First artists for Triangle Arts Association's Residency Program in 2016 Announced

Riikka Kuoppala: And That's All I Remember (installation image), 2015

In the fall of 2014 the FCINY added more residency opportunities for artists by starting a partnership with Triangle Arts Association’s residency program. This partnership, which is funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, SKR), is set to benefit Finnish artists as well as the artist community at Triangle Workshop by creating an international network of professional artists.

For the first half of the 2016, two more artists will be starting their residency at Triangle Arts Association in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The professionals selected during the FCINY’s application process in the Spring 2015 will also be granted an apartment for their time in the residency. The periods of residency at Triangle are three months long.

Elina Vainio: Core Samples, work in progress.



The artists commencing the 2016 residency term
were chosen by the jury of Triangle Arts Association.

Elina Vainio: (January–March)

Riikka Kuoppala: (April–June)

Riikka Kuoppala: Couch, TV and VCR (installation image), 2013.

Elina Vainio: Mod. Cons. (still images from a video), work in progress.

Triangle Arts Association is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career international and national visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities. Triangle Residency was created in 2002. The residency offers spacious studios for artists to realize large-scale, long-term projects and provides a collegial working environment. Each artist’s stay culminates in an Open Studio exhibition to which the general public is invited. Resident artists will also receive studio visits from critics, writers and curators. 

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York has been running a residency program for Finnish artists, designers and architects in New York City since its establishment in 1990. The aim of the program is to offer a creative working and research period, as well as networking opportunities in a new cultural context for professionals in all stages of their career.  Since its initiation, FCINY’s residency program has hosted over six hundred Finnish or Finland-based visual arts professionals.