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.