Research & Art

Väre Exhibitions

Wood and Clay course exhibition organised by Nathalie Lautenbacher, Väre Main Lobby, March 2019
'Puu ja Savi - Wood and Clay' course exhibition organised by Nathalie Lautenbacher, Mikko Paakkanen and Karola Sahi, Väre Main Lobby, March 2019. Photo credit: Eeva Suorlahti

Väre Exhibition Spaces

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.

For further information contact Aalto Curators:

Bilge Hasdemir ([email protected]) // Edel O’ Reilly ([email protected])

Exhibition Listings Väre 2020

Winter Exhibitions:

03.02-17.02.2020 // FK Lobby // 'Pintasuunnittelu ja Painokangas' BA Fashion course exhibition organised by Hilkka-Maija Fagerlund

08.02-23.02.2020 // V1 Gallery // Product + Spatial Design Program' MA Thesis work by Jenna Ahonen

10.02-28.02.2020 // Main Lobby, Kipsari, LQ Lobby // 'Sculpture for humans and other animals' Sculpture Now! Course Exhibition: Organised by Andy Best

12.02-22.02.2020 // FE Lobby // 'Visualised' UWAS Course Exhibition organised by Laura Isoniemi

13.02.2020 // Main Lobby // Event by Aalto Ventures Program 16:00-19:00

14.02.2020 // K Corridor // ELO Student Costume Demonstration: Organised by Susanna Suurla

20.02-05.03.2020 // BIZ Corridor // BA Design Course Exhibition organised by Simo Puintila

25.02-09.03.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery // Ö – eleven views of the Örö island by first year master students of photography

29.02-11.03.2020 // FE Lobby // Denim Clothing Course Exhibition Organised by Ilona Hyötyläinen

02.03-15.03.2020 // F Lobby // PEX Course: MA Student Exhibition organised by Krista Kosonen

02.03-16.03.2020 // FK Lobby // 'Gifts for Espoo' Course Exhibition organised by Anna-Marie van der Lei

07.03.2020 // Kipsari Lobby, K Corridor // Event: Wood Guild Cocktail Party organised by Teija Laakkonen

07.03.2020 // Main Lobby // Event: Inkubion Anniversary organised by Ilmari Lehtinen

10.03-24.03.2020 //V2 Gallery // 'I' An exhibition by Teemu Siika

12.03-26.03.2020 // Main Lobby, Kipsari, FE Lobby // ‘Ways of Making' Course Exhibition: Organised by Andy Best-Dunkley and Jukka Lehtinen 

14.03.2020 // Main lobby // Guild Anniversary Cocktail Party Organised by Tuuli Aaltonen

23.03-06.04.2020// LQ Lobby // 'Soft materials in contemporary art' Exhibition organised by Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen

25.03-09.04.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery // Moving Image Course Exhibition Organised by Snateri Tuori

27.03-07.04.2020 // FE Lobby // 'Miten idea materialisoituu' UWAS Course Exhibition organised by Inka Nieminen 

Spring Exhibitions:

01.04-15.04.2020 // FK Lobby // Ceramic Course Exhibition organised by Jaana Brinck

01.04-08.05.2020 // Main Lobby // Exhibition by Julia Lohmann as part of Sustainability Conference

03.04-17.04.2020 // K Corridor // 'Contemporary printed textiles' Course Exhibition Organised by Laura Isoniemi

06.04-20.04.2020 // F Lobby // 'Single-family house' BA Architecture exhibition organised by Elina Koivisto

08.04-20.04.2020 // FE Lobby // Design Material research course exhibition by Eeva Jokinen

10.04-24.04.2020 // LQ Lobby // Ways of Making - Kinetic and Robotic Sculpture Exhibition organised by Andy Best

16.04-30.04.2020 // FK Lobby // Biofilia Course Exhibition

16.04-30.04.2020 // Kipsari Lobby // 'Photography and the city' UWAS Course Exhibition Organised by Harri Laakso

