New Residency Manager: Susanne Boswell

Photo: Eduardo Cure

We welcome Susanne Boswell as Manager of Artist-in-Residence Program of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to become part of the team of the Finnish Cultural Institute. Since my first trip to Helsinki in 2004, I have a great affinity for Finnish culture – from Alvar Aalto to Aki Kaurismäki and beyond. Having arrived to these American shores as a foreigner myself, I understand the challenges of navigating this amazing city,” Boswell says.

Boswell is a native German, currently based in New York City. She is widely experienced in the field of arts and culture. Boswell is the founding editor of Station to Station, an online magazine, which facilitates transatlantic cultural dialogue between New York and Berlin. Additionally, Boswell has curated ’Station to Station: Videos from Berlin’ (2013), which premiered at the Knockdown Center and ’Dirty Minds: Reading below the Frame’ (2015) at the Rooster Gallery.  She holds a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University and an MA in Visual Culture Theory from New York University.

At the Institute Boswell will support the Artists-in-Residence in making the most out of their New York residency: “I am looking forward to create customized experiences for each of the participating artists-in-residence and meet their individual needs, goals and visions. I am passionate about facilitating strategic connections with key players in the fields of architecture, design and the arts in New York and to build a lasting network of cultural collaborators between Finland and the United States.”

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York has been hosting independent residencies for Finnish contemporary artists, designers and architects since its founding in 1990. In addition the Institute has an ongoing collaboration with International Studio and Residency Program supported by the the Alfred Kordelin Foundation in East Williamsburg and Triangle Arts Association supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation in Dumbo. The application period for 2018 residencies opens in April.

For more information, contact:

Susanne Boswell

Residency Manager
Finnish Cultural Institute in New York