8th Turku Biennial

Reija Meriläinen

2 February – 4 March 2018

The 8th Turku Biennial is undertaken by 16 top of the line artists working in Finland. The exhibition is displayed in two locations, the museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova as well as Turku Artists’ Association’s Gallery Å.

During the 8th Turku Biennial art works of the three biennial artists will be on display in Gallery Å. The last exhibition showcases Reija Meriläinen‘s works.

Reija Meriläinen is an artist working with moving image, sculpture, and installations that combine the digital and physical. In their latest work, Meriläinen has utilised video games and internet video as both a material and a medium. Meriläinen’s new collection of works is titled Faint and it includes comforters, pillows, text, and video. A reoccurring motif in the work is Margo, who is a character from Meriläinen’s recent video game Survivor. Reija Meriläinen has been working on the pieces for the biennial in Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova’s artist residence in Turku.

The exhibition opening is on Thursday 1 February at 6 pm, welcome!

Turku Biennial in Gallery Å:
17 November – 17 December 2017 Minna Suoniemi
22 December 2017 – 28 January 2018 Simo Ripatti
2 February – 4 March 2018 Reija Meriläinen

The artists showcased in Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are Anna Estarriola, Teemu Korpela, Riikka Kuoppala, Juha Mäki-Jussila, Pekka Niskanen, Tuula Närhinen, Anssi Pulkkinen, Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Päivi Takala, Nora Tapper, Nita Vera and Hanna Vihriälä.

The recipient of the Biennial Prize will be selected by the Editor in Chief of Turun Sanomat, Riitta Monto. The winner will be announced in February 2018.

Gallery Å’s opening hours: Tue-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16. The gallery is closed on Mondays.