20.04-28.04.2020 // K Corridor // Joint MA Thesis Exhibition by Tzuyu Chen and Mariana Solis Escalera

21.04-30.04.2020 // FE Lobby // Mariana Nuñez Sanchez: MA Thesis Show 'Contemporary Design Program'

23.04.2020 // Main Lobby // ChemArts Cookbook Launch: U-Create Event organised by Andrea Bandoni: 16:30-17:30

27.04-08.05.2020 // LQ Lobby // Beauty and Architecture - Exhibition and Publication organised by Helena Teräväinen

28.04-14.05.2020 // F Lobby // MA Thesis Exhibition by Sara Ilveskorpi

01.05-17.05.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery // SCTA Project Exhibition

04.05-08.05.2020 // FK Lobby // MA Lens Based Practices Course Exhibition organised by Minna Suoniemi

07.05.2020 // Main Lobby // Event: Sustainability Science Cocktail Party organised by Emma Sairanen

11.05-19.05.2020 // K Corridor // MA Thesis exhibition by Jakub Bobrowski

11.05-19.05.2020 // Main Lobby, LQ Lobby, FE Lobby, FK Lobby // Aalto Glass Exhibition organised by Kirsti Taiviola

8.05-29.05.2020 // Kipsari Lobby // Koe: Koe / Experiment: Experiment

18.05-09.06.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery // Design BA, Course Artistic Expression Exhibition: Organised by Maija Fagerlund

20.05-05.06.2020 // Main Lobby, FE Lobby, K Corridor, FK Lobby // Bachelor of Arts Thesis Work Design Department: Organised by Nathalie Lautenbacher

20.05-02.06.2020 // LQ Lobby // BA Design: 'Taiteellinen ilmaisu // 'Artistic Expression' Course Exhibition: Organised by Maija Fagerlund

02.06-08.06.2020 // LQ Lobby // FaCt Advanced Woven Fabrics and Jacquard Workshop: Organised by Maija Fagerlund

Summer Exhibitions:

08.06-12.06.2020 // Main Lobby // Aalto Confernment Ceremonies

15.06-25.08.2020 // Main Lobby, FE Lobby, V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery, FK Lobby, Bridge, K Corridor, Kipsari Lobby // International Academy of Ceramics Conference 2020: Exhibition Organised by Nathalie Lautenbacher

Autumn Exhibitions: 

09.09-30.09 // Main Lobby // ERC: Refashioning the Renaissance Exhibition

01.09-08.09.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery, FK Lobby,  FE Lobby, LQ Lobby, Kipsari Lobby, K Corridor, F Lobby // Helsinki Design Week

Past Exhibitions 2020:

06.01-20.01.2020 // Main Lobby // ‘Proposal for Ylivieska Church' MA thesis work by Benjamin Schulman

13.01-24.01.2020 // LQ Lobby // ‘Photography Meets Material' Exhibition: Organised by Heidi Henrickson and Valeria Azovskaya

13.01-24.01.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery // New Media Design and Production - Lapinlahden Gallery Show

13.01-27.01.2020 // FE Lobby // Art Education: Painting Exhibition organised by Krista Blomqvist & Tuuli Huovila

21.01.2020 // Main Lobby // 'Wars Aren't Spectacular Anymore: Charity Sale for Human Rights' Event organised by  TOKYO & Sheung Yiu

22.01-09.02.2020 // Main Lobby // ‘Sublime Humility' M.A. Thesis Performance and Exhibition by Oscar Dempsey

27.01-07.02.2020 // V1 Gallery // Contemporary Design / Digital Drawing' MA Thesis work by Megan McGlynn

27.01-10.02.2020 // V2 Gallery // Printmaking Exhibition organised by Pia Parjanen-Aaltonen

Previous Väre Exhibitions
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Aalto betaspace, an exhibition venue for students at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture / photo by Julia Weckman.

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