Research & Art

Exhibition Highlights

With multiple spaces across the Otaniemi campus and partnership projects each year, there are always dynamic exhibitions activities taking place at Aalto. Here you can find a selection of shows taking place on and off-campus showcasing leading research at Aalto University.
Designs for a Cooler Planet
Aalto's annual event Designs for a Cooler Planet showcases radical solutions to support sustainability. Wood Wonder exhibition, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Exhibitions at Aalto

As a leading Art & Science University, Aalto supports different uses of exhibition spaces to showcase the innovative and creative research of Aalto’s six schools. These include, but are not limited to pedagogical exhibition activities such as course outcomes, student organised projects, conference exhibitions and educational events. In addition, the Exhibition team curates and coordinates several cross-disciplinary, thematic projects each year both on campus and at partner locations to share these activities with the wider public.

For further information see exhibition contacts below.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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Data Vitality: Open Call

Exhibition Open Call and Reading Group

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Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021

In a world of plenty, what is wise to design for the next generations? This year's theme is Resource wisdom, and a university-wide event will take place in September 2021.

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Exhibition events

Aalto Talent Expo 2021
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2021

Aalto Talent Expo contact & recruitment fair will be organized in Otahalli on the 11th of November 2021. Virtual fair activities will be available between 9th - 10th of November.
Kuvassa kandidaattikeskuksen aula ja teksti Accounting Career Afternoon 30.11.2021
Exhibitions and fairs

Accounting Career Afternoon

Accounting's own career event

Recent Exhibitions

Virtual planetarium takes you to the middle of planets, northern lights and satellites

At the Spacewalk exhibition, you can test computer simulations developed for space science and technology using VR glasses. The exhibition also shows how going into space helps solve the great challenges of humanity.

Spacewalk exhibition banner

Hidaka Ohmu – The seaweed pavilion

The seaweed pavilion is on display at the A Bloc shopping centre on the Otaniemi campus 16.11-16.12.2020. You can experience Julia Lohmann's Kombu Ahtola algae piece at Annantalo (Annankatu 30, Helsinki) on 20 August 2020–31 January 2021.

Julia Lohmann's Kombu Ahtola algae sculpture at Annantalo.

Outré: Encounters with Non/living Things

`Outré: Encounters with Non/living Things` online exhibition

Graphic Design by Emery L Norton

Designs for a Cooler Planet — Helsinki Design Week 2020

Helsinki Design Week at Otaniemi showcases inspiring future designs related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Race for the Future

Wood Wonders exhibition showcases climate-friendly building concepts

If all the buildings constructed in Finland each year were made of wood, the amount of wood needed for their construction would grow back in ten hours.

Wood Wonders exhibition at Helsinki airport. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Creativity in Action: The Spirit of Student Life

Creativity in Action: The Spirit of Student Life

Creativity in Action Exhibition-Design By Emery Norton

Dialogue Model: I can’t hear myself without you listening

Exhibition Programme at M8 Art Space 2019-2020

Image: Olivia Abächerli. Still from 'Polsima' 4 channel video installation, 2019

Cool and Icy Waters - ice research  for sea traffic

The exhibition depicts marine and Arctic technology research at Aalto University, including the study of sea ice structure and behaviour as well as the functionality, sustainability and safety of ships and marine structures under extreme conditions. The goal of this research is to ensure safe and sustainable transportation in Arctic areas.

Cool and Icy Waters -näyttely 4.-20.9.

Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632 at Central Library Oodi

A virtual reality simulation that takes the visitor deep into a painting by Rembrandt from the 1600s

Interactive Diorama corpse view

Re-imagining the Past exhibition Vol. 2 online

The stories and images from the exhibition celebrating Aalto 10 are now available for online exploration.

Re-imagining the Past Vol. 2. Photos: Kitty Norros

'Staging (in) Nature' Exhibition

Open: 05.03-29.03.2019
The exhibition features a selection of photographic and moving image works by recent photography MA graduates from Aalto University: Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Otto-Ville Väätäinen, Petri Juntunen, Kerttu Malinen; and Annu Timonen from the University of the Arts Helsinki.

For more information contact:

Curator Bilge Hasdemir, Aalto University ([email protected])

Staging (in) Nature Exhibition. Graphic Design by Joosung Kang

For further information contact the exhibition team

Aalto Exhibition Spaces

As a leading Art & Science University, Aalto supports different uses of exhibition spaces to showcase the innovative and creative research of Aalto’s six schools. These include, but are not limited to pedagogical exhibition activities such as course outcomes, student organised projects, conference exhibitions and educational events. In addition, the Exhibition team curates and coordinates several cross-disciplinary, thematic projects each year both on campus and at partner locations to share these activities with the wider public. 

Väre, Otaniementie 14

There are 9 exhibition areas in the Väre building which is home to the schools of Art, Architecture and Design. These spaces operate both course-led and curated programmes throughout the year which include exhibitions, events and projects providing an interface to the innovative work undertaken by artists, designers and researchers within and beyond the Aalto community. Inaugurated in September 2018, Väre is situated at the intersection of two principal coordinates, Otakaari 1 and the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. The exhibition programme emphasises in innovatory co-producing, circulating knowledge and strengthening the dialogue for the whole University and diverse collaborators. Väre offers a multitude of exhibition spaces for showcasing creative work and hosting transdisciplinary meetings.

Undergraduate School, Otakaari 1

Exhibition venue BetaSPACE gallery is located at Otakaari 1 A-Wing, Espoo provides the Aalto University community with a space for experimentation and reflection, without focusing on particular disciplines. The course exhibitions from Art, Design and Architecture departments are combined here with curated content from various fields, related to the University teaching, research and other activities. The architect of this elegant and beautiful space is Alvar Aalto.

Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9

The Harald Herlin Learning Centre exhibition spaces include Lobby, Foyer, and Tori area. The Learning Centre interiors are Alvar Aalto’s legacy, but after renovation the space has been customized to serve as an exhibition venue. Curated and course-organised programme consists of exhibitions, workshops, seminars and performances. In addition to exhibition spaces in the main lobby and upper gallery foyer, this unique building also has a learning hub, visual resource centre and a nine-meter wide media wall in the building’s Tori, or public square which can also host events. 

Dipoli Gallery, Otakaari 24

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 the university's representational space. The Dipoli Gallery is Aalto University's representational space, a production house where co-design and co-creation take place and where new knowledge will be produced by the Aalto community. The curated programme of Dipoli Gallery consists of exhibitions from the whole Aalto Community and various events.

M8 Art Space, Maarintie 8

M8 Art Space was initiated in 2016 to introduce artistic research into the thinking and making environment of electrical engineering at Aalto University. It does this by operating a platform for screen-based works by artists working with subjects connected to developments in electrical engineering. The four channel screen programme is located in the atrium of the Maarintie 8 building.

Aalto Studios Gallery Lounge, Otakaari 7

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. 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. The exhibitions relate to the multidisciplinary fields that embrace teaching, research and other activities in Aalto University. The space is seen as a stage for encounters and events for students, the university, and its partners. There is also a possibility to borrow projectors and IT equipment for the exhibition from Aalto Studios. See the exhibitions here at the Gallery Lounge page.

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