Artists 2020

Who: Mari Ahokoivu, Denmark

What: Mari Ahokoivu, a Finnish comic strip artist and illustrator living in Copenhagen, draws comic strips for both adults and children. The award-winning artist’s work have been published in Finland and abroad.

Project in Mänttä: During her residency period, Ahokoivu intends to work on her comic strip adaptation of Edith Warthon’s short story Lady's Maid's Bell. The short story, first published in 1902, is a classic ghost story that fulfils all the characteristics of Gothic, starting with the manor house milieu. The main theme of the tale is despair.

Who: Martha Alcantara, Mexico

What: Martha Alcantara, from Mexico, is a photographer who captivates with her abstract approach to making art.

Project in Mänttä: Alcantara wants to create a series of images that tell of the encounter between permanent architecture and momentary light. In her photographs, she wishes to show how material can become intangible in the evolutionary continuum. Alcantara’s abstract photographic style is evident in the fact that in her works she focuses only on the essential: the images are stripped of detail and everything unnecessary, so that all that remains is a clean-line form. In Mänttä, Alcantara believes she will find a lot of inspiring architecture for her project entitled Metamorphoses.

Who: Kate Bae, USA

What: Born and raised in South Korea, Kate Bae is a visual artist and curator, currently based in the New York area of the USA.

Project in Mänttä: Bae, who has an immigrant background, is interested in exploring and dismantling identities. In her art, she concretely dismantles what she has made: first, she spills acrylic paint on to a surface, then waits for it to dry and finally peels the cracking paint surface away. From the shaving-like material created in this way, she constructs various installations. The process resembles a person’s ability to shape themselves. While in Mänttä, Bae would also like to work on the themes of identity, creation and the connection of body and soul.

Who: Caroline Clerc, USA

What: Caroline Clerc, who lives in Los Angeles, is a photographer and assistant professor at the University of Southern California.

Project in Mänttä: In her art, Clerc has pondered the human relationship with nature and landscape. At the moment of seeing, the landscape seems permanent and calm, but in reality it is not what it seems. In Mänttä, Clerc wants to walk through nature and photograph her surroundings. The final works will be created in the studio when she reconstructs several exposures into a single photograph using digital methods. Thus the creation of the final image will be guided by the artist’s empirical memories.

Who: Cristiana De Marchi, Lebanon

What: Born in Italy but settled in Lebanon, Cristiana De Marchi is a textile and video artist.

Project in Mänttä: During her residency period, De Marchi intends to devote her time to a new series of works, a world map in monochrome embroidery that illustrates environmental justice. The abstract, aestheticised embroidery shows the causes and consequences of resource exploitation, waste and environmental degradation and commercialisation. The project is a natural extension to De Marchi’s artistic career, during which she has addressed extensively societal issues such as migration and human rights.

Who: Janette Holmström, Finland

What: The works of Janette Holmström, an Imatra-based visual artist, convey perceptions of time and place, the relationship between people and environment, and the importance of this relationship in the formation of identity.

Project in Mänttä: During her residency period, Holmström intends to make exploratory hikes into her surroundings. In recent years, he has photographed objects she encounters on the streets that people have abandoned and released from their meaning on being rejected. How could they be given new meaning? How can the life cycle of things intended to be disposable be shaped at a time when everything is already in abundance?

Who: Juliana Hyrri, Finland

What: Juliana Hyrri was born in Estonia but now lives in Helsinki. She mainly produces comic strips but also a diverse range of other artistic work, often inspired by elements found in nature.

Project in Mänttä: In recent years, Hyrri has been collecting stories about her own life and others’ with the aim of compiling them into graphic short stories for her upcoming work Russian Child. She will continue this work in Mänttä. The book is inspired by the concepts of cultural identity and integration, change, and linguistic and cultural heritage. Hyrri seeks to portray misunderstandings that have made the individual appear to have lived in an imaginary reality. She wants to show the moments of revelation that make a person look at the world in a different way.

Who: Henrik Härkönen, Finland

What: Henrik Härkönen’s artistic style is material aesthetic Abstract Expressionism. It depicts internal feelings via a non-representational form.

