Helsinki Biennale curated and arranged by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski at Design Museum in Helsinki
Helsinki Biennale is an independent art organisation based on collaboration between different artists. It operates on the border zone of art, design, technology, big dada and random data. Helsinki Biennale brings together interesting people and builds up a platform to create new without a commercial goal or predetermined forms. This creates new ideas, interfaces, forms of co-operaton and activity, working methods, and ‘good stuff’. If it sounds naive, that's what we are! In 2006 we did the exhibition in Myymälä2 gallery.
The theme of the exhibition was pop-up studios (in Finnish: työhuoneet) and temporary spaces. The exhibition ended up to be the most visited exhibition in legendary Myymälä2 gallery's history.
Helsinki Biennale 2008 was our last public exhibition so far. It was a World Fair. We secretly built pavilions and all that shit in the cellar of Design Museum Helsinki. The World Fair took place 25.10.2008–25.1.2009. The exhibition included 150 artists’ works from all over the world and the result was noisy, magnificent and blurred reality. –Just like the world it reflected. The exhibition was visited by 25.340 persons! To be honest: here in Finland it is a shit lot of people. People simply loved the exhibition and we got embracing feedback from the media, the audience and the artists involved from all around the world.
Helsinki Biennale 2008 was our last publicly presented exhibition so far but during all these years we have continued working with huge exhibitions and conceptual art. So if you think we have just been sipping margaritas on the beach you are wrong like a king kong! Or let me put it this way: If sleep is the new black, Helsinki Biennale has been shining all white since day one! We have been building a secret. A big secret and soon you will hear about it."
Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, Head of Helsinki Biennale