80+1 Kilpisjärvi project
18 Jun — 31 Jul 2009

Kilpisjärvi, Finland / Linz, Austria

During spring 2009 Ars Bioarctica took part in the international project 80+1 - A Journey Around the World organized by the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, Austria. The venture posed 20 crucial...
Bio-science and art - student workshop
19 — 26 May 2010

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland

Together with the former Environmental Art Programme at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Prof. Markku Hakuri and Ars Bioarctica organized a bio-science and art workshop for...
Weather Tunnel - project
1 Jul — 1 Aug 2011

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Helsinki and Beijing, China

Ars Bioarctica participated in the project "Weather Tunnel". It was a translocal project envisioned as a participatory, interventionist component of the international media art exhibition titled...
Stripped Berry Rug
1 Jan — 1 Feb 2012


This work combines the approaches of environmental art and scientific experiment. Planted cuttings of cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) form two sectors in the shape...
Arctic Perspective
17 Nov — 3 Dec 2012

Kilpisjärvi and Helsinki, Finland

This activity, enabled through a grant by the Canadian Arts Council, had six researchers from the art collective Arctic Perspective visiting Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for a research residency,...
Natural Cryptography for Postcards
6 Dec 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Led by Markus Decker and Peter Wagenhofer Produced in collaboration with Pixelache In his Ars Bioarctica residency Markus Decker investigated natural random phenomena like natural radioactivity or...
North Escaping residency presentation & discussion
24 May 2023

SOLU Space

aRzu and Maria Lepistö have had their North Escaping residency at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station from 24th April to 22nd May. Their presenting their work and residency results at the new SOLU Space.
The Critical Gardening Collective at SOLU Space
5 Jun 2023

SOLU Space

The Critical Gardening Collective will present their project, which aims to create a moss garden at the Montréal Botanical Garden in 2025. The collective will travel to Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for two weeks in June to identify, observe and gather specimens of so-called 'bipolar mosses'
The Fells – A Soundwalk through Timescapes of the Kilpisjärvi area
19 Oct 2023

SOLU Space

Jacek Smolicki spent two weeks at The North Escaping residency, conducting a series of soundwalks, listening sessions, interviews and field recordings. He is guiding two soundwalks in Helsinki, which originate from these locally conducted experiments.