Events
Time and River are alike
11 Dec 2019 — 31 Jan 2020

SOLU Space

Since 2009, the Bioart Society has been running art&science residency Ars Bioarctica at the Kilpisjärvi Biological station located in the Finnish subarctic/Sápmi. So far 204 artists, scientists and transdisciplinary working groups have attended the residency. The Time and River are alike exhibition offers a glimpse into this residency, mediated through video, audio and photo works by five artists.
Johanna Rotko: Living Images
13 Aug — 13 Sep 2020

SOLU Space

Visual artist Johanna Rotko works with living materials, mainly different yeasts. The exhibition features yeastograms - images made with living yeast cells - photographs of Rotko's research, and a video piece introducing her working methods.
Yeastogram workshop with Johanna Rotko
24 — 27 Aug 2020

SOLU Space

During this three-evening workshop, participants learn how to make yeastograms - living images made with yeast, growth media, UV light and rasterized images.
Minna Långström & Leah Beeferman: Photosonic Landscapes in Color
16 Oct — 21 Nov 2020

SOLU Space

New experimental works that explore images as scientific tools, or as other forms of information, and as physical entities consisting of pixels or pigment grains correlating to a physical object sensitive to light.
/d a t a c e n t r e Reading Circles
3 Dec 2020 — 21 Jan 2021

Online

Join artist Maija Annikki Savolainen for a sequence of reading circles in connection to her exhibition /d a t a c e n t r e! The reading circles are held as online events over zoom.
Maija Annikki Savolainen: /d a t a c e n t r e
13 Jan — 20 Feb 2021

SOLU Space

An exhibition shifting through time. Mirroring the format of a residency, the exhibition performs as a site for ongoing research, material experimentation and knowledge transmission.
#SOLUspa with Ernest Truely
17 — 30 May 2021

SOLU Space

Welcome to #SOLUspa to experience the transformational power of art and hairdressing!
TICK ACTs
2 — 3 Jun 2021

SOLU Space

Contemplations and ideas from a collaboration between artists Laura Beloff and Kira O’Reilly on ticks and tick-borne pathogens and their environments.
BioFutures - Process Prototype Showcase
12 — 18 Jun 2021

SOLU Space

Imaginative prototypes from the five-day BioFutures workshop and ongoing work.
In Dialogue: Ariane Koek & Erich Berger
26 Aug 2021

SOLU Space

A dialogue about Koek’s pioneering work and the many ways in which art, science and society can come together within artistic and curatorial practices.
Quimera Rosa - Trans*Plant: May the Chlorophyll be with/in you
2 — 25 Sep 2021

SOLU Space

Trans*Plant is a transdisciplinary project that utilizes living systems and is based on self-experimentation: it is a process that involves a human to plant transition in various formats.
High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB): Atmospheric Encounters
7 Oct — 20 Nov 2021

SOLU Space

A long-term project involving scientists and artists in a quest to explore the stratosphere and capture microorganisms that may live there.
Microbial prospecting workshop with Melissa Grant
8 Oct 2021

SOLU Space

Making invisible microbes visible and trying to identify them has been a pastime of the curious for many centuries.
Listening to Atmospheric Encounters - An evening on high altitudes
2 Nov 2021

SOLU Space

An evening of soundscapes and discussions surrounding the theme of Atmospheric Encounters.
Down to Earth
2 — 3 Dec 2021

SOLU Space

Down to Earth is a two-day hands-on workshop where participants will go through the process of how to make a chromatography and prepare some with their own soil samples.
TUO TUO screening
9 Dec 2021

SOLU Space

Our friends from TUO TUO are welcoming you to the Screening dreaming of laho paratiisi: return of (the) earth, rhizomes laaaaaaugh, spiralling at SOLU Space.
The Língua Plantae sessions
27 Mar 2022

SOLU Space

Ines Montalvao and Annina Antinranta are inviting everyone with a curious mind about plants and the way they communicate with each other, with humans and the surrounding environment, to gather at SOLU Space for a matinée of sound experimentation.
Down to Earth II
21 — 22 Apr 2022

SOLU Space

Down to Earth II is a two-day hands-on workshop where participants will go through the process of how to make a chromatography and prepare some with their own soil samples.
The Permian Collection - book launch
27 Apr 2022

SOLU Space

SOLU Space will host the book launch event for The Permian Collection by Axel Straschnoy.
m/other becomings exhibition I
5 — 28 May 2022

SOLU Space

Exhibition opening on 5 May 2022 at 17:00.