Project in Mänttä: In Mänttä, Härkönen wishes to articulate the malaise and melancholy of the xy generation. At the residency, he plans to turn his earlier spatial works into three-dimensional sculptures. The intention is to transform location-specific, large-scale but stylistically minimalist forms – circles, triangles and crosses – into an ensemble of smaller sculptures, drawings and monotypes that the artist can send to galleries in Finland and worldwide.

Who: Esa Laaksonen, Finland

What: Esa Laaksonen is an architect and non-fiction writer, also known as Director of the Alvar Aalto Academy.

Project in Mänttä: Esa Laaksonen was at the Serlachius Residency for the first time in autumn 2018, when he worked on his doctoral thesis Atmosphere as mediator of architectural experience. In his upcoming residency, he intends to continue on the same subject but also to write about the architecture of Helsinki’s unrealised Olympic buildings. In addition, his plans include a new project on Alvar Aalto’s temporary world exhibition pavilions in Paris (1937) and New York (1939).

Who: Yen-Hua Lee, Taiwan

What: Yen-Hua Lee, from Taiwan, is a visual artist who is captivated by the concepts of time, space and memory.

Project in Mänttä: At the Serlachius Residency, Yen-Hua Lee will continue two of her long-term projects. In her series of works Book Project, launched in 2006, Lee explores the similarities between memory and book browsing. Home Project extends memory trace research into the home. In paintings, sculptures and installations, the artist seeks to depict the relationship between people and space in their homes. During her residency period, Lee wants to see what forms these two projects can assume in Mänttä.

Who: Hannu Lukin, Finland

What: Visual artist Hannu Lukin, a long-time teacher of fine art at Liminka School of Arts, is known for his large, expressive paintings.

Project in Mänttä: Hannu Lukin applied to the Serlachius Residency primarily to prepare for his upcoming art exhibitions in Kemi and Budapest. He is also fascinated by the waterways around Mänttä, which in the glowing light of a Finnish summer’s night are attractive subjects for painting. In addition, Lukin would also like to organise art education and workshops in the community.

Who: Guido Mitidieri, Italy/Finland

What: Italian architect, scenographer and artist Guido Mitidieri works particularly in nature, with natural materials. At the same time, he wants to learn more about himself, his heart and our planet.

Project in Mänttä: Mitidieri was in Mänttä in spring 2019. The theme of his residency was to study the natural landscape of the locality, particularly spring and summer growth, the rebirth of nature. As a product of the residency period, Mänttä obtained, among other things, a land art work beside Lemmenpolku, the path of love. In 2020, the artist returns to the residency, this time with the death of nature, moving from autumn to winter, as his theme. He aims to implement a new land art work in Mänttä on this theme.

Who: Takeshi Moro, USA

What: Born in Japan but settled in the USA, Takeshi Moro is a visual artist and photographer who is also a teacher and researcher at Santa Clara University in California.

Project in Mänttä: Moro is an experienced visitor to Finland and Mänttä. The upcoming residency is his fifth visit to Mänttä. Many remember Moro’s project from 2015, in which he produced karaoke videos with local people and residents of Mänttä reception centre. This time, he plans to shoot short films, with Mänttä and Mänttä residents once again cast in the leading roles. Moro wants to present local historical narratives and show the importance of ordinary, everyday stories. In his project, Moro will continues his characteristic communal approach to working.

Who: Mari Mäki, Sweden

What: Born in Finland but settled in Sweden, Maria Mäki is a photographic artist and photojournalist.

Project in Mänttä: Mäki has studied the work of the American Farm Security Administration photographer Barbara Wright. In 1937, Wright made a journey from America to Europe and Finland, where she photographed rural areas and people in the vicinity of Pekkala Manor in Ruovesi. During her residency period, Mäki would like to reconstruct Wright’s visit to Finland and present through moving images, sound and still images what it might have looked like in 2020. She also intends to include in her pictorial travel diary historical photographs taken by Wright.

Who: Anna Ruth / Äkkigalleria, Finland

What: Äkkigalleria is an artist-run, nomadic contemporary art gallery, which was established in Jyväskylä in 2009. Its intention is to make visual arts and their presentation more energetic and event-like – to create alternative venues for the arts and artists.

Project in Mänttä: Project in Mänttä: Äkkigalleria aims to organise in Mänttä’s town centre and streets a number of cross-disciplinary art projects in summer 2020. The intention is also to involve local parties in the urban art projects.

