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Strong Voices from the North


An Exhibition of Young Arctic Artists at Gallery Napa 5.11. - 23.11.2016 

Opening reception Saturday 5th of November from 5 pm to 8 pm.            

Networking event takes place 3th of November from 5 pm to 7.30 pm at Sipola hall. Free admission.                     




Selected artists:

Matti Aikio (Sápmi artist from Finnish Lapland currently living and working in Norway)
Tessa Astre (Finland)
Kåre A. Grundvåg & Trond Ansten (Norway)
Robert Julian B. Hvistendahl (Norway)
Hanna Kanto (Sweden)
Freyja Eilíf Logadóttir (Iceland)
Iiris Tuisku & Juho Rantakari (Finland)

The exhibition will also screen video works from the following artists:

Marsil Andelov Al-Mahamid (Norway)
Wendeimagegn Belete (Norway)
Rea-Liina Brunou (Finland)
 Kaspar Peters (Iceland)
Ananda Serné (Iceland)
Petter Solberg (Norway)
Marte Lill Somby (Norway)
Atte Viljamaa (Finland)
Ragnhildur Lara Weisshappel (Island) 

Young Arctic Artists 2016-exhibition promotes emerging contemporary artists from northern areas of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. For the first edition of YAA exhibition the selected artists are producing artworks under the theme of Home.

– Home as a theme is intentionally ambiguous, yet familiar and intimate. The chosen artworks connect with the theme on many levels and deal with contemporary and immemorial issues such as identity, privacy, digitalization and exploration of the cultural and natural landscape, says Pilvi Keto-LeBlanc, one of the two curators.

– We believe that the selected artworks are in intrinsic dialogue with each other and that the exhibition express the point of view of a new generation of young artists living and working in the arctic, continues Lys-Ange LeBlanc, the second curator.

One important goal of the three year exhibition project is to create networks between young artists, curators and art producers living in the northern Arctic regions. The first in the series includes an international networking meeting between local and visiting artists. The event includes performance art by Tessa Astre & Aila Price and is organized in collaboration with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland - The Regional Office of Lapland.

The project is managed and produced by Artists’ Association of Lapland and funded by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland - The Regional Office of Lapland, and the Artists' Association of Lapland.



Contact information:

Inquiries about the project:


Gallery Napa

Kairatie 3, 96100 Rovaniemi

Phone +358 50 406 3632



Sipola hall

Sipolantie 11, 96100 Rovaniemi