Aalto galleries and exhibition venues

How can we make space for unexpected ways of looking at the world? Galleries and exhibition venues are co-produced spaces for action, bringing together the knowledge, content, vision, and passion of different agents.

Galleries and exhibition venues at Aalto University are co-produced spaces for action, bringing together the knowledge, content, vision, and passion of different agents. They provide experiences built on ideas and concepts, rather than artefacts. These spaces are open for unexpected encounters and diversity of voices, and exhibition-making happens as a collaborative practice.

Aalto University mediates, facilitates, and supports different levels of spaces such as coordinated spaces and curated spaces. There are spaces that include pop-up exhibitions, laboratories for student work, galleries, conferences, and temporary public art. Some galleries spaces include curated programs, where educational events take place through open calls and by invitations.

Photo: Julia Weckman

Gallery spaces


Dipoli Gallery

Dipoli, the main building of Aalto University is a stage for encounters and events for students, the university and its partners. The Dipoli Gallery is university's representational space.

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The Harald Herlin Learning Centre exhibition spaces

The Harald Herlin Learning Centre exhibition spaces Lobby, Foyer, and Tori area host exhibitions, workshops, seminars and performances.

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Beta SPACE gallery

Aalto's beta SPACE Gallery is located at the Undergraduate Centre designed by Alvar Aalto.

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Väre exhibition spaces

Väre, Aalto University building for the School of Art, Design, and Architecture, offers a multitude of exhibition spaces for showcasing creative work.
Otakaari 14, Espoo

Mon–Thu 7:45–20:00,
Fri 7:45–18:00

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Aalto exhibition space at Helsinki Airport

The exhibitions belong to Finavia’s Art Port Concept. The idea is to offer passengers surprising new services.

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M8 Art space: Carmel Köster. Dance of the Pixels, 2016. Installation view. Photo: Kadri Kõiv

M8 Art Space

M8 Art Space is situated in the atrium of the Maarintie 8 building, a location that houses departments of the School of Science and the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Aalto Studios Gallery Lounge

Exhibition space Aalto Studios Gallery is part of the Aalto Studios. It provides the Aalto University community with an exhibition space in Otakaari 7 for experimentation and reflection.

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