Who: Minna Soraluoma, Finland

What: In recent years, visual artist Minna Soraluoma has been looking for large, quantitative narratives and has been working on her diary keeping.

Project in Mänttä: The public’s interest in diary keeping led Soraluoma to consider theatrical, functional and communal ways of approaching diaries. Could one write a diary with others? During her residency period, Soraluoma would like to experiment with diary workshops and continue her artistic work with diaries. She is also attracted by smaller, experimental writings on visual art.

Who: Martirene Alcantara, Meksiko City.

What: Visual artist Leila Tanskanen is interested in darkness. She has addressed the theme through painting, drawing and the monotype technique. 

Project in Mänttä: In Mänttä, Tanskanen would like to continue on the theme of darkness. She intends to interview people about darkness and base her works of art on the experiences uncovered. Could the experience of the fear of darkness be captured in a work of art? Tanskanen is also fascinated by fading light in a landscape and the way other senses are strengthened when the power of vision is limited.

Who: Kim Hwanhee & Felix Nyberg, Korea/Finland

What: The artist duo Nana & Felix, namely Korean Kim Hwanhee and Finn Felix Nyberg have worked together since 2012. Often they address in their art with the way that images are constructed and the role images play in constructing our social and cultural environment.

Project in Mänttä: At the Serlachius Residency, Nana & Felix will continue the SoMe project they began in 2013. In it, they explore and try to understand the relationship between photographs and real life in an world that’s becoming increasingly digital. They collect and document images and advertisements, particularly online, and then cut and shape them into three-dimensional works.

Who: Marika Krasina & Anton Kryvulia, Russia

What: Marika Krasina from Russia and Anton Kryvulia from Belarus form a group entitled Rabota, which does performance art.

Project in Mänttä: In Mänttä, Krasina and Kryvulia plan to implement their Light in a Room project. First, the artists depict the shadows and reflections formed by various symbols and words when light is shone from behind them on to the wall of a dark room. After capturing the text, they want, they instal it on a wall. In this way, the artists study the movement of light in time. The project is a natural extension to the duo’s performative installations, where objects tell stories about the real life of the artists.

Who: Marko Marin, Finland

What: Marko Marin is a photographer living in Mänttä.

Project in Mänttä: Mänttä-based Marko Marin applied to the Serlachius Residency for working space to develop his photography in studio conditions. The artistic content of his work in Mänttä still undecided, but Marin is interested in portraits, of which he is planning his own exhibition. Implementing some kind of community project with local youth services is also possible.

Applications to Serlachius Residency 2019

Different countires

Artists from previous years

Who: Sigbjørn Bratlie, Norway

What: Born in Norway but currently based in Poland, Sigbjørn Bratlie is an artist inspired by languages. He speaks twelve different languages, including a little Finnish. In his works, the artist strives to look at issues from new perspectives, which brings to the works incisive humour.  

Project in Mänttä: Sigbjørn Bratlie oli tammikuussa 2015 yksi Serlachius-residenssin ensimmäisistä taiteilijoista. Alkuvuoden 2015 hän työsti pääasiassa kahta videoteostaan. Toisella residenssijaksollaan 2019 Bratlie valmisteli erityisesti tulevaa näyttelyään Norjassa ja sen avainteosta Colloquiumia, joka on suurikokoinen mutta pikkutarkka jäljennös georgialaisen iltapäivälehden etusivusta syyskuulta 2017.

Who: Nisrine Boukhari, Syria/Austria/Sweden

What: Born in Syria, visual artist Nisrine Boukhari nowadays lives and works in Austria and Sweden. She works diversely through performances, installations, videos, audio and also writing.

Project in Mänttä: Boukhari is interested in the impact of the environment on human behaviour and emotions. In Mänttä, she worked on her long-term project, Wanderism is a State of MindWhat can a wanderer find in Mänttä? In her Aleksanterin linna exhibition, Boukhari presented, among other things, a video work, drawings and the installation Contemplations on Wandering City, which was implemented on the floor of the gallery space. Contemplations on Wandering City.

Who: Madelynne Cornish, Australia

What: Australialainen Madelynne Cornish on äänitaiteilija ja kuraattori. Hän dokumentoi ilmaston vaikutuksia luonnollisiin ja rakennettuihin ympäristöihin. Kerrokselliset teokset muistuttavat meitä siitä, kuinka ihmiset toimivat ja muovaavat ympäristöään.  

