Kaarisilta Biennale 2023 in English

Kaarisilta Biennale Art event was arranged in the summer of 2023 for the sixth time.

Kaarisilta Biennale exhibition took place in the surroundings of the Ersta Manor in Villähde, Lahti, and at Galleria Art Kaarisilta in Helsinki from 17th June to 30th July 2023.

The Theme of Kaarisilta Biennale 2023 was Love – a word so big and multi-meaning. Kaarisilta Biennale 2023 challenged artists to reflect on the essence of love and its manifestations, their own relationship with love.

Love for a partner, friend, family, work, nature, animals, own culture and home, travel, architecture, colors, music, sports, dance, books, gardening… The list of objects of love is probably endless. Food has been said to be one of the most genuine objects of love. Love has many forms. Romantic love is just one of them. Love matures, deepens and sometimes fades, evaporates.

In the time we live in, there is a need to thought of which things are really important, worth cherishing and dear to us.

Kaarisilta Biennale Award

Kaarisilta Biennale 2023 jury granted Kaarisilta Biennale Award to Sari Koivunen.

Sari Koivunen graduated in 2012 as visual artist and works in the Kaarisilla Art and Activity Center’s Art Studio.

Jury gave three honorary awards also.

Honorary awards

Maria Tani and Satu Tani,

Hanna Nieminen

Christian Carlsen

There is an open call for artists to apply to Kaarisilta Biennale. Open call has ended on 12th March 2023. There were a lot of applications. A total of 340 artists or work groups applied. This year’s chairman of the Kaarisilta Biennale jury is visual artist Arto Määttä.

The working group of Kaarisilta Biennale and this year’s chairman of the Kaarisilta Biennale jury visual artist Arto Määttä.

Opening party

The Kaarisilta Biennale opening party will be held on Friday 16th June at 17:00 at the Kaarisilta Art and Activity Center in Villähde, Lahti, Finland.