The first instalment of m/other becomings exhibition includes works from Riina Hannula, Lyndsey Walsh, and Rian Ciela Hammond.
Emergence, Microbes, Governing Bodies mini festival
1 — 5 Jun 2022

SOLU Space

The mini festival Emergence, Microbes, Governing Bodies will take place at SOLU Space 1–5 June 2022.
m/other becomings exhibition II
9 — 30 Jun 2022

SOLU Space

Exhibition opening on 9 June 2022 at 18:00.

The second instalment of m/other becomings exhibition includes works from Marta de Menezes, Pekko Vasantola, and Margherita Pevere.
MNEMONIA
18 Aug — 8 Sep 2022

SOLU Space

MNEMONIA, a collaboration installation by Emilia Tikka, Oula A Valkeapää and Leena Valkeapää, will have it's opening at SOLU Space on the Night of the Arts, 18th of August 2022.
SOLU CLOSING PARTY
9 Sep 2022

SOLU Space

It has come time to say goodbye to our beloved SOLU Space as we head out for new adventures. Welcome to one last party at Katajanokka!
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'
Brewing tea and conversations – Night of the Arts at SOLU Space
17 — 19 Aug 2023

SOLU Space

Come and make tea with us! Paulina Gretkierewicz and Aga Pokrywka host the Night of the Arts at the new SOLU Space.
Do Trees Dream of CO₂ at SOLU Space
13 Oct 2023

SOLU Space

Do Trees Dream of CO₂ collective has been developing technology and artistic expressions to facilitate interspecies dialogues between humans and trees for two years. They will present their work at SOLU Space.
Film screening & fundraiser
26 Oct 2023

SOLU Space

Kairos Helsinki, Feminist Culture House and Bioart Society are organizing a film screening and fundraiser in solidarity with Palestine at SOLU Space.
3D EXPLORATION workshop
2 — 3 Nov 2023

SOLU Space

Open call for 3D exploration workshop with José Cano at SOLU Space on 2–3 November 2023. Deadline for applications 8th October.
SOLU Dialogues: Koelleven
23 Nov 2023

SOLU Space

In this first iteration of the SOLU Dialogues event series, Bartaku presents Koelleven project, instigated by the unique microbiota within cooling towers of nuclear power stations
Fickle (Gritty) Memory
7 Dec 2023 — 31 Jan 2024

SOLU Space

Aaro Murphy's installation Fickle (Gritty) Memory at SOLU Space in Kalasatama from 7th December until 31st January.
SOLU Dialogues: A Nose is a Nose?
15 Dec 2023

SOLU Space

In the second iteration of SOLU Dialogues event series, Aaro Murphy hosts A Nose is a Nose, an open dialogue between peers and colleagues around the subject of the nose, atmospheric analysis and the invisible.
Breakfast at SOLU Space
23 Jan — 19 Jun 2024

SOLU Space

We welcome peers, partners and publics to a series of free monthly breakfasts at SOLU Space in Kalasatama.
Reading matters
28 Feb 2024

SOLU Space

Reading matters is a regular reading circle that activates the SOLU library and brings people together to discuss matters connected to our projects and wider programme.
SOLU Dialogues: You contain more-than-culture
14 Mar 2024

SOLU Space

The third iteration of SOLU Dialogues by Kaajal Modi is inspired by Finnish and Global South fermentation practices, sauna culture, seed and Oodi libraries and recent attempts to codify and monitor the human microbiome.
SOLU Dialogues: Thinking with Onkalo
29 May 2024

SOLU Space

The fourth iteration of SOLU Dialogues, event researchers in nuclear culture – Ele Carpenter, Erich Berger, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Alex Ressel and Susan Schuppli – will share their different research practices, and reflect on how their recent field trip to Onkalo informs these discourses and practices.