Project in Mänttä: Cornish aloitti projektinsa mänttäläisten äänimaisemien parissa kesällä 2017. Kevättalvella 2019 hän palasi Serlachius-residenssiin ja toteuttaakseen Muted Landscape -nimellä kulkevan audiovisuaalisen teoksensa. Cornish tallensi Melasjärven ja museon lähimetsän ääniä ja näkymiä. Erityisesti häntä kiinnostivat veden ja sen eri olomuotojen äänet – aina teräsjään paukunnasta sulamisvesien liplatukseen.  

Who: Andrii Dostliev, Puola

What: Ukrainalainen Andrii Dostliev asuu ja työskentelee Puolassa. Taiteilijana hän on kiinnostunut esimerkiksi traumaattisten kokemusten ja jälkimuistin visualisoinneista.

Project in Mänttä: Residenssijaksollaan Dostliev käsitteli sodan aiheuttamaa kansallista traumaa. Projekti jakautui kahteen suuntaan. Hän haastatteli Karjalasta lähteneitä evakkoja ja heidän jälkeläisiään ja tutustui heidän kotialbumeihinsa, jotka kertoivat menetetystä kodista ja siirtolaisuuden kokemuksista. Sen lisäksi Dostliev kiersi suomalaisia museoita ja arkistoja ja perehtyi niiden materiaaleihin samasta aiheesta. Projekti jatkuu residenssijakson jälkeenkin, sillä Dostlievin tarkoituksena on muuntaa selvitystyönsä tulokset taideteokseksi.

Who: Mikko Kallio, Suomi

What: Mikko Kallio is a Tampere-based visual artist who combines in his works various techniques and found materials. He has also produced works for public spaces.

Project in Mänttä: Mikko Kallio tuli mänttäläisille tutuksi jo vuonna 2017, jolloin hänen ehdotuksensa Puiden elämäävalittiin kaupungin järjestämässä kutsukilpailussa Miinanhelmen päiväkotiin toteutettavaksi taideteokseksi. Residenssinsä aikana hän viimeisteli ja asensi jatko-osan tälle tilaustyölle. Lisäksi Kallio työskenteli uusien kollaasiensa parissa. Kallion paperille tehdyt piirroskollaasit ja löytömateriaaleja hyödyntävät maalaukset perustuvat fyysisyyteen, materiaaleihin sekä niiden ominaisuuksiin. Ihmettelyä ja leikkiä sisältävät kollaasit sekä Miinanhelmen tilaustyön vaiheet olivat esillä Aleksanterin linnan näyttelyssä.

Who: Aino Kannisto & Fabien Blot, Finland

What: Aino Kannisto on kokenut Mäntän kävijä: hän oli residenssissä ensimmäistä kertaa vuonna 2017. Jo sitä ennen Kannisto oli mukana Gösta-museon Kaukainen kosketus -näyttelyssä, jossa oli esillä kansainvälisten valokuvataiteilijoiden Mäntässä toteutettuja teoksia. Fabien Blot on suomalaistunut arkkitehti ja kuvataiteilija sekä Kanniston puoliso.

Project in Mänttä: Blot worked particularly on environmental art, and designed projects located in the middle ground between art workshop and community art. Kannisto continued in Mänttä projects she had begun earlier, in which she staged imaginary situations and captured them on camera. The resulting images are thus constructed photographs in which he creates fictional characters with the aid of costumes and make-up.

Who: Maddie Leach, New Zealand/Sweden

What: Maddie Leach, from New Zealand, is an artist and lecturer at the University of Gothenburg who, during her long career, has consistently varied the way she produces her art.

Project in Mänttä: During her residency period, Leach focused on writing: her doctoral thesis and the completion of her Lowering Simon Fraser project. In her art, Leach often addresses alternative politics, highlighting problematic issues in official history and exposing them. For example, her Lowering Simon Fraser study concerns a monument to the explorer Simon Fraser, who lived in the 18th and 19th centuries, and phenomena accompanying it, such as the acceptance of colonialism and the spread of monoculture.

