Pop Up Art House

April 18, 2014

Pop Up Art House is a feministic art festival at Diana Stage in Helsinki. We move in and out two times a year and create an open living room that will be torn down afterwards.  Pop Up Art House includes an art exhibition, theater and music performances, workshops and other events. Each period has a specific theme, in April–May 2014 it is COMMUNICATION, and all of the activity in the space will relate to this theme.  The concept will be realized during 2013-2015, by Blaue Frau, Ágnes Kaszás and the Artistic Team, which I am a member of.

Lanterns made of clothes and bamboo skewers, and Big Bling, a large kinetic wall made of rescue blankets, are my contributions to the exhibition. Welcome to the exhibition and other events during the next four weeks, until 17th May! Have a look at the program here.

Pia_Mannikko_Pop_Up_Art_House_Opening Pia_Mannikko_Pop_Up_Art_House_Opening_02


Living Room Exhibition

April 7, 2014

Living Room Exhibition was organized in March 2014 in Helsinki. For two days contemporary art from different countries was exhibited in private apartments. Bedrooms, kitchen, cellars, fridges, living rooms, bathrooms, restrooms and elevators were filled with art. A new version of my installation Déjà Vu was located in a lobby of a shared flat in the city center.

Pia Männikkö, Déjà Vu, 2014Pia Männikkö, Déjà Vu, 2014Photos by Richard Harris

Déjà Vu in “New Move” Design Calendar 2014

January 6, 2014

Happy New Year! My work Déjà Vu has been published in EIGA Trend Diary “New Move”. For 8 years the EIGA design calendar has featured current design trends. Its 2014 edition is dedicated to the theme of motion and velocity. It portrays artistic as well as commercial designs dealing with abstract and concrete motion effects.

Déjà Vu in EIGA New Move Design Calendar 2014 See more images and the laser engraving of the cover at EIGA´s website or find out more here.

Seven Deadly Sins

December 12, 2013

Kurt Weill´s and Bertolt Brecht´s Seven Deadly Sins was the result of a two-year project in Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. The aim of our experimental music theater was to examine how the roles of different forms of art could be renewed in opera production, and to have the emphasis on visual arts through the whole project development.

As a result of a competition in winter 2012-13, mine and Elina Vainio´s spatial concept was chosen, together with Monika Czyzyk´s and Diana Soria Hernandez´s directing idea, to be developed further with the whole group. The performance was designed for the huge 4500 square meters warehouse space in Jätkäsaari Bunker. We had there eight sold-out performances in September 2013.

Seven Deadly Sins Seven Deadly SinsSeven Deadly SinsPhotos by Petri Summanen

NEUNOW festival 2013

May 31, 2013

NEU/NOW Online Festival 2013 is now launched!  The Festival features 70 projects of emerging artists from 20 countries, I am included with installation Verges (link to my NEUNOW Festival page).

The fifth edition of the Festival includes projects in the fields of visual arts, design, theatre/dance, music/sound and film.

Pia Männikkö: Verges, 2011 Verges, 2011


May 27, 2013

Exhibition DIMPLE brings disabled artists, professional artists and outsider artists together to fill the inside and outside of Iittala Art House with common theme Humour. I am showing six works: photographs, sculptures and installations. The exhibition is open 8.6.-31.7.2013, every day from 11am to 6pm.

Pia Männikkö: Black Cells, 2013 Black Cells, 2013, clothes, filling and vibrators


May 22, 2013

Greetings from Sweden! I am taking part in the OpenART Academy symposium in Örebro. We are 15 artists from around the world living here for four weeks and creating works for the fourth international OpenART exhibition that will spread all over Örebro city. With pieces that are brought here ready made, there will be works from around 70 artists. The exhibition is open from 15th June to 1st September.

Read more here: OpenART

Pia Männikkö: Midsummer night´s dream

Installation Midsummer Night´s Dream at the Örebro County Museum

Fata Morgana

February 8, 2013

Group exhibition Fata Morgana opened yesterday at Kaiku Gallery. I am showing prints and a series of small sculptures. Welcome!

Kaiku Gallery
8.2. – 17.2.2013
Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki
Mon-Fri 11-19, Sat-Sun 12-16

More info at Finnish Academy of Fine Arts pages (in Finnish).

Pia Männikkö: Idonwanna, 2013

Idonwanna, 2013, printmaking

Images from Kaamos Gallery

January 16, 2013

Click images for larger view. More images from Tenses-exhibition coming shortly.

Pia Männikkö, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo 2013Pia Männikkö, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo 2013Pia Männikkö, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo 2013

Tenses -exhibition opens in Kaamos gallery, Kuusamo

December 19, 2012

Year 2013 will have an exciting start for me, I´ll have a solo exhibition Tenses in Kuusamo, my home town in Northern Finland. The location is the beautiful Kaamos gallery in Kuusamo Hall. Welcome to the opening on 3rd January at 6pm!

Kaamos gallery 2013 poster


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