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

Unfortunately all exhibitions for spring-summer 2020 have been suspended updates from Aalto curators will follow guidelines from the university. 

Autumn Exhibitions: 

17.10-30.10.2020 // V1 Gallery // MA Thesis work exhibition by Heikki Humberg

22.10.-05.11.20202 // FK Lobby // Introductory Design Project, BA Design course Exhibition organised by Cindy Kohtala

02.11-13.11.2020 // V1 Gallery // MA Thesis exhibition by Samu Salovaara

11.11-30.11.2020 // Main Lobby // Design Course exhibition organised by Simo Puintila

17.11-01.12.2020 // Kipsari Lobby // 'Other intelligences' UWAS course exhibition organnised by Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka

Winter Exhibitions:

14.12-15.12.2020 // FK Lobby // Textile Collection course critique organised by Anna-Mari Leppisaari

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

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

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

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery, FK Lobby, Main Lobby, FE Lobby, LQ Lobby, Kipsari Lobby, K Corridor, F Lobby

*Please note there are exhibitions and events as part of this programme across Otaniemi campus and online. Exhibitions listed below include Väre exhibition spaces only. See the full programme at Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020 as part of Helsinki Design Week. 

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Close the loops

02.09-25.09.2020 // V1 Gallery // 'Shimmering wood' exhibition organised by Noora Yau and Konrad Klockars //Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week 

02.09-25.09.2020 // V2 Gallery // 'Funghi' exhibition organised by Anna van der Lei // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // Silta Bridge // 'Capturing microplastics and pharmaceuticals from waste water' exhibition organised by Nina Pulkkis // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // FK Lobby // 'What's cooking?' exhibition organised by Pirjo Kääriäinen and Tapani Vuorinen // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Consume consciously

02.09-25.09.2020 // Main Lobby // 'Co-creating the future of food' exhibition organised by Tua Björklund // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // FE Lobby // 'Solving the systemic challenges in textile and fashion industry (FINIX)' exhibition organised by Kirsi Niinimäki and Essi Karell // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // FE Lobby // 'Aalto Fashion 20 - Thoughts and Views on Sustainable Fashion' exhibition organised by Pirjo Hirvonen // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // LQ Lobby // 'Ecological traveling: Train brag & NEXO & Miero' exhibition organised by Tarja Nieminen // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020 - Farewell to fossil fuels

02.09-25.09.2020 // Kipsari Lobby // 'Electric-powered boat SKAND' by Simo Puintila, exhibition organised by Ariane Relander // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // K Corridor // 'Printable solar cell technologies for smart buildings' by Syed Ghufran and Taina Lamminmäki, exhibition organised by Ariane Relander // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // K Corridor // 'BATCircle – Circular ecosystem of battery metals' by Pyry Hannula, Mari Lundström and Pertti Kauranen, exhibition organised by Ariane Relander // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

02.09-25.09.2020 // K Corridor // 'Solar Energy Through ChemisTree' by Kati Miettunen, Jaana Vapaavuori and Joice Kaschuk, exhibition organised by Ariane Relander // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week

14.09-25.09.2020 // Alvarinaukio (Exterior installation) // 'bio.modules.pavilion' installation by Ayda Grisiute and Jenna Ahonen  

2020 Exhibitions Suspended:

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

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

17.03-25.03.2020 // FK Lobby // 'Fashion History' BA course exhibition organised by Elina Peltonen

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

25.03-07.04.2020 // FE Lobby // 'Miten idea materialisoituu' UWAS Course Exhibition organised by Inka Nieminen 

30.03-02.04.2020 // K Corridor // '3D Prototyping in Context of Creative Practice' UWAS course exhibition organised by Ashish Mohite 

2020 Spring Exhibitions Suspended:

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 // V1 Gallery, V2 Gallery, LQ Lobby // Ways of Making 3 - Kinetic and Robotic Sculpture Exhibition organised by Andy Best // Main Lobby // ‘Game Jam' Exhibition Organised by GamesNow! (Abhishek Jaiswal & Annakaisa Kultima)

16.04-30.04.2020 // FK Lobby // Biofilia 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 // 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

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, FE Lobby // Aalto Glass Exhibition organised by Kirsti Taiviola

15.05-30.05.2020 // F Lobby // Photography exhibition organized by Jaana Brinck

16.05.2020 // Main Lobby // AYY Aalto 10 Event organised by Henni-Sofia Huttunen: 14:00-18:00

18.05-29.05.2020 // Kipsari Lobby // 'Koe: Koe / Experiment: Experiment' Exhibition organised by Penni Osipow

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

2020 Summer Exhibitions Suspended:

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

2020 Autumn Exhibitions Rescheduled:

09.09-30.09.2020 // Main Lobby // ERC: Refashioning the Renaissance Exhibition

Previous Väre Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions in Review: 2016-2018
Map of Aalto Exhibition Spaces

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Aalto University has 14 exhibition spaces across the Otaniemi campus and the curators welcome interest from students, staff and researchers in organising their own exhibitions and projects.

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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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