Who: Pancho López, Mexico

What: Performance artist Pancho López is a coffee lover who has worked in his native Mexico, including as a curator and director of performance art at Chopo University.

Project in Mänttä: In Mänttä, López implemented his Coffee stories project using seven kilos of coffee. Coffee stories moves in the small moments of everyday life that are, however, significant – they are transformed into memories, images and performances. Do you take milk or sugar in your morning coffee? What happens while you wait for coffee to brew? In addition to local people, López invited to Aleksanterin linna for coffee Mexico’s ambassador to Finland.

Who: Who: Marianna Milhorat, USA/Canada

What: Marianna Milhorat, a filmmaker interested in nature and human relationships with nature, visited the Serlachius Residency for the first time in 2016.

Project in Mänttä:In Mänttä, Milhorat continued her project of filming predator tests for dogs. The predator test is a unique Finnish phenomenon during which a dog’s behaviour is judged when it encounters a stuffed predator – a bear, wolf or lynx, perhaps. The dog is ranked on the basis of its aggression or fear, for example. Milhorat compiled her filming of these tests and interviews with those involved into the film Beast Tests.

Who: Hollie Miller, UK

What: In her works, the UK artist Hollie Miller addresses, in particular, the female image in both modern and classical ways.

Project in Mänttä: Miller applied to Mänttä in order to learn about Elina Brotherus’ work and way of working, because during Miller’s residency period Brotherus’ exhibition Playground was being shown at Serlachius Museum Gustaf. During her residency period, Miller had the opportunity to meet her idol Brotherus, but also became acquainted with the work of photographer Trish Morrissey, which the Gustav Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation has in its collection. Miller was impressed by the Mänttä landscape, the snow and the January light. The artist captured what she saw in photographs, which she intends to compile into a short film.

Who: Guido Mitidieri, Italy/Finland

What: Italian architect, scenographer and artist Guido Mitidieri works particularly in nature, with natural materials. At the same time, he wants to learn more about himself, his heart and our planet.

Project in Mänttä: In spring 2019, Mitidieri was in Mänttä for a design residency, outlining his sculpture Crescita – Growth, to be completed in 2020. In addition to design, Mitidieri implemented a land artwork in the forest close to Gösta Museum nearby forest. The Heart of the Forest installation was created from 37 blocks of woods, whose surfaces the artists shaped by burning. Mitidieri implemented a second work on the door of a 300 year-old barn building on Vehkaniemi farm in Pohjaslahti. The sculpture Un Passegero – A Passenger was also created from natural materials.

Who: Roberto Nassi & Valeria Bertesina, Italy

What: Artists couple Roberto Nassi and Valeria Bertesina, live in Vicenza, Italy. Nassi is a poet, critic and translator, Bertesina is an artist, curator and teacher.

Project in Mänttä: Nassi and Bertesina spent December in Mänttä. During their residency period, they were inspired by the nature and culture of Mänttä-Vilppula. As a visual artist, Bertesina is particularly interested in paper artists and during her visit looked forward to meeting Finnish artists who work with paper. Bertesina’s paintings were displayed in an exhibition Variations On a Lake at Aleksanterin linna

Who: So Young Park, South Korea

What: So Young Park is a photographic artist from Seoul, South Korea. 

Project in Mänttä: So Young Park came to the Serlachius Residency for the first time in winter 2016, when she used local couples as models for her works. In autumn 2019, she returned to Mänttä to work and to show at Aleksanterin linna her works from the previous couple of years. The exhibition The Night Snow was displayed as a joint exhibition with the RailScapes Group.

Who: CTG Collective (11 people)

What: The CTG Collective, founded in connection with Catinca Tabacaru Gallery of New York, is part of a gallery-driven residency trend. At the residency, the artists become familiar with each others’ thinking and work, which also forms the basis for the creation of joint works.

Project in Mänttä: During two weeks of intense work, the CTG Collective worked on multidisciplinary and crossdisciplinary projects focusing on current political, social and environmental debates in Finland. In this way, the diverse cultures of the international artist group were brought into dialogue with local phenomena. At the end of its visit, CTG presented the results of its work in an exhibition at Aleksanteri linna.

Who: Yuichiro Sato, Japan/Finland

What: Yuichiro Sato now lives in Laukaa, Finland. The visual artist is inspired by Finnish nature and culture, which he feels approaches the culture of his native country. 

