk, the Experimental Lens, on Saturday, March 10 at 12 pm that discusses the changing world of photography, self-expression, and technology related to themes in The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography exhibition, currently on view at Scandinavia House. The panel is joined by FCINY and ISCP residency alumna Teija Isorättyä.

Installation view of  Indelible Marks  at the American Medium, 2018. Courtesy of the gallery.

Installation view of Indelible Marks at the American Medium, 2018. Courtesy of the gallery.