Project in Mänttä: While living in Mänttä, Sato drew and painted his large-scale panel work, Forest – In Between Fantasy and Reality, the visual theme of which is a Finnish spruce forest with its moss-covered surface forms. Sato’s work is amazingly realistic, delicate, detailed and almost monochrome. The finished work was displayed on Sato’s exhibition at the Jyväskylä Art Museum in summer 2019. In spring 2020, it will also be seen in the artist’s home country, Japan.

Who: RailScapes Group (Jyrki Siukonen & Päivi Mehtonen), Finland

What: Doctor of Fine Arts Jyrki Siukonen and Doctor of Philosophy Päivi Mehtonen are Tampere-based working partners connected by railways. Both have addressed the subject in various visual, cultural and literary historical studies.

Project in Mänttä: Jyrki Siukonen and Päivi Mehtonen explored the significance of the railway in Mänttä through art and research. The starting point was the archive collections of Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation. The focus was not only on the past provided by the archive, but also on the physical track between Mänttä and Vilppula. The track can also be seen as currently dormant but as potential for the future. Siukonen’s and Mehtonen’s exhibition Railscapes: Round Trip was shown at Aleksanterin linna in October. The exhibition included, for example, a miniature model made from archive drawings of Mänttä railway station, which was planned for the site of Mänttä Church, but was never built.

Who: Ann Sundholm, Finland

What: Clouds are often a recurring theme in the works of visual artist Ann Sundholm, from Nauvo, Finland.

Project in Mänttä: In Mänttä, Taylor’s goal was to acquaint himself with the lives of Finnish families with children and to compare it with the situation of families in the USA. The nightless nights of June fascinated the American artist so much, however, that he was inspired to make lyrical watercolour and gouache paintings, in which it was if he was depicting the process of songwriting. Taylor’s own family, who arrived in Mänttä with the artist, were also present during the residency period. Taylor also organised a drawing workshop for local children at Aleksanterin linna.

Who: Christopher Kane Taylor, USA

What: Christopher Taylor, who lives in Arizona, USA, creates art particularly around the theme of Super Dad.

Project in Mänttä: In Mänttä, Taylor’s goal was to acquaint himself with the lives of Finnish families with children and to compare it with the situation of families in the USA. The nightless nights of June fascinated the American artist so much, however, that he was inspired to make lyrical watercolour and gouache paintings, in which it was if he was depicting the process of songwriting. Taylor’s own family, who arrived in Mänttä with the artist, were also present during the residency period. Taylor also organised a drawing workshop for local children at Aleksanterin linna.

Who: Eero Yrjölä, Finland

What: Eero Yrjölä is a Helsinki-based artist who addresses in their art the theme of power as well as childhood, gender and sexuality.

Project in Mänttä: During their residency period, Yrjölä worked, in particular, on the project The Child in Finnish Contemporary Art. The forthcoming reference and art book will provide an in-depth survey of childhood as one of the central themes of contemporary art. The child of contemporary art can be equated with the child portraits of the Golden Age of Finnish art, which can also be found in the collection of Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation. Yrjölä’s residency in Mänttä ended with an exhibition entitled Dysforia at Aleksanterin linna. In the exhibition, the artist addressed intense experiences of malaise, conflict and aversion, with which they sought to reveal their own identity has a non-binary visual artist.

Who: David Waterworth, UK

What: David Waterworth is a lecturer and curator at Greenwich University, London.

Project in Mänttä: Waterworth investigated how the histories of Mänttä and the collection of Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation are intertwined. In his project, he pondered this link by collecting short stories and images of everyday objects that the locals connected with the Serlachiuses and the museums. For example, in the memories of one interviewee, woollen slippers are integrally associated with Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation. Waterworth presented the results of his project to a local audience at Aleksanterin linna.

Who: Johanna Rossi, Finland

What: Johanna Rossi, from Kuopio, specialises in watercolours made from natural materials.

Project in Mänttä: The purpose of the visual artist Johanna Rossi’s residency period was to study the processes of collecting, making and using watercolours made from plants. Rossi made watercolour tabs from the pigments that she had made before. After grinding and weighing the pigments, they were mixed with binding agents in tab form and allowed to dry. At the end of her residency period, Rossi was able to use the watercolours she had made and to see the movement of the pigments on paper, carried by water.

Serlachius-residenssiin vuodelle 2018 on valittu 24 taiteilijaa, taiteilijaryhmää tai tutkijaa kahdeksasta eri maasta. Kaikkiaan residenssiin saatiin 109 hakemusta 29 maasta.

Ignacio Acosta, Chile
Kate Bae, USA/Etelä-Korea
Claudio Beorchia, Italia
Céline Berger, Ranska
Winnie Chan, Iso-Britannia
Unski Antti Immonen ja Jussi Meuronen, Suomi
Emmu Johansson, Suomi
Mikael Kinanen ja Vili Nissinen, Suomi
Heli Konttinen, Suomi
Esa Laaksonen, Finland
Johanna Lecklin, Suomi
Sami Maalas, Suomi
Marianna Milhorat, Suomi
Maija Santala, Suomi
Miya Sukune, Suomi
Kalle Mustonen ja Outimaija Hakala, Suomi
Suvi Nurmi, Suomi
Steven Randall, USA
Työryhmä Turbida Lux: Pedro Riva ja Lucila Mayol, Argentiina
Agita Steinberga ja Andris Marackovskis, Latvia
Berglind Erna Tryggvadóttir, Islanti
Kirsimaria Törönen-Ripatti, Suomi
Kimmo Ylönen, Suomi
Jenni Yppärilä, Suomi

Acosta, Ignacio, Englanti
Alicja, Rosé, Puola
Allonen, Päivi, Suomi
Anderson, Amy, USA
Margaux Bez, Ranska
Björke, Lisa + työryhmä, Ruotsi
Boechler, Jared, Kanada
Brander, Pirjetta, Suomi
Chapel, Catherine Maria, Ranska
Cornish, Madelynne, Australia
Djamo, Daniel, Romania
Flemons, Lynne, Australia
Kannisto, Aino + Blot, Fabio, Suomi
Kivikangas Saija, Suomi
Lecklin, Johanna, Suomi
Morozov Alexander, Venäjä
Nissinen, Vili + Kinanen, Mikael, Suomi
Pukki, Leena, Suomi
Salmela, Paula, Suomi
Schneider, Jochen, Saksa
Takala, Anni, Suomi
Ouma, Japani
Ylönen, Kimmo, Suomi
Wai, Isaac Chong, Saksa


Residenssin vuoden 2016 taiteilijat on valittu. Residenssiin saatiin noin 80 hakemusta ympäri maailmaa.

Laura Aish, Iso-Britannia
Tuike ja Simo Alitalo, Suomi
Vivian Charlesworth, USA
Marie-Andrée Godin, Kanada
Mariko Hori, Japani
Naoko Ito, USA
Tuomas Laulainen, Suomi
Marianna Milhorat, USA
Riku Mäkinen, Suomi
Suvi Nurmi, Suomi
Sayaka Ohata & Joseph Mayrhofer-Ohata, Ranska
So Young Park, South Korea
Antje Pehle, Saksa
Marja Pirilä, Suomi
Pedro Riva & Lucila Mayol, Argentiina
Kaisa Salmi, Suomi
Ella Tahkolahti, Suomi
Antti Turkko, Suomi

Tuike ja Simo Alitalo, Turku
Pirjo Berg, Yhdysvallat
Johanna Björkman, Helsinki
Heidi Maria Björklund, Helsinki
Sigbjörn Bratlie, Norja
Ninni Heldt, Helsinki
Päivi Häkkinen ja työryhmä, Helsinki
Raija Kallioinen ja työryhmä, Helsinki
Nathan Kelly, Yhdysvallat
Ville Lenkkeri, Ruotsi/Suomi
Suvi Leukumaavaara, Helsinki
Jolene Mok, Hong Kong
Takeshi Moro, Yhdysvallat
Christoph Mügge, Saksa
Pälvi Myllylä, Valkeakoski
Auri Mäkelä, Tampere
Mayumi Niiranen-Hisatomi, Kajaani
Julia Norton, Yhdysvallat
Suvi Nurmi, Helsinki
Antje Pehle, Saksa
Jonna Salonen, Helsinki
Sanna Sarva ja työryhmä, Helsinki
Antero Toikka, Helsinki
Ilkka Väätti, Tampere